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Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: mtdoramike
Date: November 20, 2015 03:04PM
almost two years and close to 3000 hours of work. The HMS Victory is finally ready to set sail to her new home on her maiden voyage. I hope to make delivery within the next two weeks. I also included a piece of the wood that I received from England that came from the real Victory ship that I put in the display case as well as using the wood to make parts on the model like anchor davits, anchor collars and tie down bits.

This was a bucket list item of mine that I have ben wanting to do for quite some time and I figure since time is getting short, I'm getting a bit long in the tooth, I might as well bite the bullit and do it.

mike




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Re: Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: November 20, 2015 04:30PM
Wow,beautiful job...just the sails and rigging alone look like they would take a lifetime to make... what little patience i have i put into detecting. ..lol... as amazing as it looks in the pics im sure its even more impressive seeing in person...congrats on a great job...

Re: Finally finished the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: mtdoramike
Date: November 20, 2015 04:50PM
Thank you for the kind words pa, now to get it to the library in one piece. It was a lot of fun, but believe me when I say that there were also a lot of trials and tribulations, few tears, some blood (those hobby knives are sharp) and more than a few expletives.


mike

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Re: Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: sasquache
Date: November 25, 2015 04:46AM
That ship is beautiful Mike :thumbup: I just love model ships!!

Re: Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: mtdoramike
Date: November 25, 2015 06:23AM
Thank you for the kind words. Now to get her to the library in one piece:stretcher:

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Re: Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: Old California
Date: December 13, 2015 12:18PM
Excellent workmanship Mike,

My hats off to you, You truly are skilled and have amazing patience to follow through with your ship building and donating this masterpiece to the library.

You inspired me to start ship building, several years ago that is and my first ship was the HMS Victory. Still building it, a long ways from completion but someday I'll get her done.

However, I did purchase several completed ships, two are of the HMS Victory and four other types, in a sense they tie in with our hobby and are displayed throughout the home.

I'll see if I can upload a couple of pics, these are of the HMS Victory. Do look forward to completing my kit HMS Victory, somehow that will be special because it'll have blood and sweat in that one.

Great job Mike, Thanks so much for sharing!

Paul







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Re: Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: mtdoramike
Date: December 20, 2015 10:29AM
Thank you for your kind words Paul. I look forward to seeing your finished model. The Victory usually takes any where from 2-10 years to complete. I spent quite a bit of time on the Library donation and completed it in 1 1/2 years and about 2500 hours.


mike

Re: Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: mtdoramike
Date: December 20, 2015 10:32AM
Here is the final product all safe and sound at the Library and me standing beside of the Victory. I dropped it off last week.


mike




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Re: Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: Old California
Date: January 01, 2016 01:44AM
Wow Mike! That is so cool! I know it'll be viewed with a great deal of pleasure from those visiting the library, Surely the main attraction.

Good work Mike, and happy new years!
Paul



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Re: Finally finshed the Library donation ship model after
Posted by: mtdoramike
Date: April 27, 2016 08:32AM
Beautiful workmanship Paul, I can't wait to see her finished.



mike

City presented me with a Proclamation for my donation of the ship model.
Posted by: mtdoramike
Date: April 27, 2016 08:36AM
I was contacted by the Library who invited me to the next city council meeting, where the Mayor and Council honored me with a Proclamation for my donation of the HMS Victory ship model to the Library. I didn't want any hoopla made over this, but it was appreciated.



mike



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