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  1. fairly happy the way the back end planks laid, all well soaked and fitted- allowed to dry then removed and glued back on, if the pegs and pins didnt work just held in my hands and watched telly for a while- not rushing for the bus this week 😞 some things not going well, this was too sharp trimming of the bow balsa wood impacting on the planks, broke a couple in the process here is the stacked 2 sheets of balsa on the deck to protect the prow on the bow after it broke while pushing in planking pins, glass with planks soaking and a small set of model knives I found usefull , Ive us
  2. Mums clothes pegs and sewing pins coming in handy, the bobbleheaded pins from ebay fell apart, Ive noticed small details like the steel types in the pins- thin/thick brittle/bendy small/large heads- the thin bendy large headed pins being much better, the pegs grip better with a bit of carving on the jaws
  3. Hi Eugenio its very small, I struggled with the channel knees , a few broke apart when I tried to extract them from the sheet, too small for the materiel. At this point I would recommend anyone needing instructions not to buy this kit - cant find some items- eg 48, 51, 56 - just gave up looking and moved on 🙂 I took some pics on the way but didn't have time to upload yet thanks for the interest Edwin
  4. At last planking started after doing dry run and then shaving a bit off the front of deck because the no1 frame is narrower than the deck (?). Around are the additional acquisitions found to be necessary eg - brass black because all the cannons are shiny brass, triangular file because the sandpaper wasn't hard edged enough for the decking trim, masking tape which held decking while gluing and can be seen wrapped around the paint pot bending the 10 minute soaked ends of the planks , pins with plastic ends which are difficult to push in and the heads come off when pulled out- not recommended,
  5. https://modelshipworld.com/uploads/monthly_2020_07/IMG_20200716_155146.jpg.f3f67f90076b55b28d9d87cea9830784.jpg https://modelshipworld.com/topic/20337-hms-victory-1737-by-ekis-finished-artesania-latina-scale-184-inspired-by-the-victory-of-1737/?tab=comments#comment-619594 I found these helpful and taking The Lazy Saint suggestion am padding the first 2 forward and aft frame spaces with balsa
  6. hi Dieter well on the way with the planks i see, im interested in the aft end planking pattern but can offer no ideas yet best of luck Edwin
  7. Using balsa to fill in fore and aft areas for planking, tried bending dry but too difficult so am going to try soaking the planks I am reading a bit on planking and trying to find pattern especially for the stern which appears complex
  8. Glued the first piece and instructions unclear as to forward or aft face so I did both but only aft face is required for deck support, Just lightly sanded ( the requisitioned pack of nail files litter the table now ) masts and all the small 'nibs' on the cut out pieces
  9. Just started this project as a gift from my grandchildren, as well as the box kit I also added the paint set, with brushes and cement from the shop after reading the instructions This was followed by balsa and a stanley knife after see this site when I got stuck The model build is well documented in HMS Victory by The Lazy Saint - Mantua - Scale 1:200 - Third wooden ship and I am sooooh very grateful for that effort, I would like to contribute the difficulties I find as an aid to any other novices stumbling the same path I just followed instructions and dry assembled to this step . I
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