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Erik H

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  • Birthday 02/01/1970

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  1. Haha, yes, the instructions are terrible. So glad we got the internet now, that's more valuable then the bloody manual
  2. Finally got some work done .. slow going and not much time to work on the Victory. Second planking on the port side is done. Could have been a cleaner job but I'm not unhappy with it Erik
  3. They must have changed that over the years. These are wood parts. I think you can buy them on their website https://www.mantuamodel.co.uk/ (currently down, new site under development) Another link http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/mantua-laser-etch.html
  4. Hahaha nice And, same here, all the extra bits did cost more then the kit itself lol, but so far well worth it. Erik
  5. Yeah .. followed the instructions and now I'm left with a challenge there I'll think off something to get the guns in there once I get the planking done. Working on both sides now. Erik
  6. I think these are the ones you're talking about They're not too bad and I think they will work for me. Been a pain cleaning them and I recently started painting them, bottom left is done. Maybe, just maybe, I'll order a few extra bits and pieces to add to it https://www.shapeways.com/product/Z3AEMH3UQ/1-78-hms-victory-stern-gallery-decoration?optionId=9864351
  7. They're much bigger in the kit then on the real ship. This being my first complete hull I decided to stick with the kit Erik
  8. Finally another update Had to correct an error. The tapering towards the bow was not going well, the planks were going up too steep (you can see that clearly in the last posted image) I'm happy with the new line I found. The next few planks are going on very smoothly now. Also started some preparations on the galleries. Erik
  9. thx all Been very busy and have not had much time to work on the victory. Hope to have an update soon(ish)
  10. Thx And I have no idea, it's all kit supplied. I'll see if I can find the parts list, it might mention the type of wood. Partlist found .. type of wood is not mentioned. The darker ones could be walnut. Erik
  11. Hey Rick, I got the figurehead and the trophy of arms and also the lanterns from cornwallmodelboats in the uk. http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/caldercraft-figureheads.html http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/caldercraft_decorations.html http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/caldercraft_lanterns.html The monograms I got from https://www.syrenshipmodelcompany.com/ And I received some more replacement parts yesterday from https://www.shapeways.com/shops/victoryparts?s=0&section=Scale+1%3A78 (The rigols) Think I spend more on the extra bits then I did on the model so far (got the model for a little over 100 euro) Start your build also Erik
  12. small update, second planking is going slow
  13. Hey John, Hahaha, must be the old kit then. Still got rudimentary plans and the booklet is very poorly translated indeed. But luckely there's tons of information to be found on the internet now. I hope to visit the ship myself someday Erik

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