LE COUREUR - french Lugger 1776 - POF kit from CAF in 1:48 by Uwe

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Many Thanks to all for your nice and friendly comments and all the Likes received - much appreciated.

Due to a week illness, I was not able to do something in the shipyard, but yesterday evening I was able to restart some small works

So I started to think about the stone ballast and how these stone will be fixed and on which areas they shall be visible. Because most of the area I have to close, so that the barrels, boxes and other stuff like canvas can be located and fixed.

First I tried the fixing of some "sample"-stones with wood glue - and it is working
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Filling the complete ballast box with stones, the model would get really heavy. For a real ship, with full canvas area in the wind enough stone ballast was necessary. My model will be finally fully rigged with sails, but hopefully there will be no wind producing forces to the mast and ship, so I will reduce the total volume of real stones as much as possible

So the solution (for the moment) will be a not visible platform made out of a plywood. On the photo you see one side, the other left side will be also prepared
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In the moment I am planing to close the marked areas (with red lines) with boards - the others will stay open showing the stone ballast beneath
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I'm done reading through the build log so far. It's like reading a book! Very interesting information on various topics beside the model building itself.
I'm always amazed at the perseverance of the builders.
 

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Yesterday I finished the preparation of the hidden platforms made out of plywood, painted them black and fixed on the main parts which are visible the stones.
After permanent installatioon of this platforms I plan to adjust and add additional stones (over the edges between playwood and inner planking), so that the this plywood is not visible any more

I think you are getting a good impression, of how it is looking like - the whit spots between the stones is the wood-glue, which is still wet, after drying it will be not visble any more (I hope so)IMG-6081.jpg

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Today I am able to show the finish works on the stone ballast.

Here visible the two segments of the false and hidden platform - necessary now are some more stones to cover the edges
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no way back - the most of the work is done
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here the view with the ballast box and some of the cover boards on the ballast box
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The top view - you can see, that I have to prepare some more of the cover boards - on the right you can see still the (to be completely) hidden platform
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and afterwards I realized, that I forgot something - I forgot completely to leave some space between the stones for the Monkey ladder - I have to solve it somehow - >
SO DO NOT FORGET THIS SMALL MONKEY LADDER Exclamation-MarkExclamation-MarkExclamation-Mark

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and finally - I could not resist to put some barrels and boxes into the hold - only to get an impression ......
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Before installing the deckbeams, I have to decide how to arrange and fix the cargo

Many Thanks for your interest ..... see you soon on this channel
 

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Many Thanks for your kind words - good for the own personal motivation to spend hours and hours for the small things.....

During the weekend I was able to start the final installation of walls and decks and also tried to fine-tune and prepare the material and stowage

In the hold near the pumps are some canvas bags stowed - only that there is something
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Final installed two sleeping compartments and also final adjustments of the bitts in the wall - in the room directly in the bow are three spare sails stowed (according the contemporary drawing this room was the "sail-room"
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The barrels, boxes and the firewood are not finally fixed
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actual horizonatl views through the frames - I guess a video will show it better, which I will try to make, when it is really finalized

the bags near the pumps
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I installed in the stowage compartment also some ring bolts for a later lashing of the barrels, maybe some more are necessary (in moment 20 rings) - also firewood is prepared
also my mistake with the forgotten monkey ladder is solved for the moment -> I think I will leave it like this
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Many Thanks for the interest - comments (positive and negative) are well come
 

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Once more Many Thanks for your kind words, comments and thumb ups - highly appreciated

Going further yesterday evening I worked on the munition magazine / room - as often I show you the descriptions of the manual

the small wall with the small lighting
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installation of the floor
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in the kit, there is also a small felxibel sheet of some "lead"
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the ammunition racks with the gun-powder bags
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and the floor (which was already prepared weeks ago)
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now let us take a look at the execution

the small wall with the lighting and the lead cover of the wall
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also the fllor and the other wall was covered with the lead
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First check of visability of the interior of the ammunition magazine when the floor / deck is installed
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not much is possible to see - but I know it, that it is there
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view from the top through the opening
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the racks are now filled with some gun-powder bags
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top view with both walls on their place
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the view through the frames (without floor)
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the same with the floor covering most of the magazine
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теперь давайте посмотрим на исполнение

небольшая стена с освещением и свинцовым покрытием стены
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также пол и другая стена были покрыты свинцом
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Первая проверка видимости внутренней части магазина боеприпасов при установке пола / палубы
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не так много можно увидеть - но я знаю, что это есть
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вид сверху через проем
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Стеллажи теперь заполнены мешками с порохом
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вид сверху с обеими стенами на своих местах
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вид через рамы (без пола)
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то же самое с полом, покрывающим большую часть журнала
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Прекрасная работа Недурно

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Beautiful work again Uwe.
I am in the same process in my Alert, unfortunately we Alert builders have to build from scratch here, nothing provided for interior of the powder room.
I have to make some powder cartridges and yours look very well, keep them in mind.
 
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