Planset Review: "LE FLEURON - 64-gun Ship by Joseph & Blaise OLLIVIER" - 1729 - by Gerard Delacroix and Jean Boudriot

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Planset Review:
LE FLEURON
64-gun Ship by Joseph & Blaise OLLIVIER - 1729

by Gerard Delacroix and Jean Boudriot
in scale 1:48 / english translation by Gilles Korent

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This monographie is available from ancre in different languages, which can be choosen - English / French / Italian or Spanish

https://ancre.fr/en/monograph/55-monographie-du-fleuron-vaisseau-de-64-canons-1729.html


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SYNOPSIS:

This monograph is the first in the series to be devoted to a ship of the line. It is of particular interest since the ship we have chosen, the Fleuron - as it was conceived by Blaise Ollivier - is the first modern French ship. Moreover it represents a pure example of the French school of naval architecture. An exceptionally complete corpus of documentation includes a full description of the classification and characteristics of the ships, its creator's own drawings, original sketches of the ship's decoration and sculptures by Caffieri, and a complete set of information on the ship's rigging found in a manuscript of the period. Because of the catastrophic losses incurred in our archives, it is extremely rare for us to have been able to collect so much material from irrefutable historical sources.

Gérard Delacroix, who did the drawings for the monograph, is a professional draftsman and a talented ship's model builder. He assisted his mentor, Jean Boudriot, in developing and completing this study which we are particularly pleased to offer in our collection.

The distinguished features of the vessel will attract the attention of discerning model builders. Its superb hull, elegant timbers perfectly defined and described, oblique inner planking, iron knees, bronze and iron cannon, French riggings with round tops all make the construction of this model a formidable challenge. An alternative model of the rigging without timbers may also be built using the instructions at 1:72 scale.

The Fleuron was actively involved in very few combat operations but her career was an unusual one in that she cruised the Baltic Sea, where French squadrons rarely ventured, on three occasions. One of these expeditions affords us the opportunity to describe the preparation of a royal ship for a ball that was given on board.

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CONTENT of the Booklet:

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135 p. monograph, 24 x 31cm format, including:

- Blaise Ollivier's manuscript
- J.J. Caffieri's decorations
- Rigging manuscript, 1732
- A biography of B. Ollivier with a bibliography
- A computer-assisted note on the drawings
- The history of the Fleuron 1729-1745
- Archival excerpts on the Baltic cruises and on a ball given on board the Bourbon
The monograph :
- Annotated Study of the plates
- Measurements and scantlings of timber pieces
- Description of the rigging
- Complete english retranscription of B. Ollivier's manuscript


CONTENT of the DRAWINGS:

1 - Schematic views - Horizontal sections - lines
2 - Vertical sections
3 - General view / elevation of the hull framing
4-5-6 Drawings of 62 frames
7 - Axial timbers and longitudinal section of the framing
8 - The riders and deck beams
9 - Fore woodwork / Bow timbers
10 - Stern woodwork / framing
11- Construction of the Head / bow
12- Ceiling of the hull / inner planking
13- Cross sections / Transversal sections
14- Longitudinal section and accommodations in the hull
15- Gun deck
16- Upper deck
17- Forecastle, quarterdeck and poop-deck
18- Overview and overhead views
19- Front and rear views / forward and stern
20- Fitting (1)
21- Fitting (2)
22- Fitting (3)
23- Masts and yards
24- Fitting of the masts
25- 26- Sails (1:96 scale)
27- Full view under sail (1:72 scale)
28- Belaying plan. Blocks (in the text).
29-VARIOUS.


LOOK INSIDE of the BOOKLET

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In the following post you can find the LOOK INSIDE of the drawing set ........ to be continued ......
 

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PART II of Planset Review:
LE FLEURON
64-gun Ship by Joseph & Blaise OLLIVIER - 1729

by Gerard Delacroix and Jean Boudriot
in scale 1:48 / english translation by Gilles Korent


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LOOK INSIDE of the DRAWINGS
all 29 available drawing sheets are shown or the content visible

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Guess what folks...I am a happy guy! First and foremost important I was introduced to Pink Floyd music and don't imagine a day without it, second I can enjoy seeing those brilliant models people building across the world. It is just amazing!! I don't have enough words to thank Uwe for his tremendous job introducing all of us such beautifully build models. THANK YOU!
 

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Wow! This is one incredible model.
The attention to detail is unbelievable.
This may be a silly question, but is this available as a kit?
I wouldn't be able to build this with my present level of experience, but would be stunning to be able to build it sometime in the future.
 

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Wow! This is one incredible model.
The attention to detail is unbelievable.
This may be a silly question, but is this available as a kit?
I wouldn't be able to build this with my present level of experience, but would be stunning to be able to build it sometime in the future.
The shown models are off course all scratch built models. I made the photos during my visit in October at the 1.st INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF MODEL SHIPBUILDING in Rochefort, France where I was invited to participate.

You can see much more models etc. in this topic:

https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/international-convention-of-model-shipbuilding-rochefort-france-18-th-21-st-october-2018.2050/

The Le Fleuron is not available as a kit, maybe I shall say "until now" not available.......there are plans of a chinese manufacturer to make a gunnery section model in form of a kit in scale 1:48:

https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/new-kit-of-1-48-battle-station-deck-cannon-scene-based-on-le-fleuron-under-preparation.2854/

But I could imagine, that also a complete model could be released one day in future......
 

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The shown models are off course all scratch built models. I made the photos during my visit in October at the 1.st INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF MODEL SHIPBUILDING in Rochefort, France where I was invited to participate.

You can see much more models etc. in this topic:

https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/international-convention-of-model-shipbuilding-rochefort-france-18-th-21-st-october-2018.2050/

The Le Fleuron is not available as a kit, maybe I shall say "until now" not available.......there are plans of a chinese manufacturer to make a gunnery section model in form of a kit in scale 1:48:

https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/new-kit-of-1-48-battle-station-deck-cannon-scene-based-on-le-fleuron-under-preparation.2854/

But I could imagine, that also a complete model could be released one day in future......
Thanks Uwe,
Probably just as well this is not a kit (yet :)). I may have been tempted to take on something a little too ambitious.
The battle station deck looks rather interesting though.
 

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Thanks Uwe,
Probably just as well this is not a kit (yet :)). I may have been tempted to take on something a little too ambitious.
The battle station deck looks rather interesting though.
The battle station is based on the Le Fleuron, but it could be more or less every two decker.
On the other hand there are some kits available, all Plank on Frames, like the La Salamandre (I built by myself), the Enterprize or the new La Renommee - all of them single deck vessels, with which you can start this type of construction as a good basis for future scratch builts.
On the other hand, there are several very interesting monographies of smaller vessels available, like the Rochefort from Gerard Delacroix (our member @G. DELACROIX ) or the Catarina from Franco Fissore, which are very good scratch builts for beginners.

Take a look f.e. here:
https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/overview-of-available-plan-set-monographie-reviews.2888/

General: We should stay every time ambitious, otherwise we would not get better - there are modelers around the world, which started the 74-gun ship or a ship like the Le Fleuron as a first scratch built - some of them with big success.

Take a look at this model:

https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/new-kit-of-1-48-battle-station-deck-cannon-scene-based-on-le-fleuron-under-preparation.2854/

It is a scratch built Chebec LE REQUIN built in scale 1:48 by André Drouadine - and it was his first model ship ever !!!!!

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The battle station is based on the Le Fleuron, but it could be more or less every two decker.
On the other hand there are some kits available, all Plank on Frames, like the La Salamandre (I built by myself), the Enterprize or the new La Renommee - all of them single deck vessels, with which you can start this type of construction as a good basis for future scratch builts.
On the other hand, there are several very interesting monographies of smaller vessels available, like the Rochefort from Gerard Delacroix (our member @G. DELACROIX ) or the Catarina from Franco Fissore, which are very good scratch builts for beginners.

Take a look f.e. here:
https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/overview-of-available-plan-set-monographie-reviews.2888/

General: We should stay every time ambitious, otherwise we would not get better - there are modelers around the world, which started the 74-gun ship or a ship like the Le Fleuron as a first scratch built - some of them with big success.

Take a look at this model:

https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/new-kit-of-1-48-battle-station-deck-cannon-scene-based-on-le-fleuron-under-preparation.2854/

It is a scratch built Chebec LE REQUIN built in scale 1:48 by André Drouadine - and it was his first model ship ever !!!!!

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That is beautifully built.
Way out of my league I am afraid. Do not have the space or the tools for a scratch build. (Sad)
 

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How is all of the decoration on the stern of the model made?
Is this carved by the modeller?
It all depends on modeler abilities and preferences. Yea...some of us will carve while others will use clay or cast metal, Today's day, if you have a CNC machine and ability to use 3D programs you can much simplify this process, but you still need to do some manual carving.
 
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It all depends on modeler abilities and preferences. Yea...some of us will carve while others will use clay or cust metal, Today's day, if you have a CNC machine and ability to use 3D programs you can much simplify this process, but you still need to do some manual carving.
Wow! Huge respect for those guys then.
The carvings on Le Fleuron are absolutely stunning.
 

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How is all of the decoration on the stern of the model made? (Le Fleuron)
Is this carved by the modeller?
I think, that the modeler Jacques Mailliere made his carvings by himself - never forget, that the model is in scale 1:24, so really really big and therefore also the quality of the carvings can be much better - definitely it is a beautiful and amazing model - but you need several people to transport it o_O
 

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Ятоже строю LE FLEURON в масштабе 1:72 если можно выложу несколько фото

Uwe: google translate - Jim, please correct if necessary
I build LE FLEURON on a scale of 1:72 if I can post several photos

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Ятоже строю LE FLEURON в масштабе 1:72 если можно выложу несколько фото

Uwe: google translate - Jim, please correct if necessary
I build LE FLEURON on a scale of 1:72 if I can post several photos

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Hallo and a warme welcome here on board of our forum.
This is a very good model of the Le Fleuron - Very good appearance and work !!!
We would like to see much more of this great model - maybe you could start a building log in the scratch built area of this model - no need to start from the beginning, just where you are
 
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