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

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

Postby Donnie » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:05 am

I have to admire anyone that can bash a kit. This is beyond my capabilities and knowledge. I am sure that I am will learn a lot by watching this come to life.

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

Postby janos » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:59 am

First planking is now nearly finished. Main deck planking has been installed (not waterway, king plank) - still to be scraped.
I probably have to use more kit parts than I previously thought - but only as 'false' pieces, ie. they will be 'really' planked.
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Postby janos » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:07 am

The main deck will be over-planked as I did not like the first one and I was also assuming that the material I have will not be enough. So start again.
During the Maritime Museum volunteer hours I have to work on something which is not too big so I can carry it (unlike the SoS hull) so I started working on the figure head. At the moment it is being roughed out.
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Postby Canoe21 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:00 am

Hello Janos

Great job you are doing on your hull planking, I also like very much your figurehead carving, such skills you possess. I am almost tempted to give that kind of carving a try, ENJOY.

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

Postby janos » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:44 am

Some update about this slow build. The decks have now been re-planked. Gunport-frames made of square tubes, glued into position and thinned to the thickness of the primary planking. I also marked the frame positions (every second) on the hull to be able to create the right plank-pattern. Then I started outside planking. The material above the uppermost wale will be Swiss Pear and Pear Wood below it. The planking will consist of planks, the length of which is to scale (wales are in full length though). I am going to continue with the Swiss Pear planking up to the point that I can start carving and from there on these two things will happen concurrently. The bow section will be covered by 'strips' as opposed to the kit's deck planking. Some parts are already manufactured for this (as are gratings) and I will do the bow as soon as I reach its top with the planking.
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Postby GemmaJF » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:13 am

I'm steeling your gun port frame idea! Been thinking how to do it, expensive farmed out laser cutting of walnut, make them up from thin strip, this is a much better idea. Thanks for sharing. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Mantua Sovereign of the Seas 1:78 bashed to death kit from Janos

Postby Donnie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:32 am

Superb techniques. I assume that the pencil vertical lines are your markings for the butt joints for the final planking?

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

Postby NMBROOK » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:51 pm

Hi Janos
Excellent to see you are building the Sovereign.You certainly have your work cut out with the many carvings.As for the figurehead being a small part mmm it has to be one of the most complex carvings around probably only matched by the figurehead of the Royal William.
I do wonder though if your log belongs in the scratch section in view of the extensive modifications,that is where my build resides?

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