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  1. And my 1920 slice is moving towards the finishing line. And some small comparison, the look of 1765 Look of 1805 Look of 1920 And some details Cheers, DAniel
  2. Hello Wallace, nice to see you doing all things Vic πŸ™‚ And yes, it is right that at the Vic at all times the gun port lids were flush with the surface, no step, no frame, imitating the whales and other timbers. And this was not just on the Vic like that, also on all ships as far as I know. Basically one could plank the ship completely cut the edges of the ports as a groove πŸ™‚ Does this answer your question? All the best, DAniel
  3. Not 1920 but a lot earlier, but quite nice as a picture Me thinks ... XXXDAn
  4. Final spurt for the 1920 slice. Prepared the bolts for the irons. Double-Twin-Spin-Technology, first the diameter and then the hight of the head. Then toothpicked the wrong holes of the deadeyes ... ... fixed, marked, center punched and drilled ... ... and grooved. Tried different window settings. Got the irons, tinkered on and finally ... ... got it done πŸ™‚ Still have to smoothen a lot to be prepared for color. And here the update of the nice comparison: Just a mere 100 years apart πŸ™‚ XXXDAn
  5. And then was time for some dafinition of the details. Next was to put some primer to see the new rigols. Both guns and first window - still has to be improved ... Also the cases for the hammocks were redone. XXXDAn
  6. You gave the answer to your last question "... or what?" already one line up πŸ˜‰ Thank you all, very appreciated all your great input! XXXDAn
  7. Thank you Druxey. Also he simply did not bother about the facts, just see the "Fighting Temeraire" on her last journey, masts still up. But anywhere we had a great discussion on our german forum about his work concerning the Vic. Highly interesting. Those who are inscribed to our forum see here: HMS Victory - Spurensuche https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t7001f1475-HMS-Victory-nach-Trafalgar-ein-letzter-Zeuge.html https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t6980f1475-Turners-Deckszeichnungen-der-Victory-reloaded.html#msg152838 https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t5671f1475-William-Turner-quot-The-Victory-From-Quarterdeck-to-Poop-quot.html Please find the translate button on the left bottom corner πŸ™‚ XXXDAn
  8. Thank you all for Comments and likes, very appreciated! All figures are Preiser 1:100. See in earlier posts how they were made :-) Somehow Fast-Food-Tinkering does not work for me somehow. I already started planking the outside with poly but could not find a pattern for the width of the planks - Frustration taking over ... Then I realised that as I cutted the ports "free hand - first sight" was the problem, as the planks are following - unlike the 1765 original planking - exactely the row of the ports. So considered a second (or even more look) to get things straight and realised taht all planks have more or less same width. So I took the illustrtion programm and started to push the measures until it fitted the photographs and suddenly it all worked out. 21 cm planks it was what I needed and some correction on the ports. Also Business as usual - removing the first trial of planks :-) New planks were cut ... ... ports newly defined ... ... cleared with plenty of blood, sweat and tears ... .... and cut free. Just see on the inside of the ports the difference to the first fit :-O Fixed the first goodies, soon more about that :-) And here we go, twice the same section of hull, just a bit more than 100 years of difference. XXXDAn
  9. Very very sad, but his legacy will stay alive! Thanks to him for sharing all this knowledge! Daniel
  10. Found some time to tinker a bit on that exotic gem πŸ™‚ Got a signal gun - one of 6 on the ship for salutes - and one historical barrel. The rest will be windows. The gun is a self made brass one made in my Dremel to give it a slightly conical shape. Also the chainboards with the accurate number and position for the irons is there together with the small port that gives access to the shrouds. A child that only a mom is able to love - or a dafi πŸ˜‰ XXXDAn
  11. Do not worry Gary, I got it absolutely right what your intention was and I am always very thankful of well founded informations. I only point out the suspected mislabeling on a regular base, as we already had a lot of discussions on other details like the number of the stern windows of theses models as they proves that the Vic in P. is completely wrong in theses aspects ... Some details of the 1803 block model can also be observed in the turner drawings like the carvings on the cutwater πŸ™‚ Cheers, Daniel
  12. Thank you Gary, as a good example for the possible color - I always saw this as white and not the creamy tint that it actually is - I would just renew my suspicion about the identification of the model. See https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/6044-wrong-identified-models-of-hms-victory-in-nmm/&do=findComment&comment=175377 XXXDAn
  13. Thanx Gary and OC, I will come back to this! Smoothed up every thing and did the port frames. XXXDAn
  14. The really cheapest way is to make them out of paper like the card-board-specialists do. Basically some paper wrapped several times around a core. Have a look at the cardboard forums if no-one ever presented it here πŸ™‚ XXXDAn

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