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HMS Victory by David56 - Panart - 1:78 scale

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It's really shaping up nicely!  Nice even planking.  Hope my Vic come out as nice.  You're blazing the trail for me as I am referring to your build with great interest.  Understand about going slowly.  I figured I'll do the same thing with the first layer as this is the first build I've planked.  Do you have a picture of the stern of your build?  The picture you posted on 22 Sept doesn't really show how you ended the planking in the stern.  I have made some balsa blocks that I can carve as a filler but it will really be an aggressive angle to carve.

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Sorry have not posted in a while.  I finally finished with second planking on port side of ship and starting on other side. Has been slow but turned out Ok. Hopefully the other side will not take as long 

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Completed the second planking just have to do some fine sanding. Next is finishing the stern and then cutting out the gun ports. 

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With the second planking and the stern completed I have the gun ports drawn on both sides of the hull. One gun port cut out and many more to do. After cutting the gunport I and using the supplied gun port liners to fit so everything lines up and fits as required

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Returning to building the ship tomorrow after a week in the Dominican Republic. Dodged the winter storm across the US. 

David56 it's really looking good! I finished the first layer and did some sanding and wood filler. How smooth did your ship need to be before you started the 2nd planking? I look at it and think good enough but....? I compared with the previous pic you posted on 30 Oct and mine looks like yours below the water line. Hope mine comes out as good as your is going. Keep plugging away at it. You're blazing the trail.

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Daliab

i got mine really smooth so that there were high or low spots i use wood filler to fill low spots and small gaps. The smoother you get the first layer the less problem you will have will the second. On the second layer only had to do sanding around the bow and then a fine sanding over the rest of hull to get it smooth. You do not want any high and low spots when you start the copper tiles 

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Moving along with cutting out the gun ports. Had issue with the template due to it not cut correctly. Template was cut on a angle and had to measure and draw each port on the hull. everything is coming out correctly but slow. Measure twice and cut once so they are in the correct place

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Have made some good progress since my last post. I have completed cutting out the gun ports and installed the gunwales. After giving the hull a final sanding i made a jig to draw the waterline. I have applied the first coat of the yellow ochre.  I am thinking it will take about 3 coats of the yellow ochre. then i will mask it off and apply the black paint.  Them to start coppering. This will be the first ship i have done installing the copper tiles. 

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I finished the painting of the hull and the gun port liners. After they dried i glued them into the gun ports. I have to work this week end so on Monday i will be starting the copper tilling of the hull. Reading other builders posts this is a long process. So will be taking my time. I will post some pictures after a get a couple of rows completed

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Looking forward to seeing your pictures. I have port side gun openings cut out and now working on the starboard side now. Very time consuming.

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started the copper tiling of the hull. It is a very slow process but have found that using curved tweezers works well and gives better control in putting them in place. I am also using an xacto knife   With a curved blade to cut the tiles. There may be a better way to cut them but the curved blade works well for me

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David56, how goes the coppering of the hull?  Hope all is going well.  Look forward to your latest updates.

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The copper tiles are going slow. I have not had a lot of time to work on it due to work schedule.  As you can see from picture it is moving along Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can get more tiles put on the hull. 

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Hey, you're really coming along nicely. The only fear I have is running out of copper pieces. I have a couple of paint touch ups before I start the copper plating myself. Any tips you have before I dive into it? Keep it up, your doing great.

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The only thing I can tell you is take your time. I started at the keel and at the stern. I found out the using super glue that has a brush works best for me I got it on Amazon but and sure can get at Walmart or any hardware store. 

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I used copper tape cut to fit in my hull. It works very well if you take your time. Nice build by the way, I shall follow along if you don't mind. 

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Hi everyone, has been a while since my last post but my Victory has been on hold due to some health issues(knee problems).  I have completed the copper tiling of the hull and finished the stern. I have started the bow, but since being out of work for a while, work  is being a priority so do not know how long it will take to finish the bow section. Hopefully i can get back to working on the Victory on a regular basis very soon.   happy building everyone

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