HMS Vanguard 1787 - Victory Models - 1:72

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Re: HMS Vanguard 1787 - Victory Models - 1:72

Post by GaryM » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:17 pm

Looks like a nicely detailed and lovely model.
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Re: HMS Vanguard 1787 - Victory Models - 1:72

Post by aew » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:14 am

Thanks Gary.
After my copy and paste fingers have recovered, I'll see about writing the next two entries.
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Re: HMS Vanguard 1787 - Victory Models - 1:72

Post by aew » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:57 am

I know I said I needed to install the driver boom but, as usual, there was another job (well, two actually) that I needed to attend to first.
I’d started installing the braces at the pointy end and worked back towards the blunt end - except, actually, I didn’t.
I’d started too far back and missed the jib braces!

Nothing particularly complicated with these, but yet more lines to make off on the fore rail. I suppose that in practice, where more than one line was made off, the running rigging would at least be on top!

It was when I came to fit the braces to the jib topsail yard that I realised I’d another job to do. Once again, some things were conspicuous by their absence; in this case they were the yard lifts.

This is how the pointy end rigging looks now:

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I think that completes all the bowsprit rigging.
It’s to be hoped so, because this jumble of knitting is where most of it starts or ends:

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Re: HMS Vanguard 1787 - Victory Models - 1:72

Post by WilliamMorrison » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:58 am

This model kit is definitely on my wish list! I have been lobbying the plastic model manufacturers to create a kit of this ship but they are not listening. You have done a great job so far! Very impressive.

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Re: HMS Vanguard 1787 - Victory Models - 1:72

Post by aew » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:16 am

Thanks Bill.

If you want a model of Vanguard it looks as though you'll have to create wood shavings and sawdust instead of empty plastic sprues!
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Re: HMS Vanguard 1787 - Victory Models - 1:72

Post by WilliamMorrison » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:43 am

I think that I'll buy the kit by Victory Models. The plastic manufacturers have no real interest in helping the sailing ship model industry. That is okay; I have made the transition to wood. The Vanguard is one of my favorite ships!

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