LA SALAMANDRE, bomb ketch - POF - (CAF-models, 1/48)

Uwek

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Finally I got the kit some days ago, well packed and sent by Max at ZHL. It is the same kit our member ADC presented already in his building log, so I will add only some additional information. Also I want to show in the beginning some more photos of the content of the kit, due to the fact, that you can not find any real good or complete explanation or documentation of the content / parts of the kit.

In the web, you can find the model shown on different ways built, means with masts and rigging, admirality or even open with the view on the complete interior.

Here are some photos of the kit supplier to show the final result

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The rigged model seems to be an older or one of the first revisions of the kit. The wood quality is now much better

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One reason, why I bought this kit and not one of the several other beautifull kits like the HMS Enterprise (Brian and Paul thanks for your helping in the decision) was the fact, that I have also the great plan monographie written by Jean Boudriot and Hubert Berti. It is one of the olders publications from Ancre, but it will be a great source of information and details during the built. The principle is the idea, that I will compare every construction step with the drawings from Boudriot and to adjust if necessary and reasonable......
Here is the link to the ancre publication of the Salamandre

https://ancre.fr/en/monographies-en/32-monographie-la-salamandre-galiote-a-bombes-1758.html

BTW: The booklet is in french, but also in english language available

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Additional small boxes with the well packed small parts
carvings, nails, barrels, mortars, rigging ropes in different sizes and and and....in some days, when I checked the correctness of the content with the aprts list I will show these parts more in detail....until now I have to say it is a realy good looking kit....I am happy with it

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So this is the start of a building log, it will take me and hopefully also some of you onto a trip for the next months (or years).......
 
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Thanks for showing Uwe. There is an enormous amount of detail in this kit. So many laser cut components and quantity of timber strips in many sizes. Still trying to work out where it all goes. I am now assembling the ribs which I will show in my update next week and they are exactly matching to the ANCRE plans rib by rib.
 

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G'day Use, I'll bet you are happy, it is looking like a really great kit, I will follow your build, I'm sure it will be interesting, have fun.
I looked at the kit before Xmas but it only came with the hull then, maybe later on I will buy it,

Best regards John.
 

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Hallo my friends,
many many thanks for your interest in this model and your very encouraging words and likes.
Hope to have during the coming weekend some time to start the first works and to show more details of the kit and parts
....see you soon
 
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Uwe, it is now the weekend. Hope you will enjoy the start of your new venture.
Remember, easy does it (the job).
Forget about the results, just focus ONLY on the process, and the results will take care of itself.
Will enjoy dropping in to watch your creativity.