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Del Prado Build the Victory 1:100 missing embrasure covers

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David Richards 430/08/2014 10:15:44
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My family presented me the Del Prado kit of the HMS Victory (scale 1:100) which sold through newsagencies here in Australia commencing in 2004.

They held it in storage and gave it to me when I retired several years ago.

I have been progressing through the issues until today when I started to prepare to attach the embrasure covers and discovered that I only have 10 sets instead of the 78 sets I need to complete the ship.

I know it is a long shot and it seems odd that I am missing so many but are these parts still available, I have several photos of the parts if required.

Kind Regards

David Richards

Perth, Western Australia

Kimosubby Shipyards10/09/2014 08:49:45
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Greetings David,

no, I haven't a clue where you can get the missing items, I assume to me they are gun port lids?

I'm really only replying so that your thread connects with Gordon Rhodes' who is also building the Victory (by Del Prado) and he has some missing documents wanted.

Match maker that I am, hope you two can assist each other, Kimmo.

Edited By Kimosubby Shipyards on 10/09/2014 08:50:20

Gordon Rhodes13/09/2014 02:22:45
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Hi David,

I'm part way through (to 40 of 100) through the same kit that has also been in storage but I don't have any ideas (save the likes of ebay and gumtree) as to where you'd get the covers - I do however have a problem you may be able to assist with. We recently moved house and instruction sheets 41,42 & 43 disapeared in the process. I'm hoping you might still have yours and if so be kind enough to scan both sides of each and e-mail to me at



Frank S14/12/2019 02:20:33
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Hi David,

I just joint the forum today, I also bought the 100 issues of building the Victory back in 2004, now that I'm retired , I've started to build the model (14 years later), unfortunately, I have exactly the same problem, missing approx. 78 sets of embrasure, how did you go in getting some, I live in Melbourne Australia, if you have a contact or place where they sell any, would be much appreciated.


David Richards 414/12/2019 05:35:59
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Hi Frank,
This issue is really annoying and I know how you feel.

I was able to purchase mine from a bloke in the UK called Ian Ratcliff

I don’t know if he has any more and I only purchase a couple of spares.

I also bought some gun ports from Modellers Shipyard which finishes off the gun ports with a nice border, I did modify them slightly by snipping out the top part of the frame so it fitted nicely beneath the top embrasure covers, If you send your email address to me at I will send a photo of the gun ports in place.

Product Name: Gunports | Gunport Frame - Metal - Brown - With Lid - 8x8mm Product Code: SFMA42730
Quantity: 85
Price each: $0.95
Price subtotal: $80.75

I hope this helps.
Kind regards & Seasons Greetings,

Edited By Martyn Chorlton 3 on 15/12/2019 08:26:35

Ray Wood 214/12/2019 07:03:11
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Hi guys,

Welcome back, best not to put email Address's in the public domain, you could be spammed by the world, PM each other it's safer 😀

Regards Ray

David Richards 414/12/2019 07:06:38
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Forgive my ignorance but what is PM

Ray Wood 214/12/2019 07:35:36
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Hi David,

Personnel message, look at the inbox at the top of the page to contact forum members,

I will send you one 😀

Regards Ray

Frank S14/12/2019 22:39:46
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Thanks David, I have emailed Ian, hope he can help.

Bother way, for any others that are currently building the Del Prado Victory, I do have some spare or duplicate items that have been delivered to me back in 2004:

2 Each of Porthole A

4 Each of Porthole B

1 Each of Issue 1

Free of charge + mailing cost

David Selmes 112/05/2020 09:52:58
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I dont know if last post went , I made my missing Embrasures out of fibreglass

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