Thanks once again, Patrick.
Well, here is what I've done so far on my new 'mini' Victory build.
1. carefully waterline the hull.
2. cut some ribs into the lower half.
3. plastic card plate with beams for the lower gun-deck.
4. laboriously open up all the gun-ports and remove the 'mush' from the bow ready for a new beak-head. Remove all the external lumps and bumps.
4 and 5. Result of a lot of time scratching away.
The idea is to make a reasonably convincing impression of an 'Admiralty Dockyard Model' in miniature. Don't know when the next instalment will be, but I'll post my progress as and when.