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by alanoes
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Then onto the nets themselves. I made these from the same net curtain material, and in the same way, as the hammock netting but this time only one length of small rigging cord was used to strengthen the top edge. Once the netting was ready I lashed them to the rods with small black rigging cord leav...
by alanoes
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Up next was the beak head netting. There are a couple of schools of thought here as to how it was supported, on ropes or on iron rods. I wasn't about at the time of Trafalgar (I'm not that old x7x ), so can't really say how it was then, but the photos below show that iron rail is used nowadays. http...
by alanoes
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Right, on to the tackles themselves. The six ropes I'm dealing with had varying sizes and shapes of tackle blocks and a couple of different ways to attach the ropes to them. Mostly they were seized around the blocks, that is, passed around the block and then the loop is held together with smaller tw...
by alanoes
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Thanks for your comments Bob. I've been doing some research, and work on the beak head area. The first thing I did were the eyebolts on the fore castle front rail above the round houses that will be needed at rigging stage. It seems that only the outside three on each side are used, but from photos ...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

I mentioned doing the "running in" tackle next, so this post deals with how I tackled the er, tackle. The tackles consisted of two 9" blocks, one single and one double. At 1/100 scale, that translates to 2.25mm, that was the first stumbling block, blimey, two puns already x7x I remembered from doing...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Next up, fore castle hammock netting. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Yt0uhwPv8qE/UhPLPz5dHuI/AAAAAAAADqA/dik7qtEYy_4/s720/DSC_0553.JPG This was done in the same way as described for the waist area, but with a few different features. These cranes are mounted on a small platform outboard of the ba...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Using the same methods I did the poop deck hammock netting. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sGMLjp_IrPw/UehJCx-3_xI/AAAAAAAADkA/-25cNqJIn1U/s720/DSC_0361.JPG https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kNg0_ospb_M/UehJkeuLhRI/AAAAAAAADkg/rxEQzGn7gNw/s720/DSC_0367.JPG Also repaired the damage to the "lead ...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

The next couple of posts will deal with the hammock cranes and netting. Unsurprisingly, the Del Prado part work did not include any of this, and fairly early on in the build I had already used the Heller cranes to complete the hammock netting on the inner barricades to the fore of the poop deck and ...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

As you may have noticed, in some of the previous photos, by this time I had already done the poop deck hammock cranes and netting, I will cover the netting in detail shortly, but before I moved on to the quarter deck, I wanted to complete the enhancement to the skid beams to give them a more accurat...
by alanoes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Hi Bob,
Thanks for your comments x71x

Regarding the decking, it was lime planking strips purchased from Model Dockyard on line site, after a light sanding, it was stained light oak, I think, and a couple of coats of satin varnish.
Regards
Alan
by alanoes
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

Thanks Pete,
Much appreciated x26x
Regards
Alan
by alanoes
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

You have probably noticed I have mentioned lighting a few times during these initial posts, so may as well show that as it comes under works already completed some years back. I suppose the main reason for illuminating a period ship like Victory is to show off the stern galleries, so I'll start ther...
by alanoes
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

I think that just about brings to a close this part of the build log that shows work already completed some years ago. Another thing I did make, but will not be fitting to the ship until all the hammock cranes and netting are in place, are the chain wales or channels. I didn't like the Del Prado sup...
by alanoes
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

OK, here we go with the poop deck. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dcq96tbSlQc/Uat3XeHJ0hI/AAAAAAAADag/-Zg_Hg5SXEg/s720/DSC_0215.JPG The Del Prado kit didn't give much detail to the poop deck apart from the solid cast skylight and some cleats, that I thought were a bit oversize. because of my lig...
by alanoes
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: POF/POB Victory Builders Diaries
Topic: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork
Replies: 61
Views: 16944

Re: Del Prado Victory 1/100 Scale Partwork

OK, moving on the quarter deck. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Nsf1tD6MhI4/UZ6BtebpDLI/AAAAAAAADXM/XPv-IUxqvqg/s720/DSC_0214.JPG I suppose the major enhancement on this deck is the 6 visible guns. I have used the supplied carriages and added the eye bolts for the tackle which was made using rigg...

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