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Flagship forever——1/700 HMS Victory 104-gun first-rate ship of the line


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This is my first work finished in 2021, also the last work finished in the year of the rat. :)

It's the 1/700 full resin kit released by Artist Hobby.

I got the kit as a present from Artist Hobby boss so I tried to build it ASAP to appreciate his kindness.

 

The kit quality is very high, I also tried to weld the 4 masts since they were all assembled by brass rods.

Besides the small boats from Flyhawk, I used Northstar 1/700 sailor resin figures and Modelkasten 0.06mm metal rigging.

HMS Victory just used up a whole full set of brand new metal rigging!

Yes sailship rigging is indeed some nightmare...

 

Overall I enjoyed the built and HMS Victory, the flagship forever of RN, has always been must for my RN collection and now one little dream comes true.

Thanks for watching.

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Gidday Haneto, a build of HMS Victory is impressive in any scale, but the detail you've done in such a very small build is truly superb. The mind boggles. 👍

Regards, Jeff.

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Just...  WOW!!!  That is incredible.  Fantastic collection too 😎

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Where did you get that giant hand model and lighter?

 

Seriously amazing work! :worthy:

 

Some WIPs would be a treat! And I do like your RN fleet. :thumbsup:

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Your Victory is a beautiful little model. I was unaware that a highly detailed kit existed in such a small scale. The model reminds me of the late Derek Hunnisett's little maritime masterpieces.

A detailed build account would be nice. I would like to know about how the model was rigged in such a small scale, and did the kit come with photo etched ratlines?

I know that Scale Warship did a set of photo etched parts, decking and ratlines sets for the little Airfix Mary Rose kit that featured on Jim Baumann's fantastic build using that humble little plastic kit.

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Brilliant. When looking at the photographs my brain keeps losing track of how small it is until I come back to one with the hand or the lighter!  Magnificent work

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Haneto

i was so impressed I showed the photos to my wife but not the ones with your hand or the lighter. I told her it was a model but she looked hard and asked if it was a cgi!  I then showed her the hand photo to which she said “Oh my God that’s crazy”. Of course she now thinks my aeroplane models are rubbish in comparison :D

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Thank you all for your nice comments and encouragement!

I believe the "big hand model" shall need even much higher modelling skill to finish! :)

So here I also share some of the work in progress pictures.

 

So I introdued, this is the 1/700 full resin kit by Artist Hobby, comes with a resin body, several photo-etching parts and bunch of brass rods with different diameters.

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As you can see most details are already molded on the one piece hull, including the guns/cannons.

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The casting blocks are located on the bottom of the hull, where there is also a big hole caused by air invation during casting I believe.

So I fill he hole with CA and sanded it to flat, together with other small holes.

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Most PE parts can be glued before painting which will help to assure clean fitting to avoid additional glue.

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I measure the size of the ship once it's finished, to give the vendor an order to custom-build the show case for her.

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The masts are all made up by brass rods.

I welded them to increase strength.

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Masts are dried fitted on the deck, no glued.

So we can paint it now!

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I used GSI Creos Mr. Color lacquar paint mostly.

5 deck colours are used to repliace the wooden deck, finished by brown enamel wash.

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Need to paint the wood yellow on black base colour.

I hand brushed silver at first.

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Then paint the yellow, 3-5 times by a fine brush.

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All painting finished, ready for rigging.

(Masts are not glued yet.)

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A really tiny model by 1/700 scale.

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So the most tiring part, rigging.

In my view, to decide the turn/step+some patience will be the key to success.

First step is to glue rigging on the mast.

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Then glue the mast onto the deck.

And add vertical direction rigging around the mast.

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Next is gluing the rigging between 2 masts.

Finally glue the climbing net PE parts.

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I tried to add more flags at first, but found the result is not satisfying(too noisy maybe).

So I removed them.

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That's all for the WIP.

I also uploaded a short video on Youtube as well:

Flagship forever——1/700 HMS Victory 104-gun first-rate ship of the line

 

Hope it may give you some inspiraton to challenge this small kit as well!

 

Yufei

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