Jump to content

Ulises Victoria

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


About Ulises Victoria

  • Birthday 08/10/1948

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Monterrey, Mexico
  • Interests
    Pen turning, Guitar fingerstyle playing, Computer Games.

Profile Fields

  • Full NRG Member?
    NRG Member
    MSW Member

Recent Profile Visitors

2,826 profile views
  1. Hello Christos. Those blocks did not come with the kit. I purchased them, but can't remember Where. It was long time ago. Chuck makes very nice blocks btw. I took some rope from the kit and served it using Chuck's serving machine. I wouldn't use Chuck's rope for serving. It is a very nice rope to hide with the serving. Use any thick thread for that. Thank you for visiting.
  2. This is how my 1/90 Mamoli Royal Louis looks as of Dec. 9 2018 First stage of masts and bowsprit finished. I'm taking a break from masts and start working on the chain-wales. Yards will follow.
  3. Mini-update. With this set of blocks, I finish the first stage of the bowsprit and masts. I just realized why I must keep building large scale models only: these 1 x 3mm blocks is the smallest I can handle. I just found some 2mm and there is no way I can work with them. 😯 Here is how my ship looks at this stage. I think I'm gonna take a break from masts, and start working on the chain-wales Here they are just being planked. Thanks for visiting!!!
  4. Thanks E.J. and Michael. Rigging is my favorite part of a build. I really don't mind tying several thousands of clove hitches in the ratlines...
  5. Thank you Pat. Your comments are always appreciated. Thank you Nick. Serving is done with Chuck's serving machine. Christos.... more than welcome and thanks for your words and visit.
  6. Hello all, mates. More progress on the bowsprit. My God! This thing deserves a build log all on its own!!! lol Photos are self explanatory, I think. Still, if you have any questions, by all means...shoot!!!
  7. WOW! Outstanding! This is a magnificent ship, and you are doing a magnificent job with it. Congratulations!!!
  8. Sorry I'm late. You are up to a very nice start E.J. Replacing the metal porthole frames with wood ones is a wise move I wish I did when in this stage. Will keep following your build as I am sure I'm going to learn plenty of things that can be applied to any ship model, whatever that is!!! Best wishes
  9. Small update as of Nov 26 18 Working with Chuck's serving machine. Definitely a lot faster. All my tropes receive the "lighter flame treatment" Some people use wax to eliminate fuzz. In my opinion this method only "disguise" the fuzz, but it's still there. With the fire the fuzz is gone... period... forever. Here is approx 1.30 mts of served rope. Progress on the bowsprit. This is the most complicated part of masting. Thanks for watching. Will add more photos soon!!!!
  10. In spite of the bad quality of the kit, you are doing a very good job. Keep on it!!! Best wishes, my friend.
  11. Ulises Victoria

    New member

    A warm welcome from Monterrey, Mexico. You will find a nice and helpful group of fellow modelers here.
  12. Ulises Victoria

    What have you received today?

    Hello all. I received today Chuck's serving machine. Here in the process of being assembled. I used to serve my ropes by hand, stretching a length of rope between two alligator clips, and then circling a spool of fine thread around the rope. Not bad results, but very time consuming. Here two blocks seized with hand served rope.
  13. Ulises Victoria

    What have you received today?

    Three different concepts of the same thing for the same purpose. The greens on the left are plastic with a long stem, the ones in the middle are metal with a very large eye and a tiny loop in one end, the white and red thingies on the right pull out and have 2 different sizes of diamond shaped threader eyes. I think one of each will perform better than the others in different circumstances, like a hard to reach block or a thicker rope through a large hole, etc.
  14. Hello Snow. Thanks for your interest. Some of the wood is awful , but is fair to say that most is OK. Some thin stripes of (I think) walnut came with the edges really bad cut. I would recommend buying this wood from external sources. Plans and instructions so far have been OK but not very detailed. You have to look at drawings and written instructions which come in the drawing sheets themselves. There is no "Instructions booklet" per se. I can not say much about rigging instructions and plans, because I am just starting that process, but a few things I have looked at, looks like the rigging instructions and drawings are somewhat confusing and you have to carefully study each step to fully understand it. Also some things are not very clear. I am using books like Lennarth's, Lee's and Longridge's to understand how ships of the era were rigged, and I may base my ship's rigging in these books, rather than following the kits instructions completely. I am not sure how this will work out, but only time will tell. There are no sails in the kit. In fact the rigging instructions are for a ship without sails. I bought a (very expensive) set of already made sails for my ship (sorry, don't remember where, but I do remember it was the last set) before starting the build. So my idea is to build it with some fully and some partially furled sails. This also may change in time. I live in Mexico. All my purchases for my beloved hobby come from other countries. I am lucky though because I live 2 hours drive South from Texas, and we have a P.O.Box company that brings our stuff from a USA address to an office very near from my home, so I can order from all over the world to my address in Texas as if I lived in the USA. Best regards
  15. Ulises Victoria

    Return of old member

    Welcome back, Castos!!!

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model shipcraft.

The Nautical Research Guild puts on ship modeling seminars, yearly conferences, and juried competitions. We publish books on ship modeling techniques as well as our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, whose pages are full of articles by master ship modelers who show you how they build those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you what details to build.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research