LR Marine

Nous concevons des accessoires pour les modélistes s'intéressant à la marine française du XVIIIe siècle. Nous nous basons sur les documentations d'époque ou leurs rééditions. Tous vos commentaires et suggestions sont bienvenus !
Mise à jour du 17/01/2021 : Nous avons suspendu les impressions à petite échelle (1/150, 1/89, 1/72) car les règles de Shapeways sur la taille minimale des grappes nécessitent de revoir le design des grappes.

We're designing accessories for modelers interested by the french XVIIIth century navy. Our work is based on documents from this period or reprints. All comments and suggestions welcomed.
Update 2021 01 17 : we have suspended the printing at small scales (1/150th, 1/72nd, 1/89th) due to new constraints on minimal sprue sizes, which will need a redesign of sprues.
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We currently work on naval guns, which have been constantly evolving during the XVII and XVIII century. The gun design has been standardized by the marine ministry through main regulations dated 1758, 1766, 1778 and 1786. Each "règlement" defines different sizes and weight for a gun of a given caliber.

As of today, we propose :
- the complete set of guns (2£ , 3£, 4£, 6£, 8£, 12£, 18£, 24£, 36£) of the 1758 regulation based on documents from the hand of Jean Maritz. This artillery is designed without marks of the forge and ironmaster (on the trunnions), nor marks of foundry date, weight and gun number (on the base ring). It can however be added upon demand (marks were mandatory only after 1766),

- the complete set of guns (4£, 6£, 8£, 12£, 18£, 24£, 36£)  of the 1766 regulation based on documents from the hand of Jean Maritz. This artillery is designed with marks of the forge and ironmaster (on the trunnions), and marks of foundry (date, weight and gun number on the base ring).

- a large ser of guns (6£ short and long, 8£ short and long, 12£, 18£, 24£, 36£) of the 1786 regulation based on the orginal drawings and dimension tables. Other designs (pierrier de 1 livre, obusier caronade de 36£, 4£ short and long guns) will be available later. Let me know if you need specific caliber/scale/sprues.

We have also dedicated some categories for specific vessels. We currently provide parts for :
- Chebec (Xebec) "Le Requin" (1750),
- Bomb ketch "La Salamandre" (1758),
- Frigate "La Belle Poule" (1765),
- Frigate "L'Hermione" (1779), which carried Mr de La Fayette from France to America
- Vaisseau de 74 canons (Sane's drawings- 1780),
- Frigate "L'Egyptienne" (1799),
- Armed longboat (1834).
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