1/100 Wood Deck for the classic Heller/Airfix HMS Victory. C H R I S T M A S S A L E! This Wood Deck for the 1/100 HMS Victory manufactured by HELLER or AIRFIX. This production run represents new manufacturing process. Our decks are micro-thin (about the thickness of a heavy sheet of paper) and made of 100% real wood, backed with thermal fleece to provide working strength.
Our manufacturing process combines Laser Printing and Laser Cutting for extreme precision. Decks are intended to be cemented to plastic model with styrene cement, Contact Cement, or Epoxy. We do not provide a self-adhesive backing as our experience has shown that these can be problematic in positioning. With the thermal fleece backing, the glue has plenty of surface to bind to.As for the detail, this deck includes historically accurate planking, to scale, on the HMS Victory. The planking pattern molded into the plastic deck is overscale, but our fine printing process allows for historic scale accuracy. Note the close-ups that feature the scale nibbing pattern at the bow, and the individual plank tint variations. Our process uses a very fine inkjet printed line 1/300 of an inch thick and printed in grey to simulate the oakum that was inserted between the actual deck planking on wooden sailing ships. We use this complicated two-step printing process because we are able to apply a line much thinner than "burning" in the pattern with the laser.
Also, the simulated end-cuts between the planks are also printed in a tone consistent with the oakum, avoiding the extra-dark chocolaty-brown lines that can result when relying upon the laser to do this. The next result is that you have a real wood surface that looks like real wood, with accurate scale and color oakum lines to separate the individually colored planks. Best of all, each deck is printed an entire, continuous sheet that extends from bow-to-stern, edge-to-edge covering up those ugly seams that result from the split-deck construction of the Heller/Airfix kit.
The single sheet of wood is precision cut and drops directly into place onto the plastic deck in one step. Super-fast to do, and a superb result every time! Decks are precision measured and cut to 1/100 of an inch accuracy, and all of our decks are custom tested on actual plastic kits. This deck is known to fit the Heller or Airfix branded version of the HMS Victory - the really large kit in the massive box that measures nearly three feet long not the much smaller scale kits. If you want to make an HMS Victory that has super-accurate detail and a gorgeous real wood deck, there is no better way to go than this deck.
THIS IS FOR A PRISTINE FACTORY DECK. In this particular instance, this is a PERFECT deck for sale in our store. We won't offer these at a discount very often, so act now!The item "Wood Deck fits 1/100 HMS Victory Heller/Airfix kits by Scaledecks. Com" is in sale since Sunday, February 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Plastic". The seller is "scaledecks" and is located in Foothill Ranch, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.