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Hi all, I'm new to this having been involved with the sea and a lifetime's love of it, I find myself beached but dreaming. I am looking to buy a wooden ship model, something I have yearned to do for years. I have made plenty of models and even small wooden craft before. I know many will think that I am biting off more than I can chew and running before I can walk but I really want to tackle HMS Victory. There is a family connection, I love the ship and have the time to spend on it. I am patient and meticulous in what I do. I am looking at a Billings kit but have heard that the directions are minimal which makes me hesitant. does anyone have any ideas as to which kit I should look at? Thanks in advance.

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Wellcome to this wonderfull place, and wish you happy modelling hours. On search box you can type victory, and you'll see very different sources for his ship. Personaly I can not help you, but I am sure you will find all answers you need here on MSW

In progress:

CUTTY SARK - Tehnodidakta => scratch => Campbell plans


Content of log :


Past build:

Stella, Heller kit, plastic, Santa Maria, Tehnodidakta kit, wood, Jolly Roger Heller kit, plastic

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Nenad gave you some solid advice... Go to the kit builds area and enter "victory" into the search box.  You'll see all the Victory builds. 


Or....  hang on for a bit, do something else... Amati/Victory models is bringing out their Victory.   If you're interested in 1:64 size Vic, goto this topic http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/985-amati-and-chris-watton/  and search on Victory.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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my advice..........just go for it........and refer back here. My second build which you can view in the gallery of completed ships was corels victory.....loads of errors on it but a rather nice model once completed.

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Thank you all. I chickened out and went for the Caldercraft HMS Agamemnon. I figured a larger scale would be an easier starting point, plus it was reduced in price. Nelson's favourite ship is no come down in my estimation. I look forward to starting a log once I receive it.

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