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ROYAL CAROLINE 1749 by Jeronimo - FINISHED -1/48 scale

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Hello Model Friends.

After much research and more considerations,

I decided to build the model of the "ROYAL CAROLINE 1749".


The history of the Royal Caroline has been written x times,

so I'll give up on more details.


After the sparse construction drawings, as well as various to scale without

drawings in the book by AotS I have strong doubts about the success of the project,

but I try it anyway.


The plan drawings by Boudriot, Delacroix from ANCRE publishing house, on the other hand,

are top class in their own right, i very first cream.


Thanks Mike for the help of the frame drawings.


To the model:

Scale: 1/48

Wood: German Elsbeere

Overall lenght: 655,0 mm


I will build the model with visible frames from the second barwood,

as well as the interior.

I have already installed the "backbone" of the model on/in the slipway building board.

There are no photos of the individual parts, smoothly forgotten.

Next step is the construction of forty-five douple frames, each frame consists of twelve parts,

so I am busy in the near future.




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very nice project Karl,

I wish you good success in all sequences....




Current builds

Steamship Ergenstrasse


"Mississippi Lady"  sternwheel steamer 1:30 kit build fun boat as Xmas present

"Zeesboot"  heritage wooden fishing small craft around 1870, POB  clinker scratch build scale 1:24

Pilot Schooner # 5 ELBE

Chebec "Eagle of Algier" 1753--scale 1:48-POB-(scratchbuild) 

"SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" four stacker passenger liner of 1897, 1:144 (scratchbuild)
"HMS Pegasus" , 16 gun sloop, Swan-Class 1776-1777 scale 1:64 from Amati plan  (scratch build)Pilot schooner #5 Elbe

"Pamir" 4-mast barque, P-liner, 1:96  (scratchbuild)

"Gorch Fock 2" German Navy cadet training 3-mast barque, 1:95 (scratchbuild) 

"Heinrich Kayser" heritage Merchant Steamship, 1:96 (scratchbuild) 

"Bohuslän" , heritage ,live Swedish museum passenger steamer (Billings kit), 1:50 

"Lorbas", river tug, steam driven for RC, fictive design (scratchbuild), scale appr. 1:32

under restoration / restoration finished 

"Hjejlen" steam paddlewheeler, 1861, Billings Boats rare old kit, scale 1:50

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Hello Karl - 


It is always a good day when I can watch you build another model in your excellent style and workmanship.

I will be following along until the end.


Best wishes for success from an American friend.



Current build -SS Mayaguez (c.1975) scale 1/16" = 1' (1:192) by Dan Pariser


Prior scratch builds - Royal yacht Henrietta, USS Monitor, USS Maine, HMS Pelican, SS America, SS Rex, SS Uruguay, Viking knarr, Gokstad ship, Thames River Skiff , USS OneidaSwan 42 racing yacht  Queen Anne's Revenge (1710) SS Andrea Doria (1952), SS Michelangelo (1962) , Queen Anne's Revenge (2nd model) USS/SS Leviathan (1914),  James B Colgate (1892),  POW bone model (circa 1800) restoration


Prior kit builds - AL Dallas, Mamoli Bounty. Bluejacket America, North River Diligence, Airfix Sovereign of the Seas


"Take big bites.  Moderation is for monks."  Robert A. Heinlein



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The assembly of the first frames on the keel.


I make the assembly of the double frames on a glass plate

above the plan drawing.

Advantage, after drying the adhesive, the frame can be easily

detached from the glass plate.

Straken and grind I'll do later.




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Nice work Karl, I have just bought the AOTS book as I really like this ship, maybe a plan for the future



The clerk of the cheque's yacht of sheerness

Current build HMS Sirius (1797) 1:48 scratch POF from NMM plans

HMS Winchelsea by chuck 1:48

Cutter cheerful by chuck 1:48

Previous builds-

Elidir - Thames steam barge

Cutty Sark-Billings boats

Wasa - billings boats

Among others 😁


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I have succeeded in acquiring the original Italian,

barely available, rare edition of the book, with all 15 plan drawings.

Compared to the book by AotS, it has the advantage that all

drawings are shown in large format on a scale of 1:48.


Unfortunately, my previos frame construction was built without the

required thickness for the chamfers of the individual frames.

Consequently, these were too thin after straightening / grinding.

The result is garbage, and complete new construction.








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Complete  new building ,

after a mistake on my part in the construction

of the frames.


Many thanks to Mike for the correction of the frames,

without him I would not have been able to make the

intended open frame.


Next, I will start with the bug, (Hawse Timbers) and

straighten and grind the previus  part.
























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I took a chair ans Wait your progress.

Of the bank I look at an ocean of pleasure, or the tumult attracts you, this global movement will be your tipcart!




current build:   royal caroline


buid finished:  la recouvrancehttp://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/3025-la-recouvrance-by-ofencer29350/page-2?hl=recouvrance

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Lovely and precise, Karl.   

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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