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Hms Victory by maaaslo - DeAgostini/Modelspace


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Hello, olla, ahoy friends and collegues.

i think the time just come, that even i create a thread with my work. Not that there is much to show, hehe...

i am building Hms victory, as title of the thread would also tell you.

by no means i build with much of, what you would call skill, its just mere attempt to finish off what i started as a slightly younger enthusiastic modeller with no clue.

i have already described my attempts at building this ship elswhere on this great forum. For those who did not catch it, it whas where i described it as a kit for learning (that for learning what i can and cannot do) and that it is sodomised. The latter i still stand for. In the pictures you will see, why i say so.

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my appologies for the choice of surrounding for the pictures. My and the admiral we live in a small flat and i dont have a dedicated workshop.

for those building the same model, i am on issue 69, building and fitting out fore mast.

 

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The gallery sits on slightly out of allignement. Nothing i can do now, and i have learned my lesson. Next one will be built a lot better.

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You can see, i had to use a lot of filler. It does not bother me, first planking job. Because of that, i had to settle for painting, to cover the botched job.

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Also, i dont think this was entirely my fault, but bow looks different to what it should. I have faired it to the point where all the planks were sitting flat. Maybe i over did it... 

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Main mast was done according to the instruction, which are btw very, very detailed. Just not correct. Very schematic and simplified.

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Main yard. Instruction called for twisting the wire into coil and attach it to the yard. I hate the way it look and will re do it using just thread. Should i stiffen the thread using ca glue or pva?

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I tried to imitate the cannon tackles. Looks so bad... good thing is it wont be visible. Those blocks are just way too big for the

scale.

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Also, i have not had bees wax just yet, when i finished the railings, thats why the line looks so not hanging much...

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I will take any criticism, altough its too late to fix much of it. For encouragement i thank you in advance.

next update will be after the finished fore mast fitting out.

one question: what kind of primer to use on hull? I know car primer, but which one?

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I think you have a fine looking project going there. I'd recommend the PVA for rigging if you have time to wait for drying. Gun rigging looks fine, I know what you mean about blocks too large. I need to see some pics of the real rigs to see what the proportions would be. Maybe you can go smaller on the upper ,more visible decks.

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don't take me wrong, i am quite proud of myself, what i have achieved. i have never ever ventured into anything this complex.

i will re do those footrope supports on spars. i hate the look and its not even close to reality. i drove past Cutty Sark in Greenwich the other day and have looked at her spars, just as the were posing over the roofs... i know that that's the look i would like to achieve. i don't mind waiting for the glue to set. Gorilla glue can be pretty fast, to be honest.

regarding tackles for the guns, i think the blocks would have to be something around 1.5mm in this scale. i wouldn't mind working with them, but who is going to manufacture?

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A very handsome ship indeed. If you are looking for accuracy, the Anatomy of a Ship HMS Victory is an excellent source.  You can scale the drawings exactly to your kit scale by photocopying. Makes things a lot easier to work in full scale.

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Thank you all for your kind words, pictures do not show the true face if the monster. I will have to take a few closeups, to convince you guys :)

On 25/05/2017 at 7:25 PM, maaaslo said:

regarding tackles for the guns, i think the blocks would have to be something around 1.5mm in this scale. i wouldn't mind working with them, but who is going to manufacture?

I found the answer: chuck passaro...

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