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La Jacinthe by Kortes -1:42 scale - French schooner

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Fantastic detail!

I have a penchant for the French ships of the 19th century.
And the La Jacinthe is a wonderful example of the elegance of these sailing ships.
 

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My greetings, Johann. I completely agree with You, french ships of thant period are very beautiful.

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Thank you very much Doris.

Your work is also gorgeous and I admire your craftsmanship a lot.

My best regards.

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My dear colleagues, thank you very much for those kind words and attention to my work. 

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While the hull is drying, I decided to coat the deck with tung-oil. What can I say  - the tung-oil is thicker than the oilseed oil. I richly coated the deck, the absorptivity is nice. My expectations that the deck would have lighter color weren’t fulfilled, but the aging effect was quite nice. I coated it in one layer, i think i’ll leave it at that, but it would be seen after polishing.

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While the hull is drying out, I got around to the carving. For quite some time, I have had a feeling I would have troubles in this field. Scale… I started by making the instrument, using broach files, drills, jigsaw saw and big needles.

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I decided to begin with what I considered  the easiest element - the snake . I couldn’t find boxwood. I didn’t use lime tree due to its softness. So I have opted for a peartree, at least I’ll get some practice.I studied this part of work on the forum, of all my colleagues, found lots of useful information, for what I’m very grateful.

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I hope the carving work is done, being a dilettant - it was hard for me to carve at such a scale. Now I´ll have to oil-coat it, afterwards, probably cover it with bituminous varnish and install in place when the hull will have dried out.

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