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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #150 on: February 11, 2017, 06:01:57 PM »

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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #151 on: February 11, 2017, 06:40:02 PM »

No leaks I hope?

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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #152 on: February 11, 2017, 06:42:09 PM »

big one for such a small hole  O0
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #153 on: February 11, 2017, 06:43:21 PM »

as its a test, its not a problem, just painting the gun carriages wheels until the glue dries
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #154 on: February 11, 2017, 08:51:34 PM »

Ok, latest

The following is the slow build up of parts to see the effect, I don't have to do buckaroo as I know I would not get all the bits on before it turned turtle, so as you can see the bowsprite helped in levelling out with the battery, but once the decks were on and the mast added, then it got dicey, well the repair crew drowned at one point  {-), the last photo shows the 1200mha battery clamped to the sail board - weighing at 112g, not including the clamps, it was still maybe not enough to bring the bow down, but I am sure that whatever I add will still be above the perceived waterline, I hope.

so next will be to fit the sailboard permanently and the rudder and the control mechanism, will need to build the cradle first to allow it to be worked on, and paint the black parts.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #155 on: February 12, 2017, 05:13:20 PM »

SOOO - after the water test, the hulls been split apart again and now the painting and other things can begin, so as a change I did a bit of crew construction here is how it begins,

1) 6 crew members bodies (formerly the cannons), 2) cut pieces of styrene rod, 5mm and 8mm (in actual fact the lengths never are the same), 3) glue the legs together, some in a different pose than the majority, 4 & 5) attach the 'body' to the legs, 6) leave to set for a while, there is the enevitable one or two that don't want to stay glued, but hey, its a learning curve, 7 & 8) close ups - some I have painted the flesh or black on, some white or all three, 9) gun crew number 1, all pulling the cannon out - now how this is when the ships built will be interesting, but for now as KPNUTS said once, a bit over the top and will be hidden - but I know its there, 10) Gun number 2 with the holes drilled for the crew - note this gun is further back, I am going for the gun practice look, so some will be like this - I do have 16 to do.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #156 on: February 12, 2017, 05:15:52 PM »

More of gun crew number 1, will try and do some better photos when they are painted. And yes gun two is higher off the deck - need to fix that
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #157 on: February 12, 2017, 05:56:48 PM »

Why is it when you photo the items it immediately shows up the flaws  :D

its either my eyesight or I'm tired, so will dunk the crew in white and then do the other colours.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #158 on: February 19, 2017, 05:07:32 PM »

Todays offering, there a now 5 gun crews, just another 11 to go, and finding a suitable different pose for each crew is difficult, but at least I don't have to do 100.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #159 on: February 26, 2017, 08:16:29 PM »

Here is todays offering, fitted two crew and 3 cannon since last week, been busy treating the wife to a meal out for her birthday and sorting out a new pc for the youngest (think I got ripped off there  >>:-()
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #160 on: May 28, 2017, 12:37:07 PM »

Well its been a while, but I started back on the lower gun crew and they are now installed - though putting the ladders in from above will be a problem - oh well, here are the photo's of the gun crew - sorry they are a bit blurred.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #161 on: August 17, 2017, 12:45:29 PM »

Finally fitted the hatches over the gun ports, just need to finish painting the chequer.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #162 on: August 18, 2017, 03:33:50 PM »

And painted chequer, not as good as I wanted but hey, its been a while since I did anything on this, I will paint the copper bottom when shes completed, coating it with matt varnish as well to preserve the paint finish, just like Soveriegn.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #163 on: August 18, 2017, 07:21:57 PM »

I love the crew! Lots of action. The hats are clveverly done  :-)) Crews add a lot of work to a project and so I salute you seeing them through.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #164 on: August 20, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »

Thanks, they all probably have their heads holding up the upper deck after trying a slight fitting exercise, but as the are under they might not even get seen, couple of things to do like finish the mod to the sail board and keel, weight saving etc, so some soldering next week.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #165 on: September 14, 2017, 10:10:41 AM »

Got slightly misdirected with work, so no work done yet, though did the new work bench finally, moved the old one and cleared the loft to make more space, just have to tidy the work bench to make things easier to store / find.

One other thing to do is clad the remaining loft to make it more acceptable and tidier, looking to skin the floor with the same ply, as the old loft flooring sheets have been contaminated with dust from the old roof mastic when the roof was replaced a couple of years ago - need to replenish the coffers first.  >:-o
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #166 on: November 17, 2017, 07:59:42 AM »

Still trying to fill the coffers, and my shifts don't allow me time to clear the loft.
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