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Hosted by Todd Michalak
My Build Log of the Heller 1/100 HMS Victory
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,396 posts
Armorama: 1 posts
Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 06:49 AM UTC

this is a stunning build and a wonderful tribute to your late wife. My condolences on her passing. I'm sure she would be very proud of what you have built here.

Indeed, you've earned a break!

But don't stay away too long-I will be keeping an eye out to see what next 'washes up' on your bench!

Thanks again for sharing.
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,740 posts
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 01:21 AM UTC

I'm just seconding what Russ said, and joining in with my condolences.

You did and absolutely awesome job, your HMS Victory is way better than some models I've seen in museums. Fantastic.

Thank you for sharing your build here with us.

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Utah, United States
Joined: November 03, 2016
KitMaker: 116 posts
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 01:32 AM UTC
Thanks Jan - I appreciate you're very kind remarks. It's very encouraging to me!!
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United Kingdom
Joined: April 03, 2018
KitMaker: 1 posts
Armorama: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 03:15 AM UTC
Hi there,
just joined. Am currently building the Mamoli 1:90 scale wooden kit of the Victory.

Didn't think I would like one with the sails on, but having just looked at your build I have to say I am impressed.

It kind of spoils the look of the masts with all the rigging in place when you look from the bow, with all the canvas in the way but looking from astern it really does look the part.

I take my hat off to you sir.

I did a plastic model of the Cutty Sark years ago when I was on my first trip to sea (ex UK Merchant Navy), and i know how frustrating it can be when you tighten u the lines only to have the masts bend again....