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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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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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....
for information: the horizontal timber on the top is only temporary as a spacer between frame 44 and 45, in order to keep the distance between the frames IMG_28631.jpg IMG_28661.jpg IMG_28651.jpg

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