Nenseth Posted September 25, 2014 Share #1 Posted September 25, 2014 This will be my first scratch build So after getting some books from ANCRE my choice fell on La Belle and the configuration it had under Cavellier de la Salle’s 1684 expedition. It is mentioned in Frölich's book as one of the easier ships for a beginner to scrach building. (We'll see about that...) Just order some pearwood from Arkowood, this will be the main building blocks for this model. I have some boxwood I'll use for carvings and decorations, later I'll order some ebony for wales, railings and blocks. In a couple of weeks (when my salary comes in) some Proxxon powertools are coming my way from germany. One of the big reasons for this picking this build is it's relativly nice size. Size of the model Length Width Height Hull 54 15 18 Model rigged 62 24 52 Links of interest: http://olivier.gatine.free.fr/modeles.html http://nautarch.tamu.edu/model/report1/ http://ancre.fr/en/monographies-en/30-monographie-de-la-belle-barque-1680.html ioannis, jose_b, NMBROOK and 6 others 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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