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A change from shells - HMS Victory model.

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This model is displayed in dad's entrance room. He designed special cabinets for ship models, shells and general collectibles. This model was built by his shelling partner Arthur Guest. Arthur built about twenty models like this one in his lifetime. It started as a basic wooden kit, he formed the skeleton then planked the ship building decks inside and laying the guns as he closed it in. Sometimes he turned his own cannons from brass and made all the intricate blocks and tackle himself. If he did not like a part provided with the kit, he made his own. Arthur unfortunately died before finishing this one, he had it almost finished then dad sent it away to Connecticut to have it finished.

HMS Victory was Lord Nelson's Flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. She was launched in 1765 and moved to a dry dock in Portsmouth in 1922. She is on display to the public and is the oldest commissioned warship in the world. She carries 104 guns (cannons)

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Robbiel

You're welcome Nova and thanks.

Nova

Altogether awesome....thanks for everything, Robbie.

Robbiel

Hi Celeste, thank you, it is.

Yes she is a fine ship Heidi and I would not have wanted to face a broadside from her!! Thanks.

Hi Marilyn, yes he did have steady hands, you are right, thanks.

mariolyn

He needed not only patience and lots of it, but steady hands too. Thanks, Robbie.

Surreal_Heidi

Magnificent! The first thing that caught my eye was all of the gun ports! She must have ruled the seas! Mr Guest did an awe inspiring job on this model. She's a work of art.

CelesteH

Very Awesome Robbie :)

Robbiel

Sure is chickie, thanks.

Yes it is Nana, thanks.

Thanks JC.

Hi Rebb, it sure is , thanks. I believe I remember you from last year when I posted a few shells, sorry I took so long getting the collection on!

Hi gnt, thanks.

You're welcome PK, thanks.

Same to you Jana, thanks.

Hi BJ, he was a master, thanks.

Yes it is Shirley, thanks.

Yes get nagging GS, it would be interesting for you to find out, thanks.

Hi KARLS, so THAT is why the ship is slowly disappearing??!!!! Thanks.

Sure PG, but don't overdo it, you have the rest of your life to finish it!! That's what I tell Jenny about chores. Thanks mate.

Yes sure is TC, thanks.

Yes Hanne, Arthur had a lot of patience but also a gift of handling all these tiny pieces and intricate rigging. I bet Bent's looks fantastic! Thanks.

Elfie

It's WILD!!! To make the rigging of a ship like this is a very special art!! Bent tried it with the Cutty Sark, and it wasn't as much as this one!! Fabulous work!! Thanks for showing, Robbie!!

twoclubs

Wonderful model, heart warming friendship and history. Love it. Thanks Robbie.

photogent

What a great keepsake from a good friend. I have been working a wooden model of the Morgan. It was a whaling ship in the 1800's and is now in Mystic Seaport CT. I carved the hull and a few parts and started to assemble it but the boss would not let me lay it out on the dining room table so I stopped for a few years like 20. Think I will ever get it finished?

KARLS

I VISITED THE VICTORY AT PORTSMOUTH IN THE 90'S AND THIS WAS THE BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION IN ENGLAND I THOUGHT. I ALSO BOUGHT A PIECE OF ORIGINAL OAK FROM H.M.S 'VICTORY' IN A PLASTIC CONTAINER WHICH I AM LOOKING AT NOW. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY STILL SELL THESE. IT'S GOTTA RUN OUT SOMETIME. IF GENUINE.

goingsilver

It is beautiful. (It also reminds me to nag my sister to get back to work researching our family history, as there is a possibility one of our ancestors worked on the HMS Victory.) Thanks Robbie both for showing the model, and the reminder!

shirley68

Wonderful, great work, very intricate, Thanks Robbie.

bradjan

thanks for history lesson. What a job Arthur had in putting this together.

Janazlouky

Another beauty, thank you very much Robbie, have a nice day :-)))

pkin38

Awesome .... thanks Robbie for sharing...

gnt1041

fantastic

A Master Piece.

jcarroll

Beautiful, Robbie! Thanks!

Nanax4

Amazing artistry! What a treasure for your dad. Thanks for sharing, Robbie.

chickiemama

What a great keepsake for your dad to have of his friends wonderful works. Thanks for sharing Robbie.

Robbiel

Yes he was Ank, glad you enjoyed it, thanks.

Hi PLG, yes it sure is, thanks.

PLG1958

Wow, such intricate work! Thanks, Robbie! And for the story too!

puzzeljac

Arthur was a real artist. It's very beautiful. Also thanks for the story.