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Ulises Victoria

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  • Birthday 08/10/1948

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    Monterrey, Mexico
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    Pen turning, Guitar fingerstyle playing, Computer Games.

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  1. Ulises Victoria

    What have you received today?

    I've had that book since the early 90's . I bought it as a means to build a better Victory. Back then it was Heller's 1/100 Victory. I wouldn't say the book is unopened, but I feel it has been under-read! I'm still waiting for the release of Amati's 1/64 Victory, to go to that book again, but that seems so far away. Thanks for the reminder. I will try to take care of that!!!
  2. Thanks Nick. Your comment made me more sure about my decision! Another small update. This is how I cut the small round thing in the top of the masts. First, delimited the area with tape Next with a chisel carved to an approximated diameter Finish and final shape/taper in my drill fixed with clamps to my worktable End result To make this "blob" of wood... I used toothpicks all around... Let it dry overnight... Dry overnight.... yeah right... three hours later I came back and finished by sanding... This is the progress in the masts. Painting is next, and then fixing of all the blocks and stuff needed here like tying some lengths of rope around the masts before definitive mounting. Remember that misalignment is due because there is nothing fixed yet! Thanks all for watching and as always your comments are greatly appreciated and encouraging!!!
  3. Small update on my Royal Louis. Progress on the masts. Painting will be next. I decided to paint them the same yellow ochre of the hull, as I don't like how the staining job came out. I will be fixing all the blocks that will be needed here and placing the ropes that go around all masts. If you see misalignment is because nothing is fixed yet.
  4. Hello all. Small update and heads-up to those future RL builders! Mistake in photos 2, 3, 4. Fixed, but time consuming. I told you you will have something to learn from my mistakes This is a small update on my RL build. I finished the middle section of the three masts. Well... the wooden parts, anyway. If you see some misalignment and twisted parts, its because nothing is fixed yet. Fore mast: Mistake: I forgot, before making up this part... ... that I had to insert this other part first. Otherwise it will not fit... I had two options: rebuild the wooden part, or cut the mast, insert the piece, and glue again. I went for the second choice, thinking that it would be easier and quicker... well... it turned out not being so easy or quick I made a diagonal cut, drilled a hole and inserted a toothpick for strength. In the end it came out fine. Forgot to take a photo of the finished fix. This is in the main mast. Subsequent steps. As I said, nothing is fixed yet. Also, I decided I am going to paint the masts the same color as the Yellow Ochre of the hull. I am not too happy with how the stain job came up. Thanks for watching. This is going to be a very tall ship.
  5. Ulises Victoria

    What have you received today?

    You will have a lot to learn..... from my mistakes ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
  6. Ulises Victoria

    What have you received today?

    Yes my plans are dated '86 also. Your box looks exactly like mine, but Sargon's, who just got the kit, looks a bit different.
  7. Ulises Victoria

    What have you received today?

    Ahรก. Excelent taste you have in regards to ships ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‰ Where /how did you get it? I understand Mamoli kits are hard to come by.
  8. Hello. I use this stuff on all metal parts that are going to be painted. Works great. Leaves a very hard surface and paint will stick to it totally. The highest the number, the thinner the coat. I wasn't aware of the 1200 or 1500 version. Will surely try it next time. Looks like it comes in white, gray and black colors. https://www.amazon.com/Surfacer-Spray-170ml-Gundam-Hobby/dp/B00124OI24/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538845040&sr=8-1&keywords=mr+surfacer+1000
  9. Thanks for the mention, Sargon. I wish you the best with your build and I am so very happy that you feel inspired by my build.
  10. Ulises Victoria

    New to forum

    Hello Henry. A welcome from warm Mexico You will find a nice like-minded group of folks here. Please let us see your work!!! Ulises
  11. Hello Sargon. Yes 550 is a good deal. I got mine for about 450 in one of those outrageous discounts model expo used to have from time to time. Best of lucks with it. I remember going to Model Expo from time to time to see the advertising of this magnificent ship, but at a price nearly 1200 dlls, it was out of my budget. When they offered it for a limited time for around 450 I just couldn't miss the opportunity. I haven't regretted my decision a bit. I love this ship soooo much. By far my all time favorite, being close followed by the Victory.
  12. Good morning, friends. Small update now, because my work will have to slow down a bit for some days. I had surgery in both my hands. I developed "trigger finger" in both my right ring and left index fingers. I can do some work but I need to slow down. Anyway, here is a small update. Lower part of masts and mast-tops is finished. Still need to apply maybe a stain and finish, but the wood work is done. I will continue with the next sections now, but at a slower pace. Greetings to all of you. Tappering in my lathe. I did a much better job at squaring this section now, and did it by hand. I can see my skills improving! They are supposed to be 7 mm squares (Dang!!! Missed it ) General views of work done
  13. I used to have a Dewalt 10 inch table saw. Now, THAT was scary. ๐Ÿค
  14. Finally done with these crosstrees . Making those curves was very troublesome. I decided to cut some temp[lates from the drawings to have a better shape. Work in progress Finally done! I also worked on these cheeks. You can see the before and after ... ...by using this product.

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