For the realization of such a project it is essential to have a solid documentation. As complete as it may be, a monograph can not contain all the information needed to make an arsenal model.
Our working principle is to reproduce at scale the techniques of constructions and assemblages of time.
Republication of ancient works dealing with the construction of ships is of great help, and the research work of archaeologists and naval architects is also a valuable source of study.
As I said in the foreword, Jean Boudriot is a bit like the master in this area. Author of the four volumes of 74 guns that are for us the basis of study on the warship of the eighteenth century, he will devote his entire career to the construction of other works on the sailing marine.
I invite you to discover some of these works in my personal library, which contributes to my study.
There still are many other books and monographs that I would like to acquire, such as Gérard Delacroix's monographs and other editions of Jean Boudriot and Hubert Berti.
You can find all these works (except the Naval Encyclopedia of Reduced Models of Wolfram zu Mondfeld) on ANCRE.
Here is also the excellent address of Gérard Delacroix's high quality monographs.
What better than to embark on adventures aboard a ship. It is for my part in these few series of comics that I immerse myself in those ancient times when the adventure unfolded in the course of the winds.
To be continued...