HMS Victory Revell 1/225

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HMS Victory Revell 1/225

Postby Lego » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:21 pm

OK I am putting this thing up on the site in the hope that it will force me to complete it :lol: I have no idea why I just can't motivate myself to finish it after two years. I think it needs to be a little bigger to do it real justice as a model.

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Re: HMS Victory Revell 1/225

Postby beowulf » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:04 pm

crack on! :P

ive got this in the stash, been there for years, just not had the nerve to start it lol

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Re: HMS Victory Revell 1/225

Postby Lego » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:28 pm

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God sell this kit Beo :D

Every part had injector marks and the masts all have sink marks. The detail is ok but would benefit being a little bigger. Revell have also stamped the company logo and its trade marks right on the top deck which has raised panel lines. Brain fart that one. So many issues with this. The kit is from 1982 I believe and it shows.

Mine has a lot of the numbers on the sprues missing or barely visable. I will probably have this made in 2092 though. Damn those spontaneous buys.

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Re: HMS Victory Revell 1/225

Postby Simson » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:07 am

Don't stop....but I know the feeling.
Revell did that visible stamping a lot in those days.
Don't forget to paint the gunports red at inside...haha

My dad has this in wood, twice the size and it is like 75% done, but he refuses to paint it...I put a few pics on when finished because it is a beautiful ship......only so large

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Re: HMS Victory Revell 1/225

Postby Lego » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:06 am

This is about a foot long but it would be so much better about six inches more. The attention to detail would be greatly improved.

Please do stick a photo or two up on your fathers model.

This ship deserves a better representation than this kit Dennis. It really is a standout but it hurts the soul :D

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Re: HMS Victory Revell 1/225

Postby Simson » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:15 am

I know the kit from the past, build/finished it for my brother
We all like a few " more here and there
When I'm back in Holland I will take pics

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Re: HMS Victory Revell 1/225

Postby Lego » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:18 am

How is your dad going to weather the sails? There are plastic ones with this. I am thinking of using tea to stain them. Need to find the article. Could be coffee instead of tea.

Damn its late. Night.

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Re: HMS Victory Revell 1/225

Postby Simson » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:46 am

he is not weathering anything....his fun is in building the parts
he will put sails on and is currently working on all the rigging and there is a bloody lot of that.....I said roll up a few sails here and there to maintain a good view on all the work

Tea is used for staining ropes etc but on non porous plastic (vacuum formed sails I think) it may run and will overdo the effect.....I'd say spray them in different light tints of off white and then use a light irregular wash
Coffee is too dark but tea might work on matt paint


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