HMS Victory Storyboard Diorama

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    Classic Marine type Dolphins.
    This is where my other hobby woodcarving came in handy.I carved this classic design from cherry wood.Two of these plus a center piece, screwed into the base, support the ship.The base itself is African cherry wood of a slightly different color and the plexiglass cases base is American walnut.All these woods were especially selected to harmonize with the ships copper plates.
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    Victory at 1:24... OMG!

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    [​IMG]
    Fun with photoshop!
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    Beautiful model, John!

    Having done a ship or two myself (in plastic, admittedly) I can appreciate the amount of work that went into this...

    The rigging alone was a nightmare on mine, and the instructions were... less than helpful. wall1
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    It has been my experience that ship modelers have more difficulty in figuring out the sequence of the rigging than the rigging itself.I know I sure did.
    When I rigged my Victory I only had a couple of ropes that were out of sequence and these I belayed to the shrouds rather than the foot of the mast.I figured that was pretty good considering this is a very complicated ship to rig properly.
    This info will only be available on my photobucket and is intended for my modeling buds only.Good luck. Cheers! John.

    My photobucket:

    http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/JohnReid/
    Look for the album Friggin' in the Riggin'
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    Simply put ,to rig a ship you generally work from front to back,bottom to top and inside to outside.I started with the bobstays and worked aft.
    Note:Bobstays [2] refers to their location in the drawing or diagram (in my photobucket ,look for the Album ; "Friggin...... "