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Hosted by Todd Michalak
Build blog for Heller's HMS Victory
Removed by original poster on 09/18/17 - 10:44:40 (GMT).
timmyp
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 05:46 AM GMT+7
timmyp
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 05:46 AM GMT+7
OK, I got it figgered out how to get the image itself pasted into the blog, instead of just the link. Woo-hoo!!
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:51 PM GMT+7
Hi Tim!

Yes, I was one of those having a look but not commenting - waiting for you to settle the pic hosting issues, and since I'm not at all familiar with the one you choose I had nothing meaningful to contribute.

Glad you got things settled, and I'm looking forward to some impressions of your HMS Victory, how she's looking these days!!

Talking about real life issues, well, all too familiar with that. That'S why I've been pretty quiet over the last weeks (and some more to come), new job (or 'tour') in a different place with moving and all of that, as is custom for military folks every few years or so...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 02:21 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

Thanks for your post! Not much to show on Victory at this time - seems like I just can't settle myself long enough to work on her. But I do see light at the end of the tunnel!

So far as the image hosting site, I decided on the cubeupload.com site, as currently, it's free (thought they do ask for donations), and it wasn't encumbered with a lot of do's and don'ts on their Terms of Service (which is a very short document). They have a nice FAQ and blog page, should you have any questions.

I know the feeling of ending a tour in one place, and moving on to the next. Did it 3 or 4 times when I was employed by the army. Where is your next tour at?

write when you can.

Tim

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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:37 AM GMT+7
I think this is the last image I tried to paste here, before PB went haywire:

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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:15 AM GMT+7
So, while I'm not doing a whole lot on Victory (besides from painting the blocks, and using my airbrush kit to paint the masts), I've been puzzling about the block placement that is indicated in step 19B:



As you can see, it's rather vague about the placement of blocks m7, m9, and m14. Oh, but look! There's an arrow from block m14 pointing us in the direction of step 20G, which shows this:



So now, we can figure out that thread A138 begins attached to the fore yard, goes through m14, back around through p78, and then terminates according to step 17 (it terminates on the left-hand side of the fore fife rail). Oh, but wait, it still shows blocks m7 and m9 just sort of "hanging" in space. But lo and behold, there's another "flag" that shows thread A138 is also shown in steps 9, 30, and 19B. So taking a look at step 30:



we see that blocks m14, m9, and m7 all are attached to the lower corner of the foresail!

So to diagram all this out, I made my own pictures to describe where everything goes:

This first drawing was to get thread A15 positioned.



The second drawing focuses on blocks m7, m9, and m14, as well as thread A138:




And finally, in a bit of a side view of things, a drawing of where everything actually goes:



And the beauty of it all, it only took me about an hour to figure out this construction and do those drawings!