Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

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Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by janos » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:14 am

As said in the Subject line this is a POB kit build, but will be bashed to death - nothing but the keel and bulkheads are going to be used, everything else from scratch. The scale is a bit out of my usual as I love around 1:50 the most but this is a big ship, it will hardly fir into my cabinets even at this scale!
The main purpose to build this kit for me are the carvings which I am going to make myself.
But there is still a long way to go until then. Fort starters I show the modified keel with the rabbet.
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by zoly99sask » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:59 am

Good start Janos!Can I ask why did you change/modifie the keel??

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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by GaryM » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:00 pm

I will follow this one in earnest. Love your work.
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by GemmaJF » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:13 pm

Bashed to death kit, lol love it, watching with fascination :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by modelshipwright » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:39 am

It is good to see that you have begun the Sovereign Janos. Looks like you are on an interesting journey. I will follow your progress with great interest.

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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by janos » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:59 pm

Thanks, Guys! Appreciate your comments! It's gonna be a long build for sure.
I have been given very good help from Bill (whom I continuously pestering with all sorts of silly questions) as well as from Garry (GarryM) via his earlier building log which is of great help. Thanks!
Zoly: I just did not want to leave that plywood as it was. As I intend to leave the hull natural - no painting - so I had to do something with it and I ended up covering it with walnut strips (cheating!). The false keel pieces are solid walnut and they are connected with those certain Henry (?) - type angled joints.
The bulkheads in the bow area are going to be replaced with solid walnut pieces as they remain partially visible.
I am putting the bulkheads together now, new pictures will follow soon.
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by janos » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:17 am

Some advance with SoS. The bulkheads had been assembled dry and the magic Chairdoctor Pro (from Veritas) glue had been applied afterwards. Good stuff!
As I intend to use the kit's desks as false ones only, I took the thickness of the desk from the bulkhead and also glued strips on top of the bulkheads for better support.
I started ripping the planks (Pearwood for the external planking) and run into problems with my saw so currently I have to wait until the new sprocket arrives (I managed to run it bald).
Janos
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by modelshipwright » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:13 am

Hey Janos,

Looking good so far.

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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by GemmaJF » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:03 pm

Chairdoctor looks intriguing, new one to me. Build is looking good so far :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Post by janos » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:24 pm

Thanks!
ChairDoctor is really good! I had a similar one a few years ago, it was some 'creeping' aliphatic resin, but I could not find it now. Then I found ChairDoctor at an Australian supplier.
SoS is going slowly. As an afterthought I had to install solid blocks (Jellutong) between the bow bulkheads (1-2, 2-3). Will post a few photos soon.
Janos

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