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


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Alexandru,

 

This set of updated photos, is beyond my working vocabulary to properly express the astonishing beauty of your project.

 

Regards,

 

Michael

Beautiful and precise work, Alexandru.

Alexandru,

Spectacular!

Mark

Absolutely gorgeous.

 

Like all of these friends Alexandru, I'm am so impressed with your workmanship.

Greg

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Spectaclar is the word for this, Alexandru.  And thanks for showling how you did the wheel and the problem you ran into.  How did you manage to slice off the wheel from the block without breaking it?  I've been wondering about such things.

 

Mark, 

 

As you can see the first try for the wheel was a failure exactly because of the slicing it off problem.

 

I fixed that in the second try, as you can see in the second picture below: I kept it in the square piece of wood from which it was cut instead of cutting the round off first (first picture). Being square allowed me to cut the back off easily with the band saw and without damaging the spokes. 

 

This is the way to go for the try 3 and 4 as I need two wheels and the second one has a different issue so I still can't use it: when I milled the radial notches for the spokes the piece moved slightly up on one side so the notches are not deep enough on one side so I won't be able to glue the ring that will cover them and keep them in place. This issue is visible in the second picture for the bottom two spokes - see red arrows.

 

Regards Alexandru

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Mark, 

 

As you can see the first try for the wheel was a failure exactly because of the slicing it off problem.

 

I fixed that in the second try, as you can see in the second picture below: I kept it in the square piece of wood from which it was cut instead of cutting the round off first (first picture). Being square allowed me to cut the back off easily with the band saw and without damaging the spokes. 

 

This is the way to go for the try 3 and 4 as I need two wheels and the second one has a different issue so I still can't use it: when I milled the radial notches for the spokes the piece moved slightly up on one side so the notches are not deep enough on one side so I won't be able to glue the ring that will cover them and keep them in place. This issue is visible in the second picture for the bottom two spokes - see red arrows.

 

Regards Alexandru

 

 

 

G'day Alexandru

Great idea!! I will put that in my memory bank aswell. 

Havagoodone

Greg

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Hello,

 

Thank you for following my build and your comments.

 

Here is a bit of rework I have done this last week: the upper row of windows on the stern gallery was following an excessing curve. You can see it in the first picture and in the second picture is the new curve. The pictures are not quite from the same angle but the change is noticeable.

 

Interesting fact is that I noticed this first in the pictures than on the model after I posted them here. I think it happened to me before to see in the pictures I took things that are more difficult to spot on the model at first. After I was aware of it it became obvious on the model too.

 

Thank you,

Alexandru

 

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Always such a personal pleasure to visit your work Alexandru. Each time I re-visit your amazing photo log I see something else that makes me go OMG!

It's like going back in time to witness the actual building of the original Vic from the keel up.

I salute you sir for your exquisite skills and steadfast dedication to the finest details.

Dave

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Hi Guraus

I don't know if these are of any help to you but I took them quite a few years ago and show the curve of the windows quite well, the quarterdeck has quite a big round up and the windows follow that I think

Thank you for the pictures, I do have a set from the visit I did several years ago to see it in Portsmouth. The only issue is that at that time, they were doing some kind of reparation on half of the stern gallery so I didn't have the chance to make pictures of the full ship back. Only parts of it.

 

The thing with the last picture you posted is that there is a double curvature: one in the vertical plane upward and one in the horizontal plane backward. And I think that makes it look a lot bigger that in reality. I was facing the same problem when I did it first time so I made a bigger camber. but if you look perfectly from the back you should only see the vertical curve of the windows. Additionally I am still missing the last window on each side, which will make the cuve longer thus looking more like in the picture.

 

Regards,

Alexandru

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fantastic work as always, i visited her on Oct 7, 2015 took hundreds of pics, she is in the new paint scheme now, will take a little to get use to it but overall one great ship to visit,  she is undergoing rework and repairs the guide told me its going to take about 12 years

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Hi guraus, just found your build log, very impressive. I intend to do a fully framed Victory and was wondering what plans your using for this build or did you draft your own plans. I have a set of John Mckay drawings and his "anatomy of the ship" book, plus Longridge's "the anatomy of Nelsons ships".

Brian.

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