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LA COURONNE by firdajan - CARD -1636 -1:96 - Finished


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Hello my friends,

 

almost two years ago I started to present on this ( the old one ) forum building of La Couronne from card. I was near to finish, when the old forum crashed, but the ship is still unfinished yet. So I decided to reconscrut the thread from the beginning till these days ( partially - because I have several hundred photos :) ) and finish the ship here.

 

So let´s start from beginning.

 

For construction of the hull, as you can see, I used classic  boxes partially. The frame wasn´t very nice :D

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And next pictures present ship as she looks today. Running rigging is finished ( Maybe I somewhere forgot some piece of rope...who know... ), sails are fixed. Now I have to prepare and fix knots, prepare oars into boats, make galion figure, flags, and put some little pieces on its places. This month I´d like to finish the ship.

 

It´s a pity that the original thread is lost because it included 11 of these long pages full of photos :huh:  but I hope I provide you at least partial report from this building. :) 

 

Nexttime with flags :dancetl6: 

 

Jan

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Thank you, my friends for your comments

I add all knots and placed them ( quite interesting work, because ship is full of all already ), produced and placed flags ( jus one is missing - I found out I don´t have a material for flagstaff at home today :angry:  )
So just a few things is necessary to do ( to place the last flag, anchors, make a galion figure and several small things )- and ship will be finished.

To prutser: fleur de lis - I printed them simply on the drawing paper and cut them out each one. Other decorations are made from modurit ( it´s the same material which Doris is using too ), for simply shapes I used simple preparatios (squares, rings ) figures are made each solo for its places. 

And for guns I have my own method - I´m rolling them from the soft paper....It´s hard to describe, better could be photos from progress...maybe sometime nexttime.

 

Jan

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Dear friends,

 

Today I can to say – the progress on the flagship of the french fleet from 1636, La Couronne, is after two years finished :dancetl6:

 

Short resume: I started this build in april 2011.  I used plans for this ship from Corel, but shortly after beginning I found out that they have a lot of mistakes – so just after finishing of the shell of the hull I started to combinate the ship from cca 5 - 6 plans I discovered / had / received from friends. There´s no Picture, no drawing, no engraving of this ship. There´s just one engraving from abbe Fournier, displaying probably Le Grand Saint Louis built cca 10 years ago by dutch for french, and one Picture of similar ship from Cornelius Van Vries I found out.  I couldn´t find any other more exactlies pictures. Gradually I improved gunports positions, armament, decoration ( I can say I overworked it TOTALLY ), galion design, rigging, masts and yards – so sail I had to design directly for this ship. But I succesfully always found out some compromisses – and the ship is finished - although it´s quite different from any other Couronnes I know. Maybe someone will find a little inspiration from this build ;)

 

I´d like to say Thank You to all of you for your support and encouragements – it  means a lot for me.

 

cog: as I said to prutser, I have my own method - I´m rolling them from the soft paper using pin/wire thin nail....It´s hard to describe, better could be photos from progress, maybe during next build. Blocks are made from paper, hardened by superglue :) All parts on the ship except yards, masts, ropes and decoration / except fleur de lis / are made from paper, surface of the hull and decks is made from foil.

 

Michael: I believe, I produced and used more than 500 blocks and deadeyes of different types.

 

Today was quite nice day afternoon, so I tried to take some better photos. I´m not a photographer, but I hope these pictures will be nice to you.

 

Jan

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