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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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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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Hi,

I think I've figured out how to post pictures, which don't do any justice to the real life appearance. Hopefully I can do it again. I'll try post earlier ones. The above show the forecastle breast beam  assembly, with the exposed port side upper gun deck, the masters cabin - with bed, desk and clothes trunk -  the admirals sleeping cabin - with wash stand, clothes trunk and bed - partially exposed admiral's dining cabin and the captains dining and day cabins. I'm awaiting more parts from Caldercraft and then I can complete the captain's dining and day cabins.  

 

Stay safe and well,

Mort

 

 

 

 

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As you can see I removed part of #105 in order to build part of the captain’s area. In retrospect I should have removed both of  the top parts of #105 and the keel piece but I couldn’t visualize if it would work or not if the stern fascia #374 would properly fit. The pictures show the captain’s  quarter gallery with a hanging lantern and commode.  Also shown are some furniture dry fitted in the captain’s day cabin.        

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I've a question concerning the beakhead bulkhead #205. I'm thinking of removing the right side of the bulkhead in order the make the bow interior more visible when viewing the front of the ship.  As you can see if you check my 2/15 post - the first picture - the starboard bow portion of the upper gun deck is exposed. With the marines walk, bowsprit etc. will removing part of the bulkhead provide more visiblity and do you think it's worthwhile? 

 

Thanks,

Mort

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Photos look great.  That could be an interesting way to go Mort, and obviously personal choice.  Would you need to add or adjust any of the f'c's'l sdeck beams as these would be much more visible?

 

Also meant to ask you, what did you use to simulate glass in your pics of the side galleries.

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Hi Jason,

 

No it won't be necessary to adjust any of the deck beams. The only adjustment is the removal of the right half of the beakhead bulkhead. My concern is amount of the upper gun deck visible when looking at the model bow on.

The windows are mica. It was a gift from a fellow NJ Club member ages ago. He doesn't remember where or when he got it, but he bought it on line. 

I got the idea from looking the models in the "Rodgers " and "Kriegstein Collection" books. 

Hope this helps.

Stay safe,

Mort

 

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Hi,

As you can see I've completed the beakhead bulkhead and timberheads. The bulkheads for the Captain's dining and day cabins are installed.  I've also completed the Captain's dining and day cabin. The dining cabin has 2 side tables and a liquor box in addition to the dining table and chairs. The day cabin contains 2 clothes trunks, a dresser, a chest and a desk. I'll probably add a small circular table. 

 

I tried to remove the center keel piece and the other bulkhead # 105 thereby opening the remaining area of the day cabin, but It's too involved for my skill set.  

You can also see the template for the poop deck dry fitted, there exposing the Admiral and Captain's cabins.

 

I thank you Heinz very much for your support. You're the best.

Stay safe and well,

Mort

 

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