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HMS Victory by mort stoll - Caldercraft - Scale 1/72

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hi guys and gals,

after many many to many years of following i have decided to post a build log. i bought this kit in 2006 along with the snake and diana.  i finished the diana last fall and started the victory in march after completing the duke william. to date i have lower gundeck, dummy barrel strips, stem, keelson and frames attached to the keel.  i am working on beveling bow and stern frames.  

 

as soon as i figure out how to post some pictures i will and once i do please feel free to comment on any and everything you wish.

 

thanks,

mort

 

 

 

   

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did a little work tonight. faired and beviled the hull frames and made a template for the the port side floor of capt. hardy's day cabin which i hope to be able to display along with the port half of his dining cabin and the masters cabin.

 

mort

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thank you robert . i have been following your build since day 1. it's been a great resource.

 

did more fairing and started planking the middle gun deck, - 5 butt method- am using maple planks as i did on the diana i prefer maple the caldercraft supplied tanganika.

 

will post pictures as soon as i can. if any one wants to see progress feel free to send me a pm with your email and i will be happy to oblige. hopefully my son or my brother in law can show me the way.

mort

 

 

 

 

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hi, i have a question to other victory modelers. how much of the middle gun deck is visible once the upper gun deck and quarter deck are in place? i am asking because i am planking the middle gun deck and i noticed in the aos victory that within the planked area there deck is furniture - hatches, a capsan, etc. - and i am wondering if i should add that to the model even though caldercraft does not.

 

thanks,

mort 

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Greetings Mort

                  Cannot see you needing much advice on your build, with all the encouragement and advice you have given to other builders over the years. Good luck with your build. I reckon you will have more than a few followers. The only advice I can give you is the usual, Take your time and enjoy it.  Best regards DAVID

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thank you for your kind words my friend and your build logs - which I have followed from day 1. you are the best my friend, the best.

 

mort  

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since last post - no photos yet sorry - have completed planking middle gun deck - have to sand and varnish it- and have glued #270 - top gun port patterns - on both sides - thanks to glenard and roberts helpful posts. am also gluing battens - thank you glenard - around gun ports on middle #271 and lower patterns #272.

 

mort

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middle gun port patterns are glued in place, i have glued gun port battens to both sides of lower gun ports. just have to check alignments and glue them in place - not as easy as it sounds. i have also made and glued the 2 side entry doors in place - thank you dominick - i think longridge mentions them also. the aos shows and longridge mentions that there was a small grate by the entrance doors which i have also made and will attach. the victory owners manual and the aos show a rectangular base which i will install beneath the mast collars at the main mast.

since i can't figure out how much of the middle gun deck will be visible i will build the main and aft hatch gratings on the middle gun deck and perhaps the companionways both fore and aft of the main mast. 

 

hope everyone had a great day,

mort   

    

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The Caldercraft Victory is by far the best I have seen photos of.  I am looking forward to seeing your photos.  I may at some point attempt that build if I can figure out where to display it in my apartment.  The photos of your Mamoli Constitution showed excellent work as I recall.  I am sure your current build will is also great.

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thank you for your kind words. so far i am very happy with the kit. she's big. very big. she's going to go in my son's office as the admiral is still very upset over the size of the diana. 

 

the lower gun port pattern and 8 planks are attached and i am hoping to have a fellow club member help me post pictures.

mort

   

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