One very interesting model of the LA RENOMMEE under construction in scale 1:48 by Patrick Jouffrin, who is member in our forum @Péji Here the link to his building log...
Joachim is the author of a very interesting book, which he issued resently. The title of the english version is "The color blue in historical shipbuilding" and "Die Farbe Blau im historischen Schiffbau" of the german version
In some time (after reading) I will be able to make a detailed Book Review to show you the content - but definitely it is looking like a real interesting read
Another very interesting contact is Eugen Troppmann, who made several plansets of different Caravelles and other ships of this period.
He showed a very detailed set of the Nina
But also he showed an extremely good set of sails, which are produced and made by a russian friend of him (Oleg Seregin) per order.
Very fine and thin material, all lines are sewn and not painted !!! - Really amazing and extremely good - and I think I will order one set for my La Salamandre.
As I understood, Oleg has all sail-plans of all "ancre-ships" - so he can directly start based on his own drawings.
I am in direct contact now with the producer of these sails and will inform you as soon as I have more information....
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 This monographie is available from ancre in different languages, which can be choosen - English / French / Italian or...
Off course also my La Salamandre was with me in Hattersheim........but I did not made new photos of the model.
Only once we compared the size of the La Salamandre and the Le Fleuron, both built in the same scale of 1:48
It is looking like, that my Salamandre is a launch of the bigger 64-gunner