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H.M.S. Victory (1805) Diorama
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 06:31 AM UTC
I think that this thread belongs here in Dioramas because it is more of a diorama than a ship model.I will be posting pics from time to time and if anyone needs any info on the building of a Victory please let me know as this is also a passion of mine and it is the first diorama that i ever built.I hope you guys enjoy this thread.
Cheers! John.
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 06:45 AM UTC
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 06:47 AM UTC
The ship is 90% scratch in 1/72 scale.
Red4
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:00 AM UTC
That is awesome! I have been doing some commission work on the Heller 1:100 scale kit and that was hard enough. Excellent looking work from what I can see. How about some close ups? Thanks for sharing your work. "Q"
KellyZak
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:38 AM UTC
John, that is one excellent ship, outstanding work! I can't help it, but this looks very familiar to me, did you happen to be in Victoria BC in September and enter this in our VSM show/contest? There were a few ships there.
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 06:38 PM UTC
Thanks Red and Kelly.No, I havent exhibited the ship anywhere other than my livingroom as it is just too hard to move around.I have however put it on other websites with a shot article on how I built it.Maybe it was there that you saw it.Anyway I will put up more pics from time to time and the article if I can find it.
Cheers! John.
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:18 PM UTC
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:19 PM UTC
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:20 PM UTC
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:28 PM UTC
Here is a few more pics.
This piece is primarily a decorative diorama that tells a story.I have taken some artistic licence in some areas but overall the ship is accurate.It is my preference to do ships that appeal to kids or the kid in all of us.Admiralty style models, although I admire the craftsmanship, do not have the same interest for me.
Cheers! John.
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 07:32 PM UTC
Hi John!!

I am sorry to say, but this bellongs deffinatly in Warships

Excellent workmanship, craftmanship and patience (tons & tons)
Congratulations

Skipper
wolfsix
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 08:25 PM UTC
Hi John

Did I read that right, its 1/72nd scratch ? Outstanding! That sir is a piece of art. A very fine job. What site did you post the How to article ?

Harry
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 08:26 PM UTC
Awsome work on your Victory, i agree with skipper its a war ship. You said its 1/72 scale how does that work out in inches.
BigJon
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 09:11 PM UTC
whatever forum it belongs in - that's so good its scary!

amazing work !!
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 09:17 PM UTC
Awesome and stunning. How long did it take to build.
And i have got to admire anyone who rigs these kind of ships , i definitely wouldn't have the patience :-).
Andy (++)
BobTavis
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 09:19 PM UTC
Absolutely gorgeous.
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:28 PM UTC

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Awsome work on your Victory, i agree with skipper its a war ship. You said its 1/72 scale how does that work out in inches.


Thanks guys ,I am glad that you like.In 1/72 scale a 6 foot man would be 1 inch tall
Cheers! John.
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Awesome and stunning. How long did it take to build.
And i have got to admire anyone who rigs these kind of ships , i definitely wouldn't have the patience :-).

Andy (++)



About 6000 hours shop time not including research etc...I know because I kept a day by day log ,the one and only time I did with any of my dioramas.
dolly15
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:44 PM UTC

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Hi John

Did I read that right, its 1/72nd scratch ? Outstanding! That sir is a piece of art. A very fine job. What site did you post the How to article ?

Harry


Hi Harry! I have it on a few sites but try this one for now.Sorry I dont have a direct link.
http://www.hyperscale.com
Click on Feature Articles ,then Armour,Maritime 2003/04 and scroll down to HMS Victory.
Cheers! John.
modelci2000
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2005 - 11:24 PM UTC
It's amazing John do you want to try to build Trafalgar sea war's dio with the ship ? It can be a superb dio Ha !
dolly15
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 04:30 AM UTC

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It's amazing John do you want to try to build Trafalgar sea war's dio with the ship ? It can be a superb dio Ha !


Sounds like fun!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 04:48 AM UTC
Absolutly stunning! Great job!
dolly15
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 07:18 AM UTC
dolly15
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 07:19 AM UTC
dolly15
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 07:20 AM UTC