One thing that really helps when you’re filming is having the enthusiastic co-operation and support of those you’re filming. In the case of HMS ’Victory’, Maritime Films UK been really lucky – starting with the project’s engineering whizzkids, ML (UK) of Portsmouth, and going through the painters and shipwrights working on her, all the way up to the management in the National Museum of the RN – Andrew Baines, Matthew Sheldon and Arabella Roberts. They’ve been steadfast in their support, though under great pressure every day managing numerous just-can’t-fail projects, as well as the running of the Museum itself. This (picture) is our latest Good Guy – Tom Bates, who’s relatively new to the project, but a great help on location. Here he’s explaining the monitoring bay, high up on the edge of ‘Victory’s dock. Just… don’t step back Tom..!