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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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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #233 on: February 17, 2020, 02:02:12 PM »

Well he has two companions now and a third on the way.


Will be better when they are painted to hide the squareness.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #234 on: February 17, 2020, 02:25:07 PM »

and number 4


(need to stop moving them around, or is that a clever ruse to think there is more of them)
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #235 on: February 18, 2020, 01:54:44 PM »

the not so magnificent seven,


and the sweeper upper


he has been modified to look better
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #236 on: February 19, 2020, 10:47:38 AM »

And after the white coat - looks like a scene from a comedy film where the whole place is covered in white wash.


just for those observant enough, the guy in the foreground on the left is kneeling and as yet to have his arms attached - (come back and i'll bite your knee caps off - can you remember where that saying comes from? )
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #237 on: February 19, 2020, 04:14:53 PM »

And after a bit of detailing, though some appear to have acquired noses, now they look like a convention of badly acting Frankenstiens  %)


Now I have to fit them to the hull, will get this boat finished some day
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #238 on: February 20, 2020, 08:14:33 PM »

the first is of 'Elvis' getting a neckachief.


the next two show them in position, though after getting the picture on the computer, it shows the problems with them, like they are not grabbing the line or the paint hasn't covered certain parts or the glue looks like they have wet themselves.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #239 on: February 20, 2020, 08:33:13 PM »

Oh! - I forgot the cleaner - looks like he's got the pox and looking at the camera and saying 'what you looking at'
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #240 on: February 21, 2020, 01:56:25 PM »

Well, here is the rest of the crew, as yet to be made, 42 to be precise.


Next is an out of focus picture of the kneeling cleaner.


Decided to fit a hand rail on the posts on the mizzen deck.


Then started the stretching cleaner. First his legs are fitted.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #241 on: February 21, 2020, 02:01:01 PM »

Then his arms were fitted.


the kneeling cleaner has his arms fitted as well.


then 'Superman' - well the officer in charge of the hoisting crew.


all need painting - CAREFULLY
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #242 on: February 21, 2020, 06:00:06 PM »

Well the Bosun is painted, and apart from getting rid of the paint on his face, he's finished.


Although a lot can be said for the cleaning crew, kneeling man needs finishing off with a hat, and stretching man needs a bit of a touch up - oo-er as frankie howard would say, the rail and first part of the steps are also painted, though most of the area in front over the railing will be scratched off again when the buckets are added.


so tomorrow of to get some fresh matt 61  and 2 mm evergreen rod for buckets.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #243 on: February 21, 2020, 07:32:57 PM »


I have to admit when I saw the first pics of the crew figures I laughed but when I got to the last pics I saw they actually look the biz, nicely done mate.  :-))


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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #244 on: February 22, 2020, 09:08:48 AM »

I am surprised that the phone camera shows up so many errors - considering that the figures are 9.5 to 10 mm high and are just a cannon and bits of plastic rod cut into a length of 8 (used to be 6) 4 x 2 and 5 x 2 mm's and copious amount of liquid glue and paint, and the painting done with tooth picks, sometimes the unpainted guys look better, since as soon as they are painted the gaps that are supposed to be there get filled up.


I am going to try and paint with a bit of the rod that is used for the arms next to see if I can improve the finish.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #245 on: February 22, 2020, 10:07:05 AM »


Yes at this sort of scale I find the camera is more critical than our eyes, but at 1:180 they look fine to me  :-))


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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #246 on: February 22, 2020, 01:58:43 PM »

The new paint is a bit lighter than the old one and using a small length of plastic rod does appear to be easier to control.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #247 on: February 22, 2020, 07:47:02 PM »

The next set of pictures,


Two crew, one kneeling, the one on the left and one sitting, the one on the right.


Legs ready for crew bodies.


The sitting crewman plus the bucket he is sat on fitted.


The sand buckets and in the background the first of the three Boys, built earlier see picture IMG 0017.


The two other buckets for the cleaning crew and the boy who is carrying the buckets.


The kneeling crewman just needs the paint finishing, and the unfinished sat down crewman (wait till you see what he's up to later)  :} [size=78%] .[/size]


These strips of 5 mm high styrene when cut to length are going to be the hammocks in the side racks - so will need to be painted a canvas colour and have black lines to indicate the post and rails, but even I cannot find a mesh small enough to show on the sides or place at the bow where the head is.


And a guy with a pole, there is another walking but haven't a photo of him or the officer up against the rail, trying to see over the sand buckets.   :D
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #248 on: February 24, 2020, 03:17:19 PM »

well here is crewman with a pole again,


Helmsman right and left
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #249 on: February 24, 2020, 03:24:06 PM »

Bit of running repairs,


The crew now hold the rope.


The wooden battens either side of the bell are now painted as is around the deck opening.


The main stair hatch has also been painted.
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