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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:40 AM

bit of a dry fit to make sure everything is ok , still lot's to do .

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:14 AM

It's looking great Steve-O. Nice work.

 

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:47 PM

thank's steve , really enjoying myself .

thickening up the bulwark's , [ only doing the bit you see ]

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:53 PM

trying out the rigging , I didn't do coil's , because I reckon their would be too much rope on the deck . I think they would try to get it out of the way, to stop tripping over it .

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Friday, September 22, 2017 5:52 AM

I just bought another Heller HMS Victory, and I will use this thread in order to duplicate your wonderful model!

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 22, 2017 5:58 AM

thankyou bill , I feel a bit of a cheat , I have been doing the same to michael d 's , beautiful model , if you are on pete coleman's site , look it up , 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Friday, September 22, 2017 7:13 AM

Steve,

I believe that we have all done the same thing. That is how we get better at this.  Imitation is the highest form of flattery, and your model deserves to be imitated.

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 22, 2017 7:15 AM

cheer's bill , I really appreciate that

steve

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Posted by Michael D. on Friday, September 22, 2017 7:48 AM

Thank you for the kind words there Steve, If I may make one suggestion that would be the rope for the gun tackle should be taken through the outter hole of the blocks, other then that she's looking superb!!

 

Michael D.

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    April, 2016
  • From: Ludwigsburg Germany
Posted by dafi on Friday, September 22, 2017 9:33 AM

I second Michaels quote, wrong hole but otherwise wonderful work!

Also do not pass the breechline underneath the carriage.

Looking impateientely for updates, Daniel

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, September 24, 2017 5:15 AM

thank's guy's , I have gone back to the drawing board , aside from that , could anyone tell what hang's off of the criss cross ropes above the shroud top's , sorry for the terminology , I still haven't got it all yet , but it's been bugging me a lot , I thought at first it was the burton pendant's , but now I'm not too sure , thank's in advance

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Posted by Michael D. on Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:56 AM

Steve that would be the lashing for the strop of the jeer blocks.

 

Michael D.

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, September 25, 2017 1:34 AM

thank's michael , so that goes to a triple block which work's to the double on the yard , for raising and lowering said yard . !! , as I said I am not brilliant with the terminology , and really appreciate you patience .

steve5

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 29, 2017 12:14 AM

been mucking about with the rear rigging , these block's are maddeningly small , would have lost more than I have used , but they look the good's .this is the link ,jut go to store and type in block's https://www.scalewarship.com/store/

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Posted by kpnuts on Friday, September 29, 2017 4:19 PM

Superb build Steve incredible work.

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, October 02, 2017 5:55 AM

thank's ken , finally finished the port side , now for the starboard .Tongue Tied

unfortunately , my rope work , is nowhere near up to kirill's effort's , it's my first go at it , hopefully my next lot will be better .

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, October 06, 2017 11:55 PM

all lower deck cannon's are now finished , thank Censored

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:10 AM

following michaelD's lead , I have modified the bit's on the upper gun deck .

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:01 AM

Steve-O...

man, this is looking gorgeous. I am drooling over the paintwork that you have done. This is fantastic work. I love what you are doing. 

 

 

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Posted by Nino on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:31 PM

Bakster

Steve-O...

... this is looking gorgeous. I am drooling over the paintwork that you have done. This is fantastic work. I love what you are doing.

 Steve,

 Ditto, Ditto, Ditto. 

 

Steve, Don, Dafi, Crackers, Bill, and all,

       Guys, I have 3 Victorys:   Revells 1/225,  Airfix 1/180 and Heller 1/100.  (My Heller Victory was courtesy of Marco Mosko who owned Model Shipways  awhile back. He sent it with 17 tins of paint- Great Guy.) 
     When I'm ready to build I would like to have each kit in a different time frame. So I am looking for help in deciding which kit would be best for what era of the HMS Victorys' life.   ie: As built 1765, 1780ish, Trafalger 1805, the present with the "pink" paint?  Or?

  Sorry to go slightly off-topic.  Thanks.

         Nino

P.S. Hope I don't get you guys perturbed with one other over opinions of which kit when.

 

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    October, 2017
Posted by STP Modeler on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:54 PM

I have the Heller plastic verion of this and several others. Not sure what I will do next, but will certainly stay close to the community to make sure I don't go too far astray. This looks awesome. I've helped a friend with a fu;; on wood model, mainly helping with the rigging. I love these ships..

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:37 PM

thank's guy's , I really appreciate the nice comment's .

steve , coming from you , I take that as a real compliment .

nino , I would use the 1/100 kit for the 1765 model , I don't know what you are like with real fiddly bit's , but I need something to get my hand's on , 

 

 

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  • From: Ludwigsburg Germany
Posted by dafi on Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:15 AM
@Nino as build and until 1788 is almost the same :-) XXXDAn
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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:33 AM

Steve,

I love what you are doing with this kit!  And, I believe that the Heller kit is a great kit to start with to make any conversion. I remember that the other Bill Morrison (GM) once started to convert the kit to the Victory with the raised forecastle bulwarks.  The only drawback to the kit as I see it is that the builder has to create his own parrels to attach the yards; that is no small feat!  I remember that David_K struggled on his superb Le Soleil Royal.  Anyway, You are doing an equally superb job with your model!

Bill

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Posted by STP Modeler on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:56 AM

I have the Heller 1:100 version of this model, so I have joined up here, and will be watching and reading everything. I only hope I can do half as good a job as you are doing. I've also got the Soliel Royal in the 1:100 from Heller as well. I'm not sure which I will do first, but at least I have a choice.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, October 13, 2017 4:49 PM

bill

thank's mate , the only thing , I don't think ,  their is a kit with parrel's . you can buy them from that site you put me onto , for the SL flag's ,http://www.radekshipmodels.cz/en/list-of-kits-and-accessories/accessory---other , I have used them and they are good ,

stpmodeler

either the SL or the victory are great kit's and a joy to do

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:28 PM

Steve,

I agree emphatically about both kits! And, I have always received outstanding service and products from Radek.  I will have to try his parrels!

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, October 16, 2017 4:54 AM

had a go at one of the boats , still up in the air about it , any comment is welcome .

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  • From: Ludwigsburg Germany
Posted by dafi on Monday, October 16, 2017 5:26 AM

Wonderfully done! Do not forget the fittings for the mast :-)

And the bigest of the boats usually had a windlass for handling the anchors.

XXXDAn

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:03 AM

sorry about that daniel Embarrassed , I put some attach point's for the mast , a windlass , and some block's for the rudder , the mast and sail will go on later , and I still have to paint the rudder .

steve5

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