This blog was intended to document the build process of my model of HMS Victory in 1:78. It is based on the Panart kit but will be heavily modified according to real plans. Unfortunately at the moment the is no progress in the build itself as I have moved house and have no place to proceed with the build.
|In the meantime I design 3D printed parts of various fittings which will be used when I continue the build. Many of the standard kit fittings are not of sufficient quality, so I opted to do them myself. The 3D parts are printed at Shapeways and are even up for sale there in various scales. You can see some of the parts here: 3D printed scale parts|
|Additionally, I spend a lot of time analysing Victory's rigging. I am making a virtual 3D model of the ship with every line in it's correct place (with all blocks, deadeyes, cleats) which will later be my reference once I come to rigging the real world model. I even plan to do a book with rendered images that goes through the rigging step by step. You can see some screenshots of the WIP here: Virtual rigging model|