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Hi all - got the other side done:).  Went much quicker after all the fiddling on the other side.  I also added the PE pieces between the cheeks.  Not sure exactly what they are supposed to represent, but look like some sort of serpent.  The detail was kind of lost when painting them the same color overall, so I painted the recessed areas French blue & the raised areas yellow ochre.  The blue is not nearly as bright in person (or the yellow) - don`t know if it`s the lighting or just the way my phone processes photos:huh:

 

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Mark

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Thanks Denis:D.

 

Meanwhile, I got the catheads done - just had to chisel a little of the mouldings away so they would fit flat against the hull.  I added some trim strips to them as was suggested in the instructions & finished the head rail to the bottom of the cathead bracket.  Also added the bolsters to the hawse hole openings - they were not shown on the plans, but were provided in the kit & were shown in the instructions:huh:.

 

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Hi - another small update.  The 3 deck railings were assembled & painted along with the belfry.  Pretty straightforward, as all parts were laser cut.  They were all glued down to the edges of the decks.  The poop deck railing will get some hammock cranes & sand buckets, which will be added later.  The quarter deck railing will also get some cranes added later.

 

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Mark

 

 

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Minor update - I thought it would be a good time to work on the gunport lids before tackling the chain wales.  First thing was to make a couple of jigs so the hinges would be equally spaced on all the lids.  After adding the scuttles & eyebolts, they were painted - 2 coats of black on the outside & 3 coats of red on the inside.  Finally, all the holes for the hinges were drilled & the lids were temporarily put in place to make sure they lined up - some of the mouldings had to be chiseled out a little for the lids to fit against the hull.  Still need to drill holes for the lid opening ropes.  I will probably leave the ropes for closing the lids off.   Thanks for looking in:).

 

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Well, I'm speechless. I found this website and forum after seeing an auction advertising the "Corel Sezione Maestra Cut-away Wood Model Kit" and then doing some googling. I am blown away by the detailing and intricacy of this gentleman's work. It's put me off now, from bidding on that kit...I haven't built a model since I ruined an Airfix model of a car more than 50 years ago, and I thought, after seeing the kit on the auction "Ooh, I'd like to have a go at that." And then I found this site...bloody hell, am I out of my league! I'd ruin that kit, I'm sure of it. However, I love all things nautical, Nelson was my childhood hero, and when I visit the Victory I am truly in my "happy place". I suspect all you modellers must be familiar with The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C. Nepean Longridge, but on the remote chance that one of you is not, it's something you will want to buy. I pore over my copy frequently. It's brilliant and it's great to compare his photos of the Victory and his model with my photos of her. I'm looking forward to exploring more of this awesome website and these forums.

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