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1/72 Jotika Caldercraft HMS Victory By Kevin


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Thanks Kevin, the Sherbourne is a handsome little ship and would be just the ticket. Will need to save up my paper round money!

 

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Andy

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good evening everyone

 

thank you everyone for the likes and comments, sorry i have bored a lot of my followers over the last 7 years, but it is coming to an end, Honest

 

this weekend the quarter davits and been finished and rigged , with exception of the running gears, im not sure if that was fitted if no boats were embarked,

 

the Stun booms made and fitted

 

both fwd anchors on port and stbd completed

 

and oooo whats these 3 items in this box ( mast pillars) long lost and forgotten about, now found painted and fitted

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Good afternoon everyone

 

still tidying things up at present, the set back was that i had put on all the top spars but forgot the lifts on them (sorted)

The pendants obviously went on when the masting started, and nothing was ever done to them, so they are being trimmed back but space is very tight to get them right, 

upper deck cannons have now been removed, never did like them

spars/yards have been reworked to get them all looking fairly level (sorted)

i am still hoping she will be finished next weekend, but i now have a caveat to go with that 

 

i am presently planning on a representation of number 2 dock to display her in, that is going to take some time so in case any damage is done i dont want to put on any rope coils otherwise they might be in the way if a line gets snagged and needs replacing 

 

things i know that have to be done

4/18 pendants to be finished off

replace 20 copper tiles and then apply a salt wash to tone it all down

rope coils 

lanterns

2 tucks on mizzen mast

kedge anchors

check/ and secure any loose ends

bowspit netting

obtain  at lease one ships boat

rig port stun boon

general tidy and touch up

mast tops

 

change the title to COMPLETED lol

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1 hour ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Gidday Kevin, truly magnificent. Those photos looking up,with the sky above could have been the real thing I believe. Regards, Jeff.

Had the grass been drier and the table taller i could have achieved something better, but i didnt risk it anymore today as it was quite windy, and lol would have showed even more things to correct

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i am for now calling the build FINISHED

 

i need a to build the stand in the form of number 2 dock in Portsmouth, for which i am collecting reference material, as a result of doing this i am going to delay putting any more rope coils on incase any lines are damaged during the transfer, when done i will do the final reveal

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Truly stunning.  I twice served in VICTORY as a young officer while on holdover between appointments and the only thing that said to me that some of those outdoor photos were of the model rather than the real ship taken from the dockside was that all of the masts and yards were present.  With the rolling restoration programme I don't think I have ever seen VICTORY complete!

 

As part of my plan to build every ship in which I served I must do VICTORY one day but I don't think it will ever look as good as this.  Mind you, my starting point is likely to be plastic rather than the Caldercraft.

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2 hours ago, Chewbacca said:

Truly stunning.  I twice served in VICTORY as a young officer while on holdover between appointments and the only thing that said to me that some of those outdoor photos were of the model rather than the real ship taken from the dockside was that all of the masts and yards were present.  With the rolling restoration programme I don't think I have ever seen VICTORY complete!

 

As part of my plan to build every ship in which I served I must do VICTORY one day but I don't think it will ever look as good as this.  Mind you, my starting point is likely to be plastic rather than the Caldercraft.

Thank you 

Amarti will one day bring out the 1/64 version designed by Chris Watton, however the  1/100 plastic does make into a nice kit and there is aftermarket PE for it nowadays, i will never build everything i served on and i sold the Fife 1/2 way through the build, that leaves the Sheffield, )maybe one day, BUT I WILL NEVER EVER, build a Submarine LOL

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Kevin, that is a truly remarkable piece of work / work of art; absolutely beautifully done.  I too had to check a couple of your outdoor shots to confirm they were model not real ship.  Fantastic.

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