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You should be very proud of this HMS Victory Model, it looks really good. Particularly the color of the ship and the overall texture of the rigging. The colors of the deck hull and fittings are very convincing and look very natural. I know there’s now a lot of push/pull about the historic color of the hull stripes but for me Victory will always have the buttery yellow colors you have selected. 

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4 hours ago, JerseyCity Frankie said:

The Chestree has nothing to do with the anchor, they are fairleads for the Tacks. There should be a hole bored through them from fore to aft for the line to reave through, and another hole bored through the hull adjacent to them that leads the Tack inboard to the Gundeck where it belays on a kevel or huge cleat.The two vertical paralel wooden “fenders” are actually used for Parbuckling casks and barels aboard, the barels role up the ships side and the two wooden tracks give a smooth surface to roll on. Here’s a simplified example of how it works. I scincearly hope the boat dropping off the stores rows out from under when they begin lifting. On a ship the size of Victory it must have been quite a task.

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3 hours ago, JerseyCity Frankie said:

You should be very proud of this HMS Victory Model, it looks really good. Particularly the color of the ship and the overall texture of the rigging. The colors of the deck hull and fittings are very convincing and look very natural. I know there’s now a lot of push/pull about the historic color of the hull stripes but for me Victory will always have the buttery yellow colors you have selected. 

Thank you for the info, i looked up the references for the chesstrees last night and found what they were for, LOL gutted that i had missed it in the first place, but very happy that it was spotted, i scratched one last night, and will fit it this weekend

 

as for the colours, i was never ever going to paint her in the pink shade, and still find it had to believe that was one of the top coats used

 

the rigging thread although very poor in quality  had been dipped in Flory Models clay based wash and then waxed, different shades has allowed me to show it not looking pristine 

 

the wooded decks were just brushed with a water based matt varnish

 

the tiles im not sure what to do with, most likely i will buff them up again after the rudder is fitted, and then tone it down with a diluted salt wash and then possibly a green wash, but no intentions of her staying that bright

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Good evening everyone

 

stbd side anchors are now in, but may need to re-do them as i am pretty well guessing how they actually attach the after ones, but until them they are quite secure, and LOL given me another load of snaggy bits for lines that i am replacing

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Posted (edited)

good evening everyone

 

with the exception of a change in my next build, i have been continuing with the rigging

 

all the braces are now fitted, still have a couple to secure

all cluelines and tacks are now fitted

all blocks put in at the time of making the spars are now in use

forward anchors are finished on the stbd side

missing Chesstree made and fitted

tomorrow it is hoped to finish of the vangs, fit the rudder and secure more loose ends

 

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Hello Kevin,

 

I can't believe how totally unobservant I have been with respect to  your beautiful build.  I never noticed until you mentioned it that the rudder has never been hung.  Oh well, one's eyes get older every day.  And  don't get angry  with me but I do wish that you would have set some of the lower deck cannons.  Just my feelings.

Best,

Jerry

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7 hours ago, Jerry said:

Hello Kevin,

 

I can't believe how totally unobservant I have been with respect to  your beautiful build.  I never noticed until you mentioned it that the rudder has never been hung.  Oh well, one's eyes get older every day.  And  don't get angry  with me but I do wish that you would have set some of the lower deck cannons.  Just my feelings.

Best,

Jerry

Jerry, good morning

 

the cannons on the main deck were originally fitted, but were removed when i went for the diorama route and shut the lids, but due to space restrictions that was stopped as well

 

i will never have the opportunity to do another Victory build, but it would be so different i I did, are you and family well?

 

 

 

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Thank you, Kevin.  I'm with you 100%.  I will never build another Victory either but building it was one of the huge joys in my life.  Not only because it was so satisfactory to complete this model, but most importantly I relish the number of friends I made throughout the world while constructing it.  I'm sure you must feel the same way.  I do wish that I could get to the UK once more as most of these friends live there.

 

My family and I are well; thank you very much for your thought.

 

Best,

 

Jerry

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Posted (edited)

Good evening everyone

 

today was spent on the after end of my build, the rudder is fitted and i am just waiting to find out where the lines terminates, after it passes through the channel

 

the boom and gaff i believe are fully rigged now 

 

all loose ends arounf the 1/4 deck have been tidied up

 

some re-painting

 

tomorrow the davits 

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3 hours ago, mort stoll said:

hi kevin,

 

the rudder looks great. pardon my ignorance but what is holding the outer part of the rudder chain? is it another eyebolt?

 

thanks,

mort

Mort good morning

 

from the Spectacle plate the chain has been tied (not passed through) two eyebolts 

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good evening everyone

 

well the rudder rigging was sorted, and im in the process of doing the davits, although i have nothing to put on them, all the ships boats are so brittle i have been unable to salvage any of the them, Caldercraft dont stock them in 1/72 at this present time

 

 

 

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A challenging build wonderfully executed Kevin, and especially challenging to those of us who might aspire to such craftsmanship.  Your outdoor photos, especially the ones from low looking up into the sun and sky look for all the world like a real ship.  Congratulations.

 

Steve 

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good evening everyone

 

thank you everyone for the likes and comments, sorry i have bored a lot of my followers over the last 7 years, but it is coming to an end, Honest

 

this weekend the quarter davits and been finished and rigged , with exception of the running gears, im not sure if that was fitted if no boats were embarked,

 

the Stun booms made and fitted

 

both fwd anchors on port and stbd completed

 

and oooo whats these 3 items in this box ( mast pillars) long lost and forgotten about, now found painted and fitted

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Wallace said:

Congrats on your perseverance Kevin, she looks fine. 

Thank you, the close up photos with flash highlight every blemish, which panics me quite a bit, so i see the pictures and rush down stairs to see if it is as bad as it appear, in most cases i cannot see anything 

 

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Posted (edited)

Hello Kevin,

 

I don't know if my pictures will help but I'm posting them here for you to see.  Maybe seeing the foremast and mainmast stunbooms  (taken through the display case) will answer your question.  If not, please forgive my intrusion.

Best,
jerry

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2 minutes ago, Jerry said:

Hello Kevin,

 

I don't know if my pictures will help but I'm posting them here for you to see.  Maybe seeing the foremast and mainmast stunbooms  (taken through the display case) will answer your question.  If not, please forgive my intrusion.

Best,
jerry

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Thank you Jerry,  i wasnt quite sure how far forward to the spar they sat

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your almost finished Kevin........must be a great feeling ;)   the stun booms are forward but slightly raised........kinda like the 2 o'clock position.  I like the way you have your davits......looks good since there are no boats for them.   I saw Jerry's ship......I had to do a double take :D   :D 

 

stellar job.......congratz on your milestones!  :) 

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