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Final sprint in view 🙂


Take a sprue, drill a hole and ...




... heat it up and pull 🙂




After some tries I had suitable tubes of 0,7 mmm outside and 0,3 mm inside. Alined them on 0,3 mm wire to be able to cut without smashing them by rolling under a knife.




Drilled some 0,75 mm in the right angle into the ship ...




... and glue the tubes in with a wire still as handling help.




Checked the angle and checked the opening with a needle, then still applied some paint nice name "rotten leather" ;-).



Then fixing the halliards, to unravel the thread did not work as they were too thin ...




... so held the thread tight onto a round edge and usied a sharpened needle in the right angle. Works rather easy ...




... prepared the ringbolt ...




... threaded the bold and lead the free part of the thread through the eye of the needle, pulled ...




... and a second go for the splice, some glue and - DONE !!!




The port lids are waiting already 🙂



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Thank you that is very interesting, Daniel.

Interestingly on


L'AURORE 1766 the hole gunport framing is painted on the hull. (Cannot shift the pic 90°)


On the other hand the cravings aft are astonishing


in detail and caftmanswork.


Something I do not understand - why this detailing was done there and wasn't invested somewhere else?





(All pictures from: G.Decacroix Corvette L'AURORE 1766 - 1775 Ancre/Paris 2000)

Edited by Heinrich der Seefahrer

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Hello Daniel,

creative attack on that problem. Wounderfully made parts!


And to keep things easier: Cutton buds do have plastic rods that stay as a pipeline if you get them lengthened over a flame - so the drilling before is not necessary. (It is an important tip from the Wingnut Wings website due to the rigging.)



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Thank you, this is where I got the basic idea from 🙂 


But using the sprue I can choose the basic color and also can specify the ratio from internal to external diameter, as this one stays the same throughout the procedure.



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Made the missing lids ...




... drilled the holes for the hinge ...




... fixed with the necessary distance ...




... and put in the lanyards.





The half port lids need extra distance as fort the moulding. 




So the hinges are quite far out.




Also put in the lanyards. 




Coming close to the finishing line 🙂





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And one more piece finished 🙂






















The material of the guns is still in discussion. Did the Vici n 1782 still have brass guns - as Bugler and McKay see as a possibility - or did she have already iron ones. As discussed before, I will keep you updated.


So that was no. 2 out of four being ready now. Approx. 1780 and 1920 are done, 1805 and 2018 still to follow.




Cheers, dafi

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On the road again, meeting Viccies, seeing colors that I´ve never seen ...


Adapted the color of the 2018 version a bit. Funny, like the original, it reacts very much upon the light. Looks different every time ...





Fixed the board that protects the hammock cranes from underneath. 🙂






Cheers, XXXDAn

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Finally took the time to continue a bit.


Here are the parts again, that I prepared some time ago 🙂




Still work in progress, have to clean up, apply some paint and the batten on the channel board.





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No, the fun starts when/where he is doing something wrong ;)

He will do more research, rips down his wrongs, and start all-over.  :)



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