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heres a pic of my Vic stern, all carvings done with a stanley blade except for the band that goes all the way across, think i may still have a tutorial on how i did that if anyone is interested, cheers lads..

 

 

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Beautifully done, William. It's certainly easier to do this on a flat surface vs. on the model. Are you going to add the balustrades? That should be challenging.

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All my carvings are made of boxwood

 

Ok lads n lasses, the stern band. I thought a lot about how to do this, it seemed to me to be very tricky to get right with its symmetrical and fragile shape but when I came up with this idea of how to make it it turned out to be the easiest piece i`ve carved.

 

The band passes under the stern emblem in the centre, this allowed me to make it in two pieces

 

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to get the gully shape i put a brass rod into some ply and left it sticking up 2mm,, then with rounded type cutter in the dremel I ran my piece down the edge of the brass rod,, (the ply with the brass rod was fixed to my dremel drill attachment)

 

 

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when happy with the gully I simply marked out the teethy cut outs, started at the marked area in the pic , to emulate the one on the real Vic. Then with my trusty dremel again in the spindle attachment I simply cut out the teethy shapes

 

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this is the marked point where i started the teethy things. so when you look at the finished band it looks perfectly symmetrical, and its not bad, but any discrepancy would be at the centre hidden behind the main emblem

 

 

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as for the balustrades Greg i have dabbled with them, the problem is that they are not round and they are all cut at different angles. so heres a couple of pics of the different shapes, one is of the centre balustrade next to an ordinary pin for scale the other is of the centre balustrade and the other is the extreme right one

 

 

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i hold then very gently DavePete, some pieces you leave a tab to hold on to, but the delicate twirls i hold on a small piece of ply and overhang the bit i`m working on, heres a pic of carvings still with there tabs on

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ok Chuck, dont have much in the line for leaners. but anything i put on my blog can be of help to beginners, they dont and shouldn`t dive in at my level but they can always look in, this is my free advice, and i know when i was learning i searched everywhere for everything on carving and to be honest there wasn`t much!!. So with no further ado here`s the different stages on my HMS Victory sheild

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