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La Créole 1827 by archjofo - Scale 1/48 - French corvette


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Before I start my build log some information about the real La Créole and
the data from which my model will build.

 

The La Créole was a 24-gun corvette of the French Navy. The corvette
carried 4 x 18 pdr guns and 20 x 30 pdr carronades.
Her plans were drawn by P. M. Leroux in 1827. She was launched in Cherbourg in
May 1829. The ship took part in the French invasion of Mexico in 1838, and most
notably in the Bombardment of San Juan de Ulloa before French troops disembarked and captured the city of Veracruz.

There is a fine shipyard model on display at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris which is shown by many photos in the book of Jean Boudriot (in French). 

 

I use the following sources for building my model of the corvette:

Jean Boudriot - Historique de la corvette 1650-1850: La
Créole, 1827

 

 

Now the images of beginning:

 

 

 

To be continued...

 

Best regards

Johann

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Absolutely awesome and beautiful. One of the best work I have seen ever. It's art.

 

I have that plans too and like the ship as well. Since a couple of years I am planning to start that build in 1:64 scale in consideration to my other builds that all are made in the same scale. But if I see your tiny brass work in 1:48 I doubt if it would be possible to make it with a similar quality in a smaller scale. That is finally my barrier to start.

 

Are you going to fully rig the ship?

 

Cheers,

Daniel

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Cheers,

Daniel

 

In dockyard: HM Colonial Schooner for Port Jackson (scratch), HM Armed Vessel Bounty, HM Cutter Sherbourne

Next builds: HMS Victor 1797 & Gannet 1814 Cruiser class sloops, ship and brig rigged (scratch)

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Hello Johannes,

 

nice to meet you and your mervelous build at MSW.

Regards Christian

 

Current build: HM Cutter Alert, 1777; HM Sloop Fly, 1776 - 1/36

On the drawing board: English Ship Sloops Fly, 1776, Comet, 1783 and Aetna, 1776; Naval Cutter Alert, 1777

Paused: HMS Triton, 1771 - 1/48

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." Salvador Dali

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Hello Johann,

I am pleased to be able to follow your wonderful work and the fantastic documentation in this forum from the start.

I'll be looking forward to your next updates! 

 

Regards,

Ernst

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Beautiful work, Johann.  Wonderful detailing.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Always an enormous pleasure to see your Build, Daniel

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Hello,

to build the capstan, was another challenge.
The first attempt was unsuccessful. So I started a second attempt.

The following figures show the manufacturing process.

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Be continued ...


 

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It's allways fascinating to see your metal works. Absolut outstanding.

Regards Christian

 

Current build: HM Cutter Alert, 1777; HM Sloop Fly, 1776 - 1/36

On the drawing board: English Ship Sloops Fly, 1776, Comet, 1783 and Aetna, 1776; Naval Cutter Alert, 1777

Paused: HMS Triton, 1771 - 1/48

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." Salvador Dali

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Just amazing. 

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Hello dear friends,

 

here I show you pictures of manufacture of the steering wheel.

I hope that it is interesting for you.

 

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Goodbye, see you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You're giving me ideas for my Licorne.... which is a good thing.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Dear Johann, i just found your build log here. I am so happy that you finally decided to show your Creole in MSW too. The outstanding work on wood and metal and the combination of how you present it is a pure pleasure to watch. Especially how you plan your parts and how you perform them is always an amazing process.

It would have been a great loss if you wouldn`t have opened a log here!

Thank you again and looking forward to accompany you and the Creole from now on!

Kind regards

Harry

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Hi Johann,

 

nice to see your La Creole here! What a wonderful piece of work! Very fine model making you have show here!

 

Alex

Current build: HMS Sphynx, 20 gun ship launched in 1775 at Portsmouth, Hampshire.

 

On the drawing board: HMS Anson, 64 gun third rate ship of the line, launched in 1781 at Plymouth

 

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Hello,
today I'll show some pictures of the figurehead of the la creole.
I used wood as boxwood. This timber is ideal for this.
The images explains the attempt to carve the female figure.

Here is the result.

The figure is not yet finished. To be continued ...

 

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Fantastic figurehead, Johann

Regards Christian

 

Current build: HM Cutter Alert, 1777; HM Sloop Fly, 1776 - 1/36

On the drawing board: English Ship Sloops Fly, 1776, Comet, 1783 and Aetna, 1776; Naval Cutter Alert, 1777

Paused: HMS Triton, 1771 - 1/48

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." Salvador Dali

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Hello,

the La Créole had a total of 6 light swivel guns, which were probably intended for close combat.

4 of them were in the front and 2 mounted in the rear.

 

The swivel guns are made ​​of brass.
Here I show you the components before assembly.

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And in the end a picture from the forecastle with swivel guns mounted.

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