Victory_Aus Posted October 9, 2014 Share #1 Posted October 9, 2014 Hi All, I bought a Mamoli 1:150 HMS Victory back in March. I’ve attached a picture of where I’m up to at the moment. I don’t really know one end of a ship to another to be honest, but quite enjoy learning about history and this ship has that in spades. I've always been interested in Nelson and Napoleon since I travelled through Europe some years ago. I’m not a complete unco when it comes to wood work, so thought I’d jump into something that’s relatively difficult to challenge me, but I admit I’m not quite ready for one of the big boys just yet! lol It’s taken a long time to get it to this point but I’ve quite enjoyed the experience. It can be quite therapeutic at times when life gets busy and proud of the fact of I’ve been able to create a 3D shape out of a pile of wood! The kit itself was pretty challenging to line everything initially, so I've had to make some adjustments on the run!. I’m currently at a point where I’m sticking down all these little pieces to simulate copper on the hull – I’m going cross eyed in the process. Does anyone have any thoughts on what style of copper paint to use? Is metallic copper to radical? I think the flat copper is unlikely to give it a metal finish like real copper. The unfortunate thing about the Mamoli kit is I’m missing a couple of cannons. I understand from the supplier i purchased the kit from that Mamoli is no longer trading, so I’m unable to source replacement parts it seems i'll be a couple of cannons short on the upper deck. Hope it's looking up to scratch compared to some of the amazing builds I've seen on here. Thanks Harvey, dafi, GuntherMT and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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