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

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8 hours ago, archjofo said:

Hi Bob,

Thank you very much for pointing out this tiny detail.
Since the hooks are very small, it will be very difficult to do it properly.

So I do not know yet if I'll do it.


Seeing your fine execution of details, I have no doubt you could replicate the mousing. I was noticing the same thing, but Bob was quicker to comment. 

Below is my amateurish and feeble attempt at the same scale on a long boat.  I’m sure yours would be much better. 





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for the many nice comments, I thank you very much. It is a real pleasure to receive such a recognition. That encourages me to continue like this.
Also for the many LIKES a big thank you.


Continuation: Guide blocks inside the bulwark
In addition to double blocks, a series of single and triple blocks must also be made as guide blocks for the bulwark. In contrast to the large single blocks with iron fittings (length 6.8 mm in the scale 1:48), the simple blocks with strops are much smaller copies with only 4.3 mm in length. That does not make splicing much easier. In this respect, the short splices are not as uniform as they have already seen.
The next picture shows a single block in size comparison to a cent coin.
Sequel follows …

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Indeed stunning work. Beyond anything that I will (most of us?) see in this "hobby". I was laughing, in kindness, my work, by comparison, is from a Lagos box --- haha :imNotWorthy:

I have learned so much from just following your work - Thank you !



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Hello friends of model making,
another year has passed and you followed my project with interest. Therefore I would like to thank everyone warmly. With new energy and motivation, I hope we will continue to enjoy our hobby a lot.

Merry Christmas and good wishes for the coming year.


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before I attach the ratlines, I have to install the rope ladders in the bulwark area. There are two ladders per mast, one on the starboard side and the other on the port side.

Here is a photo excerpt of the Parisian model of  La Créole: 


Quelle: Musée de la Marine Paris – La Crèole

The design on the Parisian model is probably not entirely based on the original, as the following photos from this era show.

Therefore I believe that the rung goes through the rope and secured with a rope binding, as can be seen in the following picture.
Who can give me more information about this?

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