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H.M.S. Victory (1805) Diorama
roudeleiw
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Luxembourg
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 05:04 PM UTC
Wow,
that is really a big piece of art, you did an outstanding job.
I am going to read the article now, that will be an interesting read.

Congratulations

Claude
dolly15
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 08:27 PM UTC

This is a plaque that I had made up to go in the case along with the ship.It is brass with a brownish finish.
dolly15
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 01:11 AM UTC
dolly15
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 01:46 AM UTC
The Drumming Daybreak Ceremony:
this Victory diorama is based upon this ceremony.In the morning aboard ship, when daybreak was approaching, a Royal Marine would get out on the marines walk and continually tap his drum until as it was said in the Royal Navy you could "see a grey goose at a mile" when he would stop drumming and a cannon would be fired and the red ensign would be raised.

Because the ship is in harbour,under bare poles,and very vulnerable to an enemy sneaking up during the night,all the guns would be run out and ready for action.When the all clear was given normal ships rountine would begin again.
Cheers! John.
liberator
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 05:32 AM UTC
WOW...just the riggings and the ropes..it's mind boggling. excellent piece of work. it should be in a museum or showroom. a nice model like this is a 'must see model'.
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 06:38 AM UTC
John,

That is a MOST beautiful ship. Just GORGEOUS!! Just, just......flippin' beautiful. WOW!

Mike

[edit] Damn.................looked at second page pics. Only reinforces my comment. Jeez.............
dolly15
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2005 - 10:29 PM UTC
Hi Cagin! check you mail re plans for Victory.
Cheers! John.