HMS Victory

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Wasp
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HMS Victory

Post by Wasp » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:04 am

HMS Victory. 4k hand carved pieces and all wood construction. The cannon are metal as are some chain. Canvas cloth sails. Rigging is accurate. Internal ribs and decks. I have seen a half dozen in collections that pale in comparison.
My favorite movie? Master and Commander. The audio people actually took a derelict sailing ship and had it fully rigged. They fired various shot from period cannon into the ship and rigging recording the sound for the movie. The tearing sailcloth, shot whizzing by and wood splintering are what was heard during an engagement.

How I acquired.
I was at an auction 20 years ago and the Estate was from a "Churchill". The estate was not advertised as descendant of the Winston clan but there was an old black and white 8x10 photograph of a family and some of them looked remarkably like Winston. Removed decendant? I don't know. There was also a humidor in the estate that I bought. Just had to.

"She is so big it will take Atlas to hold her"

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A pictorial diversion for your enjoyment.

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Re: HMS Victory

Post by kahuna74 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:56 pm

That is just amazing. I have some interesting things I have collected over the years on the sea. I will take some pistures this weekend and post them up for you lads to take a look at. Might be fun. Great post wasp
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:15 am

She's absolutely awesome, Waspy! Like so many of us, I too got hit by the multiple collections bug, and it's been a beeyotch trying to keep it all under control...I'll have to take some pistures this weekend, too...great wasp, posty!
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Re: HMS Victory

Post by Wasp » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:57 am

Thanks Gmen!

Ocean, The humidor is not Winston old and is rather vanilla. Still, from that estate.

Damn... to this day I distinctly remember that black and white picture. There was a man in it that appeared to be about sixty or so. Grey wool suit and shaking hands with one of the other fellows in the picture. I commented then and I still believe that man was Eisenhower. I should have bought that picture for provenance. Oh well.

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Re: HMS Victory

Post by Buster » Tue May 29, 2018 1:05 am

Bit late to the party but... Been aboard that vessel a couple of times, looks huge, until you go below decks..
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Tue May 29, 2018 1:00 pm

I was giving some very serious thought to building this 1/200 size version of the USS ARIZONA (BB 39), an all-time grail model, second only to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) 1/100 model, which, at ~$22,000.00, is a bit on the 'spensive (and freakin' BIG) side, Loosey

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Re: HMS Victory

Post by biglove » Tue May 29, 2018 7:33 pm

Wow, wow, wow! What an amazingly detailed model, Wasp.

Buy that $22K model Mort. Don't worry, you can stay with us for the year or two it takes the wife to let you back inside.
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Re: HMS Victory

Post by svaglic » Tue May 29, 2018 7:57 pm

$22,000, holy shit. I don’t have the patience for a $10.00 model, for $22,000.00 I’d be too terrified I’d put it together wrong and have parts left over and waste all that money.

They are beautiful when done right, but I’d screw up so bad.
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Re: HMS Victory

Post by Artman » Tue May 29, 2018 8:02 pm

I put together the USS Missouri when I was a kid, but it wasn't $22k! I think I got it a Kmart for $6. My baby sister promptly destroyed it like she was Godzilla. She was a monster.
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Wed May 30, 2018 12:11 am

The really big ones are much, much easier to put together because the parts themselves are all physically larger than those $6 Revell models we all put together as kids, svagy. You might just enjoy it!

When I was 16, or thereabouts, I had this USS ARIZONA model that was about 2.2 feet long X 9 in. wide (at its widest). I received it for my 13th B-day, but didn't get the gumption to actually start building the thing until I was 15, or so. Anyhow, I had this double bed, and it had sort of this shelf/bookcase doo-dad thing on the headboard upon which I was able to place/display the model. At the time this tale takes place, the model was something like 85% finito, and I was very proud of myself.

At about this same time, I got together with my first real girlfriend, a very pretty Japanese-American girl, with a VERY ugly name; Agnes. No Schmidt! In addition to being pretty, Agnes was very, um, shall we say, demonstrative when she liked someone of the opposite sex. Very demonstrative...ahem.

SO my folks were outta town, and Agnes wasn't. And she was really in a demonstrative mood. Um, really demonstrative. There was a lot of gymnastics style moving and bouncing, when suddenly, there was this THUMP! BANG!! CRASH!!! and my beautiful USS ARIZONA (BB 39) was a shambles, with parts all over the floor, bed and even inside my clothes closet.

Agnes' beautiful, depthless black eyes filled with tears, and she began to apologize profusely. (Her brother, Gary, was into building super-huge aircraft models, so she knew all about the labor and parts that went into buiding these behemoth structures of grey plastic and smelly-but-clear glue. She also knew how the makle adolescent reacted to the loss of an almost-finished model. And it t'was UUUGGGLLYYY!!)

I said nothing, at first. I mean, what could you SAY, with all those hours of work effectively for NOTHING. THEN I looked over to my desk and, noting that the day was November 31st, said, "Jeez, couldn't you have waited another WEEK, for chrissake?"

At first, she didn't get the reference. And then she DID. And THAT was WORSE. MUCH Worse.

It was six days before she spoke to me again, and that was to tell me to "F--- off." We eventually made up, and things returned to normal. Okay, SEMI-normal, anyhow...


But every time she got that I-wants-me-some-DEAD-Guy look on her face after that, I rushed into my room and hid my USS ARIZONA model.


And replaced it with a somewehat-less expensive model of the Yamato...


...ah, sweet revenge, THAT was. ;) Sneak attack THAT one, Mitsuo Fuchida!!
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Re: HMS Victory

Post by Buster » Wed May 30, 2018 3:34 am

I have several kits on the shelf awaiting my time and attention. The last one I built was a model of Endeavour, however, I had completed the hull and had just finished the bowsprit gammoning and a couple of days later Anne was carrying a yucca through the house and knocked it off the shelf.. Game Over!
I can console myself that I was building it as a practise run to get my hand/eye back in... Oh well.
I have pictures somewhere but I can't find them
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