HMS Victory – End of Construction Phase
Following another 100 hours of work - overall project time now at 850 hours - I've reached the end of the construction phase.
As can be seen, it's now at its full dimensions, at just over a metre in length and 80 cm in height, with the greatest width at the lower yard of the main mast (about 40 cm). A model of this size is naturally difficult to photograph, but I've tried here to give a flavour of the ship's 'presence.'
The only rigging completed is on the yards, which has to be done as they're built and prior to placement on the masts, for practicality, and along the jib/sprit areas via the martingale, for the same reasons.
I hope to begin the main rigging soon.