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gene1's 1/100 HMS Victory Build

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  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, November 30, 2018 9:30 AM

Robert & Steve, thats the advantage of using Tempera the way I do. It does all the close work. I did do the blue arch's by hand, the large easy ones on the bottom. The small ones I did with blobbing Tempera on them & wiping it off. You have to play with it a bit & touch up, but it is super. When I wiped off those little yellow thing with a million black places between it amazed me how the Qtip took just the right amount off. 

   I used Tempera on all my subs to blacken the limber holes & other detail. I even mixed up a rust mixtue & did that too. The nice thing about it is if you don't like it wash or wipe it right off. That is untill you dull or gloss it. If I could teach my stupid left hand to do something as it doesn't shake, but it is too dumb.

 On the blue archs in front, I used a mixed Tamiya  on the bottom & mixed some Tempera on the top to do the hard parts.I don't like to use Tempera in a large area. It has never given me trouble in small areas.

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:00 PM

 I am up to the top deck & now I will put more timeon small details. I didn't do the 2nd deck guns with all the rigging because they are hard to see with the boats on top. Here are a few pictures.

I am just putting a semi gloss finish on the cannons. I have to drill them all fot the glue down wire & paint the wheels.

 I have been busy with this for the last 4 or 5 days. This is out my back door.

 I have a lot more done & will be back with more pictures.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:37 AM

Paraphrased:

"... up to the top deck & now I will put more time on small details. I didn't do the 2nd deck guns with all the rigging because they are hard to see with the "SNOW" on top."

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That's a lot of snow.  Glad to see you got loggred back on okay.  Really glad you and the family weathered that big snow storm with no problems.

    Nice  rigging on the Cannon. I think I can duplicate it once I get a good sized Warship with sails underway. Your pictures will make it easy for me to COPY... my version of the Highest form of Flattery.

    Nino

 

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:46 PM

coming along nicely gene , love the snow , I'm nearly 63 , and have never seen snow Crying

 

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  • From: St.Peters,Mo.
Posted by Mark Carroll on Friday, December 14, 2018 11:52 AM

Looking great Gene!

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, December 14, 2018 4:50 PM

 Thanks guys for the compliments. Steve,, don't they have snow in Austrailia? I grew up in St. Louis Mo. & we had lots of snow. When I was 23 I moved to Palm Beach county Fla. & when I was 60 I moved here & I like this weather better than Fla.  Got tired of being hot. 

  This is off my front porch & that was my brothers house in the upper left. 

    I have been decaling all the black between the windows on the Victory. After some decal set they look good. I will put some more dull/gloss coat over the decals & then the windows & install them. I will have to keep any future sprays away from them. I got some new real good very fine brushes & have been painting the front bow parts I am anxious to get that done along with the rear windows. Pictures will follow. 

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:14 PM

their is some snow here gene , just not a lot . where you live look's beautiful .

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:19 PM

Gene,

I love watching your works in progress! You're the neatest, cleanest ship modeler!!

Although I have the same kit in my stash I doubt I'll ever attempt to build her. The modifications/scratch building to make her more accurate daunts me. That said, who knows .. maybe yours and Steve's builds will inspire me to give it the old college try one day.

Now, as to snow....

I was born and raised in New York - the city was my home but two boarding schools held me in captivity from the time I was 9 until I graduated from prep school at 17. The city (Manhattan) usually doesn't get as cold as it gets upstate. At school I remember walking the 1/4 mile to school from the dorm in -22° F in the winter. Very chilly! Plenty of snow.

When I was 29 I moved to southern California and spent 38 years there. No snow except in the mountains. I did hike in the snow in early spring sometimes - not deep snow though.

After 38 years in southern California, and becoming a bit tired of the seemingly rising heat, I retired from teaching in a high school in LA and moved up to Oregon. Salem, in the Willamette Valley gets pretty mild winters. It rarely snows at my place. So, for fun, I seek out the white stuff when there's enough of it in Oregon's Sno-Parks around the Santiam Pass. My brother took me to one of these parks the first winter I was up here - 2010/2011. He was on cross country skiis but stopped every 1/8 of a mile or so to let me catch up on my snow shoes. From that first experience snow shoeing I created a panoramic image that I now use as my electronic Christmas card.

So for all of you in FineScale:

Mike

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

Hector Berlioz

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:23 PM

cheer's mike , and a very merry x-mas to you and everyone else on FSM .

 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:56 PM

 Mike, that is a beautiful picture, I think we have about 10 teacher's in my immeadiate family.& Merry Christmas to all of you. My granson & his wife live in Portland Or. & is a teacher there. 

    Mike , you ought to go ahead & build the Victory, even out of the box, it is a real fun & beautiful build. Warshipguy,  Bill, gave the kit to me, & it has been one of the most fun builds I have ever done. It is not any harder than any small kit, just bigger. Everything fits super nice. 

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Atlanta Metro, Georgia
Posted by fright on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:59 PM

Gene - your work on the HMS Victory is really looking wonderful! I admire your work on all of your creations. Wishing and loved ones a Wonderful Holiday Season !!!

Robert O

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, December 21, 2018 9:40 PM

 Hi Robert & Merry Christmas. I just took a bunch of new pictures of my Victory & I will post them now. I have been on it nearly 3 months  I wamted to tell mike that it is no harder than any other ship kit, just bigger with more parts. It has been a real fun build & everything,nearly, fits perfect.

   I just wanted to say about me building fast, it is because I never clean up but every 10 years whether t needs it or not. My wife is afraid of leprosy down here

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, December 21, 2018 9:49 PM

Here are a few more that show my deck better. It has looked way more blue than it is.It is gray , with oil wash colors on individual planks.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Friday, December 21, 2018 10:00 PM

gene1

I just wanted to say about me building fast, it is because I never clean up but every 10 years whether t needs it or not. My wife is afraid of leprosy down here.

 LOL Gene.  Same here. I bet this is darn near Universal. My wife will no longer even go into my Hobby area out of fear.   With all the plastic bits & missing PE on the floor, maybe her fear is not so misplaced afterall.

  Love the painting of the fo'csle bulkhead and porthole on the Head. Your figurehead turned out great too.  That new small brush you bought was worth every penny. 

Is it all acrylics or is there some Testors MM paint for the Copper bottom?   I like the  subtle weathering on the copper. Keep up the good work...

  Your Birthday is coming up real soon.  How many candles?

           Nino

 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, December 21, 2018 10:20 PM

88 big candles next week. Thank you Jim for all the help you keep doing for me on the computer & everything else you do.

  I never anymore will use MM paint on anywhere I have to mask. The bottom is Tamiya Acrylic Copper. I like acrylic anywhere I want to wash wiyh oil based paint. MM paints are great for brush painting detail work, but don't mask them or you will be back to bare plastic r primer.

 I do want to wipe off some of the green oil wash on the hull before I dullcote it.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, December 24, 2018 4:33 AM

The Victory is one of my favourite Vessels and you are doing her justice so far......Cheers Mark PS...We do get Snow downunder.....

See the source image

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

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Monday, December 24, 2018 7:16 AM

Just Wow.

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Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, December 24, 2018 8:29 AM

Merry Christmas Gene.  As usual, I am impressed with your work and the Victory is no exception.  

Scott

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Monday, December 24, 2018 10:57 AM

Thanks to all of you for the Merry Christmas wishes, nice words & DavidK, you know you have a long road ahead of you building beautiful models & you will never get tired of it.   Merry Christmas to all you guys & girls.       Gene

      I just happened to think, my dad would have been 123 today, Dec 24,1895 was his birthday.

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    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, December 24, 2018 1:24 PM

Fantastic work thus far Gene...wonderful.

Nice tidy work space too.

Merry Christmas to you as well and many fine modeling days in the next year.

I'm finishing up some sails on my scratch Great Republic.......https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48379287_10215152299053983_5516311142915375104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=a40a4c631e6e806729176c6fd0b380d1&oe=5CA47A83

 

Rob

 

 

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    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Monday, December 24, 2018 4:41 PM

Rob, those are the best sails I have ever seen, The ship is beautiful too. I have followed your work on it. 

  I'm glad you noticed how neat I am with my model place. 

  • Member since
    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, December 24, 2018 6:22 PM

Gene..you are a very neet and clean builder and your painting technique is wonderful.

 

Rob

  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:04 PM

Gene,

Your Victory is looking outstanding! I wanted to wish you a very happy belated birthday and may you have a boatload more.

Steve

       

 

 

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:16 PM

hope you had a great xmas gene , looking forward to more of your build mate .

steve5

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 30, 2018 11:05 AM

We're getting "wintery mix"  in Minnesota. Roads are really wicked.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:55 AM

 Hi Steve, I am catching you, but not even close to as good. Yours is beautiful, mine is just lots of fun. Here is my latest. I did the guns 3 times & my blocks were to big so I started again. I cheated because at  88 I am allowed to. I did build a new skylite.

The red thin real sticky tape is a must for making rope coils. I don't know where I got it. I comes from my HO RR days.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:30 PM

Your Build is doing her justice. I love it.....Cheers Mark

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

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, January 07, 2019 11:33 PM

As always it's fun to watch you build Gene.

Just out of curiousity, what technique do you use for getting the coiled rope from the sticky tape? Am I to assume that you use white glue or some kind of adhesive on the coiled "rope" before attempting to remove it from the tape?

Mike

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

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 8:50 AM

I'm going to try the sticky tape technique.  I have few needed to be added to my Constitution. 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:25 AM

Mike, that is what I do, I use 560 white canopy glue. It only takes about an hour to set enough to take it off. You can usually use either side up. I am using 560 more than anything because it work best when you have to glue to paint. You can also wipe off any excess with a wet q tip.

 I make a simple knot the size I want the center & cut off the short side close up. I constantly push the thread down into the tape & once you have a few coils in , it goes better. When I get to the size I want I smear 560 all over . It take about 10 minutes to make one. 

    Walmarts 3/4" masking tape is what I used to use before I found out how much better the red tape is. It is the stickyest tape I have ever found & I have no idea where I got it or when.

   Just keep practicing making them as it does gets easier. I am about done putting my hammocks & Tulle on & the whole thing was a pain. That & the gun rigging both were the only hard things I have run into.This has been an easy & real fun build so far.  Thanks for all the nice things you all say. My next goal is to be building, & alive, at 90 which is 2 years away. Hi Ho Silver & away I go.

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