No Idea Posted January 24, 2021 Share #1 Posted January 24, 2021 I wasn't sure whether to put a build log on here as this is my first POF build and I'm not sure how it will go. I keep on asking random questions about issues that I've had, and to me it would be better to put them all in one place. So I've taken the plunge and I'll give it a go. I'm building Le Rochefort using the Ancre Monogragh which in itself is a lovely piece of work. I'm also using the book by Adrian Sorolla called Model Shipbuilding Dockyard Style. So why Le Rochefort and also at 1/24th scale? I chose this ship after having communicated with a few people on this forum as to what a good first ship would be. I didn't want to start something that I would loose interest in due to my lack of skills and experience. I only ever build one ship at a time and my last two boats have been POB builds at about the same size as the 1/24th scale version. So building in this size will feel familiar to me and let's be honest we all like a big ship! Time is one of my biggest issues as I'm a truck driver and my job takes me away from home all week, so I only get to work on it at the weekend which also has to fit in family time. So thats an introduction of me and why I'm building this lovely ship so I believe its the right thing to put a bit of history on here too. Le Rochefort 1787 This is the third ship of this name and was built in Rochefort France in 1787 on the plans of Hubert Penevert. It was classed as a yacht and was designed to navigate the shallow waters of the Charente. Its job was to carry powder from the safe port of Rochefort to the larger fighting ships that could not sail the Charente and as such had to wait in deeper water in the estuary. Its design was very detailed such as specific instructions on how the hold must be fully planked and caulked and a floor above the keelson. This details were all about keeping the powder dry. One funny reference is to the ships kitchen and how it says that it may not be used with powder on board. So I hope all of the above makes sense as I'm certain that I will need to ask many questions. The good news is my kit has arrived in the form of Castello planks Mark grsjax, yvesvidal, GrandpaPhil and 18 others 21 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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