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La Gloire 1778 by Zappto - Mamoli - French 34 Gun Frigate

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Hello all. Today i am starting a new adventure. I was long thinking which ship chose to build and decided to go with a frigate, it will be third build. Mamoli - La Gloire 1778. 


This ship is a classic frigate that belonged to the French Navy at the end of the XVIII century. The vessel was equipped with 26 12-pound guns on the battery deck, in addition to 4 6-pound guns, and 4 carronades of the main deck. La Gloire was planned by the shipbuilding engineer Guignace, and was launched at St.Malo in 1778. This model is a reproduction, scale 1:90, of the ship during the first year of navigation, with the bottom painted white. One year later, in June 1779, like with many other ships, the submerged part of the hull was sheathed with copper plates to protect it from corrosion. 


Kit is double plank-on bulkhead, with pre-cut wooden parts of walnut, mahogany, lime, beech, boxwood and tanganyka. Pre-finished fittings include wooden ship's boat, blocks, deadeyes and gratings, gilded metal for transom ornamentation and figurehead, brass nails and belaying pins, and finely cast white metal for the gun port frames. The 34 guns of the original ship are reproduced in burnished metal. Colorful flags, four sizes of rigging, plans and instructions are included as well.


Intermediate Level


Mamoli Kit No. MV34W


Length 33"/Height 25"/Scale 1:90


Photos of the box and inside the box.






















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Hi. thank you for joining, you are all welcome ! Today working on the hull structure. It is the most interesting part of the build for me. I decided to create this ship with curvy deck, not a flat one, for that i needed to make every hulkhead curvy. Also i  decided to use electricity and make lights on the deck, stern gallery and the masts. Few photos.












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Hello Gregory. Mamoli makes really nice looking boats indeed. Welcome on board. Thank you for your link, i need to check it all there,  am still considering the scheme of the colors and the style of the ship.


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Hi all, thank you for all the likes! Today was working on the inside of the hull, planking all the bulkheads and double wall around the gun holes. It is important to do, because it will be visible later.

Few photos.









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