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

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Yesterday evening I could also work on the other side of the hawse pieces of the La Salamandre ......with inside sanding and dry fit (once more only with double sided adhesive tape)

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the first two photos showing the seven parts for each side inside the temporary jig

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view towards inside

and a first check of the hawse pieces temporary installed with some clamps at the stem.....and I remembered my small helper with the measurement stick
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Thanks for your interest.....to be continued
 

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G'day Uwe
Looking great mate!
The last photo the areas the you beveled on the port side is like a mirror image on the starboard side. Well done.
Havagoodone and happymodeling
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G'day Uwe
Looking great mate!
The last photo the areas the you beveled on the port side is like a mirror image on the starboard side. Well done.
Havagoodone and happymodeling
Greg
It is not looking like a mirror image - It is one - It was not easy to cut the mirror into the form of the stem ;)
Many thanks for the comment
 

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Yesterday I made some small progress on the frame 45, continuing of posts #238 and #240

you remember.....
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I removed the triangle which was marked on the second photo with a pencil to get a continuous frame thickness of the 9mm....

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to be continued......
 

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Even thou this a kit a hell lot work and sanding those frames and align them ,looks good so far.
 

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Even thou this a kit a hell lot work and sanding those frames and align them ,looks good so far.
Hallo Zoly,
many thanks for visiting my log and your comment.
I have to agree here 100% . A "kit" means here, that the the kit producer is delivering the timber in good quality, every material in enough quantity and the wooden elements are pre-cut by the laser. With this hundreds of hours less work sitting in front of the scroll saw,
A very important add-on and additional service provided with the kit is the preparation of the sanding / fairing lines which are marked with the laser, not deep cuts, only at the surface. In the beginning of my work on the frames I left every time everywhere some "meat", but I realized step by step working on the La Salamandre, that these lines are very accurate and exact.
Nevertheless the construction needs still a lot of work, in positive sense. And a lot of fun in addition.

I can fully recommend these kind of kits, and I can advise to buy one - a positive callenge
 

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Today I want to go further with the hawse pieces of the La Salamandre, so continuing with the post #241.....

In this post I will show once more a bigger number of photos, so it could be a little bit boring for some of you, but hopefully will help others which want to build the same model kit ....... And for me it was also important to check the sizes and how the elements fits together, in moment everything only temporary assembled with the help of some tapes (partly you can see the small gaps between the pieces).

On the first photo you can see the hawse pieces jigs layed on top of frame No.1 which will be later on the direct connection. You can see how correct and exact the jig is following the form of the frame. The fairing of frame No.1 was done as close as possible with the prepared laser line marked on the frame elements.
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Removing the jigs and using a scrap wood, with approximately the same thickness like the Stem also on top of the
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and the same from the back- better inside
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Afterwards I removed the scrap and made the same example with temporary fitting against with the stem of the model

First the jig at appr. location attached at the stem
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and afterwards the hawse pieces
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view exactly from the side (@Peglegreg : this time no mirror was used ;-) )
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and some more impressions------- I like this part of the ship, and due to the fact, that everything is fitting realy good - many thanks to CAF - I like this kit very much
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Many thanks for the interest ...... to be continued......
 

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Continuing with the building log of the La Salamandre, a chinese Plank-On-Frame POF kit from CAF in scale 1:48 and based on the Jean Boudriot drawings of the plan set of ancre.....

Yesterday evening once more working on frame 45, so this post is follower of post #244

after sanding the floor timber the frame has this appearance
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on the last photo you can finaly see the sandwich concept of this frame (see herefore also the photo from instruction in post #244)

In connection with frame 44 it is looking like this, with pencil marked is the area which still has to be faired.
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After this I made a dry fitting on top of the keel
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Many Thanks for your interest ..... to be continued....
 

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Small progress at the stem, still dry fit in order to check and adjust. I guess it is one of the most complicate areas of this CAF kit of the La Salamandre.
Also the ancre drawings from Jean Boudriot are not helping so much......

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thanks for your interest..... to be continued......
 

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Great work Uwe, when you see what you are doing it makes you realise that amount of skill that went into building the real ships of that era,
Cheers Andy
 

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Great work Uwe, when you see what you are doing it makes you realise that amount of skill that went into building the real ships of that era,
Cheers Andy
Hallo Andy,
thansk for your visit and your kind words......completely correct, We are working in the small scale only on some small piece of wood, sanding here and there, and it takes hours and days that a small part is finished.
And the old shipwrights had to work with much bigger and much heavier parts than us, and also with less tools and equipment.......and they had no forum to share the experiences and knowledge.....
 

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Many thanks to everybody for visiting my log, commenting and also for your likes.....Much appreciated.
The log is open for every body to comments of every kind, positive (which I like) and also negative (which I have to like to improove my work)

Some small progress with the fashion pieces of the Salamandre, yesterday I prepared the two lower ones, the smallest ones, so that I am coming closer to the final assembling......closer....
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Thanks for your interest ......to be continued.......
 
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I made some small works at the stern post......before I checked the information in the web about this, but could not find a definite answer of how I have to prepare finally the shape of the sternpost (rabbet, sanding) , so that the later planking of the hull can be done.
Finally I made my decision, mainly based on the Boudriot drawings of the La Salamandre and my interpretation how it hace to be.......if necessary I am able to adjust this during the planking activities of the hull.

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Later on a timber has to be installed at the outside edge of the stern.
The width of the original from the kit is slightly too small, so maybe I will make later on one from scratch.
But this question has also to be answered during planking......
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and the same situation from the side, so you can see this timber better, on the left photo dry fitted
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Here you can see the situation in comparison with the drawings of Jean Boudriot with the planking
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The small and detailed chiseling works I did with these chisels from Hasegawa.......highly recommended, very light and sharp
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due to the (positive) fact, that we (my admiral and myself) made a holiday trip, I made no real progress on my model in the last days.
Yesterday evening it was the first time working on my La Salamandre kit after one week of abstinence.......
So some small progress on the stern construction I am able to show

So in moment frame 44 is fixed towards the sternpost and the two lowest fashion pieces also, these elements are fitting well.
Final sanding will be as mentioned already in previous posts later, when all elements of the stern are fixed with glue.
Yesterday I preliminary shaped the two elements under the frame 44 and 45. Sorry I forgot to make a photo of the original block before the shaping.

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Here you can see these shaped wooden pieces temporary fixed on both sides of the stern-post
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With these works, it is finally clear, that such a kit is definitely not only fixxing of prepared parts, It is still a lot of scratch building works involved, with shaping, sanding and measuring.......so in the meantime I see this kit different -> and this makes a lot of fun and it is a great experience for following models, either kits or pure scratch builts....

In the gap between the fixed frame 44 and the two fixed fashion pieces the special formed frame 45 has to be installed.
In moment I am shaping the two upper fashion pieces in such a way, that they have a good fitting on one side towards the stern post and on the other side to the frame 45......this will be shown in the next post coming soon.

Thanks for your interest.......to be continued......
 

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some small progress on the stern elements.....

During dryfitting of the fashion pieces at the stern I realized, that the third fashion piece has some gap on both sides towards the frame 45, when it is installed correctly at the stern post. Due to the fact, that at the sternpost this element has to be correct for the later planking I had to scarf it up with some wood from scrap.
In the following photo you can see the two sides adjusted with a 1,5mm timber
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after sanding it to the correct shape all 4 fashion pieces are fitting well, so no objections any more to glue finally the elements

here you can see the fitting of the elements - no or only minimum gaps - clearly visible are the adjustments at fashion piece No. three
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Thanks for your interest ...... to be continued ......
 

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Some small more progress on the building of the La Salamandre I can show here in the log.

I fixed the two shaped timbers towards the sternpost and preliminary sanded everything, so that it is fitting in the jig.
Two things learned:
1) Do not use so much wooden glue, afterwards you have a lot of work to remove it where not necessary
2) To install the stern construction outside the jig was definitely working well, so do not fix the keel and sternpost too early in the jig.

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Final detailed sanding planned after the hull is finished and outside of the jig......

Also the 7+1 hawse timbers were fixed and glued together (had to add one additional level to reach finaly the height, similar to @ADC in his log).
Sanding to get the outside form will be the next task.......

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Looking excellent. The stern appears better than mine. This is the most tricky bit so far.
Many Thanks for visiting my log and your kind words......I hope, that all parts of the ship, which I am preparing separate will fit at the end......
 
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