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HMS Victory by GrandpaPhil - Mantua - Scale 1:98

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I came to the conclusion that the cutwater has to come off and be replaced.  The profile of the one from the kit doesn’t match the profile of the one from the AOTS which has the plans that I’m using.  I’ll make a card template to mark off my cuts on the model (to be made with a coping saw) and the piece of basswood that I will be making the replacement from.

 

I’m going to do that after I finish the entry ports (I hate leaving stuff unfinished), because I need to do that before I go too much further so I don’t damage all the rest of my work.

 

I’ll probably make the head at the same time (which is always a good challenge) so I can paint it when I start doing touch ups on the rest of the hull.

 

 

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I am back in the yard Phil after a summer of fun and more than a little work. It will be nice to get back to following your builds sir, I kinda missed dropping by on a regular basis. I will be picking up on my Vic build now that I am back. The Admiral surprised me with a complete revamp of the shipyard (I was involved naturally, she just supplied the input. She felt I needed a new work space and dedicated a good portion of our annex to it. She is great at interior design and the result of all that is me sitting in a nice shiny new shipyard with room for all my tools and books. Yep, I'm looking forward to getting back into it sir.

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I foregot to say phil  -  its the small scale extras that you are adding to your vic that are making her stand out,  and as we all discover its a slow progress but with thought  - that makes all  the difference  - loving your attention to detail.

 

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I’ve done a lot of paint work today.  

 

I did a lot of gunport lid repair.

 

 I replaced a couple of other pieces that got damaged during moving.

 

The Victory looks much better now.  

 

The cut water will get painted when I build the basic framework for the head, so the cheeks, frames and head rails will adhere better.

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On 8/23/2019 at 7:37 PM, GrandpaPhil said:

The nose is all cut out now.  It still needs some minor sanding, but it will work.  I’m happy with it.

That was a gutsy move Phil but you nailed it. Well done sir. 

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Thank you everyone for all the likes and the comments!

 

Mark,

  I’m getting better.  When I started the Victory, two years ago, I wouldn’t have dared to do what I just did.  After pausing to build the Prince de Neufchatel, I am a lot more confident.

 

I learned a lot.

 

The biggest lesson was that the hardest part is making that first cut.

 

I’m completely running off the AOTS plans now and we’ll see how she turns out.

 

I learned that poster board is actually a good material to build model ships from.

 

I decided this morning that I would build the head so I can get finish getting the model base coated.

 

I am making the cheeks from double thickness (1.6mm) poster board because it is flexible and easy to work.

 

This is leftover material from the Prince de Neufchatel.

 

 The rest of the head will be mostly basswood.

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Well you made that look easy Phil and IMHO it looks just fine. From what I can remember the cheeks in my build kit are a seemingly complex jumble of very small and intricate pieces that have to be assembled exactly to ensure a precise and good looking fit. Perhaps I should just go with poster board too........

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Mark,

Thank you.  The overhead profile for the cheeks are on drawing A8 of AOTS for the Victory, the middle deck, at 1/192 scale.  

 

I scaled it up 196% on my copier to get to 1/98 scale.  Make sure to leave enough on the end to go all the way to the end of the cut water.

 

I took the pathway from the outboard profile.  

 

I picked up my poster board at Walmart.  I got an 8 pack for around $5 last December.  I still have 2 1/4 sheets left after the Prince de Neufchatel.

 

It sounds crazy, but it works well if you’re going to paint anyways.

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1 minute ago, GrandpaPhil said:

It sounds crazy, but it works well if you’re going to paint anyways.

Which I am and thinking about it, this method may solve a few other fine finish issues I have on my list too Phil. I shall keep you abreast of my progress sir. 

I had every intention of working in the shipyard today but ended outside on the acreage again clearing lumber (the weather has cooled down nicely here) and spent the afternoon making curtain rod hangers for the Admiral in my woodshop. My next day off is Wednesday - logged myself into the shipyard for the day!!

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