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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #175 on: February 06, 2018, 12:10:12 PM »

Thanks, if I had splayed the end it may be difficult to retain the length of the short end of the tube, whereas the long end has to fit through the decks and it would be difficult to conceal it as say a barrel.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #176 on: February 07, 2018, 04:04:23 PM »

And today I have completed the first fix of the tubes to the hull sides, second fix will be above the perceived main deck but below the top deck, some of the crew will be pushing the top deck up from a preliminary inspection -oh well.

I have used epoxy to stabilise it, but even that's gone off now, so before the next fix I will have to get some more.

I am also looking at changing the sailboard, so another test will be required, sealing the two halves together again and trying to replicate the conditions again, this time with the sailboard altered and weighted.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #177 on: February 07, 2018, 10:06:35 PM »

I can see how the system will work now. Quite clever  :-))
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #178 on: February 08, 2018, 09:24:14 AM »

Once the sail winch is fitted and the deck about to go on (possibly screwed on for access - still have to figure that out yet), will have to feed the thread through these and leave the tails tied together under the hull until everything is fitted, once tested then do the remaining rigging.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #179 on: November 04, 2018, 07:21:47 PM »

So, it's been a long time coming, an update.


The first picture is the modified sail board where a piece was soldered on to widen the board, was not happy with my efforts, so the next couple of photo's show today's update, first mark out some brass, next mark the holes, then drill the holes, cut the slots for the tabs and fold them over, finally fit the new sailboard top to the right hand side of the hull.


On doing all this I noticed that the glue for the tubes for the rigging had gone yellow, so i will have to cover them with some fresh epoxy, stripped back the planned pieces of plastic card that were to hold up the deck, since after dry testing the gun deck, some of the crew were a little high, so will have to fit the deck lower, not a major problem, but i had to cut the slots for where the tubes pass through the deck, so that's why the test and subsequent alteration.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #180 on: November 05, 2018, 04:23:13 PM »

well the hull is together, just have to fill any holes in the keel and glue the bow together, final bit of epoxy filler then to be fitted at the bow. Once that is done fit a plastic card seal over the whole front end to tie it together, then to start fitting the sail winch.


Still have to finish the mizzen mast, so still loads to do, did remove the support for the gun deck as this will allow it to sit further down in the hull to account for the tall crew, have cut and painted a piece of plasticard to cover the lower hatches in the gun deck.


The Sovereign is in the background of the last photo.
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