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Victory of 1765

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    July, 2006
Victory of 1765
Posted by Michael D. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:06 PM

Some of you are familar with this build I started back in 2007 on the HMS Victory Modellers resource forum that in all likleyhood appears to be done and I don't blame Pete one bit and I'm very appreciative of his efforts to keep it running all these years.

Here's a link, I hope works of it from some early stages to it's current state, unfortunatley it's only pictures and hopefully they can be of some use to anyone crazy enough..Steve5...to attempt this conversion.

 

Michael D.

 

 

 https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPrp-3y7ntwH1vwfFsMMf0bWByRebwVKqePmRLqCx3aptq5sMlGZp_LtYv0v-seiQ?key=RWdjbWRKQWs2X1JSaDAyVTRuMHk5U3dOTHJCSDVB

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:49 PM

I really appreciate this michael , mind you my head is starting to spin out Confused

so sad to here about pete coleman's site .

 

  • Member since
    April, 2007
  • From: Amarillo, TX.
Posted by captfue on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:48 PM

On a lark I went to the pictures posted. I'm not a ship bulider and not I know why. That is great work, the rigging, details to get all that would test the patience of Job. It is fantastic work.

Rules are overrated
  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:14 AM

Michael,

Thanks for posting those. You did a phenomenal job on your Victory and it looks like Steve5 is following right along in your footsteps.

I remember when I first saw your posts on Pete’s site way back when and I am still in awe.

Steve

       

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:17 PM

Steve as long as it's spinning clockwise you'll be alright.

Captfue thanks for the nice comments and yes the patience does wear thin at times.

Steve I appreicate your comments and I've been a fan of your builds for awhile.

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:53 PM

Wink

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:07 AM

Thank you for posting those pictures of your absolutely magnificent build!

I'm at a loss for words regarding the nautical knowledge, research, patience, skill, and dedication that has to have gone into your model.

These pictures will certainly be looked at by many ... myself for sure .. whether or not I ever get around to my Heller Victory.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 11:05 AM

You're very welcome Mike and I appreciate your comments. I will continue to update the pictures on the link as I move forward.

 

Regards,

Michael D.

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Saturday, January 05, 2019 3:55 PM

This build that I've been working on and off since 2007 is finally completed...Phew!!!! and in her final resting place. I included a few WIP of the case which is made out of maple. It's kind of weird seeing the work bench void of this project after so many years, but I have a few more big ships left to build yet.

 

Michael D.

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, January 05, 2019 5:02 PM

congratulations michael , you should be proud . are you keeping it or donating it to a museum mate .

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, January 06, 2019 1:02 PM

Michael,

A magnificent model!

The clean, uncluttered lines of your case do homage to the complexity of the ship.

In a few words, if that's possible, would you tick off the main differences between A) your 1765 build and the kit OOB and, B) a build using the Battle of Trafalgar as a model and the kit OOB?

If it's a lengthy treatise I don't wish to burden you with that ... just the main differences.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:11 AM

Thank you Steve, I'm undecided now that she's finished.

I'm in no way an expert on this, but to answer your question Mike, besides the obvious differences regarding the ornate figurehead and open stern, she carried a Lateen yard on the Mizzen mast, the fore and main channels are in a lowered postion, the forecastle deck is shortened, the break of the Qtr deck ends aft the main mast with light gangboards running between them.

The masts had wooldings instead of iron hoops along with a front fish, she did not carry the flying jibboom and spritsail topsail yard and dolphin striker, the elabrate entry port and a myriad of other differences regarding bitts, pinrails or lack of them, taffrail, armament and rigging etc, I chose the most noticeable changes.

As far as I know the model depicts her as she was in the Battle of Trafalger, maybe not 100% as there are questions as to whether or not she had opened entry ports and possibly extended bulwarks?, at that time. Hope that helps.

 

Michael D.

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2018
Posted by Flint on Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:56 AM

Looks fantastic Michael! You must be very pleased with the end result? Really nice to see one finished without the sails as it shows the rigging beautifully. I've just started to get back onto mine after a couple of months of 'life'. 

 

What's next M???

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Michael,

Thank you very much for the answer to my question. It's very, very nice of you to have taken the time to enumerate those differences.

Your ship looks better with each viewing! Smile

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Monday, January 21, 2019 6:11 PM

Thank you Flint, as you know we're our own worst critics, with that said I'm very pleased.

Looking forward to an update on your project? and my next project is the La Reale De France.

Mike your very welcome, the unbelievable amount of time I spent researching what I could and trying to figure out what I was reading about regarding the rigging and then appling it!, taking a few moments to help out a fellow modeler is worth it.

 

Michael D.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:01 AM

Beautifully done and the Cabinet sets her off very nicely indeed.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:56 AM

Always been fascinated by the complexity of rigging on tall ship models and yours is a beautiful example. Full of admirration of your patience and eye for detail.

Thanks for the photos you've taken. 

Joe

  • Member since
    July, 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:48 PM

Thank you gentlemen for the nice compliments!.

 

Michael D.

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