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gene1's 1/100 HMS Victory Build

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:03 AM

Still looking great!


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:39 PM

Don, Thanks, I just got thru figuring a better way to glue these Shrouds up on the rigging tool. I don't know if that interests you or not. I also brightened my last picturesup, so I will run them .

             On the glueing, I have tried every kind of CA & only some works pretty well. I just thinned down my 560 white canopy glue & it seems to work best of all. You do have to let it dry over night,  tho it sets in a half hour or so & I put 2 thin coats on.  There are 60 glue spots on each side of each shroud. Thinned the 560 dries so you can't see it. 

         Here are the new pics.

    I said before that I made & installed these shrouds completely different than the plans call for , but it worked fine, real well. I still have to straighten some ratlines. There is no way I could have put on regular tied ratlines. The shrouds I can still do & these are done pretty much like them. 

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:00 AM

Here are some more shots of my upper shrouds. They look pretty good, but I do still have to do some ratline cleanup. I am dropping off to do some WW2 carriers. Nino gave me a Revell 1/485 Yorktown. I do like the Yorktown because a kid I was in school with right after Pearl harbor joined the navy & was on the Yorktown at Midway. He made it thru the war & was a friend of my brother, who was on the BB 58 Indiana.


  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:26 AM

Hi Gene a fine job great pictures a real treat. 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:25 PM

really enjoying your build mate , this is going to be beautiful when finished .


  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:08 PM

est1961 from est.1930,  Thanks a lot

     Steve, not near as nice as yours, but lots of fun. I am off it for a break, the shrouds, even using the rigging tool were hard. I cheated as much as I could.

Jim, nino gave me a Revell 1.485 Yorktown & I bought some 1/700 Midway ships. I need a break from rigging. I have the bigger Yorktown about ready to paint. It builds into a nice ship, with some size.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:07 PM

Excellent work on those upper shrouds.

And that rigging plan on the wall is a very useful resource.  Where did you find it?


      Glad you are taking a break from the Victory from time to time.  I figured that old Revell Yorktown is just the thing. I will check and see if I have good pictures of the arrestor cables on the Yorktown deck per your request. I bet some other folks do and maybe they can PM you some shots. I believe you have a few 1/700 Carriers awaiting turns on your Bench also.



  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:14 PM

Jim the rigging plan is from the inside of the Dust cover of the Victory book.  The 1/485 Yorktown is coming along great.This model lends itself to doing the PE before I paint. I am doing as much as I can before painting.


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