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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 11:44 AM GMT+7
I purchased this a few months ago from a www.hobbyterra.com, it is produced in the Russia – It's very complete and very detailed, all parts are laser cut – even the hull planks. It has instructions in Russian, but I'm a little rusty so I refer to the picture diagrams and the English instructions. When it's finished it will be 590 mm long, by 440 mm high and 220 mm wide. So here are some pictures:









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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 02:16 PM GMT+7
Well, after building HMS Victory, this looks like a breeze!
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 03:18 PM GMT+7
We'll see, it is very nice, but wood by its nature is a different ballgame. That said, the parts fit so tight, I have to file each one to loosen things up!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 07:54 AM GMT+7
Well, I think I'd rather have parts fit together somewhat tightly, as opposed to being loose!
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 12:34 PM GMT+7
Moving along nicely. I've used my wife's curling iron to make curves in soaked wood – it works fantastic. Latest photos:



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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 01:48 PM GMT+7
On board and watching with interest
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 07:57 AM GMT+7
Very interesting looking project,

Will be following along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:45 AM GMT+7
More photos - going together nicely.




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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 05:59 AM GMT+7
Nice work,

Starting to look the business with some planking on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 09:42 AM GMT+7
what Si said, Paul
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:38 AM GMT+7
Another work of art emerging here Paul!

I'm in and following and looking forward to your build!!

Whenever I see these first steps with the hull built up from wood, I'm really tempted - but I am not ready for the sails and the rigging (yet - and I am not sure if I ever will be - your HMS Victory left me in awe)

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 07:41 AM GMT+7
I've finished the first layer of hull planking, then sanded with 60, 150 then 220 grit sandpaper. I feel that it went pretty well for my first hull planking effort, and I learned a few things along the way.






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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 08:14 AM GMT+7
Looking good with some skin on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
Looking good Paul.

I have to agree with Jan: these early stages are very tempting, but I don't think I'm ready for the masts and rigging!

I am happy to live vicariously through your excellent builds!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 09:32 AM GMT+7
F Paul,

This is glorious! I don't recall ever watching a blog of a wooden ship assembly.
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going together nicely


Encouraging. You might inspire my first real wooden ship. I've never completed one.
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 03:32 PM GMT+7
The second set of hull planks have been installed, also the decking and internal hull sheeting. The wood here is untreated, I plan on staining the wood with MinWax stain, and I hope that I've gotten all of the wood glue removed (sanded off) or the stain will have another color. I can see in these pictures that there are areas that need attention. Any suggestions on glue removal? I've tried to be really careful, but evidently not careful enough.











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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 01:36 AM GMT+7
Thats looking amazing.
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 01:38 PM GMT+7
Thanks Ken - I appreciate your comment!! I've done a bit more – added trim pieces inside and outside and stained the deck (Minwax Golden Oak) and the rest of the hull (Minwax Natural). I'm not to happy with the deck as it a little splotchy due to the variation in the wood.







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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:35 PM GMT+7
I like it. The variation in the wood looks more natural than a even color across the whole ship. She is going to be a sweet looking ship when you get her dressed out.
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 05:15 PM GMT+7
Hi Paul!

looks really amazing! Great work!

I have to say your choice of kits/topics is truly impressive!
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 07:50 AM GMT+7
Hi Paul,

I missed a couple of your latest updates, amazing progress and just wonderful work!
Your craftsmanship is fantastic!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 01:58 PM GMT+7
Just catching up....WOW....awesome job Paul!! Planking looks superb! She's going to be a beauty!!
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:12 AM GMT+7
Thanks for all of the very nice comments!! They mean a lot and really help to motivate me.
Here is another update - I've redone the deck color and added some deck furniture and the rudder hinges.











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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 03:44 PM GMT+7
Hi Paul,

outstanding work, your work is truly art!!

Great detail and an awesome overall-impression of the hull, she looks amazing already!

Cheers,
Jan