Xebec Le Requin 1:48

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Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by barba » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:51 am

Hello everyone

I introduce you a project what I buid now. From when I first started ship modeling, this boat constantly running through my mind. When I searh the Internet for how to do a model, in that moment pasaru, I find picture of one man who worked on this ship. I began my collection of Croatian wooden boats, but I always think about this ship . I think, I am in love!

I have not yet fully prepared for this project, I have not a complete tool also, but I have an incredible desire to work on it, so I start.

Now I do not have much time but every day I do something on the board. 10 minutes, half hour, as much as I can.



Le Requin (The Shark) was used by the French Royal Fleet and was built to defeat the Barbarisian Pirates who used similar vessels in the Mediterranean during the 18th century.
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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by popeye » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:19 am

HOLY SMOKES!!!! I was wondering where you were and what you were doing.....I guess my thoughts have been answered!! this is soooooo awesome! you have an amazing skill, my friend! I have never tried a scratch build in this form of complexity........makes me scared just looking at it. you've done a beautiful job so far. I will watch with great interest.......superb job! :D

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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by Donnie » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:27 am

This has to be quite difficult - This is just too much to comprehend - I applaud your efforts and I think now you have a lot of attention on this model from all of us.

It will be a pleasure to see as this one continues to come to life .

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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by Sjors55 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:40 am

Hi Barba,

Popeye and Donnie are right...................

Wow, what an amazing scratchbuild. I looked up a picture of it on the internet and man, is she a BEAUTY! No wonder you fell in love with her.
I will surely follow your build.

http://www.bestscalemodels.com/LeRequin_shipmodel.html

Good luck!

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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by Anja » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:28 pm

Hi Barba,

I totally agree with the other, WOW, amazing, HOLY SMOKES!
What else can I say. Of course Sjors showed me the picture of the Xebec Le Requin, and she is truly beautiful.

I'm also lookig forward to your buildlog and pictures.

I wish you good luck in every step of the build.

Take care,

Anja :happy-sunshine:

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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by barba » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:52 pm

Thank you all for support.

This will be a long build.

My father is born in Boka Kotorska (Monte negro). There is a long maritime tradition and most famous ship is "Bokeljski šambek". Dad told me a lot about his own country, and this type of ship, so I first looked at the known types of ships, one of them was Sambek. Boka Sambek was a cargo ship but armed for defent cargo. Xebec Le requin was only a military ship.

Now i show to You what tools I use for the job.
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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by rdsaplala » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:05 pm

Hello Barba,

I would echo the others in saying Wow! that's a remarkable build you have there, excellent work Sir! :greetings-clapyellow:

I hope to one day move up to scratch-building, hopefully in 50 years I'll have enough skills :lol:
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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by GaryM » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:16 pm

Hi Barba:
I agree with everyone that this is a great undertaking and a great job you are doing already.

Sjors:
Thanks for the link. That model of the ship is incredible. I am sure that model took many years to complete. I went to see Ed Marple's "Soverign of the Seas" model that took him 22,000 hours to do. Such perfection has a price.
Happy modeling,
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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by barba » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:04 pm

Hi again

I work this job for some months, and for now I have a few pictures. On the neht pictures You can see covered keel and I start to fix the ribs. Dont know how You call thih strips (tell me please).

For the build, I use pear and cherry.

Again, thanks all for support.
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Re: Xebec Le Requin 1:48

Post by popeye » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:28 pm

such a cool looking build Barba......I wish I could remember what those plankings are called.......it's in one of my books somewhere

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