La Belle Poule 1780 by Thomas

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After now already three construction reports of the "La Belle Poule" are now active I thought it does not need another? And because I am months behind and build carefully and slowly I do not want to repeat everything and show only certain procedures?

I greet all patient and curious observers!

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The contents of the kit delivery.

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The parts needed for the first assembly platform.

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The cutting of the small mounting points.

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The jig is held together only by tape. I think that I will have to disassemble the jig again for observation when attaching individual components. In the photo are the tools needed so far.

Best regards
Thomas
 

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Hallo Thomas,
I am very happy, that you started also your building log. In principle every modeler is building his model, often in slightly different ways.
So it is good to show yours - we love to see the work from others
 
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For testing purposes, I have already done some preliminary work. This is the status today. Her, too, nothing is glued yet.

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The first challenge. In the instruction guide it is noted that the plastic parts may have to be bend. But where to. To find out, you have to look in the 3rd section of the instructions and pick out the stern components.
According to the instruction guide, the planks are already placed on the frames and plastic parts in the 1st construction stage and you only see the differences in the 3rd construction stage. Then, however, bending the plastic parts with wooden planks is much more difficult.

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As a hobby cook, I am also responsible for large roasts and steaks. Good if you have a meat thermometer. By carefully raising the temperature, the plastic became bendable.

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Only by heating, bending and remeasuring do the plastic parts now fit exactly to the stern. A small note in the instruction guide would be helpful to avoid surprises.

Now it's back to making the frames - a tedious job - gluing and especially sanding them together. Actually, one could save the cleaning of the edges but then the frames do not have the exact final dimensions.

Best regards
Thomas
 
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I am a bit late, but happily will take an empty seat next to Uwe so we can discuss your build privately ;)
YES - and we will whisper and discuss if the temparature should be 1 degree higher or lower ....... whisper whisper whisper
BTW: Good hint with the warm water - good to know, that this way is working
 

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I enjoy following everyone's build logs, including yours. Each is different and yours also. Thanks for detailing your build.
 
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For testing purposes, I have already done some preliminary work. This is the status today. Her, too, nothing is glued yet.

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The first challenge. In the instruction guide it is noted that the plastic parts may have to be bend. But where to. To find out, you have to look in the 3rd section of the instructions and pick out the stern components.
According to the instruction guide, the planks are already placed on the frames and plastic parts in the 1st construction stage and you only see the differences in the 3rd construction stage. Then, however, bending the plastic parts with wooden planks is much more difficult.

Best regards
Thomas
Good afternoon Thomas- I certainly look forward to your build. Cheers Grant
 
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Dear Thomas
great beginning, I will keep following with great curiosity
 
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Hello
I started the construction of the beautiful hen, I find it tedious and above all error-prone the gluing of the top of couples. why not laser cut the desired thickness directly, saving wood?
I noticed that the bottom where the couples are glued was not very rigid and was deformed.
very good kit though
best regards
 

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Hello
I started the construction of the beautiful hen, I find it tedious and above all error-prone the gluing of the top of couples. why not laser cut the desired thickness directly, saving wood?
I noticed that the bottom where the couples are glued was not very rigid and was deformed.
very good kit though
best regards
Hi
Maybe you can show us your Belle Poule in a bould log?
 
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Hi "gdef"

Here is my way for machining the frames.

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The finest spindle sander is still too big.

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And even the disc sander is rarely helpful.

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Only files and patience help here.

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The Proxxon belt sander is a great help when it removes the material at low speed and with feeling on the long sides.

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These are the tools I use processing the frames (Files, rasp and belt sander).

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A story for Marseille insiders. . .

And a special greeting to Marseille, where I often spent good times.

Best regards
Thomas
 
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