Barque La Demoiselle (Barque des Enfants) & L'Aurore
These are the final two barque du Leman that I had left to make. In reality, both of these boats are reconstructions of boats that once frequented the lake region, transporting cargo such as wood, rocks, and barrels of food goods. Also included in the scene is L'ile de Peilz, a tiny island on lake Geneva, where exists one beautiful tree. The cormorants use this tree as their Winter nesting grounds, turning it white from what they leave behind.
On deck, she is complete with her hatches, mast platforms, shroud turnbuckles and more. Her stern is hand lettered with the name which can be read. All her rigging lines exist and even the antenna's chain halyard is indicated with black thread. On the tips are her mast are the Swiss flag and the canton (State) of Vaud's flag.
Demoiselle is in, glued together with white glue, and epoxied into her place in the sea of putty. You can see all the shroud lines pulled tight and taped on the outside of the bottle. These are glued at the turnbuckles and the excess cut off with a razor blade.
Final details included the addition of cormorants to the tree and flying just behind it. I hope you have enjoyed looking through this project!