Sovereign Of The Seas 1:78

Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Messages
39
Points
48

Location
Melbourne
Hi all!
I finally received the kit after 3 weeks from UK. A long wait I have to say at the end I changed my mind on the Wasa Corel and I purchased the Sovereign Of The Seas Sergal 1/78 scale at a very discounted price, almost like the above mentioned.
I dreamt this sailing ship for 12 years and I still have to realise that it’s here safe. I put beside the box the Harvey model 1:300 scale that I finished recently to show you how big and massive is the SOS

I might have to change the title of the topic hopefully I do it right.
Some photos. Let me know what you guys think ☺

BC301A3C-F6DA-4724-BD26-BFCD653323AE.jpeg90A59D4E-7BFB-4685-BB73-A5193A84F135.jpegA3726244-5CE4-47BF-8045-F49F58FA34C7.jpegDD8C9A1D-5DDE-4519-A2B4-4E50143BBEC1.jpegB3404C21-B82D-4D11-8DDB-440C429896FF.jpegFD749E7B-A7F4-4A11-BEB2-5BD1D8F03B46.jpeg
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Messages
39
Points
48

Location
Melbourne
We are all waiting for your updates. ;) Please keep those updates coming.
Hi Jimsky, I am so excited to show you!!
For now this kit has very simple instructions, as It's my fourth model in 10 years it's becoming easier for me to understand the plans and also because I build kitchens I am familiar with reading plans quickly and accurately. I am going pretty fast I have build already the the hull with all the frames up to the supports for the cannons in only 1 day and I will show how.
Let's start then Okay

First I numbered all the parts, I cut them and sanded them with paper 120 accurately. I screwed the hull on a MDF board 18mm thick right in the middle and used L shape alluminium 38mm to hold it down and thight. see photos below.


10.JPG13.JPG14.JPG15.JPG16.JPG17.JPG


After I inserted the frames and made them square with a 90degrees alluminuim corner that I cut at work and so slowly I glued the parts first with Titebond glue 3 all around the edges and than once inserted with a drop of Attak glue to hold it down strong and square.

18.JPG19.JPG20.JPG22.JPG24.JPG25.JPG


With the help of a masking tape, I pushed the frames forward and backwards to make them all the same distance in between, both sides of the hull and kept sanding the missing parts.

27.JPG29.JPG30.JPG31.JPG32.JPG33.JPG



At this point I inserted the first deck, I sand all the parts accurately and slowly pinned it with small pins around 8mm lenght. I used a plier to insert the tip of the nails into the plywood and than with the help of a small hammer and nail punch 'obviously titebond glue' also underneath I nailed the decks.

34.JPG35.JPG36.JPG37.JPG38.JPG40.JPG44.JPG
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Messages
39
Points
48

Location
Melbourne
Hi everyone,
I hope you’re all well and safe!

Small updates:
Being barricaded at home these days due to Coronavirus, I kept working on the Sovereign of the seas, particularly the supports for the cannons. Everything flush, accurate and clean but there is a little problem. The template for gun ports In the box, don’t match well with the supports, are out of square, so I’m thinking to cut extra mdf squares or timbers to cover the empty area where few cannons are far and there is nothing where insert them..but then the cannons will be coming out from the ship 3 mm extra.


Also I will colour inside the gun ports with black colour. Anyone have a suggestion for the paint?
Which is the best that sticks to the wood without coming out even when it’s dry amd you try to touch it?


? 1F1D6044-B05F-4659-858F-4A116CFF1613.jpegA766A7F6-365D-4B9F-A33E-99D41F3499C7.jpeg550A4579-7E7A-4EA1-82EA-003FCB56FE60.jpeg5855D05A-D019-43E6-950A-49DEFC502816.jpeg7FB5CE85-7E5C-4945-9687-E1A5E7F15615.jpeg
 

Uwek

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Dec 25, 2017
Messages
17,215
Points
938

Location
Vienna, Austria
Great
Today I received a new book, which could be highly interesting for your project.

Sovereign of the Seas, 1637:
A Reconstruction of the Most Powerful Warship of its Day

by John McKay (Autor)

10.jpg

 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Messages
39
Points
48

Location
Melbourne
Great
Today I received a new book, which could be highly interesting for your project.

Sovereign of the Seas, 1637:
A Reconstruction of the Most Powerful Warship of its Day

by John McKay (Autor)

View attachment 141200

Aww thank you, it’s very interesting.. I will have a better look today when I’ll be back home. Thank you so much for this.
Meanwhile updates from last night: I sanded the sides of the ship and painted black all the gun ports to don’t show the natural colour of the playwood when I’ll be inserting the cannons, than I started to glue with titebond 3 and pin the first strips with pliers and nail punch for the plank.


AC8F89DC-13E0-439F-BA0B-6A2BFCA8AD5C.jpegAB55F78B-0547-41FF-8C08-F2A0927FE411.jpeg47A3E6F9-E5F7-48B9-B10C-89EE23E9C188.jpeg1D4043C3-CA78-4376-9631-E13D02DDFF09.jpegBD845FEF-F868-43A9-8286-8BE66B427D22.jpeg25B74F04-69DF-43F6-AA20-BB9392377FD7.jpegC2D05767-1E3A-4283-9090-D2942399E012.jpeg9220290D-9E5F-4605-AFED-5A83C6EC8492.jpeg
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Maarten

Staff member
Forum Moderator
Joined
Sep 10, 2017
Messages
2,419
Points
628

Location
The Netherlands
Great
Today I received a new book, which could be highly interesting for your project.

Sovereign of the Seas, 1637:
A Reconstruction of the Most Powerful Warship of its Day

by John McKay (Autor)

View attachment 141200

I received the book Saturday.
It s a must for everybody building or admiring this ship. A lot of drawings and full colour pictures, and not so expensive.
 

Uwek

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Dec 25, 2017
Messages
17,215
Points
938

Location
Vienna, Austria
Hallo @Sparrow ,
interesting explanations and presentation of the kit and your work.
Referring the deck-planking you could think about, to maybe plan it plank by plank and not using the plywood.
The two butt shift system was (as I know) not existing - I am pretty sure, that the appearance of the deck would look much much better.
A lot of additional work, but worth....

In Peter Goodwin’s book “The Sailing Man of War", the pattern were usually different and not butts every second row.
Goodwin.jpg

and a view from the new book by McKay
sos3.jpg

Think about it.....
 

Uwek

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Dec 25, 2017
Messages
17,215
Points
938

Location
Vienna, Austria
Hallo @Sparrow ,
interesting explanations and presentation of the kit and your work.
Referring the deck-planking you could think about, to maybe plan it plank by plank and not using the plywood.
The two butt shift system was (as I know) not existing - I am pretty sure, that the appearance of the deck would look much much better.
A lot of additional work, but worth....

In Peter Goodwin’s book “The Sailing Man of War", the pattern were usually different and not butts every second row.
View attachment 142131

and a view from the new book by McKay
View attachment 142130

Think about it.....
Maybe take a look at the actual post by @Mark Frazier who did a very good job on the deck planking with a four butt shift
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Messages
39
Points
48

Location
Melbourne
Hallo @Sparrow ,
interesting explanations and presentation of the kit and your work.
Referring the deck-planking you could think about, to maybe plan it plank by plank and not using the plywood.
The two butt shift system was (as I know) not existing - I am pretty sure, that the appearance of the deck would look much much better.
A lot of additional work, but worth....

In Peter Goodwin’s book “The Sailing Man of War", the pattern were usually different and not butts every second row.
View attachment 142131

and a view from the new book by McKay
View attachment 142130

Think about it.....
Hi Uwek thanks for your help!
For the butt shift system it's meant the plunk or the deck of the ship? Because the first plank I did it with lime strips the white ones and for the second plank I have walnut strips so I can do it; but for the deck I don't have enough material
 
Joined
Feb 22, 2020
Messages
39
Points
48

Location
Melbourne
Maybe take a look at the actual post by @Mark Frazier who did a very good job on the deck planking with a four butt shift
that's actually a very good job! Should I do it also for the second plank on the sides but without pins?
 
Top