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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:51 pm 
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The lower connections of each level are in the kit, I just drilled them out and made them stronger. The upper ones are simply 1mm evergreen strip.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:52 am 
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Over the past week I have mainly been playing with water.
I cut out some watercolor paper and glued it to the base.
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Unlike some others here on this board I chose to not seal the watercolor paper with glue at first but I put basic (department store) blue acrylic paint on it in two layers. The paper would start deforming and forming blisters as a result and by selectively glueing some of the paper back to the base I could get the wave pattern I want to see here. Once everything was thoroughly dry (48hrs) I added a top layer of acrylic gel and screwed Victorieuse on its base.
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Next step: boats and fittings.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Victorieuse
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:29 pm 
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Its been a busy month but not at the workbench. I did manage to get myself in trouble though.
When I had place the masts and started measuring out the rigging I found out that the foremast ratlines, the anchors and the forward secondary guns would interfere with each other. After looking through my pictures I found that the guns were some 5mm too far forward and that the anchors would fit into a large cutout rather than be secured to the bulwarks. Lots of cutting and rebuilding gave me this.
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While I was staring at pictures I also found that Victorieuse had a smaller bridge when she was just commissioned.
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And I decided to rebuild the main guns again to an open, not shielded, configuration.
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And that is where I am now. The photo etch is now at the paint shop getting primed and made a picture with her half sister Bayard which will be in a late configuration with cut down masts if I ever finish her.
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