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hi guys , welcome to my build diary for my first build ,  started the begining of october 2018 so i've made a bit of progress already , a few mistakes  but nothing i couldnt overcome , and a lot of learning of new  techniques  too , any advise is greatly appreciated as im a newbie to the hobby 

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Gidday and welcome from the Land Downunder Jeff.

If you don't mind I'll pull up an armchair and come along for the ride.

Everything seems to be going well. 

Plenty of support and encouragement on this site.

All the best with your build.

Mark.

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hi again , ive come to a bit of a standstill adding parts , , waiting for more copper hull plates , i need a lot more than i originally guessed  , ah well  , obviously i need to get those on as turning the hull upside down after adding the fragile upper parts is  asking for trouble ,  ive started making the cannons and the rigging for them and also the gun doors are done too , but not attached as im afraid of breaking them off as i do other jobs , question is am i going about this correctly , i seem to be making lots of sub assemblies ready to fit ,such as side netting and deadeye strops and chains  etc but not sure what order to fit them as theyre so fragile , any advise is gratefully accepted   

 

  jeff 

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Jeff, it sounds like you have a good plan of action in place already. Just keep thinking ahead about whether any sub-assemblies will be first of all accessible as you add additional bits, and secondly will they be easily knocked off as you continue working. And with a model the size of Victory, you will have a lot of such thinking and planning to do!

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thanks chris ,  i started putting parts on in the order that the instructions implied ( i say implied because the billings instructions are more of a guide than anything else TBH ) and then realised that im spending  more time and effort in protecting these parts from damage than if i'd left them off til later ,  i suppose thats the harsh lesson of starting a large model as a first attempt lol  , but thanks for the advise , at least i know im going in the right direction 

 

  jeff 

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It's a good point for any new modeler to remember that kit instructions are only one person's suggested sequence for assembling the model, and there's no written law against deviating from the sequence if one thinks he has a better way. In fact, many experienced builders make little use of instructions and are chiefly concerned that the kit come with good and detailed plans.

 

Cheers!

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I will echo Chris in saying that yes, you have chosen the right path. Most "instructions" for model ships are as you said, more guide than traditional instruction. There are many parts that the instructions may say to install early but, can easily wait till much further. THe guns and port lids are a prime example. Yes, the fully rigged guns need to go in place before the ships masting and rig is assembled but, many builders will leave "dummy" cannon and the lids off till right before the rigging or even till after that stage and close to the end.

 

Along those lines of thought, separate sub assemblies are a great help especially when you get to the masts and rig. The more complete any item is, mast, yards, etc. with blocks and leads already installed before it is on the ship, the easier that stage will become. Similar to what you are already doing with the guns and anchors. It also helps to keep things moving while you wait on the mail.

 

 

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well , i thought it about time i put  an update on the log ,i know its been a few weeks , been busy researching how to do some of the little complicated bits , i bought a couple of books which have been recommended by many builders  about rigging and masting , and have been practicing serving and  decided to have a go at building the bowsprit , im quite pleased so far , put some  fiddly bits on and made some yards  on my home made lathe , also swapped the kit deadeye chains for  more realistic looking ones and fitted them , also ive been trying to work out the best way of making the  side netting hammock stays  and how to sew the netting on , ive had to make quite afew little jigs to hold the work 

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It looks like it has been time well spent. Your serving appears well done as are those hammock nets. Great progress!

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well its been a while since last posting any update ,,been rather busy but i have been making some headway with the build  so i have put up some photos , you'll have to excuse the messy work bench ! IMG_0121.thumb.JPG.538e6ec34a164b89dabcf0b115addffd.JPGIMG_0122.thumb.JPG.2a2204e191cf7d0d87e6c96685e8fb5f.JPG

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