“Felucca with cadrega” 1759. Scale 1:170

Javier Baron

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I do not know if it's necessary to explain anything at the beginning of my new project, which I present now although it is already advanced. I say that because the technique I used has been shown repeatedly on the forum and I do not want to repeat it. I support for its construction in the monograph of ANCRE "Felucca N.S, del Rosario" of Franco Fissore. For this reason, I will let the photos be the ones that show the successive stages of the process, and I am available for anyone wishing to ask questions about it.
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Great that you show us one more model of your amazing work........ Many thanks for sharing.
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For everybody interested in the mentioned planset of the Felucca, see:
 

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A very interesting boat / ship - and relatively "big" if I compare to your boats in your collection
Once more a small beauty - many thanks for sharing with us
 

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Your paint work looks great
- working with wood in this scale is already a big task, but to make such paintings in the size of some millimeter is amazing Thumbs-Up
 

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I finished the felucca. As I did not do it at the beginning, when I started this topic, I will put a brief introduction to introduce the model.

The term felucca groups a diversity of small boats present throughout several centuries in the Mediterranean, which possessed sometimes quite different characteristics. The model reproduces a felucca from the Ligurian area of the mid-eighteenth century, based in the department of Porto Mauricio, in the Republic of Genoa, in the year 1759.

The deck of this felucca presents a strong sheer, with a pronounced cantilever aft, which was called "a cadrega", which could be literally translated as "in saddle". In the main, this type of boat rigged with a latin sail can be considered as a derivative of the xebec, with its own peculiarities that responded to the navigation requirements of a ship of smaller dimensions than that one, and born at the beginning of the XVIII century precisely to be able to elude the attacks of the Berber pirate xebecs.

The felucca was used both for fishing and for cabotage, changing its rigging as it was dedicated to one or the other purpose. To fish, he built a shorter and stronger yard, able to provide power and resistance to prevent the ship from turning under the wind due to a too long and difficult maneuvering surface. For the cabotage and the navigation with favorable time it prepared some finer yards that could carry larger sails that gave it more speed and allowed the transport of lighter loads.

The model shows the pavilion of the Serenissima Republic of Genoa (a red cross on a white background) and the pennant of the Vicariate of Porto Mauricio, with four towers on a red background.





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One more great model - Congratulations
We can see the huge number of rigging this kind of vessel needed - and I am sure it was the biggest problem or task to solve and make (in this small scale) - WOW
 

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Superb !! Can you explain with which tools you work?
Why not smaller? ;) ( You have super eyes !! )
One of the advantages of working on small scales is that the models can be made with very simple and basic tools: tweezers, cutters, files and sandpapers (the manicure goes very well) mini drill (almost better manual than electric), scissors and little plus. I also have power tools: two circular table saws, a reciprocating saw, a lathe and a sander, but I give them very little use, basically to cut strips of wood to make the strakes.
Another great example of what hands can do, and another masterpiece in your collection? How many models do you already have, Javier?
Thanks for your comment ...., This felucca makes the number 68 of my collection of minatures.
 

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Hallo Javier,
just wanted to ask if you have already a new project you are working on?
Would be nice to see your actual work.....
 

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Hallo Javier,
just wanted to ask if you have already a new project you are working on?
Would be nice to see your actual work.....
At the moment I have closed the shipyard, but I am considering starting a bragozzo or a trabaccolo in mid-September, Adriatic boats that attract me a lot for their painted sails.
 
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