Heller 1\100 HMS Victory my biggest ship yet

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As my cutty sark is nearing the end I have decided to start this epic build and its big over 2000 parts and for a thirty year old kit it looks good.
I have started painting the hull halves and that's a task in its self I have been at it all day and what I have achieved on one side just the black and copper and on the other I have done one yellow band a masked ready for the next.
And you have my permission to call me stupid or brave. P1030914.JPG P1030911.JPG
 

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Looking good mate, you know some stupid historian reckons the stripes were salmon pink and they are actually painting the real ship those colours.
 

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Here's my sum total of work so far no construction as yet as this is so big its only painting.
And the hull halves are finished but I think the yellow bands are a little to wide. And the stern section I have tried yellow underneath the black so l could gently sand off the black leaving the yellow details but hasn't worked to well.
And lastly the decks have been painted P1030933.JPG P1030935.JPG P1030936.JPG P1030937.JPG
 

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nice to see someone else doing this model , your really sailing along with it too .
PS. I was going to do the wall's of the lower two deck's in white , when a member on another forum , informed me they should be painted in red . so that when the splinter's of cannon shot , put blood on the wall's , didn't upset the sailor's , considerate of the admiralty wasn't it .:smiling3:
 

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I've always liked the idea of doing a big ship like that and then putting it in a nice display box, although I don't know if I would have the patience or the time or the space!
 
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This is looking great and do intricate
I could never attempt something so huge ( it would take me many years.
How big are the 104 cannons ( think I'm right in that figure ??

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That is looking wonderful.

I never realised how much detail this version of the model had to it. Very impressed indeed.
 

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Stunning work Peter and your really making head speed on this one ( all your masts must be full sail eh

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Before i carry on with this on can any one tell me if my yellow bands are to wide I think they are but I would like a second or third opinion.
 

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That looks very neatly done. I would suggest if you google "HMS Victory Pictures" you can compare the bands on there. They look good to me.
 

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I think it looks like theyre just a bit larger than the gun ports so maybe just a tad too wide but thats just my humble opinion. It looks great whatever.
 

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Just repainted over the yellow bands going from tamiya xf3 to humbrol matt 154 but still to narrow them down WP_20171204_16_08_14_Pro.jpg WP_20171204_16_08_00_Pro.jpg
 
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your doing a great job peter , but looking at pictures of the victory , I would have to say , they are fractionally a bit wide , but it still all comes down to personal taste mate ,
 
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Here's how she looked a couple of years ago: Portsmouth etc 059 [Desktop Resolution].jpg
The stripes seem to be straight, rather than curving up towards the stern. Of course she might have looked different when in active service.

Pete