login   |    register

11200
HMS Victory -In 1/1200!

  • move
It is the HMS Victoty from Langton miniatures in 1/1200 scale. The model details are excellent, taking into accoutn its tiny scale. The hull comes in white metal and the sails as the ratlines too in photo etch. The model and the sea has painted using Vallejo acrylics.

I hope you like my first attempt in this tiny scale!​

Bill Giehos
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move

About the Author

About BASILIOS GIEHOS (mikrokosmos)
FROM: KAVALA, GREECE / Ελλάδα


Comments

What a wonderful subject--this proves that scale is no barrier to detail. Tiny can be mighty! --Karl
DEC 11, 2014 - 05:27 AM
SUPER! Cheers, Joe
DEC 11, 2014 - 06:55 AM
It looks like a wonderful job. However, has anyone who models sailing ships EVER looked at how a sailboat sails, or how the sails set? If Victory is running dead down wind, the spanker should be all the way out to the Mizzen ratlines. On any other point of sail, the yards should be canted so the wind is catching them and she should be heeling somewhere between 20 and 40 degrees off the horizontal.
DEC 21, 2014 - 10:59 PM
I'd say given the scale, that's accentuated very well with this image,: the depiction of the sails are acceptable. Scaled subjects with denominators less than 4 digits may want to consider how depictions for sheets are under wind conditions.
DEC 21, 2014 - 11:13 PM
The spanker seems to be sheeted on the centerline. That would do nothing to balance the headsails pushing the bow to starboard.
DEC 23, 2014 - 03:43 AM
Thank you for your remarkable comments.I was attempting at this scale for my first time. The whole construction was under windless conditions (i was holding my breath)!!! Christmas greetings from Greece!
DEC 24, 2014 - 12:51 PM
:-)
DEC 26, 2014 - 02:59 AM