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#1 Posted : 25 July 2019 10:47:42

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I have been taking my time and getting the hull framework sorted, to gather with the two lower decks. I also went over the top a little and planked the upper deck where the entrance ports are. Just need to varnish this bit then on to fairing the hull. I will take my time but wish me luck!
I also built up the first launch and the anchor. Again, pics attached
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upper deck planks.jpg
launch and anchor.jpg
hull 1.jpg
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#2 Posted : 25 July 2019 11:13:40

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#3 Posted : 25 July 2019 11:33:16

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Thanks John. I'm really enjoying this build but get a little nervous sometimes as I don't want to mess it up.
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#4 Posted : 25 July 2019 15:15:07

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BigGrin Looks well Chris ThumpUp Especially those decking timbers. Are they the kit supplied ones?

Cheers Gray
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#5 Posted : 25 July 2019 15:34:37

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CaptnBirdseye wrote:
BigGrin Looks well Chris ThumpUp Especially those decking timbers. Are they the kit supplied ones?
Cheers Gray


Hi Gray, no , they were strips that were left over from a previous build and decided to go "over the top" with them.
I will run some varnish over them once I have marked some lateral joints by pencil line.
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#6 Posted : 25 July 2019 16:10:50

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Very neat and tidy work.

So good to see another Victory taking shape.

Tony
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#7 Posted : 25 July 2019 16:57:28

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birdaj2 wrote:
Very neat and tidy work.

So good to see another Victory taking shape.

Tony

Thanks for those kind words, Tony.
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#8 Posted : 25 July 2019 20:33:59

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Great start to a great build Chris.
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#9 Posted : 25 July 2019 22:17:45

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Making good progress there Chris, well done....Cool Cool

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#10 Posted : 25 July 2019 22:34:03

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Looking excellent, well doneLove

Mark
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#11 Posted : 25 July 2019 22:55:38

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Thank you for all the kind comments Gents.
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#12 Posted : 27 July 2019 17:05:14

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Well, it's been raining on and off all day today and I had big plans to take the hull into the garden for some fairing work to begin. My alternative plan of sanding it in the kitchen with the vacuum cleaner sucking up any dust did not, amazingly, go down too well with my wife!
But, having looked at the upper deck planking that I did previously, I decided that the original planks were too wide. So I covered it using 3mm wide mahogany strips from a previous build. I also added caulking lines on the planks but they are not too clear from this photo. All I have to do now is decide how long each individual plank should be marked at for realism. I appreciate that these planks will hardly be visible but I am trying to fill my modelling time efficiently. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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#13 Posted : 30 July 2019 16:10:04

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Started the fairing of the hull and attached a few pics of progress.
I've only really worked my way around the bows, concentrating on the areas at decks level.
I've used some old plastic storage pots to support the hull upside down rather than stand on the legs of the bulkheads which are a bit flimsy. I have also been adding strips of wood to the edges of frames 15 and 16 to build them up a bit. More strips still to be added particularly near the keel section.
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hull support.jpeg (73kb) downloaded 13 time(s).
15 & 16 build up.jpeg (71kb) downloaded 11 time(s).
fairing the bows.jpeg (68kb) downloaded 10 time(s).
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#14 Posted : 30 July 2019 16:46:43

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Coming along very well.

The weather is a right pain.

I have to try find time around work and when i can its either been far to hot or as today a week of rain being precicted.

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#15 Posted : 30 July 2019 23:59:16

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Looking very nice indeed Goddo, your efforts will pay off handsomely I'm sure....Cool Cool .. Very well done....

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#16 Posted : 31 July 2019 06:50:14

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Nice work again Chris.

BTW, I found this to be a useful little contraption which was fairly cheap and easy to knock up.

Upside-down jig


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#17 Posted : 31 July 2019 07:35:24

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Very nice work, your planking looks excellent.Love

Mark
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#18 Posted : 31 July 2019 11:00:03

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Thanks for the comments guys. Really appreciate it.
John, that looks a nice little jig. I shall probably try and copy it, as it looks a bit more secure than four plastic pots!
Chris
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#19 Posted : 31 July 2019 11:31:18

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I was simple to make (if I could make it, anyone can) and ideal for both planking and tiling later on.

The only critical measurement is the one between the two frames that are secured by the bolts. One of the other members here helped out with the sizes as I was in the UK at the time.

Jig Measurements






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#20 Posted : 01 August 2019 12:21:35

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Hi Chris - congrats to your build so far!

This was my solution for working on the lower hull:
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Greetings,
Walter



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