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  1. Hello David! Happy New Year my friend! Thank you for the kind comments. I can definitely relate to breaks in the shipyard and dealing with standstills. I hope you and your family are healthy and happy. I am actually missing quite a few items on the deck and need to start looking at conducting an inventory of all the missing items. Have been so focused on rigging that I have not paid too much attention to the deck items. All things in good time right? 😉😆 You are only 40 plates short of having the coppering done on Diana? Thanks, Mark
  2. Hello, Finally got back to the shipyard to start the new year. For the first time in many decades, the foremast is now fully rigged!! Purists will no doubt see errors in the running of the lines, but for the overall look and feel of the model, I am satisfied with the results. Two more to go!! Thanks, Mark
  3. Hi Larry, My situation is a little different since I am doing a restoration of a model that had been built back in the late 1970's, early 1980's. Having said that, I can comment that the rigging plan detail leaves something to be desired. This is especially true since I am a first time wooden ship model builder. Thank goodness for the large volume of reference materials on the Victory and the amazing knowledge contained within this site!! Thanks, Mark
  4. Thank you Jaager and Allanyed!! Excellent information that is very helpful! I appreciate the assistance! Thanks again, Mark
  5. Excellent information, thank you! Now I am off to do some calculations!! Thanks again, Mark
  6. Understood, thanks B.E. The ship's boats I am using are the Model Shipways kit (MS0106) and the boats are approximately 9 cm long. Here is a picture of the boats. I am just looking for approximate oar lengths so they look appropriate. These boats are on the 1/78 Sergal HMS Victory. Hope this helps. Thanks again, Mark
  7. Hello, If I have a ship's boat that is 9cm long, what would be an appropriate length for oars? Thanks, Mark
  8. Hello Dieter! There is no shortage of help available here!! Looking forward to following this build of the Victory. Thanks, Mark
  9. Hi Daniel, I guess that makes complete sense, given the boats hanging off the quarter davits could be a hindrance to firing the cannons in that area. The good thing for me is the model is not an accurate representation of a specific time, so I figure that gives me a little bit of license to personalize it. I don't want to go crazy with it, but I just love the look of small boats on a larger model. Model Ship World also has the greatest participants, with the best information! 🙂 Thanks for the information! Mark
  10. Hi Allan, I am actually doing a restoration of a Victory model my Uncle completed back in the late 1970's, early 1980's. I have already added the life boats on the quarters, which my Uncles original build did not have, but was curious about the mid-ship boats. Based on the plans I was able to acquire, I honestly cannot tell which boats are called for. On one of my rigging plans, there is an outline of a small boat, but I do not see anything calling for a specific size/type of small boat. For me, I love the extra level of detail small boats provide, so figured I would reach out here to see what the experts had to say about it! 😉🙂 Thanks, Mark
  11. Hi Allan, Excellent information thanks. Actually that makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Sounds like it really comes down to how I want to configure the lifeboats for my model and tastes. Thanks, Mark
  12. Perfect, thank you B.E.! I have seen stacked, then side by side and wondered which configuration was considered more accurate. Thanks again, Mark
  13. Hello, Can someone tell me what the "proper" mid-ship small boat stowage configuration is for the HMS Victory? I see many different configurations for stowing the small boats mid-ship, but was wondering what the "real" set up was. Thanks, Mark
  14. Hello David! Thank you for your support! Yes, now the rigging begins. Should be interesting because I am going by the old Sergal rigging plans and they are presenting quite the puzzle!! 🤣 Funny you should mention the small boats............I was thinking yesterday that I may start to think about building and installing the small boats mid-ship. I think before I do that though, I want to get the rigging done, put the gun port lids back on, get the deck cannons back in place, and take care of quite a few other deck details as you mentioned. Slow progress, but progress nonetheless!! Hull plates on the Diana coming along? Thanks, Mark
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