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markleecarter

HMS Victory Revell 1:225

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Some years ago I started a build of this but after a dramatic tumble from the shelf I abandoned the whole thing. Now however, with a brand new purchase of the kit (plus a good few spares from the old build) I am all ready to start again. First of all I decided to go for the decoration of the stern. I had to get myself a size 20/0 brush and an optivisor but I am quite pleased with the results so far.

 

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I am going to redo the lettering however but I think this shows just how good the detailing is on this little model. I did have to sand off the giant bosses where the lanterns attach and you can still make them out a bit but in real life, and once the lanterns are attached it shouldn't show up too much.

 

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Man! That's crackingly neat work there!

 

Hope the rest of the kits turns out as well as that.

 

:Tasty:

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Lego guy has indeed eaten all his spinach which has given him the energy to make a start on the yellow and black! Vallejo yellow ochre very lightly washed with vallejo buff and Revell tar black for the black bits.

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Oh and here his is with the new lettering on the stern. It's just a fraction smaller and more spaced out than the previous one which matches the real thing a little bit better I think.

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Anyone who has made this kit before will know that while it is in many ways a lovely kit, for some silly reason someone decided it would be a good idea to mould loads of coils of rope on the deck. Sanding them off would require re-scribing the deck lines and I'm not sure this would really work.

 

 

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So I decided instead to make the deck from some grooved plastic card I already had. Technically the planks are too wide but they match the original revel ones fairly closely so I think it will be ok:

 

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The skid beams are simply cut from the original deck.

 

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Sweeeeeeeeet :-)

 

And think about cutting of the rail at the waist and to replace it.

 

XXXDAn

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