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About Paul0367

  • Birthday 03/08/1967

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    Manchester, England
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    Modelling of all kinds, Aricraft, cars, bikes, Trucks and now the world of ships

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  1. The only reference material I have is downloaded C Mamoli HMS Victory kit rigging instructions and the book HMS Victory her construction and career by Alan Mcgowan. there is quite a lot of info in them.... The Caldercraft version gives the builder far more information than the cheaper kits but its a case of you get what you pay for but as a first timer in this hobby it was a big ask to spend that money for a model that I may not even be able to build. Check you email, sent you a link
  2. Rigging slowly moving forward, trying to plan ahead to ensure I have access to the lower mast for tying off lines and blocks, putting spars on now and trying to replicate the real fixing which is tricky at this scale but the kit has very simplified fittings and far from how they would be fitted. Sails are pre fitted to the spars as this would be impossible trying to do in situe. Oh If any one is building this kit, fit the deck netting on as late as you can, you will catch them several times.
  3. Lovely work, a credit to you
  4. Grrrrrrr I have entered into one of my Rip out and start again stages, Ratlines, I was happily installing my lines but I had nagging doubt they were two heavy and as I procedded the nagging got worse. Well I am back tracking and due to tacking with PVA it’s a pain. Images of the real Vic indicates these horizontal ropes were quite thin in comparison with the vertical drops from the masts, paintings or drawing enforce this thick approach but have them too thick. One step forward and many back approach strikes again.
  5. A few pictures taken with a boroscope, different perspectives
  6. Seriously, that is super detailed and looks fantastic, so much of your work covered up, like the real vessels are really.
  7. Paul0367

    KGV 1.JPG

    Stunning work
  8. I have been tackling the rat lines on the upper mast as there are not really obstructive to my future progress, I have gone cream, I know they were tarred black back in the 18 century to prevent rotting but I prefer the look as she sits in dry dock today, I prefer the contrast of colour. There is also the option of painting the lines to give a tarred look but I will see how I feel later in the build. I am still here after my 4th year but I’m in no rush to see the end, that said sails have taken so long to learn to make and be happy with not to mention I have to research the installing / lines.
  9. My god I have not spoke to you for years, the planks sort of need tapering when they start to clash with each other, as the hull curves under they hit at different degrees of angle and it becomes obvious as you move down, what to remove and where.... its easier than it looks planking
  10. Marc, thank you some of the netting rails are quite low on the poop deck, we’re they rolled to be shorter , otherwise they will pop above the netting?
  11. I am still pushing sails out of the sewing machine but also found, due to going down the sails route this indicates she is depicting a vessel at sea. That said I am adding bed rolls to the decks as they would have been. If any one has any pictures of where these rolls were placed or wether they lay them down the in the frames that were quite small in hight, pics would be great. These rolls will also be weathered
  12. Hi Mike

    Its been a while since we messaged, hope all is well and you decided to continue with building ships, if I remember the Vic was to be your last. Talking of Victory, hows the library piece bearing up to the riggers of life on display. Hats off that you completed it so soon really, I have long breaks as time doing other life jobs gets in the way, not to mention interest wavers, starting back up after a break has it inherent problems to. I have spent a very long time learning to handle a sewing machine, making new sails As the kits provided were short of the amount she actually wore. Enough now, I hope all is well with you and your family, take care 

    1. mtdoramike


      Hey Paul, We have been quite busy here. My wife's mother recently passed away, so we have had to go back and forth to St. Thomas VI for estate issues since she lived down there. No, I have hung up my needle and thread as well as my hull planking crimping pliers. The Victory is holding up nicely at the Library. I try to get down there every so often just to see how she is doing. I like to sit back for a bit and watch as people walk by the Vic and hear some of the comments from "WOW, beautiful, to not bad, but I don't know if I would have done it that way rather then another way" "Or I can't believe someone would have spent that much time building it to donate it, he must have been some crazy senile old coot".


      I finished the Montane's last year, which is when eye sight and arthritis has started settling in on me.


      I hope you and family are doing well,


  13. I have now completed the cutting and stitching of the sails, well What the kit says the Victory was wearing. This falls quite short of what was fully worn by the ship, and I am making the missing ones at the moment minus the out riggers used for sailing at full speed. If there supplying sails with the kit, why fall short, yeh sails hide the work but the extra ones would no more than supplied ones. This all said even the plans to make sails, fall short. People will say it’s the kits budget price but why not forget sails completely like most kits do rather than offer them and fall short.

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