LE FRANÇOIS 1683, scale 1/48, by José

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Hi. I want to show you this work I began some years ago, Le François, a small 5th class vessel from the end of the 17th century (1683), author Jean-Claude Lemineur.
Anyway, I've got very slow progress because I can't devote it as much time I'd want.

I'm using pearwood (above all), ebony and boxwood.

The base of the building board is 2 cms thick. The height of the upper jig is positioned on the waterline.

The keel has got four pieces and it's not flat (it's a curiosity), has a slight tilt in bow and stern. There is no false keel in this model.

The rabbets angles are temporarily formed, once the frames have installed the final shape will take place.

All parts of the keel, stem, inner stem and rising-wood are glued.

The stern-post is not glued to the whole, by now, in order to work more comfortable on stern parts.

Frames are formed by three different thicks, at 1/48 scale are four, three and two mm, from the bottom to the top. By now, I'm only making the foot of frames to check how fit on the keel.

Best regards,

Jose

Hallo Jose, alias @José_B
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Thank you very much, Uwe! Nowadays, I'm a bit busy due to job matters and I have no time to spend on my passion but I keep on following this great and pleasant forum, maintaining the illusion for our hobby.
 
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