HMS Victory 1765 kit 1:200

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My friends, sadly I've been very busy with work, dealing with these crazy times and the Admiral wanted the kitchen table back!

I'll be back to work soon on this project, I need to wrap it up and get to work on my next project.

More to come soon

Brian
 

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Hello all, it's time to begin my first build log, of HMS Victory in 1:200 scale. This will be the 3rd sailing vessel I have built, though my previous 2 were Revel Plastic kits of the Cutty Sark and the CSS Alabama, and both were several decades ago while I was in high school.

I've been lurking here in SOS for a couple months now once I decided I wanted to pick up the hobby again and wanted to build in wood this time, and have been dropping hints to the Admiral that all along. So last week for Christmas she presented me with this kit, proud as can be. I just wish she had taken a closer look to my wish list on Amazon instead! But as a fist time kit to learn new skills and techniques on, I can't complain.

To start off, I am not sure who makes this kit, it came from Amazon from a seller called TWOBOYS and as far as I can tell the manufacturer is Western Wooden Sailboat. The parts sheets are die cut, I think, as I don't see any char on the cut edges, but as you can see in some of the pics below, of the stern windows and deck grates, the detail is pretty good at this scale
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Sadly, the plans and instructions are seriously lacking. I have basically 4 8.5x11 pages of very basic plans and directions to work from. I have tried searching online for the MFG, but have had no luck locating anything with greater detail. Luckily I have YOU here at SOS to lend a hand and a few tips and tricks when I run into a road block, and a number of Victory build logs that I can review also. What I do not have at all is a rigging and sail plan, but I think I can work this out, at least well enough for this first attempt.
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So, after checking each parts sheet for missing parts or damage, I popped the false keel out, and starting to dry fit the bulkheads. The fit and finish it pretty good with most of the bulkheads fitting snugly, but not to tight that I have to sand anything to make it fit. I want to head off to the hardware store tomorrow and get a few things to build a jig to hold the keel straight while I fit the bulkheads and gun port backing/supports, along with some filler blocks between bulkheads to stiffen the whole structure.
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Thank you, and wish me luck as I dive into this kit and see what I can make of it.

Thanks

Brian
Hallo Brian alias @Sgt_Hoser
we wish you all the BEST and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Thanks Uwe, it's been quite the year. I promise this build has not ended, just been suspended due to 2020. We'll be moving to a new place in a few months and once we get settled, I plan to come back and finish the Victory and start on my next build. Just need to get past the next few months.

I've been wondering, at what point can we start using 2020 as swear word, like "that's a load of 2020" or "What the 2020?" or "Abso-2020-lutely!!"
 
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Hi Sgt_Hoser. I was overjoyed when I found your project. There is so much to learn from. I'm waiting for my "KIT" from China. The only difference is that the scale is 1: 150. I have promised my wife not to start construction until the autumn. I have so far built Halcon and Harvey so Vihctory will be my third project. I will enjoy your experience a lot. I hope you have a good summer 2021.
 
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