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by alanoes
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Hi all,
Due to family and other commitments, I doubt that I will be doing much on the build over the festive season, so just a short note to wish you all
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Thanks for all your comments and encouragement over the past year.
Kind regards
Alan
by alanoes
Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Caldercraft Victory By Bob
Replies: 171
Views: 47712

Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

That's a lovely finish you have there Bob XXBRXX
Well done
It will definitely make the 2nd planking go smoothly.
Regards
Alan
by alanoes
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Thanks again Bob,
If only :lol:
Most of this work was completed before I started the build log.
Regards
Alan
by alanoes
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Thanks Bob, Daniel and Dennis for your comments, much appreciated. Hi all, Another progress report on the channels, continuing on the starboard side with the main channel. As stated earlier, this had to be made longer than the original one I did years back, and I have used 5mm and 3mm walnut deadeye...
by alanoes
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Well, I was "working" from home today, didn't get much invoicing done x7x But made a start on the new channels, so here is the work so far. Started with some pieces of 1.5mm thick hard wood sheet that I've had since starting this build, in fact, its the material I used to make the previous,(now infa...
by alanoes
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Finally finished the gun port refurbishment on the starboard side. So that's all the gun ports completed. 8-) https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UZGJh5dBcTc/VFvFoDs48lI/AAAAAAAAEZM/f3vRlxFQfDg/s800/DSC_1275.JPG So decided to turn my attention to the channels. As you may recall I had already made the...
by alanoes
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

As mentioned earlier in the log, I wanted to represent the different size guns on the Victory. I had already got a good quality representation of the 12 pounders. The 24 and 32 proved difficult at this scale. I managed to find some but because of their larger muzzle size, they were too long, so I ha...
by alanoes
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

The rigols were another cause for delay. Like many things on this build the original ones were done several years back. Del Prado did not supply that sort of detail so through Model Dockyard I purchased a brass set for a 1/96 scale Victory, as nothing was available at 1/100 scale. I was pleased with...
by alanoes
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Continuing the refurbishment of the gun ports, and you may remember, the starting point was to grind off the bulky hinge and eyelet detail. So once I decided to start them in earnest with a production line so to speak, several of them shattered into small fragments just by gripping them (not too hea...
by alanoes
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Thanks again Bob and Daniel for your comments. As mentioned earlier, I was going to use dafi's PE parts to improve my gun port lids, Here's a few pics showing the refurb procedure. Step one is to grind off the hinge and large raised detail around the holes on the gun port lids. https://lh5.googleuse...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

While I was waiting for the PE parts to arrive, I spent some time building the 34ft launch. I won't include this here as it is detailed in another section of this forum, but for anyone who has not seen it, here is a link to that build log. http://pete-coleman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2115 Rega...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Now onto the doors themselves. I mentioned in the previous post about aftermarket gun ports. While looking for something different to use instead of the Del Prado supplied lids, I purchased a few sample packs of these and thought I might as well make use of some of them. The smallest ones I have are...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Thanks to Bob, Maurice, Frank and Dennis for your comments, much appreciated guys :text-thankyoublue: To continue.. The gun port lids. Again, after studying photos and plans I made a little template from brass sheet that can be placed into the gun port opening and the holes for the lid ropes drilled...
by alanoes
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

As I was working on the beak head area I decided to have a go at the bumkins or boomkins whatever you wish to call them. These are the small spars that are attached to the knight head posts and protrude out and at a downward angle through the beak head netting, and rest on the curved shape of the be...
by alanoes
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 18410

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Just a small note regarding the rigging ropes described earlier. Before fitting these ropes, (as I will with all the rigging on the ship)they were coated with bees wax and stretched for 48 Hrs using my patented (NOT) rope stretching machine. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_fhWHKm_vsk/UlnyvbNoXQI...

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