Le Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

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Le Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby Sjors55 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:10 am

Hello my friends,

I ordered the Le Mirage last friday. Hopefully she will arrive next thursday.

This is a build for an advanced level, so this will be a real challenge for me.
I know I will ask for help and assistance with this build.
But with a lot of patience, the help of all off you and Anja, I know I can handle it :D

On the internet I couldn't find any (additional) information or photo's of the 'real' Mirage.

MIRAGE - FRENCH WARSHIP

MIRAGE - 17th century France saw a fierce rivalry between naval architects, artists and craftsmen, as each tried to outdo the other in constructing the finest and most lavish ship. A fine example of these excesses is the Mirage, built during the reign of Louis XIV in 1675.

Corel’s plank-on-bulkhead kit Mirage, is an accurate reproduction of this sumptuous vessel. Figurehead, transom ornamentation, windows, lanterns and many other decorative parts are furnished in gleaming gilded cast metal. 84 burnished metal guns serve as armament, and perfectly aligned gunports open and close. Double planking is comprised of limewood for the fist layer. Outer planking is done in a variety of hardwoods for a subtle contrast in colors. Fittings include pre-carved ship’s boat, laser cut grating strips, cast metal anchor, brass belaying pins, wooden blocks and deadeyes, four diameters of rigging line and silk-screened flags and pennants. Three sheets of plans and illustrated instructions are suited for the advanced modeler.

Length 34-1/4"
Height 31"
Scale 1:75

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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby rdsaplala » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:16 am

Wow Sjors, that is one big beautiful ship! :shock: From the excellent craftsmanship you have shown so far, I have no doubt that you can finish her with top-notch results my friend :handgestures-thumbup: I'm looking forward to watching her grow :)
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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby barba » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:05 am

Very nice ship Sjors, a new challenge, I think this is a good choice. Good luck with a build.
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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby Sjors55 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:20 am

Hello Aldo & Barba,

Thank you guys! I can't wait to get started!

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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby Donnie » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:55 pm

I really like that on a lot Sjors - gee - I wish that I did not have my hands full with the ole Trinidad - we could do a group build on this.
Where / who did you buy it from?
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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby popeye » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:31 pm

you'll have your hand full now......but you'll love it! very beautiful indeed! ;-)
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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby Sjors55 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:32 am

Hi Donnie,

I ordered it with Quartel modeling store.

I will glue on one plank, send it to you, you will glue the second plank, send it to Popeye, he will glue the third plank, and so on, and so on.
Not the best of ideas though, because like this it will take forever to finish. But the ship will be all over the globe sailing a trip around the world.
So come on everybody and buy the Mirage :D

Seriously now, it would be great to do a group build.

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Current build:
Le Mirage by Corel (1:75)

Current build: San Ildefonso by OcCre (1:70)
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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby Sjors55 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:34 am

Hi Popeye,

Yes, I know I will have my hands full with the Mirage. And you are right, I will love it.
And I have you and all the other to assist me. Thats great :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Current build:
Le Mirage by Corel (1:75)

Current build: San Ildefonso by OcCre (1:70)
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=279
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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby GaryM » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:44 pm

When you get it, I hope you post pictures of its contents before you begin. This one will keep you busy for a long time, but what a feeling it will be when you finish it.
Good luck.
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Re: La Mirage - French Warship by Corel (Scale 1:75)

Postby tonphil1960 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:17 pm

Wow thats some model, that will keep you quite busy I am sure !!

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