French longboat XVIII cen. Most large pinnace with tree masts of sails.

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Dane The First, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Dane The First

    Dane The First New Member


    History, right before our eyes, makes another amazing turn, returning to its roots. XXI century technologies offered myriad multicolored design paper. This is real "Grail" for modeler! And such a sin not to take advantage of opportunities.
    With this paper are easily corrected terrible disease of offset printing: raster, which spoils the impression of most any "stuffed" by details and flawless models and eternal "curse" of publishing - diffrent tincture of the same color.
    Foresee objections. Colored paper can be used not for any models. I agree, it is necessary to select the appropriate prototype. But it has a distinct advantage because dyed throughout the volume. So have appeared the idea of applying advanced technologies to the modeling of sailing ships in general and the French longboat - in particular.
    The boat is fully made of colored paper. Tint only the ends of the frames, which are made of beer cardboard. All parts are cut from a 0.3 mm thick paper and, if necessary, the paper thickness is brought to the desired .
    For example, the keel with stem and stern are composed of two layers of cardboard and colored paper puted on the outside . Total thickness is 3 mm. Body skin consists two layers of colored paper : outer is paper yellow ocher , thickness 0.3 mm, inner is paper red ocher, the exact same thickness. In sum, - 0,6 mm. On a scale of 1:48, we obtain a prototype board thickness of nearly 30 mm. Looks like it.
    In short, the first step is done. And this is only the beginning. As often happens, new technologies have resulted in a huge number of promising ideas. Add to this shipbuilding software which allows precise cutting of parts and you will realize that a new chapter in the paper modeling take a start. History again turn face to the colored paper which appeared with new qualities and features of a new space age technology .

    Sincerely Yours,
    Igor Leskov aka Dane.

    Set of transverse frames:
    Frames mounted on the slipway:
    Body planked:
    The process of cutting the struts of the transverse frames. Such a grin turned....:
    Body removed from the slipway:
    "Brothers" - test and finishing:
    Well, finally, actually, longboat:
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    And this descent longboat on the water, a report from the Yard: [​IMG]
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  2. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Incredible shipbuilding. Excellent technique. Is this your own design or a commercial design? The end results are quite spectacular! :)
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    It looks like it belongs in a museum.
  4. Padre

    Padre Member

    WOW !! Where can I order this amazing design?
  5. Dane The First

    Dane The First New Member

    Hello Padre,
    you can order this model from me. I live in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Please, give me your shipping address in private and I tell you detailes about post delivery.
    And this is magazine:
  6. Dane The First

    Dane The First New Member

    I would like to show you another advantage of color paper in modelling. I mean replace color paper. I remove yellow and dark brown paper and add white and black paper. You are getting a new model. Which do you like more? :)
  7. pravin

    pravin New Member

    I am from mumbai-india
    Liked long boat model
    Please let me know price and delivery charges
  8. Dane The First

    Dane The First New Member

    Hello pravin,

    Model's price is $16.50. Post delivery price is $9.50. Total price is $26.00. You can pay it via PayPal.
    I sent you a message with details in private.



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