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  1. Sorry have not posted in a while. I finally finished with second planking on port side of ship and starting on other side. Has been slow but turned out Ok. Hopefully the other side will not take as long
  2. Daliab i have added a couple of pictures of the stern. Like you asked. Still have some cleaning up to do but doing it as i move along with the second planking. Hope it helps
  3. Here are pictures of the stern. Still have some cleaning up to do and am doing it as i move along with second planking
  4. Working late tonight but will get a picture of the stern and post it here in next day or two
  5. Here is where i am now. I have started the second layer of planking. Going a little slow because this layer is what everyone will see. The walnut strips are in good shape only a couple had bad spots that i removed.
  6. Daliab yes i was able to find them. They are much easier to follow and use. Like you i also use the ones that came with the kit. Thanks for showing me where they were located.
  7. Well i finally finished sanding the first layer of hull planking and am satisfied with the results. The instructions say to put the second layer of planking on in full strips. I am finding that the full strips is a little difficult in keeping them level and tight against the previous plank. Since the hull is painted and copper tiles. I decided to cut the planks in 1/3’s and stager the joints by one or two frames. It looks good and easier to work with. I will post pictures after i get a few rows of the second planking completed
  8. Yes i did. It was the decking planks on other ships i looked up modelexpo.com. They have a large selection on planking and decent prices. When i order from them i got the order within a week
  9. Bob i did not have that problem. I had just enough of the 3mm x .5mm wood to do the planking
  10. Daliab. Can you give me the website you went to for the downloading of the english instructions
  11. Daliab for the planking of the decks I had just enough to finish the planking. I to thought i did not have enough. For the manual yes i am using the one that came with the kit. Tonight i will look on the website and see if can find it currently i have finished the first planking. So now i am sanding the hull to prepare it for the second planking
  12. Peter thanks fir the comments. As for your questions the model manufacture is Panart. I did look at other manufactures I did purchase the full kit from DeAgostini but returned it when i ordered it they told me all packs were in stock but when it arrived i was missing a couple of packs. When i called customer service they told me was on back order. several months later they finally told me it would be at least February before i would get missing items. They are having inventory issues. So i returned it and bought this one. The material for my Victory is great but the instructions are not very good. But you get 8 large pages of drawings that are easy to follow. They are very vague so you need to look ahead and use your experience in building other models. The first planking is lime wood and is very easy to work with. 6 mm wide 1.5 thick. The second planking is walnut. 6mm wide and 1mm thick Other then the instructions i am very pleased with my Victory kit Dave
  13. Finally getting a little time to work on my Victory. I have finished the 1st planking and now off to sand it smooth. Then i can start on the 2nd planking of walnut planks. I examined the walnut planks and all look good. There are a couple that are not in great shape but can cut the bad part of them off and can use the rest.
  14. Hi. The Vanguard will be my next build as soon as i finish my Victory. Will be watching your build to see how it goes before I start mine

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