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74 Gun Ship by Jeronimo - 1/36

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" LE CENTAURE 1782" Scale 1/36


April 2015 I started with the construction of the model and soon realized,

"that is a big think".

I wanted to present it as a cross-section model with complete interior design,

in the style of my model  BONHOMME RICHARD 1779.

On some whim I finished the construction Oktober 2016,

all nicely packed and mothballed.

I still want to show the images of the construction protocol,

and have the hope that it will eventually be built further.

The sequence of images extends over a period of eighteen month

in the time-lapse mode.




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As usual, Karl is showing us  a very high quality work.

6 hours ago, Jeronimo said:

still want to show the images of the construction protocol,

and have the hope that it will eventually be built further.

The series of Book on the 74 guns  written by Jean Boudriot will always be the best reference to learn and understand the construction of ship.

I surely would like to see more of that 74!

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1 hour ago, Sailor1234567890 said:

Those two outboard doors go to the quarter galleries but what spaces are through doors 2 and 3?


The inboard doors would go into the captain's cabin.  The area below that is basically a "ward room" for the other officers (to use a modern term). 

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15 hours ago, Sailor1234567890 said:

But why two doors to the same cabin? surely an unnecessary intrusion point for water? 

I think the word "style" works here.  The French had some very beautiful ships with their carvings, motifs, etc. 


Wooden ships were not all that watertight compared to steel ones.  The hulls were well calked but rain and waves could put water into the hold pretty quick due to the number stairs, gratings, etc. including many (especially frigates) have the open center section.

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I suppose the style answer might be the best we ever see. Makes sense. I was thinking that in the back of my mind by my mariner instincts told me nobody would cut extra holes in their vessel that weren't absolutely needed. 

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