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

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Today I got the positive information, that my friend finished his works on the sails and he will send the material in the next days.

So take a short first look - when I have more information and / or received the sails I will show you them in detail

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Many thanks to all for your kind words about my small daughter
I am soooo proud - sorry, but once more completely off topic

Yesterday, in Germany and Austria (and I guess also in some other countries) at the 6th of December, the Saint Nikolaus is coming and bringing the children some fruits, nuts and suits. We had the luck, although it is still lockdown here in Vienna, to find the Nikolaus and invite him into our house.
My daughter, although already 8 years old, like to believe, that it was the "REAL" one

I am so proud
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Usually the children should, if they like, recite a poem, sing a christmas song or similar.... after a short hesitation, she played Piano, played her transverse flute and made a Poem - she was soooo nervous in front of the "REAL" Nikolaus
and I had tears in the eyes (you know some sandcorn or dust, definitely no feelings)

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Friends
- our children and grandchildren are growing so fast - Enjoy every single moment like this or others - enjoy every moment with the children
How precious! You have every reason to be proud of your beautiful and talented daughter! Hope you and your family have a great holiday season! ;)
 
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Planking is starting

Before I remove the planks from the sheet, I mark the parts number (number of row with a, b, c or d -> here 25c ) and a small arrow with direction to the bow

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First plank 25 is installed
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and now also 24
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This is where I am in my build. Planking the outer hull. So I grabbed the 35 pieces of 1.5 x 5 x 400 Cherry Wood and started planking the port side. I did a splendid job with the first 3 planks, but then I thought “Better see what Uwek did” and imagine my chock, you used the laser cut parts from the kid. I laughed so long and so laud that my wife thought I had gone insane. Do you recall if you had to modify the pieces 24a and 25a? I don’t understand why they don’t fit the curve. I realize 24a should be on top of 25a I am just really confused24a 25a 3.jpg
 

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This is where I am in my build. Planking the outer hull. So I grabbed the 35 pieces of 1.5 x 5 x 400 Cherry Wood and started planking the port side. I did a splendid job with the first 3 planks, but then I thought “Better see what Uwek did” and imagine my chock, you used the laser cut parts from the kid. I laughed so long and so laud that my wife thought I had gone insane. Do you recall if you had to modify the pieces 24a and 25a? I don’t understand why they don’t fit the curve. I realize 24a should be on top of 25a I am just really confused
Yes - the clinker planking is not so easy
The first side I was also experimenting -

The planks are wider than shown on the plan because of the overlapping of the planks because the clinker (towards left of the red line. and in front (towards right of the line has enough meat to adjust when sanding or adjusting the plank to fit at the bow, because here the clinker is going over into a normal cravel planking
I guess that the form at the front of the plank is only to give the modeler the chance to adjust the plank accurately to the real insitu needs

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The second plank is too wide here....

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Yes - the clinker planking is not so easy
The first side I was also experimenting -

The planks are wider than shown on the plan because of the overlapping of the planks because the clinker (towards left of the red line. and in front (towards right of the line has enough meat to adjust when sanding or adjusting the plank to fit at the bow, because here the clinker is going over into a normal cravel planking
I guess that the form at the front of the plank is only to give the modeler the chance to adjust the plank accurately to the real insitu needs

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The second plank is too wide here....

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Thank you ever so much Uwek,

Now I can continue my build with peace in mind. These logs have guided me through the shoals again.
 

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The work on my Coureur is in moment on hold, due to the fact, that I am building the Granado.
I stopped with the further missing works on the masts, yards and sails

In short time I will be able to show you the complete set of the sails,
for the moment I would like to show some details as appetizer

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to be continued ......
 
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The work on my Coureur is in moment on hold, due to the fact, that I am building the Granado.
I stopped with the further missing works on the masts, yards and sails

In short time I will be able to show you the complete set of the sails,
for the moment I would like to show some details as appetizer

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to be continued ......
Uwe, did Oleg Seregin sew the sails by any chance?
 

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Uwe, did Oleg Seregin sew the sails by any chance?
I am so sorry, that I did not answer earlier to your question - sorry for that.

Yes - you are right - Oleg made them for me, but I had to wait a longer time, because he told me, that he has health problems with his eyes, so he originally did not want to take over an more contracts for sail making.....
 
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