Planset Review: "LA BELLE-POULE - 1765 - 12-pdr frigate" in 1:48 by Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti

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Planset Review:
LA BELLE-POULE
1765 - 12-pdr Frigate by ENGINEER GUIGNACE - A STUDY OF 12-PDR FRIGATE
- frégate de XII de 1765

By Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti - Translated by François Fougerat

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This interesting monograph with 22 drawings mainly in scale 1:48 was published in the original french language already in 1986.
In the meantime it is also available in english or italian language from ancre. With an order you can choose the language of the booklet.


excerpts taken from the attached advertisement published ancre
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Size of the finished model

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SYNOPSIS:

In French The renaissance of the French military navy at the time of the American War of Independence was preceded by a great deal of research in the field of naval architecture and artillery. The 12-pdr frigate is the direct result of this effort. 104 such ships were built between 1748 and 1798. The 12-pdr frigate is the typical ship of the American Revolutionary War, subsequently the 18-pdr will take its place during the wars of the First Empire. There were many 12-pdr frigates from which to choose, but the Belle-Poule was the obvious choice since she distinguished herself along with the lugger Le Coureur, as the first ship to be involved in combat action on 17 June 1778 during the Revolutionary War. The direct account of this battle by the parties involved will give readers an immediate feel for the period. History buffs and ship's model builders alike will be captivated by this narrative that documents an actual artillery duel between two ships of comparable strength.


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COMPOSITION OF THE MONOGRAPH

Booklet:


117 page booklet, 24 x 31cm format, including:

- The history of the 12-pdr frigate - Comparative plans of several frigates - Interior accommodation of the frigate - Protection of the underwater hull Monograph of the Belle-Poule - Construction - Artillery - History - Technical commentary on the plates Set of 22 plates at 1:48 scale


Drawings

in scale 1:48 including :

1 Schematic view
2 Horizontal sections
3 Vertical sections
4 Building the bow and the stern
5 Plan of the ship's battery
6 Plan of the forecastle and quaterdeck
7 View of the hull
8 View of the bow and stern
9 Cross-sections
10 Longitudinal section
11 and 12 Fitting
13 Coppering
14 Masting components
15 Fitting for the masts
16 Square sails for the foremast
17 Square sails for the mainmast
18 Square sails for the mizzenmast
19 Longitudinal sails
20 The ship under full sail at 1:72 scale
21 Belaying plan
22 Schematic view at 1:72 scale


LOOK INSIDE of the Booklet
(shown is the french original version - in short time I get the english version and I will show it asap)

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In the following post you can find the drawings
 

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Planset Review: PART II
LA BELLE-POULE
1765 - 12-pdr Frigate by ENGINEER GUIGNACE - A STUDY OF 12-PDR FRIGATE
- frégate de XII de 1765

By Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti - Translated by François Fougerat

excerpts in detail
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LOOK INSIDE of the Drawings

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Many Thanks for your interest
 

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In order to show the beauty of this frigate, please enjoy the photos of the amazing model, Bernard Frölich built in scale 1:48.
Frölich is well known for his Book "The Art of Ship Modeling" (link to book review you can find after the photos


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I found this drawing at the NMM, which is also shown in the booklet

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Scale 1:48. A plan showing the body plan, stern board outine with decorations and name in a cartouche on the stern counter, sheer lines with inboard detail and figurehead, longitudinal half-breadth for Belle Poule (1780), a captured French Frigate as taken off at Portsmouth Dockyard, prior to fitting as a 36-gun, Fifth Rate Frigate. Signed by George White [Master Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard, 1779-1793]



and some additional information about the ship and her history and career you can find here:




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Combat de la Belle Poule et de l'Aréthusa by Auguste-Louis de Rossel de Cercy
 

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Some days ago, I received a bigger order of books from ancre, also the english version of the booklet.
So if you have an original version of the monographie of the La Belle-Poule in french language (in the past only french was available), you can now order the new english version of the booklet for only 30 Euros without once more the complete drawing set - in my opinion a very good service


you have to click on "Brochure en Anglais seule"

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so now the Look Inside of the english booklet

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detailed chapter about copper planking of this time
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and the La Belle Poule monograph
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Many Thanks for your interest
 

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Hi Uwe,
does this monography show the frameing of the ship?
The La Belle Poule was one of the earlier plansets made by Jean Boudriot, unfortunately without the frame details, so you have to draw them based on the line drawings
 
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