Bill Morrison Posted April 8, 2022 Share #31 Posted April 8, 2022 First, I am most impressed with the advice presented here. It is so well articulated and justifies building all kits of the ship. To underscore the point, my first POB kit was an Aeropiccola 1/180 model given to me by my wife in 1979. The kit was basic in the extreme, with the instructions calling for simply drawing all gun ports and lids onto the model, with only the upper decks modeled with printed sheets in lieu of planks, and little detail. I learned the fun of greatly improving the model using my own skills, learning new skills, and researching better techniques to make a "real" model of the ship. Any model can be a fantastic experience. Second, HMS Victory is over 240 years old. Which era would you like to build? As built? Pre-Trafalgar? At Trafalgar? Post-Trafalgar? This question can have many possible answers. For example, while Caldercraft models the ship with raised forecastle bulwarks, no other model depicts her so. The Heller 1/100 scale plastic model shows her without the entry ports on either side. Mantua has three different models of her, each in a different scale. Some companies provide sheets with the gun ports pre-carved with exact measurements. In others, the builder must carve them out using templates. I can only describe the available kits as a smorgasbord of choices. All are good in their own way. All have weaknesses in their own way. Good luck with your choice! Bill Landlubber Mike, catopower, mtaylor and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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