This is a model of HMS Victory's figurehead. It is modeled based on plans in Arthur Bugler's "HMS Victory - Building restauration and repair" and by pictures of the real thing.
The figurehead consists of 6 parts which are fixed on a sprue. Plase be careful when cutting off and sanding away the remaining material.
This is a special version
of the figurehead, which is made for a 1/78 kit where the "knee of the head" (or the "stem" as it is often referred to in model plans) is 5mm thick. At 1/78 the width would really be about 3.5 mm, so I had to make compromises to allow that width.
This model gave me many headaches, because of the width of the "knee of the head" (or the "stem" as it is often referred to in model plans) on which the figurhead sits. The kit models of Jotika (1:72) and Panart (1:78) for example use 5mm plywood for it. But according to Bugler's recordings the stem has a width of only 10" (25.4 cm) at it's front edge and 11" (27.9cm) in the area after the figurehead, which would result in approx. 3.6 to 3.5 mm at the mentioned scales. I decided to scale the gap to represent the real world measurment. So please be sure to sand your "knee of the head" to the correct width. If that is not possible, please contact me with your actual measurement and I will try to adopt the model accordingly for you. The same is true if you need a special scale.
The material of this part is "Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic
" to ensure the hights quality. Painting with acrylic paints is recommended. For further handling instructions of the material please see here: Handling of 3D printed scale model parts