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New Build: H.M.S. Victory, Mantua/Panart kit in 1:78 Scale

As I mentioned at the start of the year, I received a commission to build a large HMS Victory model from kit. I was really hoping to be able to build the big, 1/72nd scale Caldercraft Victory, but it was just a little to big to fit in the area being set aside for it. 372 more words

Ship Modeling News

A black bumble bee, a duck and three ships

Here we go again, another two for one. I was going to post last night, but I felt like seven kinds of crap and ended up going to bed by 8:00 pm. 951 more words

EuroSpring 2014

HMS Victory (2)

Following her withdrawal from active service HMS victory was sent to Portsmouth harbour to act as a depot ship for the naval dockyard. There seemed to be little interest in her in the following years, although Princess Victoria is recorded as visiting the ship in 1833. 212 more words


HMS Warrior

over the day we have been collecting information about the ship and history in the historic dockyards.

We found out the HMS Warrior has a sister called HMS Black Prince. 125 more words

BBC School Report

HMS Victory (1)

A visit to Portsmouth allowed me an opportunity to spend a couple of hours in the historic naval dockyard. The main purpose of my visit was to see the new Mary Rose exhibition, which had opened since I was last there. 373 more words


HMS Victory

Another interesting place to experience nostalgia is a tour of the HMS Victory:

I haven’t seen her for a few years now, although I do remember having to “duck” a lot to fit under those low beams!   63 more words


The alternative Nelson's column

When you come from a major naval port like Portsmouth, you can’t help but be aware of the daring exploits of the ‘senior service’ – as my mother (a former Wren) always referred to the Royal Navy – and Lord Horatio Nelson. 285 more words