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Paul0367

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  • 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. I managed to grab a few hours on Sunday to fit few details on the bow section before I lost the ability to gain access as the rigging takes over
  2. Wow this is a memory stirrer, offer the plan upto the ship before you plank and you will find some canon portholes are lined up with the frames, I had to carve out the frames through the holes that collided in this way. I don't see the Construct changing from kit to kit so they must all do this. Maybe route through other builds and see if it's common place issue. I had to move the Canon holes slightly on the deck where they are seen from behind, they can not afford to collide with these ribs as they are visable. The image was my positions, shocked I still have this after so many years.
  3. I agree. If a Victory is on your list and you think you will reach the finish line, the JoTika one is the best. I wasn't sure I could manage this hobby so I chose a cheaper supplier of the Victory as my first ship, that said its been a great learning tool.To be honest if you put it into perspective of how long these models take to create, the JoTika version spread over several years is actually worth the money especially for what you finish with. Enjoy what ever you build, and see you in the forums
  4. Clever picture with the backdrop, very effective
  5. Well I have been adding bits and removing them, studying books and pics and then re adding them and realise there are extra blocks needed in hard to reach areas that the Constructo gang ommited when making this kit. (I often wonder if they have actually seen the ship they modelled) Some of my lines fitted are to be replaced for thicker thread, I have to put up with a lean on the upper mast due to sails unsupported weight this is because I have to ommit the back stay fitting/tension (well all stays are loose fitted) whilst they grant me access to the inner rigging areas, it's a juggle, and an unknown for me, as it is for all first timers.
  6. The centre section if far taller then the front and rear. I find info on these stowages quite illusive.
  7. I may cover one side to indicate what you say, I have a question for you, the centre storage racks for the beds are taller than the front and rear, are these packed smaller or lay down. or do they protrude above the racks Thanks for any help Marc.
  8. Staining. You maybe a little supprised what that is. Coffee, airbrushed on.
  9. I'm not sure where the little cubes on the sails have come from, may be sewing machine tension or the watered down glue to keep the shape, could have dried that way but I suppose I will have to live with it. As a guess I think many don't do sails because a lot of work done is relatively hidden with them. That said you don't build a model car and leave the wheels off because it hides the suspension and discs or likewise the bonnet (hood). Sails seamed to be a minority thing but again, so are gherkins but doesn't stop a well known burger outlet slapping them on every burger leaving us to pick them off.
  10. It's been a while since I've been in the Vic build room, what with work commitments, time and basically being in the mood to build, we've all been there. This is a problem because trying to pick up where I left off is a nightmare and also spotting errors made in the rigging routes and having to change them. Making/adding sails has added to the build time but I always wanted sails and expected the extra work, (Not a race) also the rigging of a sail filled ship is difficult getting good info on, as to where goes where and to what. I have also the issue of leaving all the standing rigging and lower ratlines off to enable me to gain access to lower mast centre anchor points. This in turn puts a load on the unsupported sail loaded masts. It's certainly uncharted territory for me as a hobby but we all started somewhere. As you can see the sails are not clean, I personally prefer them to look weathered and not bright. I furled the lower main sails due to the cannons being rolled out but will be dropping the rest. So far the sails are going on and anchored and then I will be adding all the rigging that enables the raising and lowering and other fixings. All the lines, well all that needed to be are numbered to enable me to put them where I have found they live on the decks etc. Thanks for all you comments and help, it's really appreciated.
  11. 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
  12. 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.

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