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

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OC,

  I know, I thought about that.  I was planning on cutting slots for the gammoning after the gratings dried, but I forgot.  Thank you for the reminder.

 

The Victory is the first ship that I’ve built which has a double gammoning.  This should be interesting (but fun).

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The gratings are all made and the deck hatches by the main mast are made.  The galley funnel is partially made.


I cut slots in the head gratings to pass the gammoning through.

 

None of the deck fittings are painted or glued down.  I still need to shape the funnel and make the end look hollow.

 

I need to make the pin rails.


Due to the scale, I am using straight pins for belaying pins again.

 

I still need to make the bellhouse, the skylights, the wheel and the binnacle.

 

I also need to make the ladders and my remaining guns.

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Thanks for all the likes!

 

The decks look better.  
 

The fittings are just sitting there, and I still have many more to make, but I’m making good progress and I’m feeling a lot better about this build than I was.  


The holes in the deck did not make me happy.

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I glued down my deck fittings.

 

I painted the bulwarks.

 

I am much happier now.

 

This model is a hybrid.  My modeling skills have significantly developed in the two and a half years since I started working on it, so I have many problems to fix, or just live with.

 

There are many areas where I have ripped stuff out and replaced it.

 

The areas such as the stern and the quarter galleries, and the wales, I’m leaving alone.

 

I could make the stern and quarter galleries better than the brass sheet.  I will make the wales (which are too narrow) correctly in my next build.

 

However, the amount of damage that I would inflict ripping them out, is not worth it on this model.

 

So, I will leave it as is and move on.

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Well just look at that..over past 2 years have built Artesania Latina's Mississippi steamboat and chinese Junk. I am now awaiting delivery of Mantua's Victory 1:98 since

I wanted a more challenging and lengthy project, now I'm gaining more confidence.(They were my first two model boat attempts).

Thought I'd look to see if anyone had posted experiences of the build and straight away found your log. I will no doubt be looking at this regularly once I've started for

guidance and inspiration when the going gets tough..because I know sometimes it does!

Great that you have taken time and trouble to create the log...will surely help others..such as me along the way.

Now semi-retired so have more time for such things.

Regards

Grandpa Phil 2  !

 

 

 

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Richard,

  Thank you!  I’m not going to lie, the first dozen or so were a little annoying until I got the methodology and the rhythm down.  After that, they went pretty smoothly.

 

My big lesson learned is that it is better to make your own eyebolts and not to buy plastic ones.

 

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On 8/12/2019 at 3:07 PM, GrandpaPhil said:

Lol to both of you!

 

 Thank you all for the comments and the likes!

 

Seriously though, CD when you get around to coppering your Victory, let me know.

 

 I learned all sorts of valuable lessons between the Victory’s hull and the Prince de Neufchatel’s.

 

 The first is that if you decide to use copper tape, use new copper tape that sticks well.

 

 I used old copper tape that I found on sale for the Victory, it took me about 30-40 hours to copper it.  The tape didn’t stick well and I had to reinforce it with glue.

 

 I used new copper tape from an electrical supply house for the Prince de Neufchatel.  It took me about 4 hours to copper the hull.  Peel and stick with a little bit of fabrication involved.

I am a newbie but I was wondering if you use stained glass copper tape for the copper plating. It comes in various widths-not sure what width might be better.

I am enjoying reading all of these posts and am fascinated by your work.

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On 9/22/2019 at 10:21 AM, David56 said:

It is something i an concerned about when i get hull done 

Try some silver paint first.  That works with other painting.

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On 10/20/2019 at 12:38 PM, GrandpaPhil said:

And now for something completely different!

 

A 54mm British Infantry Officer from the American War of Independence (AWI):


I think it’s a Call To Arms figure, but I’m not really sure.

 

I’m a little out of practice, but I think it came out okay.

 

It just needs some flock around the base after all paint dries.

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I am not sure how you made it but it shows talent with more than ships.

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Thank you all for the likes and the comments!

 

I’m glad you liked the British officer.  I very much enjoy painting figures every now and again.

 

I’m about two-thirds done with the gunport lids on the starboard side.

 

Next up, I need to make the channels so I can figure out where the mouldings will go.

 

More with that later.

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