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HMS Victory by Y.T. - Mamoli - 1:90 scale

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Initially I also cut these rigging slots but later considered I did not like their size and plugged them in and covered them up with finish planking. I will cut new ones later on being more careful with their size and orientation.

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I think it can be a good tip for as simple thing as laying deck planks. Current fashion is blackening the edges of planks to mimic calking around the real planks. I am following this trend though sometimes asking myself would a real ship look as this if looked at at the scale 1 to 90? Nevertheless I had lots of trouble blackening my 0.5 mm thick planks with a pencil. I had splits. I had breakages. Now  I do it differently.    I glue a first lane of a center piece deck planks. No edge blackening so far. After they are bonded and dry I circle all sides with pencil. I glue around new set of planks. I do not blacken them till they are bonded and dry. Then I circle them with a pencil again. And again and again and again....

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I did the same "brick " pattern with my deck planks, at 80mm as per the plans, then when i went to visit the real thing when on holiday i saw to my horror that the planks on the victory are laid differently.  oh well, it is only a model...

 

I dont know if they will be of any use to you, here are a few of the pics i took when we went for a visit to the ship in the dockyards at Portsmouth last year when we were on holiday, i took hundreds for reference and at the stage we are at on our builds there are a few that may come in handy for people.  if not then feel free to delete them.  any more you need, just ask .  I haven't looked that forward in the plans but i see there is an additional thickened area around the 2 holes in the beak for the rigging (see image 0987)  images 1010333, 1010334,1010335, 1010337 and 1010338 are of the model that was displayed on the ship in a glass caseimageproxy.php?img=&key=8f45093723bba175

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Some of your pics are uncommon and are worth saving. Thanks a lot.

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I took hundreds on the two visits we did, i put some on for you showing the cannon balls around the grating, the lower window sill at the stern, the holes in the beak for the rigging, a couple showing windows on the upper deck (window or cannon) , the windows and doors behind the steering wheel, cos i just love what you did on yours, my ugly mug!!,  some showing the deck planking style and of course some showing the hull planks both bow and stern.  Bin any you dont want mate, and if there are any particular ones you could use just ask, i took pics of most things, mainly rigging for me.

 

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spider999. These are all excellent pictures. Great close up details which I cannot find on internet. Is there a way I could get all 200 of them in highest resolution from you?

 

Yes. You got it right. Working on the hull is my best part of the hobby. When I get to rigging I tend to put it aside justifying this stunt by starting to work on the hull of other ship. My AL San Francisco still has quite a few sails and most of rigging not installed. I am telling myself - I will get to it when Victory hull is finished. Ha-ha. 

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YT, it would be a pleasure.  here goes:  i did two trips, the first when she had all her rigging intact, next trip they were midway through stripping it all off for overhauling.  obviously some i posted earlier will be duplicated, but at least you got them.  when this lot upload i will do the same for the rest.   you can either leave them on here for other folk to use or just save them to your pc and delete them from here, your choice.  i am happy to share them my friend.  the unpainted model in the case is on the ship herself and the painted one is in one of the buildings on the dockyard tour

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Mamoli drawings tell you that baseboard members at upper decks should be made of 2 mm x 2mm walnut strips they provide. Are you guys kidding? Why no one had ever stopped them since 1980 when these drawings were made? This would be totally disproportional in size to whole ship hull structure. I had to come up with much smaller section of a baseboard. I decided to split manually with X-acto knife 1 mm x 3mm profiles. After polishing the edges I was making them into something as 1 mm x 1.25 mm profiles. These ones I am starting gluing in as baseboards. See pics.

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Here are more of baseboards. So all baseboards are now complete. All deck floor planking is complete. Nothing is lacquered or painted yet. After lacquering and painting all this is going to look much more attractive. Just bear with me. Now I am thinking how to make main top decorative rail on top of boards (sure no one will figure out what I am talking about). These are 1.5 mm x 5 mm walnut strips and should be bent in 5 mm wide plain. This is going to be difficult. Besides I plan rounding the outside side of this strip to resemble actual ship. I will show this in pictures what I am coming up with.

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Liking those outer planks on the hull YT, i like the way you take them all the way down to the keel.  Are you going to fasten the copper sheathing below the waterline or just leave it planked??  not sure which i prefer!!!

 

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