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Victory of 1765

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  • Member since
    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 attempt this conversion.


Michael D.

  • Member since
    July, 2013
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.

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


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.





  • 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



  • 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.


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

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    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.



Michael D.


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