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La Renommée by JOUFF - 1/48 - French Frigate - by Patrick JOUFFRIN

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Working your way upwards it seems. Interesting, you get the treenailing done and add some contrast to the planks. Very nice

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Hello gentlemen !

Not a lot of activity for some time : my building is being cleaned, I have to release my balcony-workshop before.

I take this opportunity to harmonize the color of workbenches and other storage furniture :


This done, clear place for the renovation work :


Here are the latest pictures of La Renommée before this forced move :





The following in a few weeks, after reinstallation of the workshop ...

Good day to you !


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I went back to the beginning of your build and slowly went through it. In these days of laser cutting and 3D printing, it’s a real pleasure to see what can be accomplished with your hands and a few tools and a super human amount of patience. Can’t begin to image what you’d be making if they had let you retire at age 10.



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Beautiful work Patrick! I am extremely jealous of your work space... did you have those windows to make the enclosure installed yourself? I feel like here in the US no landlord or HOA would allow that!




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Hi Chad !

It was not easy to install these windows : it took me almost 3 years to get all the permissions and be able to bring a company for installation.
Have a good day.

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Hello Gentlemen !

It was a long time ago, wasn't it ! I had "lifted my feet" certainly but despite all the work continued ...
A big piece for me: the false deck. I was not sure how to do it. Finally, I decided to do everything by hand : cutting the slats, adjusting them, sanding etc ...

Some photos of the successive stages :





A small patina, nails :


I decided to make openings in different places where there is something to see. The upper decks will also be opened to show the structure ...
To summarize : the wedge will be visible through the frames and on the opposite side we will see the structure in "plunging" mode.
I make the openings :


The false deck in place - not glued - to see what it gives :






I also wanted a lighting system for the hold and the deck. I had not shown you these photos where I installed some micro-leds in the bilge to start :



All this being practically invisible from above :


I continue the lighting work with a whole ramp of leds, embedded in a slat, so that they are not visible when we look between the frames :





That's it for the moment. The continuation next time !
I wish you a good day !

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It is overwhelming, really beautiful. I have just one question with reference to the led strip. Aren't you afraid it will be very clear with so many leds?

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