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Resources/Books for building HMS Victory, Inc web links (UPDATED 22 April) Options
Zeptrader
#1 Posted : 21 March 2010 00:06:31

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Web -
First I would suggest the web, just a simple google search and not only you will find many pictures of the real boat but just add models and hundreds of sites showing various stages of completion of the ship.

Books -
The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C.Nepean Longridge, if you can find a copy this is just superb, The history of Admiral Horatio Nelson has been written from every possible angle, but this was not so with his ships. Not until this work was first published in 1961. Before then, such information as there was about the ships was buried in archives on Naval Architecture; only the top expert could have sifted it and present it in a usable form, Dr Longridge was that expert, and his work became a veritable treasure trove for every naval historian and ship modeller. His research is supported by 271 detailed line drawings, rare photographs and fold-out plans showing hull framing, interior construction, complexing and deck layouts.

100 Gun Ship "Victory" (Anatomy of the Ship)by John McKay - One of the most popular titles in the best-selling Anatomy of the Ship series Comes complete with 1/192 Scale fold-out plan Forever associated with Nelson's last battle, HMS Victory is one of the most famous ships of all time, and is now preserved as a major part pf the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth. The ship's survival is particularly appropriate since Victory is not only an example of the ultimate sailing warship - the three decker First Rate - but was also the most popular and successful 100-gun ship of the period. Forty years old by the time of Trafalgar, she had been the flagship of half a dozen famous admirals, and was to continue in active service until 1812. First published in 1987, this revised edition of the 100-gun ship Victory now incorporates and details the most recent research and findings of the HMS Victory Advisory Technical Committee. This Volume Features: * Full description of the ship and her position in the development of the First Rate * Pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs * Guide to the ship's Trafalgar colour scheme on the book jacket * More than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth descriptive keys, of every detail of the ship as presently restored - general arrangements, hull construction, fittings, decoration, masts and yards, riggings and armament * One large-scale 1/192 plan on the reverse of extended fold-out jacket

Many other various ship modelling book can be purchased on amazon or play.com -
Period Ship A Kit Builders Manual by Keith Julier
Rigging Period Ship Models by Petersson
Planking Techniques For Model Ship Builders by Dressel
Ship Modelling From Stem To Stern by Roth
Ship Modelling Simplified by Mastini
Ship Modelling From Scratch by Leaf


And I think the best of the bunch when it comes to rigging the beggar is -
The Masting And Rigging Of English Ships Of War 1625-1860, a top quality book.

DVD -
Explore HMS Victory CD ROM
Virtual tour of HMS Victory
Educational CD Rom of HMS Victory (requires PC). This CD ROM tells you everything you want to know about the ship, including her history, the men who sailed her and how she fought. Explore at your leisure all aspects of this unique 18th Century warship using hundreds of images, historic documents, interactive cross-sections and much more.

I hope this helps out with a few ideas for research and the build, it has helped me no end over the years as I continue to build my HMS Bounty.

Fell free to add any books, links and/or research material that will help. The one thing that helped more than anything was plenty of research, and this partworks looks like it will provide plenty of help and ideas along the way, the more the better I say:)

Colin


modelshipwrightsdatabase
http://www.modelshipwrig...abase.com/Page/01pr.htm

Dry Dock Models
http://www.drydockmodels.com/

Model Ship World Forum
http://modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/index.php

Ship Modellers Forum
http://shipmodeling.net/

I found this youtube video of a build of the Artisania Latina Victory.
Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOK64fyfYJA

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItXPLGpfq8

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zexxjNEZQro

Simply ideas for what seems the hardest of jobs, I cant recommend this site enough.
http://www.shipmodeling.ca/aaplandusite.html

Building the Jotika model
http://www.astecmodels.co.uk/victory.htm

Official Jotika Build
http://www.jotika-ltd.co...24768/Victory_Front.htm

Various Victory Builds
http://hmsvictoryscalemodels.be/gallery.htm


Hints
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Making small hooks
http://www.modelboatyard.com/hooks.html

Ropemaking scale models
http://www.museumshipmodels.com/ropemaking.htm

French site, very good, with pictures
http://gabierschimerique...fr/modelisme/index.html
To translate go to http://uk.babelfish.yahoo.com/
you will se an area to place the URL, then select the French to English, a new page will open in english.

Ships of Scale, building the Santisima Trinidad
Superb work, lots of ideas on gun ports here.

http://www.shipsofscale.com/Trinidad/index.html
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#2 Posted : 21 March 2010 11:01:29

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Thanks for compiling the list Colin.

One ref book which is a must have item for any Trafalgar Victory enthusiast is "HMS Victory her construction, career & restoration" by Alan McGowan
ISBN 1-84067-532-2

The book describes her whole career and has 200 drawings, which are recently comissioned, which show her as she was in 1805 (Trafalgar), its a highly detailed technical manual on the construction, fitting, alterations and restoration of the ship, and is the ultimate reference work for model makers, historians and enthusiasts, as well as an invaluable guide for the army of consverationists working on historical vessels around the world, the books words not mine.

Its far from being a cheap book and worth every penny, Alan McGowan is also the chairman of the Victory Advisory Technical Committee.
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#3 Posted : 21 March 2010 12:07:17

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Hi Tomick i bought "HMS Victory her construction, career & restoration" by Alan McGowan on ebay for £20 a bargain price for an excellent book.
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I agree, HMS VICTORY is a must have book, especially if you decide on coppering the hull, there is a great template for this on page 140-141.
I also like the Period Ship Handbook by Kieth Julier, some very handy little hints and tips in there.
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#5 Posted : 26 March 2010 18:33:55

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Just got delivery of The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C.Nepean Longridge, and guess what the wife said..ha

Superb book, I got this from the library some years back and someone had pilfered the plans, now I have the lans, they consit of -
Inboard Works
Outboard Profile
Cross Section
Body Plan and Stern Galleries
Standing Rigging
Running Rigging
Fore Top and Fore Yard
For topmast and Topsail Yard
Belaying Plans (forecastle head)
Beleying Plans (quarter-deck)
Belaying Plans (poop)

I got this from the Book Depository, based in the UK at a cost of £21

http://www.bookdepositor...natomy-of-Nelsons-Ships

Well worth the money as it show some superb ideas for a bit of kit bashing:)
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In my opinion Longridge is a brilliant book. I've owned it for more than 20 years and now I'm getting to use it.
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#7 Posted : 26 March 2010 21:25:30

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As I'm reading it AGAIN, one thing did jump out, he is making the model of the Trafalgar Victory, so this should be a perfect match.
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#8 Posted : 27 March 2010 10:17:46

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I just order'd the longridge book from amazon for £15 inc postage,you can never have too many good books.
CURRENT BUILDS
HMS HALIFAX
HMS BOUNTY
LYDIA EVA(STEAM DRIFTER)
MANTUA COASTAL CANON
COREL VICTORY CROSS SECTION
TAMIYA 1/35 MATILDA MK 2
HACHETTE TIGER TANK
DRAGON 1/35 TIGER TANK
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#9 Posted : 27 March 2010 11:03:25

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£15, wow! I looked there as well, oh well, I reckon your right, more ref books the better, it all adds up thought:(

You'll love the large fold out plans.
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For the painting references I found this tucked away on the official HMS Victory website -

http://www.hms-victory.c...amp;id=78&Itemid=111
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When i'm not playing with my boats i love reading about them so i trawl the internet looking for bargains,it helps keep me out of the pub ,that's what i tell the wife anyway.
CURRENT BUILDS
HMS HALIFAX
HMS BOUNTY
LYDIA EVA(STEAM DRIFTER)
MANTUA COASTAL CANON
COREL VICTORY CROSS SECTION
TAMIYA 1/35 MATILDA MK 2
HACHETTE TIGER TANK
DRAGON 1/35 TIGER TANK
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#12 Posted : 29 March 2010 14:13:11

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For those interested in Trafalgar history there's a book, "The Trafalgar Companion" by Mark Adkin ISBN 1-84513-018-9

Branded as being the most comprehensive and authoratative source of information, analysis and comment on Trafalgar ever published!

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Stayingout of the pub is good. You need a steady hand for this job.LOL
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yea to right shakey hand shabby wookmanship .
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Ordered my book 'Anatomy of Nelsons can't wait to read it and become even more confusedMad
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I'm still trying to find HMS Victory: Her Construction, Career and Restoration, either too expensive or out of print...bah!
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Ive updated and added some web links, Im trying to keep this available so the newcomers can get a chance to view:)
See the original first post.

This looks interesting -

http://www.stvincent.ac....1797/Victory/index2.html
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An incredible model (in french, but use bablefish to translate)

http://66.196.80.202/bab...323-40059-0-VICTORY.htm

this picture is just to show the size of the cannons, big model:)
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Zeptrader wrote:
I'm still trying to find HMS Victory: Her Construction, Career and Restoration, either too expensive or out of print...bah!


Have you tried your local library? They can often obtain a book even if it is only for reference. You could always copy the most interesting sections although it still may not be cheap. Depends how much you want it.LOL
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Tarbrush, I didnt think of that, cheers, I'll take a look:)
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