Lougre le Coureur 1776 CAF Model by Chello

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I've got two words to say about that: In order!
Thanks for your kind words Paul. The people in my life ( particularly my exes) usually told me I was out of order!!
on a serious note, I’m seriously enjoying this build but I am learning to build a ship model, so not focusing fully on the historical accuracy as such. However people like @PoulD, @Uwek and others have shown me how research and historical accuracy (as far as it exists) fits in the whole building experience. My next build will certainly include this.
Hms alert, Le requin .......is it normal to already be thinking about your next build....? ;-)
 
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I think Uwe is right, your planking is very nice. Will l be able to do it like that?
If I can do it you can, it’s as simple as that. Don’t model yourself after anyone just learn and take inspiration from others but then do your own thing, do it your way and take your time. In the end you’ll be proud of it whilst (in my case) I am looking forward to doing it better in my next build.
 
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If I can do it you can, it’s as simple as that. Don’t model yourself after anyone just learn and take inspiration from others but then do your own thing, do it your way and take your time. In the end you’ll be proud of it whilst (in my case) I am looking forward to doing it better in my next build.
People like @Jimsky, @Maarten, @Uwek and others leave me in awe but equally inspire me to aim for that level. I’ve just started building but I’m sure they started at some point and realised there is a lot to learn before you reach a certain level. I’m enjoying that journey as much as I enjoy building itself. A group build is great, not only because we have Uwe, but we have each other to share the learning.
 

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People like @Jimsky, @Maarten, @Uwek and others leave me in awe but equally inspire me to aim for that level. I’ve just started building but I’m sure they started at some point and realised there is a lot to learn before you reach a certain level. I’m enjoying that journey as much as I enjoy building itself. A group build is great, not only because we have Uwe, but we have each other to share the learning.
Don't underestimate your own work, we all learn on a daily basis.
 
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I'm undecided. The original french ships were apparently painted white below the waterline.
 
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I'm undecided. The original french ships were apparently painted white below the waterline.
I think I don’t want to be historically 100% accurate but play with the illusion a bit. Leaving the hull untreated other that oiling will contrast to harshly with black wales in my view, so I’m leaning to a deep dark brown or or even smoke house.
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Painting a true waterline on a clinker at this scale (specially in white) would be a challenge . I will Tung oil mine on both open and closed sides with black whales.
A little stain to add color would be interesting but your sample seems a bit dark to me . Add the black whales and all appears gloomy also you will have a high contrast with the lighter topsides. Now that's just my 2 cents.
However, originality is what will place your work apart from others.
 
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Painting a true waterline on a clinker at this scale (specially in white) would be a challenge . I will Tung oil mine on both open and closed sides with black whales.
A little stain to add color would be interesting but your sample seems a bit dark to me . Add the black whales and all appears gloomy also you will have a high contrast with the lighter topsides. Now that's just my 2 cents.
However, originality is what will place your work apart from others.
The colour sample is for the Wales as I don’t want to use black but a darker shade of brown . As you, I will use tung oil for both sides of the hull planking
 

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After being threatened by some senior forum members with walking the plank, a couple of sessions of keel hauling, Running The Gauntlet and some other punishments that are not appropriate to post I have given in and will start sharing my attempts to build le coureur from CAF. There have been many post already relating to the unboxing so I will skip that. However it is best to check all the parts before starting. Particularly the parts for the jig need close inspection. Although I had parts E2 and E2 which were missing in a few kits, parts D1 and D2 ( the outside “box” for the jig with the laser etched outlines of the ship) were incorrect, where some part weren’t mirror images so I ended up with a picture on the outside of one part of the jig box and half of one on the inside on the opposite side. Also some parts of the jig are incorrectly marked ( part 4 needs to be 2 or the other way around, I can’t remember).
I have so far completed the keel, the jig and I glued and sanded some of the char of frame Numbers 3 till 22. These are All the frames on one drawing sheet. I used the @Uwek method by glueing the futtock parts A and both C parts to the drawing and then glueing part B on top. I did this in two batches and the are all drying under glass now. View attachment 182985

Note some of the frames are not aligned with the drawing as the were the first batch and already taken off the drawing. There will be very little paper stuck to the frame ( unless you drown it in glue) and it will easily come off.
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I will post some more pictures of the process so far with some more detailed information.

Can I get off the plank now?
Hallo Marcel alias @Chello
we wish you all the BEST and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Enjoy your special day and celebrate your round big birthday
Hope to see some progress on your Le Coureur .....
 
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