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H.M.S. VICTORY (1765)



The VICTORY keel on my shipyard was laid at the end of 2011. This is the third ship of the monster magazines to be released one by one. That is why I started building without knowing what I was contacted with. Having already assembled the power hull, it was evident that the ship would be large and heavy in weight and complexity of work. Somewhere at the time of the drafting, near the ports - I put aside this large model in size and scope to finish the simpler ships. This break lasted three and a half years until early 2017. Since January 2017, I have taken this model firmly and not distracted, until the complete completion and installation of the pennant and covering the model with a glass cap in June 2019 (that is, the full 4 and a half years it took to build this ship) ...


So now I will do a detailed analysis of everything that was done or changed or not modified as instructed. The instruction manual is designed for the modular design of the hull. But in this case, maintaining the perpendicularity of the frames with respect to the keel and the straightness of the connection of the keel becomes difficult and almost impossible. Therefore, it was decided to wait for the parts of all parts of the power housing to come out and assemble it technologically correctly!

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The cladding according to the instructions should be glued and fastened with nails, but in the future, from time to time, adhesive metal nails can rust and spoil the appearance of the model. Therefore, it was decided to completely remove the nails after the glue had dried.

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Wale is also suggested to fasten nails and leave metal nails. But it is not very aesthetically pleasing - so it was decided to simulate the fastening by wooden pins.

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According to the instructions, only one layer of plating is planned and it is not executed correctly with respect to the location of velvet. Therefore, it was not advisable to apply a toning varnish, but it was decided to align the rough rough covering with the help of putty and to execute a finishing layer of the covering with the correct locks and joints of boards, parallel to the velvet.


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It is suggested to drill openings in the hull of the ship and leave them open to install the port covers. Therefore, additional hinges were made for the arrangement and wiring of the port covers.

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The threads provided in the magazine are made of very poor quality material and do not have a clear texture. There is no cable twist (left-hand) or conventional rigging rigging (right-hand). The decision was made to manufacture the ropes independently.


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The blocks are also not of high quality, but too large in size. Therefore, for scale retention, they were replaced by a scale of 2.5 mm to the largest 12mm bar blocks.

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Installation of the guns is very simple as instructed. Therefore, their arrangement was finalized and made using hooks and bolts, as it was on a real ship.


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The aft part is also refined as far as possible based on existing cast parts of carving and window frames. Horizontal lining is executed as in the instruction it is absent at all.


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The details of the Quaterdeck are instructed to make the grille, but a full hatch must be arranged on the ship's drawings.


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To simulate deck layout, it is suggested to simply pencil a simulation of the stacks. Therefore, deck decking is made with board connections and fixtures.

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The production of dead eye was improved by brazing the alments of the vantputens units. Since when pulling the screws ordinary brass wire can bend and not withstand the tensile force, which will not allow to qualify the standing rigging.

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The installation of the crowns was also completed and completed using hooks and bolts, as it was on a real ship.

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The installation of cannons on the upper deck is also complemented by hooks and an additional rigging with a waist to pull the gun from the board, as it was on a real ship.

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Naktouz had no large-scale rhymbols and looked clumsy, so personal rhymbols were made for its installation.

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The arrangement of the bitten was made taking into account the passage of the rod through it, which is not provided for by the instruction (A. MacGowan p.164).


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The rudder pen in the set is made of solid wood of the same thickness. Therefore, it was decided to narrow it from the top to the bottom and to shape the fish horizontally.

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Bridge construction is also simplified for easy work. But historically correctly arranged in the grid grilles of the window to stretch the masts of the mast.

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Raster grids are also too large for a scale of M 1:84. New and better quality non-breakable wood was made. Because the workpiece set is made of cheap wood, with pile fibers and which is poorly polished and does not evenly tint or stain.

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The ladder is also simplified to manufacture and too massive and large for scale models. Therefore, the number of stairs themselves is reduced to 16 pieces. Although in fact the appearance of the trab has undergone many changes and the number of steps varies in the drawings of different authors from 18 to 23. Therefore, on this model, 18 steps were made and installed.

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HMS VICTORY, Deagostini (Part 1 - hull)

The yarns and cables provided by the manufacturer have two diameters of colored color and one of light, that is, the standing rigging has two diameters and the running rigging is all the same. Therefore, as mentioned earlier, the cables are made independently, with the rules of left and right winding. All calculations are made in percentage of the grotto-rod (if its diameter is taken as one. And the diameter of the main rod is half the length of the circle of the largest diameter of the mast. The length of the circle is calculated by the formula π · d, ie 0.5 · 3.14 = 0.159 We have a 12mm mast on this ship, so the diameter of the barge grotto is 0.16 · 12 = 1.92 mm. The elk bars are 1/3 smaller than the diameter of the main bar. The rest of the diameters can be found in Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.

The very performance of rigging works also differs from the instruction in the magazine. In addition, the foam bowsprit was installed, he insured the sailors when walking on the bowsprit and on one side was fastened to the shoe inserted into the upper part of the bowsprit ezelgot, and the other to the shoe boom. At the throttle, at regular intervals, they make buttons to have some leg support. To this end, the blades of the recesses and the bum-recesses are also installed. Filler fire was applied to the nail of the wearer and carried out for a bowsprit ezelgot.

The mast and mast have two pairs of mast hoists mounted on the mast, one on each board. Also on the sides of the focus and the grotto - one per board. Since they are not available in the journal for simplification, they are made independently.

Mast-hoist pendants, first hinge, swiss-sorvens, put-in screws, block or bar block mounts, hinge and bar mounts. That is, all the elements of the rigging that have the property of the most wear during operation are made with casting.

All of these additional elements, not planned by the instruction, were added to the anatomy of the ship, and their detailed arrangement is well illustrated in Peterson's book. Below is a diagram of standing rigging, and details of individual elements are illustrated.


Scheme of standing anatomy rigging

The 100-gun ship John McKay VICTORY р. 107.


Схема влаштування стоячого такелажу з анатомії

The 100-gun ship John McKay VICTORY стр. 107.

Scheme of the arrangement of standing rigging of the bouquet

Alan McGowan HMS VICTORY р. 162.


Scheme of standing rigging fore mast

Alan McGowan HMS VICTORY р. 169.

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Scheme of standing rigging of the main mast

Alan McGowan HMS VICTORY р. 176.


Scheme of standing rigging mizhan masts

Alan McGowan HMS VICTORY р. 185.

Swatting of the curves of the bars and installation. According to the instructions, this important point of installation of standing rigging is simplified and technologically incorrect.

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Production and installation of buckets for installation and carrying out of standing rigging. Because they are not in the journal at all or replaced by so-called journal blogs.





Serving of the first shrouds and their eye splices before mounting on the top mast was completed, as this technological process is not available according to the log instruction.

Burton Pendants are the first to install mast hoists, so they have also been dammed at once. And one after another they were thrown on top of the mast, first from the right side and then from the left (A. MacGowan p.172).

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Shrouds installation instructions have absolutely nothing to do with real ships. Therefore, this stage of construction was completely worked out on its own. Starting with the right eye rolls (Dead eyes) and their locking with benzene (seizing), to the wiring and tying of the lanyards.

Therefore, the end of each hub will protect the starboard side to the front and the left side to the rear of the guy. The hub lanyard node is fixed diagonally relative to the hub end (L.Petersson p. 2).

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The futtock stave according to the instruction is offered simply to make of brass wire. Therefore, during the construction process, it was refined and plastered. Because the metal tip could rust and quickly damage the rigging, so it was protected from corrosion by casting.

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To install the stay, moussings were made and servicing eye splice (L.Petersson p. 13).

Л. Петерссон Такелаж моделей исторически

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The catharpins are also refined and installed according to the drawings of Alan McGowan. Servicing and made with the threads for fixing on the futtock stave of the shrouds (A. MacGowan p.172).

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According to the instruction, futtock-shroud are arranged according to a very simplified scheme. Therefore, it was decided to make it yourself and install with hooks. All futtock-shrouds are servicing (A. MacGowan p.172).

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HMS VICTORY, DeAgostini (Part 2)

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