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Jolie Brise Pilot Cutter 1913 by greatgalleons - FINISHED - Artesania Latina

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so for the sails I never use the cheese cloth the kits provide. I purchased some light weight off white material at hobby lobby

I use for all my builds.   The Jolie Brise has a faded reddish set of sails so I used burgundy and brown food coloring with tea stain solution to stain the sails I sewed for this kit.   I modified the length for the large spanker sail to fit to compensate for the addition of the coach roof.   One little change in the kit will make a difference to other areas of interest.








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Great job on the model.  I have had this kit for near on 15 years and I am just now getting to finish her.  I am using your craftsmanship as a guide.  Can you provide some advise or resources on making the sails?  I would be interested in hearing how you add the bolt ropes and how you simulated the seams for the sail panels.  Any help you could give would be appreciated.





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Hi Greatgalleons,


thats a fine compressed Build log of a beautiful cutter, well built, Looks great



Current builds

-Lightship Elbe 1


- Steamship Ergenstrasse ex Laker Corsicana 1918- scale 1:87 scratchbuild

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

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-"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)  original was my grandfathers ship

-"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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Just found this and a great job of bringing the kit up to snuff. A beautiful looking model



Current builds  Bristol Pilot Cutter 1:8;      Skipjack 19 foot Launch 1:8;       Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 1:8

Other projects  Pilot Cutter 1:500 ;   Maria, 1:2  Now just a memory    

Future model Gill Smith Catboat Pauline 1:8

Finished projects  A Bassett Lowke steamship Albertic 1:100  


Anything you can imagine is possible, when you put your mind to it.

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1 hour ago, John Mac said:

Just bought the Jolie Brise kit. 

Hello John, welcome to MSW.

Hope to see a build log for your Jolie Brise, it is a good subject with a long history and still afloat.  Why not post a few words in the New Members Introduction thread?






A model shipwright and an amateur historian are heads & tails of the same coin

current builds:

HMS Berwick 1775, 1/192 scratchbuild; a Slade 74 in the Navy Board style

Mediator sloop, 1/48 - an 18th century transport scratchbuild 

French longboat - CAF - 1/48, on hold

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