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HMS Victory by dedicatedmodeller99 - PLASTIC - Airfix 1:180

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First ever sail ship. I usually stick to aircraft. I have built the Airfix Severn Class Lifeboat and the Airfix 1:350 HMS Illustrious and the Revell titanic 100th anniversary kit. But this is a first for me. I have started sail ships with the Airfix 1:400 Mary Rose which is still a WIP. Down to the topic, I have never built a sail ship before therefore any advice will be very much appreciated. I am not bothered that much about building it, I think the worse bit will be the rigging. And I've had this kit since Christmas and the rigging has been the only put off for me, so how shall I tackle the rigging? I will post progress pics here and on my facebook page.


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if you wanted to move all in you can buy deadeyes down to 2-3mm in diameter as the Airfix method for the shrouds has never appealed to me! I rig mine starting with the mizzen shrouds then work forwards and upwards.

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Welcome, dedicatedmodeller99, and good luck with your new project.  The members here at MSW have a wealth of experience that I'm sure they will share with you to make the building of a sailing ship seem less daunting.  Before continuing with your build log, please be sure to take a moment and read through the pinned topics in this sub-forum and in the Questions/Instructions sub-forum.  There you will find what you need to know about proper formatting and the use of the various features and tools available for you to use when posting.




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