LONGBOAT for La Salamandre in 1:48 (CAF)

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After a longer period not working on my 1:48 La Salamandre (see link), I restarted the activities in the workshop with a small project in the project.


Within the kit of the bomb ketch, two boats are included. A cutter with 13 cm and a longboat with 16,8 cm.
Both are small POF models and are also available alone, therefore I started a new small building log for this boats.

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the longboat in scale 1:48
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Each kit is packed in a small box - so everything necessary for the boats is included
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In the following I will show the Longboat
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The small keel with the parts
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Dry-fitted in the jig - visible are also the frames of the boat - very accurate laser cut
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Here you can see the small a fragile rips / frames of the Salamandre longboat
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and fitted on the keel

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to be continued ....... many thanks for your interest
 

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Hi Uwe,

Is this all in cherry?
Hallo Maarten,
yes, it is Cherry......only the rips / frames are a different timber, but I can not say which kind. It is slightly lighter than the Cherry.
But it is a good choice, due to the fact, that these parts are more stabile, than they would be in cherry. The cross section dimension of the frames is less than 2mm
 

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Hallo Uwe, so the ribs are from wood (timber) not plywood, correct?
Now you make me anxious - I have to check it and make a clean cut through the timber and sand it carefully to see !!
I did not remove the char until now and wanted to make it after the hull structure is stabilized with some planks
BTW: The frames are only 1mm in square - so very fragile
 

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Now you make me anxious - I have to check it and make a clean cut through the timber and sand it carefully to see !!
I did not remove the char until now and wanted to make it after the hull structure is stabilized with some planks
BTW: The frames are only 1mm in square - so very fragile
many thanks, Uwe. The reason I asked, I have built a similar model longboat (definitely not from CAF models) and the frames where from plywood. They where super-thin, 1 mm and fragile.
 

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many thanks, Uwe. The reason I asked, I have built a similar model longboat (definitely not from CAF models) and the frames where from plywood. They where super-thin, 1 mm and fragile.
Jim, your anticipation was correct - it is a very good made plywood with three layers.
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Some progress to show and one photo which I forgot to post last time

The keel of the Salamandre longboat prepared
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To bring planking into the necessary shape, I prepared a small form, let us see tomorrow, if the form is good enough
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waiting for the planks I started the inside structure with the keelson and the bottom planking of the Longboat
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BTW: frame 17 was broken on one side by heavy seas - my fingers are too thick - it will be repaired later

to be continued ......
 

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Looks like a nice little kit, and you said it was available to buy separately?
Mine were part of the Salamandre kit.
But they are also available separate - maybe you should contact Max
or check ebay or other portals
search with "salamandre + longboat" or "salamandre + cutter"
on ebay they cost 25 US$
 

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looks like you are of the good start, Uwe. What kind of glue did you use to glue frames and for future use with planks?
I am a typical wood-glue modeler - and try as much as possible to use this type of glue - In germany and austria the standard glue is from company Ponal
Dry in 5 minutes, on waterbasis, so you can correct if necessary with some water and the joint is unglued

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Some small progress today, could work for one hour.....

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Good to have these small plastic clamps - not very strong, exactly what I needed for this thin elements
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The first plank is installed
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The planks for one side of the longboat
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to be continued .......
 

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In order to install the next planks it is necessary to remove the skeleton from the jig

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Yesterday I installed two planks on one side, but I am not happy with the result - maybe I have to remove them ..... to be continued ....
 
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