Le Coureur 1776, CAF model 1:48 by Poul

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nice job Poul.
Enjoy your family!
As for the "window" I am also of the idea that it is advisable to try to show as much as possible what is inside
I have kept as a reference the last board that reaches the edge of the ballast compartment which runs very straight from bow to stern .. and this for me represents the maximum possible opening. (Seeing the ballast from below would not add much )
Trying to dry fit the floor of the various sections of the hull it seems to me that in this way one should see almost everything from the outside, or at least have a precise idea of it.
 
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To get a pause form the inside planking I started today on the dog sledge aka ballast platform. I cut all the dovetail tennons and mortises with a scalpel and I dry fit one by one and marked them with numbers:
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When I dry fitted the dovetails one by one I thought they fit reasonably okay but when I glued all the parts together I could not get the last beam to fit :confused:
When Forest Gump was asked if he was stupid he answered “Stupid is as stupid does”, meaning that a person should be judged by his actions, not his appearance. Well, judged by my action I'm indeed not the sharpest knife in the drawer:
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:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Luckily there was enough wood leftover in te plate to make a new beam from scratch and finish the dog sledge:
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Hi Poul..........I am in the process of installing the forward rail clamps and have a question , if I may. How did you determine the placement ie: height
of frames #2 and #3. I would think this important as to the shape and flow of the planking afterward.

Merci jb
 
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Hi JB,
The height of the forward deck clamp is determined with 3 sticks, 1 stick 2x4 mm and 2 sticks 4x4 mm. Besides, the top of the keelson can help :
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BTW, 2 sticks of 2x4 mm can also be used as one 4x4 when 4 sticks are not enough. Also a 2x4 stick can be used in a few of the holes for the lower deck markings which are not really square and if a frame is in the way.

The location of frame 2 and 3 has to be determined from the drawing. Note that these frames are not vertical.
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I finally finished at least the starboard side of the inner planking. It did not became as good as I would have liked though. Sure hope I'm getting better at this. Still missing some planks at the port side but once again I needed a little variation with something easier than the grueling planking work so I made the mast well
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I finally finished at least the starboard side of the inner planking. It did not became as good as I would have liked though. Sure hope I'm getting better at this. Still missing some planks at the port side but once again I needed a little variation with something easier than the grueling planking work so I made the mast well
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Nice and accurate work Poul, looking really good.
 
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Finally done with the inside planking
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I kinda thought Le Coureur was going to be a very fast ship as it seems to be a rig with getaway power, but no wonder this ship is anyway bound to be captured by HMS Alert.
Not only is the ship builder a miserable dilettante, a klutzy goon and a clogfoot talentless amateur, as Capitaine Archibald Haddock would say. The crew that was sent for the ship is certainly not much better. It appears that several of the officers are old disabled veterans with hooks instead of hands.
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Looking very good my friend - Congratulation for the finishing of one important working step!

and Jaques Denys, the shipwright who built the original in Dunkerque, Flanders would be very proud of this shipyard model


And what will come now? Interieur or outside planking?
 
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Many thanks for the comments and likes guys :) I was really not happy with my planking work. For example, a few of the planks broke for me :oops: And of course this happens 5-7 mm from the aft end where the plank has to be bended in 2 directions and the plank is very thin and the grains are in a total wrong direction :rolleyes:. I started the port side from the keel and I wish I had started from the top also on the port side. It did not become a mirror of the starboard side. .

Anyway, a bit of cleaning and sanding made it appear better though. This and not at least your comments made me feel kinda content.

What is the next step? Well, I think had enough planking for the time being :D Hence I'll make at least a few the bulkheads etc while I slowly regain courage enough to start on the clinker planking.
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