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Chebece 1750 by Forlani Daniel

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Superb!  if I can ever achieve that level of model joinery I will be very happy; thanks for showing what can be achieved.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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OK, I have a confession. I have been following this build for some time and while I knew that it was a xebec I knew little else. The build is obviously terrific but is it based on a real ship? Are the plans Daniel's? etc... Just in case there is someone else like me following, I finally answered some of my own questions although I invite corrections.

  This build is of the (very famous although unknown to me!!) French xebec Le Requin and there is a contemporary model in the French maritime museum. The plans appear to be those from the Ancre monograph of Le Requin by Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti available from Ancre's Le Requin web page  where there is also a nice brochure for download. I am sure that a search will turn up much on this ship but I found a concise summary on

Michael Czytko Web site along with links and photos. A very interesting ship and Daniel's build promises to be a very special one.

 

 

 

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