Latest project for Maritime Films UK: HMS Victory – seen from our old friend HMS M33. Nelson’s flagship, veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is undergoing what can only be described as the mother and father of all makeovers. Everything is up for renewal – from the supports that hold her up in her dock in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard… to her planking where needed… all her masts and ropes (cordage is the correct term, sorry RN) and – her paint. Check it out. It’s changing, big time! Because that ochre colour, between the black bands across the gun ports, is all wrong. That’s been irrefutably established by paint detectives and specialist conservators Ian and Michael Crick-Smith, based on microscopic examination of the scores of paint layers applied to the ship. So what will she look like in her new clothes…?