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colpatben
#1 Posted : 06 October 2018 11:03:04

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Post 01 HMS Victory Completion 6th Oct 2018

I was given an unfinished HMS Victory in 2015 and joined this forum to introduce myself, full expecting to get going immediately. Well now that time has finally arrived.

Here are a couple of pictures of the current state of completion of the model.

NOTE: this is my first topic on this forum with photos attached so if this post does not contain any pictures I apologise now and will attempt another post of pics!


One or two bits are a bit skewed.


The biggest problem is that the Mizzen mast is bent to Port and will need some work to rectify.

The model has all of the magazine issues up to and including 120. The latest one that is opened is issue 92 so I figure that is the point at which this model had reached by the original owner/constructor.
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#2 Posted : 06 October 2018 11:12:40

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Still can't figure out how to attach pictures. I have reduced the size of the phots to under 100kb and select Browse from the POST page but still nothing is uploaded (It reports 'No Files selected). Maybe I need a minimum number of posts before being allowes to add pictures.


OH hang on got itBigGrin

Now too try a few more
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Overview_Port.jpg
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#3 Posted : 06 October 2018 11:15:32

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Right a few more

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Overview_Bow.jpg
Overview_Stbd.jpg
Overview_Stern.jpg
Well Deck.jpg
Forepeak.jpg
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#4 Posted : 06 October 2018 11:25:52

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This is the bent mizzen mast Mad

I think that I may need to rebuild it but it is assembled using water resistant wood glue.

Does anyone know if it would it soften if immersed in warm soapy water as it is not listed as Waterproof glue so is there a subtle difference?
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Mizzen form Bow.jpg
Glue.jpg
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#5 Posted : 06 October 2018 11:29:43

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Hi and welcome to the forum. You have inherited a great kit and am sure you will end up with a stunning build ThumpUp

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#6 Posted : 06 October 2018 11:31:58

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OK got the hang of this picture thing

Here are the last two opening pictures
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Well Deck.jpg
Overview_Stern.jpg
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#7 Posted : 06 October 2018 18:29:31

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Welcome back and have fun with your build . As for the glue brushing warm water on the joints will soften it is its only resitant to water not water proof.
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#8 Posted : 07 October 2018 00:05:36

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Great to see you back with us and working on the Victory. Am sure you'll do a great job and end up with a beautiful display piece..... Will be following your progress....Cool Cool

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#9 Posted : 07 October 2018 00:20:07

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Great to see you making a start on the Victory. I'm sure youll do an excellent job finishing off where it was left. Any problems along your way one of us will be there to guide and help you.

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#10 Posted : 07 October 2018 19:02:25

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Great to see you resurrecting this build, look forward to seeing its progress.

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#11 Posted : 07 October 2018 22:39:21

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Good to see a build being reborn rather than binned. WTG

Cool Cool Cool

Keep the pics coming then the ship experts on here can help you along the way if needed.

Look forward to seeing more.


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#12 Posted : 10 October 2018 10:09:37

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#13 Posted : 10 October 2018 12:16:12

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#14 Posted : 11 October 2018 09:27:04

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Post 02 HMS Victory Completion 11th Oct 2018

I have reviewed the bow and it is a bit of a mess that will probably need stripping everything back to the bare Stem and rebuild.

This means that in order to get all the shaped and laser cut parts, I will need to source the materials from magazine issues
No.91 – eking rails.
No.85 – Beakhead frame No.1
No.86 - Beakhead frame Nos 2, 3 &4 and other beakhead framework.


I am not sure if I can or want to try to rebuild this part of the boat, maybe I should repair the best I can and cover it all with the beakhead grating Issue 86 page12.

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Bow_02.jpg
Bow_14.jpg
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Its a difficult choice you have to make and is really dependent upon your skills and confidence of taking on such a task. I would be looking to rebuild but as you say, a lot will be covered up by the grating, but only from the top. Think you also need to look at what you can see from the sides. I'll be interested to see how you're going to progress with this....

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#16 Posted : 13 October 2018 11:17:29

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Post 03 HMS Victory Completion 13th Oct 2018

I have bitten the bullet and stripped the bow down to the bare stem including the removal of the roundhouses. Unfortunately I found that all of the beakhead frames have side cracks or missing bits. I will publish photos later when I have cleaned them up and decided how to proceed

As the two following pictures show there is a gap between the port side upper wale and the forecastle planking, which I can see adds to the difference between port and starboard profiles.

To correct this I will either need to cut back and refit part of the upper wale, or infill the gap.
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