HMS Victory – 750 Hours In
I thought I’d post a few WIP photos of HMS Victory, as I’m now 750 hours into the project. With the hull, deck and its accoutrements now complete, from now on, everything goes up/out from the decks.
The cannonades and 32-pounders have been rigged (historic references), which isn’t on the plans but I thought added a nice detail. Boats, anchors, and similar have been completed but aren’t scheduled for installation until a later stage.
I tried a flat varnish finish but everything looked absolutely dead, so have settled instead on a light satin coat.
The original project schedule was 1000 hours. Not sure if I’ll make that (still a mountain of work to do), but we’ll see!
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