La Belle 1/36 - Plan by Jean Boudriot / myself

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Thank you Uwe. Yeah, a lot of people have laughed because the preparation time for my build was ernormously. The little La Belle with her 29 Frame, imagine a Saint Phillipe, Fleuron or my Babe, the Bonhomme Richard, wth 60 or more frames.
I think every quality needs their time.
 

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Thank you Uwe. Yeah, a lot of people have laughed because the preparation time for my build was ernormously. The little La Belle with her 29 Frame, imagine a Saint Phillipe, Fleuron or my Babe, the Bonhomme Richard, wth 60 or more frames.
I think every quality needs their time.
And I am sure, that you and everybody else can see the difference - Maybe modelers like you (and I am from the same type) need more time, when they make it really as accurate as possible. But if you take a close look you can see the time consuming work -> Do not change your style, take the necessary time, until you are really satisfied with your own work - and with more experience (after the second and third model) some works are getting faster (but no so much faster)
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I will change nothing, i follow my way. I think the results explains all.
Interesting that the persons with the loudest negative voce, are furthest away from this kind of modelmaking.
A professional, is a professional, is a professional.... In what he do, what he think, and what he speak (or don´t speak). However....
Would be interesting to build a second La Belle to see how much time i need for the new one. I think 50 % faster.
Every next model will has his own details und challenges. And it´s is bigger. The benefit in time, that you win with your better skill, you loose with the
complexity of the new project. But i hink the result will be better. A lot of things i will do different next time.
 

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Excellent work Oliver Thumbsup.You will see the benefit of all your hard work as proportionally the short amount of time to assemble the frame compared to the preparation is massive.
I feel that whilst you do speed up with experience you can only get so much faster before quality suffers.Indeed the more experience you get,the more complex a project you undertake and the higher your standards.Whilst I am mindful to try and work efficiently,too much emphasis on how long things take and it all becomes too much like the day job and no longer a hobby.
I would much rather spend 15 years building a model that is to the best of my ability and then some then five years building the same model in 5 years and never be truly satisfied with the end result.

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Nigel
 

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Fantastic progress Oliver,I had a feeling things would start to go together like a jigsaw with all the preparation sorted.From what I can tell from the pics,you won't have masses of sanding inside or out to finally fair the frames either:)

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Thank you very much Nigel . The good and long preparation brings the benefit now. Its always risky to sand the conture too much in this early step. I followed the drawings and i have minimum material to sand the final shape. The transition to the rabbet on the stern for example.
 

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Thank you Jim. I try do give the maximum. It´s a lot of trial and error. And a many things i will do different in my next project. But this is part of the game. "You will learn it when you do it."
 
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