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Great job Yan, your Confederacy is serving well as my inspiration to continue working on mine.

Thanks for a wonderful and helpful log also.

What's next for you?

Regards, Harley

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ha tiger....i think i'm built out, although i have a tiny bit left to do on la couronne..............will stick to working on the piano now...no dust no mess no stink no fumes......wife will be quite happy......but......................then i've said that before :D

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and tiger....thanks for getting something out of the build log.....i was afraid i included so many of my errors...where i should have hidden them....but i had to be honest :D

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Congratulations Vic on another very fine model!!

 

Still hoping we will see La Couronne sail this summer! :D

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was thinking of making a display case which is light in weight and compact.....building this frame, and covering it with some kind of stiff but flexible acrylic or whatever....the top would be a flat surface for an led bar for lighting....any idea what i could use....low reflection would be nice but expecting too much me thinks

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Depending upon how sharp those curves are, a polycarbonate sheet may do the trick as it bends easier than an acrylic sheet will. That would be a cool looking display case!

 

As for your maiden voyage, I would test her out in a bath tub or small pool if you have access to one so retrieval is easy. Also, you could possibly tie fishing line (or any other light & strong line) to her so that if something starts to go wrong you can reel her back in. I understand the nervousness though. While I want to make an RC ship some day, actually sailing her scares me. :o

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Vic, you could bend poly that way, with maybe a 6" diameter bend at the top, since it's not going quite 180°; and instead of any framing, just cement the ends on.

Use a heat gun like you would to bend PVC.

 

Careful that you can lift it over the model and it's not too narrow at the base.  If you can brace the yards around a bit that could help with that.

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thanks guys....and yes....i will attach a line to the la couronne for the first effort....got a 3/16th polypropylene line......but i was hoping to use some floating fly fishing line, but couldn't get any with higher pound rating......

     and the confed. will slip into one end of the case that's why the shape door at one end.....the top will be flat metal or wood 1-2 inches wide for a led light bar.......the frame, aluminum i guess......

  but we'll see if i go for it.......for now i just use cellophane for the dust

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thanks all....we may start a new trend dave....''they'' could come out with a rigging kit with ''plans''....' 

    if i get inspired sometime, i may loop lines on the belaying pins etc....but i want to get my little hms prince rigged.....was trying to get some rigging info for the prince on line, but no luck...can't afford to spend any more money.....i may have to stick with the limited aeropiccolo plans......my poor wife has been so patient and tolerant.....she works and i play...shame on me.....cheers......

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yes the confed is the classiest kit i've ever built, with attention to accuracy and detail......

     gads, you're right...ssshard to find a model  kit of it anymore......this was the original aeropiccolo model, with brass cannons....mamoli or amati took it over, and made it cheaper with white metal cannons etc....but some of these companies don't seem to be alive......video games have taken over ...no more patience only instant gratification is the world now.......

   i used pear wood on mine, and modified the hull here and there to closer replicate photos of the model in the science museum .....to me, this kit was the closest in accuracy to that masterpiece.......i ordered a little book on seventeenth century rigging....so we'll see what that's like...meanwhile its a few weeks of tying knots.....ha...so i realize that it now will be a collectors item.......

      i have the decoration moldings, flags, some fittings, and simple plans from another kit if anyone is interested, to scratch build a hull..............

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