HMS Victory scale 1:78

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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by Sgtmik » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:31 pm

Hi Joe,
I can suggest a book that has helped me allot. "Historic Ship Models" By Wolfram Zu Monfeld. :music-rockout: :handgestures-salute:
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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by JoeF » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:14 am

My father in law was in the Navy and he gave me this two photos of HMS Victory in 1969 during his stay in Portsmouth.
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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by JoeF » Tue May 09, 2017 12:51 pm

This week I am going on a tour on HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. I will post a few photos of the HMS Victory when I return.

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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by Sgtmik » Tue May 09, 2017 7:28 pm

Kool Photos, the only old time sailing vessel I saw up close was in Disney Land. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by JoeF » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:24 pm

Visit to HMS Victory and HMS Warrior
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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by JoeF » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:36 pm

Hi Friends, I need some help regarding varnish paint. I am using bamboo planking and i am posting photos of the original sanded planking and with one coat of yacht varnish satin. Is it good to use this type of varnish, the thing is it takes long hours to dry to give the next coat.
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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by Graham » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:01 am

Hi Joe. I personally avoid varnish for the very reason you have highlighted. What I use is an enamel lacquer (Humbrol, but I guess you could use Testors) but mix it 3 parts lacquer and one part cellulose thinners. Adding the thinners makes it not so gloopy and gives a better and more even coverage because you can keep a wet edge. Acrylic (water based) lacquer also gives a very good result, but being quite thin it just takes more coats. Use fine wire wool to lightly rub down between coats whichever you use. Regards.

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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by JoeF » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:15 pm

Thanks Graham I will go for acrylic (water based).

This video is of my visit to HMS Victory. They told me that they have about ten years of restoration works on the Victory. Watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHuJruwl0iw

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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by Graham » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:50 pm

Great vid and it brought back good memories of my own visit to her last year. Ten years is a long time to wait but to see her back and fully rigged will, I am sure, be worth the wait. Can I suggest that you also put the link in the 'Photos of real ships for reference' section on this site so that others can pick up on it and enjoy it. Regards.

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Re: HMS Victory scale 1:78

Post by JoeF » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:22 pm

Thks Graham, Sorry for the short music I made a mistake somewhere. Yes I will post photos in the Photos of real ships of reference later on.

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