The HMS Victory, is one of the most famous ships of the global naval history.
It is the favorite theme of the shipmodel builders, all over the world. I think this is the best seller of the wooden ship models.
Twenty years ago , I built the plastic model of Heller in 1/100. It was a pleasant experience , but was a plastic one ! So, now it's time to start the real thing.
The very first thing , who I have to do, is to clean up my workplace, and create space...
Space for a part of the ship in scale 1/32 .
As refenence Ι will use the plans of the book "Anatomy of the ship". The planned dimensions of model , are lenght 500mm , width 500mm and height close to 2000mm (2 metres!!!)
The large scale , requires carefully salection of materials .The real ship is made mostly of oak wood.
In 1/32, with specific intersections of wood , it's not easy to work with oak. For scales sake , I decided to work with ajuz. The color and the look of ajuz , for my opinion , are very similar to oak. Furthermore , it's very soft and light , thus facilitating the process. Certainly selected timber drying.
After carefully study and recording of the parts I would need , cut the necessary pieces for each part to be used in the model.
To save space, it was decided to manufacture the first sub-parts and finally to build a section of the hull, where it will accept them per deck.So basically the construction starting from the main mast...