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  1. Hi Mathew, I’ll tag along with this build if you don’t mind. Regarding the Wales the practice was to ‘run-out’ the thicker planking with a couple of planking strakes of increasingly diminishing thickness, this drawing is taken from Steel for a 74 gun ship and you can see how this works in actual practice. But for the real Victory she is no longer single planked at the Wales, and in reality a lot of her planking is comprised of laminated material (due to cost and availability), but in this respect it is not unlike your double plank build. Arthur Bugler’s Midship sectional drawing captures the actual restoration planking practice where you can see the second layer of planking being used to simulate the Wales and their run-out. I hope adds to what Mark and clearway have said. Gary
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  3. Mark, It is to take the fluke of the anchor when it is stowed and help hold it in place. Gary
  4. Hi Lin, Nice progress you are making. If you are struggling with carving Then the route previously mentioned by David (aka Shipyard Sid) of using Sculpey isn’t a bad one, I went down that route and the result is below, just a bit of painting to go and it will do. It’s also fairly inexpensive and easy to work. Gary
  5. Hi Mark, The positioning of the Wales on the Victory at present follow her 1765 plans and were installed in her 1920’s restoration, she has been re-planked many times over the years, including the Wales, and none of her ‘skin’ is original except possibly for a few Hook and Butt strakes below the main Wale. There is evidence that during her refit prior to Trafalgar that the Wales may have been lowered by circa 2’. The plans for the Boyne held by the National Maritime Museum were based on Victory’s pre Trafalgar refit, and these show the lower Wales. So it would not necessarily be incorrect to go with the lower Wales. I’ve included an abstract of the Boyne below where the lower edge of the Wales is clearly denoted by the thick line, you can see a lighter line parallel to this one denoting the upper edge of the Wales running parallel, best seen if you look at the rearmost lower port where you can clearly see the Wale transects the port at its bottom edge as opposed to more towards the top as per victory’s current configuration. Gary
  6. I can remember outside toilets and squares of newsprint for ‘self cleaning’ - Clark is right, the loss of printed material has unforeseen repercussions - You can’t use the iPad in the same way (not that I’ve tried😭). Keep Calm and Carry on Ship Modelling Gary
  7. Go for it! I was sent it so it’s doing the rounds just like a virus 🤪
  8. A sense of perspective and maintenance of humour is essential. UK Virus ALERT Public Information Report The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent virus threat and have therefore raised their threat level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, level may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. The virus has been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada. The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let's Get the Bastard.” They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years. Australia, meanwhile, has raised its alert level from “No worries” to “She'll be alright, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is cancelled.” So far, no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level. Meanwhile Keep Calm and Carry On Ship Modelling Gary
  9. Urban myth is they once had ‘broon’ dedicated dependency ward at the local hospital for those caught by its heady aroma once too often! Gary
  10. I have their Treenail maker, it’s a lot faster than using draw plates
  11. Hi YT, Generally the ‘Ringols’ shaped like this } (but horizontal) are on the upper and middle gun decks and the plainer bracket to the lower deck ports. I suggest you google some images of Victory as the upper deck ports and quarter deck open ports (those without gun port lids) do not have these. Gary
  12. Anatomy of the Ship series book - AoS
  13. This shot was probably taken when trying to break out of the ice, it looks like water in the foreground and they worked ahead and behind the ship to break ice and clear room to take a run in an attempt to break through. As you can see the sails are full so they are probably trying to apply pressure to the stem to break through to the water ahead. Scott used this process as did Shackleton a decade later (he learned from Scott) to try and reach open water. Gary
  14. Hi Jack, Can you put me down for a boxwood set please. I’ve opened a build log but it will be a while before I start as I have an ill family member to care for, but I’m gathering the parts so once the opportunity arises I can make a start. Thanks Gary
  15. Hi Sanders, Nice to to see another NE member on the forum. Have a good root around here and you’ll find all you need, and as you will know from your browsing if you can’t find it just ask there is a wealth of talent here and people are only too willing to share it. Gary

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