French longboat of the 18th century 03

As I already said, I managed to find a few more pictures with illustrations of the boat and its equipment. I also managed to find pictures showing the equipment of the longboat of that time: a bucket, a lantern, a compass binnacle, oarlocks and an anchor-cat. That’s all the information that I had at the time of the start of the modeling. I must say that this was not my first model, which I developed myself from the very beginning. I already had experience in model development. I will talk about this another time. My toolbox included FreeShip!, Acad 2000, InDesign and Photoshop. […]

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French longboat of the 18th century 02

A small digression. Historical background. The second half of the 18th century is rightfully considered the heyday of sailing shipbuilding in the sense that by this time ships had already acquired high seaworthiness, but had not yet become a victim of harsh naval pragmatism.  Their silhouettes fully reflect the harmony of graceful ship lines, and the overly luxurious decoration […]

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French longboat’s transformation from 1:48 to 1:72 scale

I present to you my French longboat’s transformation from 1:48 to 1:72 scale. This action requires the redevelopment of the longboat and order of its assembling technology. Frames become in 0.8×0.8 mm strips and they lie on frame templates. It is rather difficulty describe, but easy to show: Patterns: Details: Slip: Frame and Template: The […]

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