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HMS Victory by Paul0367 - Constructo - Scale 1: 94 - First wooden ship build


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On 7/29/2018 at 5:46 PM, keelhauled said:

Great work!!! super nice model. Your sails look great.  I sewed several sails for my Cutty Sark (some were sown by me, some by a vendor with a CNC sewing machine based on kit supplied measurements) so I know what you're going through.  very nice work. 

 

The hammocks (bed rolls) are stowed vertically in the crane and nets as you show in your photo.  The will line all of the cranes and nets.  sometimes open for airing out as you have them, other times with canvas covering the entire cranes to protect from rain.

 

best

marc

I may cover one side to indicate what you say, I have a question for  you, the centre storage racks for the beds are taller than the front and rear, are these packed smaller or lay down. or do they protrude above the racks 

 

Thanks for any help Marc.

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Hi, 

Wasn't aware of the difference in crane heights on the Victory, but I haven't started the build yet.  Not sure why the difference.  I have seen the hammocks folded in the shape of a "U" in the cranes, but I'm not sure of the accuracy; however, that would address how the hammocks were stored in the shorter cranes.   I can't imagine that they would allow the hammocks to protrude much on an actual ship, since they would need to be covered to protect the hammocks from spray and rain (no one likes a wet bed 😊)

best,

Marc

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Well I have been adding bits and removing them, studying books and pics and then re adding them and realise there are extra blocks needed in hard to reach areas that the Constructo gang  ommited when making this kit. (I often wonder if they have actually seen the ship they modelled) Some of my lines fitted are to be replaced for thicker thread, I have to put up with a lean on the upper mast due to sails unsupported weight this is because I have to ommit the back stay fitting/tension (well all stays are loose fitted) whilst they grant me access to the inner rigging areas, it's a juggle, and an unknown for me, as it is for all first timers. 

 

 

 

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On 9 August 2014 at 2:32 PM, Paul0367 said:

Finally finished canon port hole framing, I have also done a dry instal of the canons and some of the backplates didnt line up, despite being prefabricated. I had to make sections small enough to fit the canon holes, pre drill them and instal, this works but really should be unnecessary. you can see them in the images. Anyone building this kit i would recommend adding to the depth of the cannon mount board before planking as its a pain to sort through a port holepost-11858-0-64007200-1407591014_thumb.jpg

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Paul, when you suggest adding to the depth of the cannon board, which side of the boards would you add to, inboard / outboard - want to include on my Vic before I add the Fibre optic lights.  Thanks in advance

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Wow this is a memory stirrer, offer the plan upto the ship before you plank and you will find some canon portholes are lined up with the frames, I had to carve out the frames through the holes that collided in this way. I don't see the Construct changing from kit to kit so they must all do this. Maybe route through other builds and see if it's common place issue. I had to move the Canon holes slightly on the deck where they are seen from behind, they can not afford to collide with these ribs as they are visable. The image was my positions, shocked I still have this after so many years. 

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6 hours ago, Paul0367 said:

Wow this is a memory stirrer, offer the plan upto the ship before you plank and you will find some canon portholes are lined up with the frames, I had to carve out the frames through the holes that collided in this way. I don't see the Construct changing from kit to kit so they must all do this. Maybe route through other builds and see if it's common place issue. I had to move the Canon holes slightly on the deck where they are seen from behind, they can not afford to collide with these ribs as they are visable. The image was my positions, shocked I still have this after so many years. 

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Thanks Paul, you're a star.  Whilst routing my fibre optic lighting, I am jumping ahead a little before planking and designing how I will construct the stern gallery - thinking of scratch building this as I don't like the Constructo look, need to do this as I also want to encorporte the stern lighting before everything is sealed up.  will post some photos on build log when I've resolved how to go about it.  

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I have been adding more detail to the bowsprit, this means more blocks ordered for the tensioning of the lines not detailed by the kit. This means I am short, the kit just instructs we  tie them off on pins. Being short of blocks is normal with the kit if we are to rig her anywhere near the real ship, not to mention those that just jump off the tweezers, never to be seen again. 62E82FCB-AE2D-4774-8147-F7A5400619AA.thumb.jpeg.49dc94c1f6c7f17f81d3f3d59c7517f7.jpegOnly the one tensioner added as my blocks have now run out1607947A-0741-45AF-92FB-253662413B3E.thumb.jpeg.0cbe0691d7367281e1717aee498d5a50.jpegMore rigging A7556BE6-62F4-4CB7-9D67-5B58DDBC9930.thumb.jpeg.8e6258443c8331470ff197cd27d7f6b4.jpegF3DCB6D6-3856-491A-B578-8508B12A18FE.thumb.jpeg.e35a9a780a73d92f86f63293a25e9b96.jpegAB4791A3-4730-4F18-BAD6-E799E32C5159.thumb.jpeg.1b102bb4426cda49ada4e9f4e26e172c.jpeg

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Oh I’ve just realised, I have officially passed my fifth year of this build. The real ship only took six. That said in my defence I take months off for life’s adventures and let’s be honest  interest/will to venture into the build room wains and wonders from time to time. Thank you all of you that have got me this far, not only with direct help but images and chats you post on MSW. I look in awe at ship you guys create on here. Oh and thank you to the MSW guys that run this site. 

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First tensioner for bowsprit, unable to tension much as only the one side fitted C6FCB9B3-2BCD-4867-A67A-18D0904667B7.thumb.jpeg.68663b8805f0f362d1c97a2d4e2de137.jpegFew more images, I have been fitting the blocks for the foremast, if your are to build this kit and want a more scale look you will need to pre order many blocks, all the blocks here are not part of the kit  

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Wow its been a while since I've been on this site, or even touched the ship, not since April have I picked up tools. We lost a close family member and the ship gave me great memories of her and I've found it difficult to venture in the model room let alone pick up the victory build again. As always leaving for long periods makes the restart difficult, remembering what to do, when, where and whats next. I have started on the lower ratlines and the mast supports (really needed too after sails have been fitted). There weight shows without the lines for support. Well in April 2020 she will be in her 6th year of construction, how long the real ship took. Without many breaks of course. 

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Hi all out there cutting, chopping and glueing. I would love to say I’ve been doing the same but, I haven’t, for over 12 months she just sits there docked, longer than the ship she’s modelled from. Well I managed to get COVID 19 on 28th sept and believe me it’s not a game, I was ok for three days and managed to do some lower ratlines before realising I needed the stowed bedding behind before I block them off. The illness set in and once again I’ve stopped but I have gained some momentum to restart her soon

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