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Le Coureur 1776 1:48 Group Build

Le Coureur 1776, CAF model by Sisco

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Hello to you all.
Here I am
Last night my gift came from Shanghai ( let’s say self - gift ) for my sixty years : my CAF model kit
The Italian customs have thought well to join my festivities and have not demanded any customs duties .
Last night I have completed the two boxes contents checking and everything is in order

Material of excellent quality, perfectly cut, clean and well packed.
Well done Caf Model
As soon as I’ ll have completed something relevant, I will post some pictures of my “shipyard” .
 

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Happy to hear, that you received you birthday present - and I am also happy to hear, that we can expect also from your side a building log.
Please do not hesitate to show us your complete work, and not limited to what is not shown already by others.
Great news.....
 
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The system I found most practical for gluing ribs
I photocopied the drawing, divided it into groups, glued to a flat board with common double-sided tape.
I then used the "repositionable" double-sided tape, usually used for photographs and posters, to hold in place the rib's partsle coureur.jpg.
The glue of this tape is sufficient to hold the pieces in place but allows to correct any errors without problems.
 
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I find it very practical to gluele coureur_2.jpg glass paper to wooden strips, always using double-sided tape. Of course, the measures of the strips and the grain of the paper vary according to the needs.
Very economical but very effective
 
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Work in the shipyard continues
I have started the realization of the jig and for the moment I have chosen the option of keeping everything as free and open as possible.
Of course I have checked that everything was very flat, squared and aligned .. but for the moment I won't add anything else.
I am trying to try each rib "dry" because I want to be sure of what you are doing before I put my hand on the gluele coureur_3-6.jpg
 
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in the meantime , while I let the files "cool" , I have in parallel built the boat.
I must say that at the moment I am looking for every excuse not to address the issue of the stern structure ..
The first time I faced the problem .. I got a big headache

le coureur_3-2.jpgle coureur_3-3.jpgle coureur_3-4.jpgle coureur_3-5.jpg
 

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displacement of the boat .....7 grams
Looking very good !
With the displacement information, we understand much easier, how fragile this small boat is......
.....like the stern structure :eek:
But Once you have to start......
 
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