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 Post subject: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:29 pm 
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New year, new online build. Doggy Industries Triomphante was one of last years' more interesting new kits and as I have wanted to do a battleship of one of the colonial powers for a long time I have put this one to the top of the to-build pile. The kit looks really nice out of the box and as I found some very good pictures of Victorieuse in a white and buff scheme I decided to build her as her older sister.
After looking at a lot of 19th century pictures and drawings I have decided to respectfully disagree with Abdur about the shape of the poop deck and made my own version in evergreen 2020.
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I also did a quick build of the bridge and funnel combination. All resin and PE parts fit very well.
I did lower the funnel as I want to put her under sail with the funnel retracted.
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And the upper deck main guns were assembled. Everything is still loose in these pictures, I want to add some more detail later.
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The hull was given some extra detail around the masts. All pictures I have seen of french battleships of the period show lots of heavy rope around the masts and this was made out of speaker wire.
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And to round off a weekends' work I added the bases for the main deck secondary guns and sent Victorieuse away for a coat of primer.
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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:06 am 
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small query--as its not yet too late

I might be wrong...

but

The funnel--I think --should be Vertical

not Forward raked (as it seems) the kit item might be ..

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Hope to help---- just in time... :smallsmile: :wave_1:


Very best wishes

Jim B :wave_1:

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:57 am 
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Hi Jim,
thanks for pointing that one out. The kit funnel is perfectly straight, the superstructure was placed loosely on the hull for the photo shoot however so it appears to be somewhat mis aligned .
The picture you are posting BTW is the picture I'm using as my 'primary' reference, I love the color scheme of Victorieuse at that point in her history. It does mean I will have to make some changes to the rig when it gets to that part of the build. This is still somewhat in the future though. I have started reworking the upper deck main guns last night, will try and post pictures later.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Interesting!

I want to built that kit too. Do you found photos of the stern?

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Hi maxim,
I did find some picture of the stern, not of the highest quality tough. pm me if you're interested. One thing is really clear, La Gallisoniere can not be built from this kit.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Pieter

You are correct. The original design for the three corvettes cuirassées of the La Galissonnière class was by Camille Audenet but the design for the two final ships of the class, Victorieuse and Triomphante, was modified by Sabatier during their extended construction period, so they should be considered only half sisters to La Galissonnière.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Hi Maurice, thanks for the comment. If you have any more information about the design and construction of the ships, especially the rigging, that would be most welcome. So far I'm stuck with the very basic sketch on http://dossiersmarine.org/c-c.htm


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:56 am 
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Not much progress to report as the sun came out this weekend . Haven't seen that here for a while.
Anyway, the main guns have now gained their working platforms in .3mm styrene.
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And I took the opportunity to compare these BL guns with the much more complicated muzzle loaders from the other side of the channel.
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Meanwhile the first paint is on the deck. Still needs a lot of work.
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