I am building a 1:48 scale waterline diorama of the Bonhomme Richard, the ship that made John Paul Jones famous. When finished, the model will measure about 5 feet long, 1.5 feet wide, and 4 feet high. Each week, I will chart my progress on this web site, from reading the very intricate and beautiful plans (created by Jean Boudriot) to the opening of its first showing.
My goal is to display my Bonhomme Richard by July 4, 2014 in a corporate lobby, museum, government building, or library. The Bonhomme Richard is a scratch-built, plank-on-frame model. As I am building the Bonhomme Richard, I will work on other models and demonstrate the building of solid hull and bulwark-on-frame models.
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