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My Build Log of the Heller 1/100 HMS Victory
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:29 PM UTC
absolutey stunning
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:56 PM UTC
Ooooooh! Aaahhhhhh!

She's lookin' real good, Paul.

I noticed something on your model that I don't think I have on mine - I guess it would be the sheet lines from the lower sail that hangs from the bowspirit. Heller didn't include any sails for those two yardarms, and I'm wondering if I missed putting in some rigging before closing up the hull?//Tim
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 07:08 PM UTC
I have a lot of reference material for rigging, I don't use the Heller rigging instructions at all.
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 09:15 AM UTC
Wow, she looks absolutely fantastic!!! - just awesome work!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 04:21 PM UTC
Beautiful !!
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 02:21 AM UTC
I've now got all 4 staysails installed and rigged. Next I will rig the yardarm braces. There are still some of the braces that are slack that need attention, as well as bent railings etc. I've included myself in one picture to give it scale.












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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 02:49 PM UTC
I'm lost for words! Simply outstanding!
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 07:52 PM UTC
She's a real beauty!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 09:09 AM UTC
Wow! I'm absolutely speechless!! She looks absolutely awesome, impressive, beautiful!! That's a work of art!!

Outstanding Paul!!

Chores,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 06:24 AM UTC
Paul... That is one STUNNING piece of work! Absolutely outstanding!

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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 03:06 AM UTC
Here are some photos of the ship under construction in my shipyard (storage room). I've also included some photos of the finished portside anchors and one buoy.




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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 02:37 AM UTC
Paul, you continue to amaze!
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:24 PM UTC
Thank you all for the very kind comments. This has been a very involved an intricate build, not without it's frustrations, but ultimately quite satisfying.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 04:00 AM UTC
Beautiful!

So, what's next in line in Mr Bishops shipyard?


/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 04:25 AM UTC
I have these two wood ship models yet to build. I'm gonna need a long break first tho.


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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 07:22 PM UTC
The brigantine seems like the easier project
Smaller scale and less complicated ship ....
/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:06 AM UTC
Well, after almost 9 months, it's finished except for the gunports and coiled ropes. I've added the flags as well as attached the ship to the display case base. I've also added name plaques on each side. The flags are silkscreened I think. I've glued the two sides together with tin foil between to provide some ability to shape the flags after they are attached. The flag for the bow was much too large so I had to shrink it down on the computer an print it on paper in a smaller size.






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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 03:06 AM UTC
Truly astounding build, Paul!

Yes, can understand you'd need a break after this one!

9 months is a pretty quick build time all in all-I reckon it'd take me 9 years to pull off that sort of build

Looking forward to seeing the finishes touches go on, and then to see what next hits your workbench!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 06:13 AM UTC
Thanks Russell!! Here are a couple of pictures of the ship in the case. The case was built by Bill Boyd at http://www.displaycasestands.com/


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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 01:50 AM UTC
Paul -

I missed your commissioning your absolutely beautiful HMS Victory...sorry for that!

This is an absolutely amazing and just stunning build!!! Your work simply leaves me speechless...just to second Russ - nine MONTHS?!? That's really fast, and I mean that, a build like this - if I could manage at all - would take me several years!!

Great work, congratulations and thank you for sharing it here!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 04:26 PM UTC
Wow Paul!

Definitely time for a few and

A real stunner and will no doubt stop people in their tracks when they see Victory inside her display case!

Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to see what you build next !
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:55 AM UTC
Thanks Russell! I've completed the gun ports and started on the rope coils to go over all of the belaying pins. I used diluted white glue to secure the rope coils, they are built up in groups of 10 on the form.

Here are the photo etch gun port hinges.







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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Looks like the dreaded 'nano engineering' we model ship wrights seem to succumb to at one point or another in our builds Paul
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 08:37 AM UTC
Russell - Yes I know nano well!!
All of the rope coils and gun ports are installed. I still have to add the rope pulls for the gun ports – two ropes per gun port!

Here is the revised rope coil pattern. The steel pins are separated by 10mm.





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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 09:32 AM UTC
THE SHIP HMS VICTORY IS FINISHED!!!

Today I finished adding the gun port ropes and then did some final touch up painting and straightening up a few things. Then a shot a final coat of Testors flat to kill any gloss spots from the CA glue. I can't think of anything else to do. The gun port ropes were the thinnest thread I had soaked in GAC-400 texile stiffener then cut to 8 mm lengths. That fit about 95% of the gun ports – the rest I trimmed down with scissors. They were glued with a little CA on each end then added with tweezers. It really didn't take too long. Eight months and seven days ago (about 247 days give or take) since I made the mad decision finish this thing. That's roughly 600 hours. It's been a long haul, but actually very comforting. My wife passed away 11 months ago and it was very nice to have something to really occupy my mind during the many long hours. I'm going to take a break (good timing since I have a lot of my kids here to visit) and think about what I want to start next.



And here are the final pictures…..