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

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Thank you very much, Mark!

 

I’m trying.  I’ve made my fair share of mistakes on this build, but she’s finally coming together.

 

I’m learning as I go.

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51 minutes ago, GrandpaPhil said:

Thank you very much, Mark!

 

I’m trying.  I’ve made my fair share of mistakes on this build, but she’s finally coming together. 

As have I Phil, believe me. 

51 minutes ago, GrandpaPhil said:

I’m learning as I go.

Yep, me too. I have just finished up with a project outside of the shipyard. 3 years ago I cut down a cedar tree here on our farm. I made the Admiral a nice breakfast bar out of the heartwood. 

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Hi Phil, just thought I'd drop in and check out your Victory... She's a fine looking ship! Love the detail you've achieved especially hand carving those fiddly bits. I'll be following your progress and get some inspiration from you for my build too!

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Thank you everyone for all the likes!

 

I’m glad you like the build!

 

I finished cutting out the starboard channels.

 

I still need to drill holes for the eyebolts and they all need painted prior to installation, but I have them sitting in their approximate spots so I can check fit and that they won’t interfere with the gunports. 
 

They will be pinned in place, in addition to being glued, for strength.

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Thank you all for the likes and the comments!

 

I have channels on the port side!

 

The rest are painted and almost ready to install.

 

I am pinning them to the hull.  This means that I am using steel pins (sewing pins) to reinforce the glue so the channels do not buckle under the stress of rigging.

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Thank you very much!

 

I’m debating how I want to make the mouldings, carve from 1/16” stock, or make them from card like I did on the bow?
 

I am leaning towards the card at this point.

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Thank you all for the comments and the likes!

 

Merry Christmas to all!

 

I am using card stock strips to give the impression of mouldings (due to the small scale).  It looks a little whopper jawed (hillbilly for crooked) in the picture, but that is because of alignment issues from merging a kit with the plans from the AOTS.  It should come out well.

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Thank you very much!  Merry Christmas!

 

I will admit though, I’ve been pretty much playing a game of make it up as I go along.  I did that with the Prince de Neufchatel too.

 

It is working though.  I’ve been having a lot of fun.  I’m learning a lot, too.


This is a great learning experience for my next project (either the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Triton or the Winchelsea).

 

I have the mouldings on the aft section of the starboard side done.  I am getting ready to start the midship portion.

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The starboard midships portion of the mouldings are done.  The 1/16” second from the top part of the trim extends all the way to the bow, but the piece that I used is already painted black, so you can’t see it in the picture, but it is there.

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The mouldings on the starboard side are done.

 

I discovered that I made the forward bulwarks incorrectly.  I will fully address that issue when I make all the railings and the timberheads.  In the meantime I filled in the cutouts that I made.

 

This is a learning project and I already knew that there were many flaws in this model, so I will correct what I can, within reason and just move on.  I will remember my mistakes for future projects so I can do better.

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