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  1. Thank you! Profiling the coaming: First a slight curvature analogous to the camber, and then the edges rounded. Still tinkered some more gratings, ... [/img] ... and all fitted together. Here in a closed state, ... ... and here open. The whole set open in situ 🙂 Here the slots in the grating for the rudder rope. And closed in situ. XXXDAn
  2. Here still on request as a supplement the hidden stern port from Goodwin's "operating manual".... The other day - about 8 years ago or so - I had the companionway installed next to the capstan. But as is so often found on English ships, there was a companionway just inside the capstan bars´ turning circle. But how was this companionway closed when the capstan was operated? The first thing to notice was that the already made coaming on the model was not complete. As what do you do in such a case? One swings
  3. In one of the posts shown above there is the drawing of William Rivers. He was on Victory from 31-05-1790 to 25-01-1812. Is it known to when dates the drawing? XXXDAn
  4. My guess would be that if bent not by explosion but by the fall. But as the lower part is perfectly straight I would guess it is by design. XXXDAn
  5. Back to the conductors 🙂 We had a good discussion about the theme in our german forum: https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t1912f643-Blitzableiter-an-Schiffen.html Also NMM has nice exhibits 🙂 http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/63401.html REL0295 Main royal masthead from French flagship 'L'Orient' which exploded during the battle of the Nile. Lord Minto mentions it on display at Nelson's house at Merton in 1802. Pine mast with an iron fitting, which contains a sheave to take the signal halyard. A brass lightning conductor inscribed
  6. And in order not to frighten the suspicious and spoiled audience, we continue with another dismantling. First, a look at the scene of crime, the middle battery deck. The normal tiller is located in the lower battery deck under the deck beams. The picture shows in the foreground how the rudder head protrudes into the middle battery deck, with the slot for the emergency tiller in case the lower one is damaged. Handy in times of storm and battle. On the Vic in P., the rudder head is covered with an 8-cornered oval cowl. So far I haven
  7. Before resuming the main trail, I had to clean and look for parts. I was also asked how big my little one could get, and to my shame I have to confess that after more than 10 years I didn't even know ... So I put in the jib, the flying jib and the gaff boom and hung up the mainsail yard with the stun´sail spars. So the dimensions were taken: 105 cm x 52 cm x 73 cm. Good that I know now 🙂 Here are some pictures of the actual state. But you guessed it, setting main yard was not
  8. Thank you SIrs! Happy new year! And what better way to celebrate than with a proper demolition, something I had already planned for some time. In September 2010, I was quite happy for one more rare occasion again, to be able to glue a part coming straight from the casting branch, just as the god of molds created it, directly to the model without pimping or without any further fuss. See here it is, the little crown ... ... by now I'm pretty sure that was not placed there around 1805. Probably an invention of 1920, when restoring to the Trafa
  9. And last but not least the best known version, the ship as it stands today in Portsmouth. Like new from the egg, no wear or tear, a nice museum ship as expected 😉 But even though all the anachronisms and contradictions towards the few contemporary sources still an amazing artifact that allows a bit of time traveling 🙂 But still I think no one today can imagine the true hardship and discomfort and dangers of those days. Physical, emotional and psychological. Once a death bringing fighting machin
  10. In the repair of 1814 to 1816 the Victory was fitted with the new round bow and solid hammock cases. About 1837 the Feathers of Wales were fixed on the stern, still being there today. In 1859 the ship got the last set of wooden mast, later on the steel masts from HMS Shaw. Somwhere in the 1860 the planking was removed and the new planking was flush, wales omitted. Also that time she most possibly got the stern decoration that can be seen on the early photographies. But these were only the outer signs, on the inside the hanging magazines were already removed by 1814 and every change
  11. The most iconic appearance of the Victory is the one of Trafalgar. And this is also the most obscure one, as it lasted the shortest and was almost not documented. Contemporary sources are very thin, as the great repair took place under pressure of time in the height of the raging war, and proper documentation did not take place or at least is not known. Quite sure is, that the channel boards were moved on top of the ports, and of course the stern was most possibly closed in. Most actual details can be found in Turner´s sketches as he draw some scribbles after the ship c
  12. Thank you Sirs 🙂 🙂 And here come some more detail shots. First the in my humble opinion most beautiful appearance of this ship 🙂 The channel boards still in the lower position underneath the ports, the painted friezes and the hull paid with rosin. The Royal Marine still wears the uniform from about 1780, with the tricorn, the long swallow tails on the coat, the broad revers and the stockings. The holystoning gentlemen did not wear a special uniform yet. This was the time by the way, that
  13. Grande Finale 🙂 Finally I found the time to do the last beauty shots of my little series of my 5 slices.. It was a most exciting project, that started with simply trying out new resin, took off by itself, and developed into nice display on the history of that grat ship. Already longer finished was the rigged version of a 1805 first rate. Now come the version as build from about 1780, the actual state of my research for the iconic 1805 version, the black and white version of past 1910 and the latest version of the museums ship in its past 2016 loo
  14. Hello @jock2000 Nice to hear from you! Yes that is correct. you can use Heller as reference, they did the positioning nicely. All the best, happy modeling, Daniel
  15. Cäptn dafi´s log, addendum: At the last stop in the Victory-Univers we were able to complete the crew. First we got the much needed cleaning team ... ... and then still came Cäptn dafis superior in form of the admirability herself. Final spurt 🙂 XXXDAn
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