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knotty74

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  • Birthday 07/10/1974

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  1. Belaying pins added and first gunport doors. Stern finished with the painting of the black strips between the windows and the rudder and chain added.
  2. Continuing building up the detail. Taffrail added. It's too big, compared to the original, but it's so much better than the flat wooden one provided in the kit, that I'm happy with the compromise.
  3. Boyd! Awesome work, mate. She looks absolutely beautiful. It's only when you do a Victory yourself (in this scale), that you can really appreciate the level of work, time, commitment (and skill) involved in getting her to look like this. Many congratulations, that's a stunning job! Any plans on next one? HMS Pickle to give yourself a bit of a break (but that goes nicely with "Vicky")! ps been off having Daughter number 5 (i know, I know). Charlotte Rose Victoria.....only afterwards did it dawn on Mrs Knotty that I'd snuck references to both "Mary" and "Vicky" into her middle names suggestions! lol
  4. Another long hiatus (new job and baby - life eh!) but back on it. Hull planking now completed and sanded and filled etc. Copper bottom (not doing the 2,000+ plates) painted using the Admiralty Paints set but a bit too shiny for my liking, so decided to have a go at "weathering" it for oxidisation of the copper and algae-growth, using the Humbrol chrome oxide. So aiming for a copper but green tinge overlay effect. Final pic is all dried and sealed with matt clear sealant and the Tamiya tape removed. Fairly happy for a first go!
  5. Hi Keith, I looked into the green netting issue too and it was suggested to get a roll of black tulle fabric. The fine, diagonal mesh looks a lot better than the stuff that comes with the kit. About £1 on eBay! Saves faffing about with spray painting.
  6. First side of planking finally finished. Still have to do some filling of gaps and sanding down and painting etc but not gone too badly.
  7. Thanks, Keith. My planking may end up a liitle unauthentic but never mind. The paint will hide most sins!
  8. I'd found some rum barrels some time ago and painted the black rings on them. I was going to just lash the round the base of the masts until I saw the picture below from the DeAgostini build instructions, with them lashed in pairs on a skid arrangement, to sit on the forecastle next to the galley flue. So, using some wooden stirrers acquired from Costa Coffee, I fashioned some skids and used the same nylon thread I used for the deck caulking and on the anchors, to attach the barrels to them. I think they look a fairly decent representation based on just that one pic in the other kit instructions!

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