HMS Fly 1/64th scale from Victory Models Build log

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This is my build log for HMS Fly which I started 3 years ago. It's my first wooden ship model and something I've wanted to do for many years since I used to roam about in the Royal Navy Museums in Portsmouth Royal Dockyard back in the 70s. I was serving in the Royal Navy at the time and spent many happy hours aboard HMS Victory. I was always amazed by the models on display, especially models made by prisoners of war during their incarceration.
Anyways, back to HMS Fly.....
After many months doing research on wooden model ship kits, I decided to take the plunge and purchased the Fly. In at the deep end perhaps?.
So here are some pics of the initial stages of the build.
The first thing I did was assemble the cannon before getting stuck into the first stages of the build.
I don't have a separate space to use so the kitchen table is my temporary workshop which can be a bit awkward due to domestic demands. I've no power tools so all work is done with files, craft knifes tweezers and a selection of clamps.
I am new to this website and I'm constantly amazed by the quality and skills of the models here and the fantastic job the builders are doing. it inspires me to do better. Any feedback or advise is always welcome - good or bad.
More posts soon.


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Good morning shipmates. Progress on the HMS Fly ongoing. Bulkheads and main deck components all fitted and the capstans assembled.
Just a reminder, these photos were taken 3 years ago at the outset of the build.
I marked out the upper deck ready for a 3 butt planking pattern.

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I've made a start on the deck planking using the 3mm Tanganyika strips supplied in the kit. Kit instructions showed the strips laid fwd to aft in one bit, however this was not how things were done back in the day so I applied the 3 butt planking pattern. The edge of each piece was rubbed with a pencil to simulate the caulking.
so far so good - no disasters yet.

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Uwek

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Hallo Allan, welcome here in the forum.
Many thanks for starting the building log of your Fly, which is as I know a very good quality kit.
I will follow your log with big interest.....
 
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Call the Hands people. As I've only just started this build log here on SOS, these photos were taken 3 ish years ago. However if any of the crewmates here at SOS would like to see the build as it is at the moment, here is a link to my HMS Fly build page on facebook. (I hope this isn't considered advertising).
https://www.facebook.com/hmsfly/
 

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Hello Allan is there any new updates on this build ,I mean on the retro side of your build log??
 
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