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Manufacturer of the kit: Lee (Heller)
Ship type: Military
Engine type: Sailing and rowing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Model scale: 1:100
The ship model of HMS Victory in the scale of 1:100 from the kit of the company Lee (Heller) was assembled in 1997. Assembling took me 9 months. The task was to assemble a model for a show-case with minimal modifications. That’s why bad threads are present in the rigging, lack of attention to small, but “reviving” details. And of course the lack of experience (the second sailing ship model at that time).
However, I still tried to install the rigging of the model according to O. Courty’s book “Construction of ship models”.
A bit of ship model history
I was installing the shrouds directly on the model, then the brading. Since I didn’t know Chinese the painting not exactly corresponds to the original one. Also there was no Internet at that time, no place to gather colorful information on such a well-known ship. I confess.
In 2010 the model was restored after the collapse of the show-case. There were added details from noble woods, bow coat of arms was repainted, and some other small changes added.
Primer and painting – “Angel” nitro.
So, here is the model itself.
Absolutely a masterpiece of a build you did. It is truly a something to look at.
I would like to ask a few questions if I could because I will be building this kit at some point in the future. I would really like your insights overall.
Am I understanding correctly that this build here is the Heller 1/100 HMS Victory Plastic sailing ship?
If it is would you email me an overview of how you build this kit and what kind changes you made with kit and so forth? I would like to really get the details of how you built this kit. Your photos have really inspired me to want to try to accomplish what you put forth on my own build of the Heller HMS Victory.
Please contact at my provided email address.
I hope to hear from you in the near future.
Amazing Model. Well done!!! Where can the lights be purchased? I would like to do the same thing to the model i have.
Thanks so much for sharing
Love the ship. Very unique, colors are the best.
congratulations on your incredible work: it’s a great success. I do not know this Chinese brand Lee and the engravings of the orange plating seem to me very different from those of the Heller kit : how did you do to modify it? What are the references of this Lee kit? Thank you.
HI ALL I NEED TO KNOW IS CAN YOU PLEASE INFORM ME WERE I CAN GET THE LIGHTING KIT FOR THE HMS VICTORY MODEL SHIP AS I AM BUILDING THIS SHIP AND IVE LOOKED ALL OVEY FOR THIS KIT SO CAN U TELL ME WHERE I WILL BE ABLE TO GET THIS AND THE COST THANK U PAUL
Can you give me contact information as to the lighting option that you incorporated into your model?
is this for sale born in pompey and played on the old vic as a child my father was royal navy . ihave been looking for a model made up for years do you know where i can buy one
Looks amazing. What did you use for the lighting? I’m looking to build this model, and would love to do something similar.
Spijtig dat het schip zo duur is in aankoop, en je mag geen enkel detail fout maken, toch niet wat betreft de romp en het verdiep, denk ik .In Antwerpen heb ik de doos van dit ship zien staan voor de kostprijs van 750 euro. Dus niet echt goedkoop, en de verfpotjes zijn nog niet meegerekend. Evenmin een deel van het koperwerk, maar ik weet niet of het een volledige doos is inbegrepen het koperwerk. Evenmin weet ik niet of dit model daar bij een verlichting heeft en bij in de doos zit.
Brilliantly made model. A fantastic display of what can be achieved. I will be using
your example as my benchmark when I build mine.
A couple of questions if you don’t mind?
Which aftermarket products did you use?
How did you achieve the lighting effects?
Thanks. much appreciated.
My father Salvin Vella was a chief in the Royal Navy. We are Maltese, but he was very fond of H. M. S. Victory. We loved to hear his stories when he used to come back home. Going to England. His favourite story when he used to visit Victory. He himself was a ship model maker. I remember his models created not from kits but from simple fruit crates. Like Victory he built Ark Royal. St Maria, H. M. S. Lofoten. Woodbridge Haven. AH. M. S. Chichester,and others.
You reminded me of him,on seeing your so precious and wonderful model. Honestly I confess that I have never seen a model this nice and intricate. God has blessed you with a talent. May you enjoy making many more.