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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 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:36 PM

Here are my latest pictures of the Victory. I just put more deck things on & all the Hammocks & nets. I am taking a break & am starting to build the Renwal 1/200 Ethan  Allen that warshipguy,  Bill, served on for 3 years. About 3 seconds would have been my service time on a submarine. I will stick with the Air Force. It is a very interesting kit & nino gave it to me & gave Bill one too. 

Sorry, I got 3 the same.I will try to get them off later.I will start the masts in a couple weeks. 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:33 AM

very nice clean work as always gene , love watching your build's . I think I might follow in your shoe's and have a break from my build , been on it 20 month's , need to do something else . have an academy 1/350 tirpitz in the stash , might give it a go OOB .

is bill still building , if so what ?

steve

 

  • Member since
    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:35 AM

It's nice to know that I am not the only one who has several projects going at the same time....causing mr to jump from one to the other for sanes sake.......

 

Rob

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, January 18, 2019 2:29 AM

Definitely getting better each time I see her.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, January 18, 2019 1:13 PM

Thanks guys for all the nice words because I know you are all great model builders. At least you know that you can still build when you are pushing 90' It is an endless hobby. I do love building submarines because there is no rigging. If you haven't built one, look at ebay for one of these Renwal subs. It shows the whole inside & Bill gave me the correct colors.  Pay a little more to get one that hasn't had any parts glued. I can get paint off fairly easily, but glue is tough.

    The nuke subs were huge & now there are some that are as big as my brother's WW2 battleship. Nino sent me some pictures of them & what a surprise to see their size. 

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, January 18, 2019 4:18 PM

Looking great enjoying this work and looking forward to seeing you start on the rigging. 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:26 PM

EST 1961, Is that your birthday,if so I was EST 1930. I broke off the Victory for a little rest to build a Renwal Nuclear Sub with an interior detail Interesting old kit. I have been on the Victory 2 & 1/2 months & will be back on it in a couple weeks.

     You all have some awfull good Irish whisky over there.

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:35 PM

Thanks for the reply Gene 1961 it was.       I'm still modeling thanks to a teacher when she suggested to a class of six year olds that we bring in Airfix kits for our Friday afternoon craft lesson. Now with my kids all teenagers and doing their own things I have more time for modeling and checking into the forum to see what others are doing cant fail to be incouraged to keep building and it's still fun.

True we are spoilt for choice with whiskey and I was lucky enough to receive a bottle of Connemara peated single malt for Christmas due to my taste for woody flavours.

Joe

 

  • Member since
    August, 2018
Posted by Flint on Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:07 AM

Wow Gene! You're flying through this project. In the time you've managed to acheive all that, I've done........nothing. Back to it now though. looking forward to see where you go from here. Yes

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:51 AM

Flint, I know what you have been doing, chasing all those little Black Sails pirate girls, while I have been hard at work.

  I took a Victory break & have been building one of the interior detailed Renwal nuclear subs. that have a great full interior. In his career, Bill served 3 years on the Ethan Allen that I am building along with 6 other Nuke subs.  It is an old model from 1961 & is not correct, but gives you a good idea what they are like inside. In years past I built a bunch of sub kits. The nicest thing about them, they have NO rigging.

  • Member since
    August, 2018
Posted by Flint on Friday, January 25, 2019 6:42 PM

Ha! Would love to have the time to do that Gene.

I'd certainly be interested to see the sub interior model. I visited the inside of HMS Ocelot a few years back; a Cold War era diesel-electric. Very cramped. Felt like I was trapped in an engine bay trying not to accidentally touch anything and set something off! 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:42 PM

Flint, go on ebay , Toys & Hobbies & look up Renwal 1/200 Polaris submarine. There is usually one or more for sale. They are a nice size model & fun to build. Warshipguy is building the Ethan Allen as he was on it for 3 years & was on 6 more Nuclear subs in his career with the US Navy. 

    I also got Revell's U 47, which has a complete interior, real nice kit. It is 1/125  scale. I will be back on my Victory pretty quick. Masts & rigging. 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, January 25, 2019 9:46 PM

gene is warshipguy doing a build log of his sub , I haven't heard from him in ages .

 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:00 AM

Hi Steve, Bill has  been working on his Alabama & I know he has the Ethan Allen, because nino sent us both one. Bill sent me the color info for the Ethan Allen when I asked him about it. He said he has been feeling a lot better.

   I am well along with my Ethan sub & am working on the inside. I am back on a sub kick as I built a bunch of them about 6 years ago. I will go back on the Victory soon.

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:54 PM

I took a couple weeks of the Victory to build the Renwall Ethan Allen Nuclear sub that warshipguy served on.  It was a fun build & then subs bit me again & now have 5 more to build after the Victory. Here is a quick picture on my Ethan Allen & I will put a new thread on that.

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