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  1. I do not think, that it should be that tight, as the rudder must - move with the tiller - in case of emergency the rudder must have enough space to unhinge without breaking this chain. Anyway this is the setup of the 1920 Vic. The original model of 1765 shows thos lien to move through the channel board and to be continued up to the poop where it is fitted onto a knighthead. http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/66473.html SLR0512
  2. Thank you Gary and Mark. As long as I still keep gathering the input for 1805, I kept working on the version of 1765 to 1788 (great repair) or 1797 (decommissioned). Luckily I did 2 slices in the old and long forgotten days :-). One was fitted with deadeyes and chains, but proved to have some inaccuracies, that is why I decided to keep on working on the other one. First came the frieze. First the base with the medium color then the shadows and the highlights. One can see that the chain board was removed. was atop the whales and not on them. The good thing on the painting technic that I use is, that repairs can be nicely done. First the priming with the classical small pots from Humbrol/Revell. The 2 shades of brown with the casein paint and blended with the mostly dry brush. As the knees will be on the same place, I took it easy on that part 😉 Replaced the chain boards and gave it a new color suiting the 1765 model. As it was too easy until now, I decided to open one gun port. So back to the heavy machines do dig deep ... ... cleared the back too ... ... and faked the inside boards. Yes I mean faked 😉 ... Also the port with the half lids was updated. And then some paint and the reason for the opening. The model shows an interesting color scheme for the middle deck: White insides of the ports with a red rabbet. Cheers, Daniel
  3. But me too I messed up ... Goodwin states 28.04.1803 and you the the Kent 28.04.1804 ... Have to put this clear for my brain still ...
  4. I found my reference that I relied on: Goodwin Ships of Trafalgar. He also refers to the inspection and accounting of the ordnance on the 28.04.1803, so most possibly the same source. The numbers he states are 30 32pdrs, 28 24pdrs, 30 long 12pdrs for the upper deck, 12 short 12pdrs quarter deck, 2 medium 12pdrs and 2 24pdrs carronades on the forecastle. The 6 18pdrs carronades of the poop were said to be removed. XXXDAn
  5. If I remember well, the information about the carronade(s) either came out of "Nelsons ships" or "Ships at Trafalgar" from Goodwin. Have to double check the entries there, to see if I misunderstood or if possibly he could have misunderstood the entry you have shown. Thank you for the as always well researched information! And especially a big thank you for sharing it!!! Cheers, DAniel
  6. In our german forum I have a accumulated list with all the data I found in chronological order. It states that the Vic undocked on the 11.04.1803 still with 2 24-pounder carronades. So it fits well into the scheme 🙂 On the 14.05. she went to sea. I added already the new data. Thank you for those informations. https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t5759f198-Fakten-zur-Victory.html#msg117794 XXXDAn
  7. @Gary: many thanks! When I started my Vic some 10 Years ago, everybody was of the opinion: OH NO, not another Victory, how boring. Today I know it is one of the least known ships and it is always a real treat to throw some lights into the dark corners of this ship´s history. Today I am happy to build the Vic, as it shows par excellence, how little we really do know about the ships of this time and how much research is still necessary! Cheers, Daniel
  8. Thank you Jan and Gary. I still do not know yet, still putting all informations together to at least get a well educated guess. For the side entry port there are some very interesting observations I made over the last years. First the Vic. She was most certainly build with one most possibly both sides. All contemporary plans and models show this, also the drawing of 1779, „Sailing by the White Cliffs of Dover“. All of these show the old fashioned version with two columns and the groin vault. There was a major refit in 1788 and from this point on ALL plans, drawings and paintings are omitting the side entry port. See https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/79913.html and the well known paintings of Dodd and Swaine. It is also omitted in ALL post-Trafalgar drawings and paintings. On the Vic the side entry port just reappears on the drawing of Edward William Cooke from 1828. But then it is situated one port more aft 🙂 So to me the sources upon the Vic are very robust and consistent in this sense, no port in between about 1788 and 1828. Very interesting is too, that I realised the same happening to most all first and second rates. They are missing this port from about 1760 onwards. To be seen on plans, drawings, paintings, models. Perhaps as it was the time of the american war of independence and the ships were send overseas more often ? That is the only guess I have as far as I can see know. Funny enough the Vic lost the side entry port for a gun port but the number of guns was not increased on this deck. I do not have sources to see if this happened too to other three deckers. The side entry port first reappeared for other vessels on the plans for the Ville de Paris 1795, Temeraire Class 1798 and Ocean Class 1805, but not completely consistent yet, but became standard again soon after. But another question I do have about the use of this port. The german name for it translates with "Admiralty port" and was believed to be just for the admirals or other high rated officers. In all the sources of the time of Trafalgar and earlier I never found any hint about this sole use. Just in much later times there are some hints about this restricted use. So what was the use of this port? Also the missing information about the doors, blinds or bulkheads is puzzling me. No signs of it and people having their hammocks nearby ... Was it really there for protocol reason? Or was it for more? Or - heretically question - did it simply provide a way to empty the potties from two lower decks? And was therefor open and no guns placed? So as usual, questions above questions. All the best, Daniel
  9. Ok, time for some heretic thoughts. After some great basic work from Maik.L in our german forum analyzing the Turner drawings I tried those thought digitally on my small slice. https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t7042f1475-HMS-Victory-Spurensuche-4.html#msg155257 Important: This is not about the shade, this is only about the width of the stripes. First the classical V1, as to be seen our days in Portsmouth. Turner saw and drew the ship before and after Trafalgar. Those scribbles are difficult to evaluate, bat they give some interesting hints. As there are in his drawings and paintings no signs of the black checkers after Trafalgar, that leads to V2 In most of Turner´s drawings and paintings the yellow stripes appears larger than the black one that gives V3 Without the checker V4 And if the hinges were painted too, that would give V5 So if you want to crucify me now, you may. Whistling greetings, XXXDAn PS. Everybody only one cross, please.
  10. Thank you folks 🙂 Ok time to go back to THE Vic, 21 Oktober 9:17 o´clock in the morning. The base are the Turner drawings done after Trafalgar and the model SLR0513 (Victory (?)/Boyne 1810 - https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t2690f198-Falsch-zugeordnete-Victory-Modelle-im-NMM.html) and some other sources from the time of 1800 to 1805. First the new build forecastle barricade, with the openings for the timberheads. and the rough state is done 🙂 XXXDAn
  11. 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
  12. Hello Wallace, nice to see you doing all things Vic 🙂 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 🙂 Does this answer your question? All the best, DAniel
  13. Not 1920 but a lot earlier, but quite nice as a picture Me thinks ... XXXDAn
  14. 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 🙂 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 🙂 XXXDAn
  15. 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

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