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HMS Victory by GrandpaPhil - Mantua - Scale 1:98 Kit-Bash

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Thanks, OC.  


It was a steep learning curve, but a fun one.

 

I’m trying to get good, so I can do the carvings on Triton and Winchelsea justice.

 

I’ve got a set of AAMM plans of La Reale that the Admiral bought me for my birthday this past year too.  I would like to build that after I finish Winchelsea.

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Here is where I am starting off for the day.  


The center piece is partially base coated.  


The top rail needs touched up.

 

I also had a fortuitous event this morning.  I discovered that I had a good sail plan for the Victory which is the last thing that I lacked.

 

I found it on page 190 of Bjorn Landstrom’s The Ship.

 

I had planned on pausing Victory to build the Edmund Fitzgerald but I believe that I am going to press on with Victory.  I am two and a half years into this build and I think it is time to finish it.

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I have the framing for the head gratings in place.

 

The first set of seats of ease are painted and installed.

 

I have a few more pieces to make and install so I can paint the framing.  Then I will start the gratings themselves.  

 

I am going to use the exact same method I used on the Prince de Neufchatel to make the gratings.

 

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Just a suggestion phil  - where the beak head comes up and you have it flush with the heads decking,  it would be good if  you made an extion of the beak head as I understand it was designed  so the  bowsprit  can rest on it.

 

You would need to test dry fit the bowsprit  first  to get an idea  of how much  gap there is under neath where the beak head comes through.

 

OC.

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The head gratings are in place.  


They need some trimming and some paint work.

 

The knight heads are just dry fitted.

 

I extended the beak head and will paint it when I paint the gratings.

 

I just need to make two fashion pieces that sit on top of the head rails and two double seats of ease and the head will be complete.

 

I’m holding off on making the boomkins until I get further along so I don’t break them.

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8 minutes ago, GrandpaPhil said:

The head gratings are in place.  


They need some trimming and some paint work.

 

The knight heads are just dry fitted.

 

I extended the beak head and will paint it when I paint the gratings.

 

I just need to make two fashion pieces that sit on top of the head rails and two double seats of ease and the head will be complete.

 

I’m holding off on making the boomkins until I get further along so I don’t break them.

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Very tidy work phil, coming together now.

 

OC.

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I finished the head, except for the boomkins and the netting.

 

I’m waiting until I get to the masting and sparring stage before I install the boomkins to prevent accidentally ripping them off.

 

I’ll do all netting at the same time because I have to install netting all along the rails.

 

I’m currently finishing the sides, then I’ll start at the front and work my way back on the deck fittings.  Maybe, we’ll see.

 

Either way, I’m having a lot of fun working on the Victory.  Deciding to scratch build the rest of the model was a good decision.  I’ve been having a lot of fun with it.

 

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