Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

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Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby otrax01 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:21 pm

Hello everyone, my name is Kent and let me give you a little bit of background before I start the tread on this build. Four years ago a friend’s Step Father died and he was a Wooden Ship Builder. My friend wasn’t interested in taking up this hobby but knew I was. He gave me several started kits of Wooden Ship models. I have never built one of these however I have worked on model railroads, Military Miniatures; I do woodworking and have built several homes. I have skills with wood and I have a lot of tools and I received a lot more from my friend. The model of the Le Mirage was my first choice to start because there was a set of English instructions in the box and it was complete. The frame had already been started and some of the first layer of planking was done. I wish I would have taken more pictures but I had not found this forum until a few days ago. I started this model about a month ago.
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby otrax01 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:28 pm

Since the model didn't cost me anything, I had no fear jumping in and going at it. I wish I had better pictures up front but I didn't think of taking any until I joined this forum. Only half of the first layer of planking was done before I got it.
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby otrax01 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:39 pm

It took about 2 weeks of work to put on the second layer of planks. Most of the time was spent trying to figure out the instructions and drawings. As I spent more time with the directions I was finding this to be the funnest part of the hobby. I've always loved reading blueprints and trying to build things in my head, so I found myself reading those instructions like a good book. The kink you see in the planking next to the keel was corrected.
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby otrax01 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:52 pm

I sanded down the second layer of planks and installed the wales. I then installed the Main Deck and it's planking.
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby otrax01 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:02 am

As I was building the Stern Cadtle I noticed that things didn't line up with the drawings. I had built the wall of the ship to long. As you can see in the instructions the two walls should line up. It turned out to be an easy fix. I just had to saw off some of the hull.
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby otrax01 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:12 am

While I was starting on the Fore Castle I didn't like the way things were comming together. I had a pretty good sized gap between the hull and deck. To fix this, I scraped off the wale and the top board the second layer of planking. I glued on a new walnut plank board and I'll replace the wale after I finsh the decking so I can cover the lighter wood edge of the deck.
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby cog » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:11 am

Very nice!!!
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby GaryM » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:21 am

Looks like you are doing a nice job on it. Would not know it was your first ship. The hull is the most important part. Being that this is an advanced kit, it is a long and challenging project. Your railroading experience shows already in this construction project. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby bbrockel » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:02 pm

Excellent planking job on your hull. Nice mod to the quarter deck, also. Great work. :greetings-clapyellow:
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Re: Le Mirage Corel Scale 1:75

Postby otrax01 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:51 pm

Thanks everyone for taking an intreast in my build. Today I finished all the Bulworks and the planking of the decks. Next step will be handrails.
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Decking and Bulworks completed 1 (Post).JPG
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Decking and Bulworks completed 2 Post).JPG
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Decking and Bulworks completed 3 (Post).JPG
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I like the seam (Post).JPG
As you can see the seam at the Forecastle deck came out real nice.
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