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HMS Victory by guraus - scale 1:48 plank on frames


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Thank you all for the comments and likes.

 

G'day Alexandru
Beautiful work on the deck planking! What size are the planks? 1 x 4 mm? I assume that you will varnish the planking and beams/Ledgers together.
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Greg

 

Greg, the planks are 5mm by 1.5mm.

 

Here is another update.

 

Alexandru

 

 

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Just wondering,  "is ebony hard to work with?" I believe that, it's a very brittle wood.

 

I don't think the ebony is difficult to work with. Except for the black dust it makes (my power tools are always connected to the shopvac when I work with) I kind of like working with. Once you understand you can't really bend it and stop trying to do that, it works fine. Cuts well, file or sand very well, very nice to turn or to mill. It is forgiving some times as say you did a small hole through it in the wrong place - you just put a drop of white glue in it and file/sand the top a bit: the black dust will fill the hole and it becomes quasi invisible black on black. Is ideal for making moldings.

 

As is quite expensive - especially the real African deep black ebony - I have a special scrap box only for it in which I keep every small piece I cut off for potential future reuse. At the wood store I bought a while ago pen turning blanks and what they call "cut-offs" sold by weight form their scrap box. I am well stocked for a while. 

 

Hope this helps,

Alexandru

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Hello Hobbie,

 

I visited Victory several years ago and I had less than a day as we left from London in the morning by train and we returned in the evening. I can give you two advices a bit contradictory for your visit:

  • do a lot of detailed pictures - you will be glad later. Be prepared for them: I emptied two sets of batteries doing that as I had to use a lot the flash for the interior.
  • take the time to "take in" the ship. I regret now as I didn't have much time to do that and I've seen the ship basically through my camera lens.

With that said I wish you a great visit.

 

 

Here are some more progress pictures on my model Still working on the forecastle, but closing in fast.

 

Regards Alexandru

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Alexandru,

 

Absolutely beautiful work! She must be one of the best Victory's I have seen.

 

I do have one comment however. Your photo of the forward bitts shows the same number of holes in the both pinrails, fore and aft. I seem to remember that there are rather more than that in the forward rail, according to the diagram in Longridge's 'Anatomy of Nelson's Ships.'

 

You might want to check that, as I wouldn't want you to get to the rigging stage (if you intend to rig her) and not have enough belaying points. ;)

 

 

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