COMMERCE de MARSEILLE - Model of an 118-Gun Ship in scale 1:72 / Modéle au 1/72 d'un vaisseau de 118 canons - by Francis JONET

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Time is running .... here comes the next group of Building log excerpts

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Just a linkage system circulating between the couples and the gutter fur (structure permitting), on the rod are brazed rings in which passes itagues. The linkage is pulled to the stern by a" "string" "to stretch the rope, the opening of the mantles is necessarily assisted by hand. For the closure, at the other end there is need another zipper so as not to force too hard on the hinges.
The completion of the drawbars (or strings) on the completed model is the future problem.

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The laying of the planks of the second bridge is completed. Now there is "I do not have much to offer at this time except for this view of the progress of the planking of the second bridge and this image of the interior taken from the fourth port port.
Now, before going any further, I must attack the baby of the big topsail and the amounts and the fiasco of the bowsprit. "
has a lot of sanding and scraping to level all that up.

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The laying of the planks of the second bridge is completed. Now there is a lot of sanding and scraping to level all that up.

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For Gérard (Delacroix), that's why the little wheelbarrows were born." Since it was impossible to use the bicycle clamps I had to do that: the riders are riding on the leases or on the slats, the pressure is given by rubberbands .
The bridge can now be seen in low lighting, it is not perfection itself but as it will be covered too it is enough for me.
The pumps have suffered a lot from this episode of work.


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

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A little touch of the progress of the works.
It was time for the transom structure, only in the height of the second deck. Connecting all these pieces of wood to the C.P. structure was not easy, especially with the deck already lined. Here are some pictures of this evolution to give you an idea of the thing. I couldn't do better. Later, the windows will have to be placed ... later ... for the moment, the ports are on the agenda.



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It has come so far ... It goes up and it's nice to see it (it goes up),
Some damage on the little things that are used to operate the mantles of the lower level, Nothing too serious.
The hardest part will be the resumption of the finish.
The spacers are there to guarantee the correct spacing of the members and also to check their symmetry with respect to the longitudinal axis, the line is the verification device.

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I told myself that there would be work to resume the melt after this work on the ports of the second battery. Just to think that it will be the same a story higher, I don't care.
Over there it's half a day of work (for one edge). One again
little tweaking in the lines and it will be fine ...
... But I would have to place the other two strakes of the pre-wall to ensure good continuity of the curves of the wall. And it bothers me to do this before having put down the mantles equipped with their itagues.
I believe that I will reshape the image following this new layout.
Bigre! The macro does not forgive.

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The lining of the second battery is finished, almost finished.
There remains the creation of the porthole rebates and the painting.
The forty-one leases are made. Above the first set up for height verification.
The reservation that eats the second rain gutter is made to receive the
wood that will make the porthole rebate.
 

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to be continued

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News from the front.
Uh! from the second deck ... The banquette boxes in the large bedroom and the protective box for the rudder head. All this is just presented provisionally.

The situation shown in the drawing
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The work of the last two days with a coin as benchmark of the scale of the thing,
the other five are also manufactured. The hardest part is adjusting it to the structure.

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As Pierre says, it is not easy to align the small woods correctly: with good tweezers, patience, it takes more than an hour of work per element to hope to obtain an approximate image.
You have to know how to stop before getting upset.
Two views (stack side and side), it's better on one side than the other, isn't it? Now let's move on to something else, we have to put this episode black and white.

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curve in the upper part of the tableau
curve at the bottom of the tableau
View on a horizontal plane of the stern windows (the curves are accentuated voluntarily)

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It does not advance quickly, it is the fault with paid holidays (when I am not even entitled to it anymore, it is not fair!).
A little work, however, took place: the interior trim of the windows and the installation of inverted gutters in the large bedroom; the recovery of the position of the leases at the hatches and ladders (m 'suis
guru)
A view from the outside to see if the rest of the leases is going well. I made a decision: no decoration in the first large room, a little in the one above, more in the board room. Thus the image of the hierarchy is respected. It's like the latrine ...
You have to show everything.

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

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If you need help translating the pages into English let me know. I'm fluent in both languages.

Richard
This sounds good - and I will need your help ....... let us keep in contact
 
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Uwek,

I'll be very glad to make a contribution to the forum. I'm not sure how to send you a private message containing my email address (ou en français, mon adresse email).

Richard.
 

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À la demande de Uwe, j’ouvre ce sujet concernant la construction d’un vaisseau de 118 canons d’après la monographie de Gérard Delacroix « Le commerce de Marseille ». Construction dont la décision fut prise fin 2008 et a débutée par l’adaptation des plans de Gérard.

Le travail a véritablement commencé en février 2009 – onze ans déjà. Au cours de ces années, le modèle a évolué et, de 118 canons à l’origine, s’est transformé en un vaisseau de 120 bouches à feu équipé de caronades sur le pont des gaillards.

Uwe est en possession de l’ensemble des images postée sur le forum « Marine et Modélisme d’Arsenal » que je lui ai transmises. Il s’est chargé d’en traduire les textes pour ensuite distribuer tout cela sur le forum SoS.

J’espère que cela vous plaira.

Francis Jonet.


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At the request of Uwe, I open this subject concerning the construction of a 118-gun vessel from the Gérard Delacroix monograph "Le commerce de Marseille". Construction whose decision was taken at the end of 2008 and started with the adaptation of Gérard's plans.

The work really started in February 2009 - eleven years already. During these years, the model evolved and, from 118 guns originally, turned into a 120-gun vessel equipped with carronades on the forecastle deck.

Uwe is in possession of all of the images posted on the "Marine and Arsenal Modeling" forum that I sent him. He was responsible for translating the texts and then distributing all of this on the SoS forum.

I hope you will like it.

Francis Jonet.
Dear my friend Francis
we wish you all the BEST and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Enjoy your special day with your family
Keep care and stay healthy
Birthday-Cake

Cher mon ami Francis
nous vous souhaitons à tous le meilleur et un joyeux anniversaire
Profitez de votre journée spéciale avec votre famille
Prenez soin de vous et restez en bonne santé
 

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Although we have never met, your workmanship admires many of us including myself. Happy Birthday, Francis! Much more happy and prosperous years with family and friends!

Joyeux Anniversaire! Birthday-Cake
 

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Time is running - and this sometimes extremely fast

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The door seen from outside the wall, it is made square as much as I was able to do.
That's what it gives to the interior: to adapt to the opening, it has to be
crooked at the head as at the foot, the geometry of the places being the cause,
Why not say we? There I wrote a big mistake! The door is well balanced, it must be the breakthrough that has a problem, I check that.

Door open on the inside it can give this aspect, it is not too bad as an image. The door has not changed.
Seen on the edge, it is almost plated on the gutter and the bauquière, I like it but is not very realistic.
On the other hand, it is orthodox. Once again, why not?

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Another presentation of the thing ...
... It's a theory, mine, it may not be the right one.
You have noticed ? I placed a threshold under the door.

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The piercing has been redone, the door fits perfectly to this new frame
The threshold must be horizontal, we see a small day light on the right.
The problem is the same as before when it is placed along the slope of the wall.
But that's not what makes the difference found opening angle.

I did not say a big mistake, it's a wobbly door that must be in this case.
Now the door with the hinges deported: it would be approximately in this position (higher), but it implies a good cut in the bauquière and the gutter reversed to allow him to take his place, with an oblique groove on the side opposite the hinges.

My conclusion is this: if the door follows the slope of the wall (I think it's the best) it needs hinges "" slightly deported "", just what he needs to avoid rubbing on the bridge when opening, to raise it a little in its pivoting.


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The hinges are in place on the boxes.

Many Thanks for your interest - and I wish also a fast recovery for Francis
 

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The time is running and when I see the date of my last post - once more I realize it very much - sorry for that

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Basic information about the carriages

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The carriages of 24 on one side are ready to go for the painting workshop.
.. The others, in the background, must still receive their spacers and their croissants. This will be done after an internship for rehabilitation of the right eye.

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as I am today, I can not do much, so I propose to you these four views of a fair carved and unpainted. I did not choose the ugliest, be sure.

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The carriages of 24 are painted, it remains to add a few loops like those of 36. This will not go further except for the two in Rab which will serve as a presentation as did our friend Marc.

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After the previous exchanges I wondered how to make a ferrule at the end of an axle of 2 mm in diameter (it is approximately the scale for my carriages of 24.) I succeeded this blow but I will not do it again not on one of my carts, it takes too much work.
Take a brass tube to the requested diameter, bring its thickness to 2/10 by boring it with the drill Ø1,6. The resulting tube is then used as a hollow drill to bring the axis to the correct section. The following is easily guessed: cut, paste, paint if desired.
It involves treating the rockets separately and then fitting them into the axles, as explained some time ago by Eric if I remember correctly.
 

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When I told you I was a little bit stamped ...
in spite of everything, I am not dissatisfied.

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Here are the benches, two is already not bad and it's the opposite of a sinecure. I went into the classic for the realization, drawing Gerard is too complicated for my big fingers (six feet per bench and spacers between each pair on the length as the table). But I do not think I have distorted the thing. I have ten left to make my account.

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Seated sailor found the right place.

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All the tables and all the benches are finished, I made a table and two more benches to be able to show them outside I do the same for the carts of the canons.
The twelve benches were a horror to achieve, it broke all the time until I understood how to do ...
... Unfortunately too late, all were finished.
 
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I've had my eye on the Commerce for quite some time now, and it kept me awake more then one night, thinking how it would be to make a model of this incredible design. I know I don't have the skills to create a model like Francis can, but I am done thinking about it so yesterday I ordered the drawings in 1/48 scale. Don't even have the space to display such a big model, but than again, that wouldn't be a problem till it is ready and that may be never....

Francis, really great job! Uwe, thank you for your work to make this report...
 
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When I told you I was a little bit stamped ...
in spite of everything, I am not dissatisfied.

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Here are the benches, two is already not bad and it's the opposite of a sinecure. I went into the classic for the realization, drawing Gerard is too complicated for my big fingers (six feet per bench and spacers between each pair on the length as the table). But I do not think I have distorted the thing. I have ten left to make my account.

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Seated sailor found the right place.

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All the tables and all the benches are finished, I made a table and two more benches to be able to show them outside I do the same for the carts of the canons.
The twelve benches were a horror to achieve, it broke all the time until I understood how to do ...
... Unfortunately too late, all were finished.
it's looks beautiful
 
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