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HMS Victory by Rich.F - FINISHED - Caldercraft - Scale: 1/72

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We all know the same story of the History Lord Nelson and HMS Victory.


This Ship kit was not chosen because of the large amount of currant builds, but because of the pure beauty of the ship, and the fact it’s in my home town.




I’ll will start this log with the prayer.


May the great God, whom I worship, grant to my country and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious victory: and may no misconduct, in any one, tarnish it: and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet.


For myself individually, I commit my life to Him who made me and may His blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my country faithfully.


To Him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend.


Amen. Amen. Amen.



And so the Log begins:.

Mach 26th 2014.the order was given to start the biggest ship ever constructed.


Length: 1385mm 
Width:   525mm 
Height   940mm 

Weight  0.015 tonnes


Armament    100 guns:

·         Gundeck: 28 × 42 pdrs

·         Middle gundeck: 28 × 24 pdrs

·         Upper gundeck: 28 × 12 pdrs

·         Quarterdeck: 12 × 6 pdrs

·         Forecastle: 4 × 6 pdrs


Cost approximate £750.00 Stirling  


Approximately 6000 branches are required and should arrive and arrive at dry dock Ten in Portsmouth on the 3rd of April 2014 



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Greetings rich

And here we go with another caldercraft victory. I want to wish you the best of luck with this project and will follow your log throughout your build as will many others. One thing you will never be short of is advice when ever it is needed, so just take your time and enjoy the next few years . Best wishes DAVID

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HI All,

Sam Thanks Very much, last 5 months with is just sat here i have itchy fingers :P

Brian, That's er yes, a problem, Hence I had to build the conservatory :s

Lawrence. Im also glad, after so long of it just sat there,  


Al ready I have sat here while on lunch breaks reading the PDF copy of the manual, A few things to get head round,  but thats week/months away..


Weekend been a little busy already, While im on call (Covering) Work has been busy, 




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Hello to all,


Just a small update, I started to paint the areas for the gun ports,, then i ran out of paint..   :(   so I sprayed the area in stead,,

I have installed one side (ATM) of the Gun port patterns, I need a few 3mm brass pins to hold some in place as a few sprung out and needed to be re glued,


Pins should arrive tomorrow, so ill get the other side done over the weekend


Could anyone clarify the supports in the Picture (13), Do these get broken out? hope so, so have i got something wrong?



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Great job Rich

If you are refering to the part of bulkheads blocking the gunports in pic 13: yes they will be cut out at a later stage of the build. I dipped the patters in water for a few minutes which made the ends flexible and quite easy to shape. Caution though not to let them sit to long in water as the glue holding the ply together is waterbased and to much water can cause them to break up.




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Hello All, 


I have finished the first layer of the hull, filled and sanded, came out not bad tbh, Might add a little bit of filler around the Bow.

all though i was adding 2 per side per day,, the last few was 3  due to the small size, a


any ways this task was done..




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Hello rich

The second photo is from jotikas own build. I don't know if this will help. It is a few years back since I fitted mine but is there not two slots to help with the alignment ? I may be wrong. The only photos I have are with the outer skin fitted as in the first photo. Hope this helps. DAVID. I will delete this post if you want me to once you have read it



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HI David

Thanks for the info, I think from the pictures you provided they don't slant, as much as i think. ill dry fit these over the next day or so. (( If you dont mind leave the post)( Might need to refer to it again, and may be others)..



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