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" All those who have served on Le Fleuron or seen her sailing, regard her as the perfect ship."


LE FLEURON, 64-gun ship of the line 1729

Le Fleuron, a 64-gun ship of the line 3rd rate, was built according to plans by naval architect Blaise Ollivier who also together with his father, Joseph, a naval architect as well, conducted and surveyed the construction of the ship in Brest 1729-32. Le Fleuron is an excellent example of the French naval architecture school at the beginning of the 18th century which was not yet influenced by the English and Dutch naval schools. Le Fleuron was one of the finest ships in Louis XV's navy and received the following testimonial (among others): " all those who have served on Le Fleuron or seen her sailing, regard her as the perfect ship" and it was often the fastest ship in the squadron.

The ship served in the French navy until 1745 when it burned at the roadstead of Brest. In active service Le Fleuron participated in several missions to, among other places, North America, Guinea and notably three trips to the Baltic Sea.

Le Fleuron was 145 feet (French) 8 inches (47,20m) long; 39 feet 4 inches (12,73m) large and 18 feet 2 inches (5,88m) moulded depth. In time of peace Le Fleuron was armed with 60 guns; 24 24-pounder iron guns on the lower deck; 26 12-pounder iron guns on the main deck; and 10 6-pounder iron guns on the forecastle and quarterdeck. Le Fleuron had a total crew of 450-500 men depending on its mission.

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Special thanks to :
- Deltafall for the infographic
- Iskillia and VoenixX for the renders
- the NewHeaven team
- the Shipside team : check out Bushido's Fleuron and Yeroman's Fleuron!

Further information :
- Scale : 3:1
- time to build : a little over two months
- Inspiration : Le Fleuron ("The Jewel") is probably one of the most beautiful ship of the line I've ever seen. Well known to model makers, he is unique insofar as he represents the rise of long two-decker in the french navy, at the expense of three-deckers. Indeed, two-deckers litterally became the king's flagships until Sané's Océan-class. He is pretty unique, and after having looking at several models, I fell in love with the ship, and I decided to reproduce it.

Thanks everyone !
CreditInfographic : Deltafall | Render : Iskillia, VoenixX | Shader : Seus
Progress100% complete
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God damn I might just cry. Cheers.
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 26, 2018, 1:51 am
My pleasure! As always, thanks a lot! :)
  • Musquete
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 25, 2018, 10:27 am
I give you an advice, a Portuguese motto, in something that you have the ability to never do for free.

From my point of view and opinion, putting these scripts to download is a mistake.
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 26, 2018, 1:45 am
The downloading map only gives the finished ship, no explaination of how I've build it. Still, I have absolutely no problem with giving tips (see my comment below), and explaining my technics. I stongly believe everybody should have access to it: that's fondamentaly the purpose of this game, isn't it? I started building ships because I watched tutorials and analyzed how other builder did their ship, and that's how I improved. I deliver to the community what I also received. I make no money with my work, if I wanted to, I'd be shutting down my pmc account and sell my work.



Anyway, thanks a lot for the diamond and the fav.
  • Subbie
  • Level 26
  • Expert Sailor
  • May 25, 2018, 7:33 am
I'm a bit too late


Very nice ship though o: i very like the beakhead
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 25, 2018, 9:15 am
Thanks! (what do you mean with beakhead? :) )
  • Subbie
  • Level 26
  • Expert Sailor
  • May 27, 2018, 12:47 am
http://dnelson.ca/BeakheadRails-Timbers.JPG
That's a beakhead
(In this case it's HMS Victory's)
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 27, 2018, 1:26 am
okey thanks buddy
Could You Do The Mighty Colossus?
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 25, 2018, 2:02 am
mhh I don't think so, it's not realistic enough tbh
Ok then
  • Musquete
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 24, 2018, 10:43 pm
How did you know the dimensions of the hull?
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 25, 2018, 1:59 am
I took the dimension ( in the text : "Le Fleuron was 145 feet (French) 8 inches (47,20m) long; 39 feet 4 inches (12,73m) large and 18 feet 2 inches (5,88m) moulded depth.") and I multiplied them by 3 to get a 3:1 scale (so ultimately 3 blocks=1meter)
  • Musquete
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 25, 2018, 10:15 am
I also argue from this point of view that the proportion that is closest to the realdiade is 3:1, within my construction team we call this proportion "Scale C"
But what I wanted to ask (difficult to express in English) is how you did to know how to make the chaste of the ship correctly, with the correct steps in the blocks, with the correct layers in the blocks, how to make the shape of the hull correctly without going wrong and getting deformed, because to do this "by the eye" is very difficult, I wanted to know what technique you used to do correctly.
In case you want to talk about your secret trick.
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 26, 2018, 1:21 am
If you wanna understand how I've build Le Fleuron, I'll be presenting the different steps of the constuction Friday the 8th at the Buildcon of this year (at 22:00 BST). Be aware I'll be talking in french, but still, you'll have an access to an original map with 18 steps.
  • Musquete
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 26, 2018, 7:19 pm
I'll stay tuned to not forget and I understand about 60% of French.
And thanks for everything.
  • Pinxtertje
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • May 24, 2018, 2:52 am
Looks really awesome
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 24, 2018, 9:55 am
Thanks!
  • thebigbaron
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • May 23, 2018, 8:35 am
Looks flawless. One of the best ships I've seen.
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 24, 2018, 2:06 am
Thanks sincerely for the support! :)
  • thebigbaron
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • May 25, 2018, 12:23 pm
This project should have at least double the amount of diamonds it currently has. I think you should try using another thumbnail/display picture. Iskillia's render is actually very nice, but it doesn't display your ship very clearly as a small image. Maybe use a picture like the 'side view' image? Just my thoughts.
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 26, 2018, 1:07 am
Yeah you're right, gonna change the thumbnail, but it's probably too late. It's quite disappointing to see that this ship, which is without a doubt my most achieved one, "only" gets 40 diamonds or so. Fortunately comments like yours keep my motivation alive! Thanks again for your attention to my projects :)
  • thebigbaron
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • May 26, 2018, 7:01 am
Don't feel bad about it. Honestly this ship amongst the best I've ever seen. I think a lot of people will over look it because it's one of many of this style/era. Napoleonic and 18th century ships are a saturated market now, so people are less likely to view something like this even if it is better than the competition. Make a more original or fantasy ship with bright colours to this quality and I'm sure you'll get 100+ diamonds.
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 27, 2018, 1:30 am
Sure, the demand has evolved, certainly gonna work on it. Thanks again.
  • Refreshinq_
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Pirate
  • May 23, 2018, 8:14 am
Really great build as always! and good post to :)
  • Gaulight
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Prince
  • May 24, 2018, 1:59 am
Thanks! Yeah infographic and gif add some entertainment

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