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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #225 on: December 08, 2019, 02:47:50 PM »

The last picture showed the replacement screw to hold the tiller in place, still have to test it again.


The latest two pictures are of a bit of detailing, the ropes at the base of the masts around the stocks (need to read the book to show the correct names), the last picture shows a length running from one of the forward stocks, this is for crew to be 'hauling sail', hopefully this will turn out ok.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #226 on: December 08, 2019, 03:09:04 PM »

Apparently they are Bitts
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #227 on: December 08, 2019, 03:19:20 PM »

Apparently they are Bitts


Spot on  :-))   Bitts are usually two parallel stocks and the rail at the base of a mast I think is called the fife rail.  So much detail on such a tiny model.  Great job!
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #228 on: December 08, 2019, 03:35:39 PM »

So as not to forget the part and then struggle to fit it, I fitted the crest, then there is the mizzen deck Bitts, and the proposed idea for the crew for the hauling sail and the mizzen deck.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #229 on: December 08, 2019, 08:43:25 PM »

Pull the lines over a piece of beeswax before fitting them. This will remove the fuzzyness that you have.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #230 on: December 10, 2019, 11:46:17 AM »

At this scale the fuzzyness is not as noticeable as you would think - and the decks going to get more crowded later anyway.


As it's a plastic kit converted to a sailing boat, the detail is for when it's  out of the water and I don't think anyone is going to be looking quite that close.


Just in from work, bit of a rest then maybe just maybe get the end sailor started.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #231 on: December 10, 2019, 05:37:00 PM »

Ok, First Picture is of the crewman type, the figures worked out are from the internet.


Q - what height were people in the 1800's, A - 168.2 cms or 5' 6" for the imperialists  %) .
 
therefore, at 1:180 this equates to 9.5 mm rounded up, the arms are 3 mm, body 5.5 mm and the legs 4 mm, though to fix one leg down as shown previously, one is cut at 6 mm.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #232 on: December 10, 2019, 05:53:34 PM »

For some reason the text resizes, so having to start another bit.


The cannons on the sprue.
The 8 crew torso's.
The crew mans torso.
The leg and arms stock material.
Right and left leg, i.e. 4 & 6 mm lengths.
The drill bit.
The badly drilled hole.
The torso and legs glue together and to the cutting mat - Doh.
The crew man assembled, needs painting before fitting to the deck.
So before starting the next bit of assembly will need to get a new set of collets for the Dremel, the one supplied is for the sanding shanks etc and not the drill bit seen, all the other collets I have are for a variety of other types of mini drills.
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