MichaelGW Posted January 11, 2014 Share #1 Posted January 11, 2014 11 January 2014 Hello All, Having at last got together the two kits; the various tools and paints, and what looks like some excellent recommended reading, my target over the next one or two weeks is to first spend time reading up on the basics, and then complete the construction of the Billing Boats Building Slip. My previous modelling experience has been limited to aircraft - and that was a good few years ago - but I am fortunate to have a son who has considerable modelling experience and who has offered to be my modelling mentor. As things progress, I will try to provide a weekly or fortnightly update on my progress. I do realise of course that I'm going to make mistakes - hopefully not too many - so I am more than happy to receive advice from others, and will certainly not be afraid to ask for advice when I think I need it. My reasons for choosing HMS Victory to build (and I do realise that this is going to me a challenging task) are twofold. The first is having memories of being shown around her in 1967 when I was an officer cadet in the Royal Air Force and had the opportunity, with a few other cadets, of being shown around the ship by a Corporal of Marines who gave us the full and "unrestricted & uncensored" servicemen's tour". The second reason stems from that visit and the years of subsequent reading of naval history and novels covering the period of the Napoleonic wars. Attached are a few pictures of the two kits I will be working with which I hope will give people an idea of where I am starting from. Michael Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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