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Martin [Admin]

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Victory at Portsmouth
« on: February 01, 2007, 12:11:12 PM »

Dear Martin,
Just had to write and tell you what a great site you provide. I have been building models for over 20 years but have lost touch with the UK having lived down here in sunny Spain for the last 8 years. Your site is superb. I have spent a very enjoyable morning reading it and checking out the various links. I look forward to more.

Lease find enclosed a photo of my award winning model entitled "Victory at Portsmouth". I have recently fully restored it and cased it in an oak case. One day I may try to get more photos on the computer and send you an article on the construction of her or one of my other models.

Yours, Barry

( Great photo with the tolerant wife! Any more photos and detail please Barry.... of the Victory! - Martin / Mayhem)

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Re: Victory at Portsmouth
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 08:43:17 AM »

Sorry Martin,
This has taken a while to respond......as in 10 months......Not sure whether I have sent these before. Apologies if I have.

You are right too...I am very lucky as my wife is very tolerant. She never cpmplains about my modelling or the costs involved.

Barry
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Re: Victory at Portsmouth
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 08:45:05 AM »

Just a few more...
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Re: Victory at Portsmouth
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2007, 12:10:57 AM »

i see the real one everyday  O0 your model sure is stunning
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Re: Victory at Portsmouth
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007, 08:43:56 AM »

Thanks Offshore. Built her after a visit to Portsmaouth where I tokk loads of photos and even got permission to go where the public normally dont in order to get detail I wanted. She took me 3 years to complete, the last being just the rigging which as you know is rather complex.

Barry
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Re: Victory at Portsmouth
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007, 06:47:21 AM »

She is a superb model, it must have been a labour of love and it shows.
SUPERB

Bob
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barryfoote

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Re: Victory at Portsmouth
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007, 09:46:12 AM »

Thanks Bob, she was indeed a labour of love, but she cost me dear....Had to buy the wife a new dining table when she was finished as that was rather messed up. Worth it though.

Barry
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Re: Victory at Portsmouth
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007, 09:55:56 AM »

Brilliant Barry, I wouldn't know where to start with all that rigging. O0
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Re: Victory at Portsmouth
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007, 09:58:53 AM »

Richard,
That was a major project in itself. I wanted it to be as accurate as possible so had detailed plans of the rigging. Basically, but with some exceptions, you attack the standing rigging first and the I did the running rigging moving from forward to aft, until one year later she was finished.
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