Sovereign of The Seas 1637 - Heavily modified Mantua kit

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Re: Sovereign of The Seas 1637 - Heavily modified Mantua kit

Post by DaveC » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:21 am

Bill, I am left handed. So, as they say of left handed people...we are in our right mind! :D Does that mean I should be a natural!
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Re: Sovereign of The Seas 1637 - Heavily modified Mantua kit

Post by modelshipwright » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:32 am

I finally got around to finishing the railing detail on the beakhead this morning. Three boxwood strips complete the enclosure of the beak area.
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Post by modelshipwright » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:37 am

This morning I fabricated strips of Boxwood to section off the sides of the beak head ready for the carvings that follow. This pic shows the starboard view. The port side is fitted with the same sections.
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Re: Sovereign of The Seas 1637 - Heavily modified Mantua kit

Post by eric61 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:30 am

Bill, what are the sizes of the cross strips on the beak-head? I like your rendition rather that gratings.
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Post by modelshipwright » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:18 am

Chuck wrote:Wonderfuk work Bill :D
Thanks Chuck, your comments are are really appreciated.
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Post by modelshipwright » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:23 am

eric61 wrote:Bill, what are the sizes of the cross strips on the beak-head? I like your rendition rather that gratings.
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Thanks for your comments Eric. The cross pieces on the beak are 2 mm in width which is about 6-7 inches in scale. It was my guess as to what size they might have been. I took guidance from the Vasa of 1628 which had a similar beak structure and was close to the time of the Sovereign build.

I sure wish I had a time machine to go back and take a look at her up close as there are not a lot of visual aids left for us to follow with regard to this ship. On the other hand, no-one can dispute my depiction as long as it is reasonably true to building standards of the day.

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Post by modelshipwright » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:00 am

This photo shows a Boxwood blank being carved that will go between the beak and the main hull and cover up the joints currently showing in that location. It is on the port side and will have a twin for the starboard side.
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Post by Pat71 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:44 am

Wow. Ik am bussy with my first boat but this is a level in hope tot reach one Day. The carving is amazing! !! Great built. My ship fell out of the clam and table so i have to repair a lot. But That is a good Way tot learn. Great piece of art Your boat!

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Post by modelshipwright » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:56 am

Thank you Pat, I really appreciate your comments.

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Re: Sovereign of The Seas 1637 - Heavily modified Mantua kit

Post by modelshipwright » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:28 pm

Well, I have made it to page 9 of my build replacing photographs. It has been a tedious job but the end is in sight. Hopefully in a day or two I will be caught up to page 14. In the meantime, the bench is silent.

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