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Gandale
#3221 Posted : 18 October 2016 23:15:33

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Hi all, finally managed to finish issue 126 and this issue turned out to be a fairly long session, mainly due to working in confined or awkward areas. Space now to work in around the ship is starting to get very cramped and it is so easy to catch or break something if care is not taken, key here is to take your time and work gently.Cool Cool

Started with the fitting of Main Royal Yard and Sail. Fitting and rigging this small sail on top of the main mast was pretty straight forward, except for when it came to attaching lines in and around the deck area. The Halyards were fitted, securing these to the yard and to cleats on the main deck. Next was the fitting of the lifts, again straight forward and securing these to the pin rack in front of the main mast. Fitting the sheets was next to be done including the fitting of blocks to the shrouds, would recommend these blocks are fitted prior to starting any of the rigging while you have the space to work in. The sheets were secured to belay pins on the bulwarks. Finally for this sail was the fitting of the braces, the braces run to the top of the mizzen mast and secured to belay pins on the quarterdeck bulwarks.

Next on the list was to fit the foresail, this was done in much the same way. Started by securing the sail to the yard, making up the parrels and securing the yard to the foremast. Halfyards were secured to the bitt in front of the mast, again very fiddly due to lack of space. Sail rigging lines were fitted in the same way as the other sails. The braces are attached to the lower mainstay, these should be secured with a drop of CA.
That concludes another issue and issue 127 gets underway… Will update again soon so until then happy modelling…Cool Cool

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Alan
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Martyn Ingram
#3222 Posted : 19 October 2016 05:24:14

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BigGrin Lovely work Alan looking at your pictures I had forgotten how little room there is around the deck Cool one small tip don't where a wrist watch as I nearly dragged my old girl off the table when a shroud got caught Blushing

Happy building rgd Martyn
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#3223 Posted : 19 October 2016 05:48:47

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An amazing job you are doing with this build, Alan. You have set the standard which we will all try to achieve with our own builds. Looking forwards to more updates.

Stephen
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#3224 Posted : 19 October 2016 18:17:25

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Thanks Martyn, Stephen. Appreciate those kind words as always....Cool Cool Cool

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Alan
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#3225 Posted : 19 October 2016 18:18:47

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That is a stunning bit of workmanship Alan, not much else I can say!Drool Love BigGrin
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#3226 Posted : 19 October 2016 19:37:34

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Nemesis wrote:
That is a stunning bit of workmanship Alan, not much else I can say!Drool Love BigGrin


Thanks Nem, thanks for looking in and for the kind comments, appreciated... Cool Cool .. I do wish though I had your skills in plastic, one I'll try a plastic build....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#3227 Posted : 19 October 2016 20:38:52

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This would not look out of place in a museum.it is a truly remarkable model.

Carl

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This would not look out of place in a museum.it is a truly remarkable model.

Carl



Thanks Carl, very high praise indeed.... Very much appreciated.. Cool Cool Cool

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Alan
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Superb job Alan, she certainly looks fantastic.
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Alan

A fantastic build diary and a beautiful model you have put together - it looks absolute perfection.
Happy Modelling

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#3231 Posted : 20 October 2016 07:58:08

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Hi Alan,

I must admit I have been following you diary for quite some time and found it most enjoyable and it's helped me tremendously. Your ratlines are absolutely stunningLove Love and when I get to that stage if mine are half as good as yours I'll be happy.Drool Drool
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#3232 Posted : 20 October 2016 18:03:56

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Thanks everyone for looking in, very much appreciated.....Cool Cool

Steve, those ratlines took an age with every knot hand tied... was almost brain dead by the time I finished but think the effort was well worth it..... Take your time with it, do it in stages and am sure yours will turn out great.....Cool Cool .. Have been following your build too and think you're doing a fab job.... well done.....Cool Cool Cool

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Alan
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#3233 Posted : 21 October 2016 12:03:52

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Hi Alan.
Looking Fantastic. I prefer the rat lines hand tied. look forward to seeing more Ian. Cool BigGrin
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Really is an outstanding build AlanDrool Drool regards PhilThumpUp ThumpUp Love Love
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. Looking good as always.

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#3236 Posted : 24 October 2016 22:39:33

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Thanks guys for looking in, appreciated....Cool Cool

Regards

Alan
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#3237 Posted : 06 November 2016 06:42:37

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Having quite literally stumbled upon your build log some two years ago I have been an avid follower. The care and precision you have demonstrated in the building of this ship and the thoroughness of your build log for others to follow is outstanding.

It is of no surprise to me you have been awarded the yellow medal for an outstanding model so a hearty congratulations Alan. I think your SOTS would be a worthy exhibit at any venue.

I am sure that I'm not the only one who has been inspired by what you have achieved into starting a build of their own.

Thank you so very much.
Kindest regards Nige


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#3238 Posted : 06 November 2016 21:39:05

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Nige wrote:
Having quite literally stumbled upon your build log some two years ago I have been an avid follower. The care and precision you have demonstrated in the building of this ship and the thoroughness of your build log for others to follow is outstanding.

It is of no surprise to me you have been awarded the yellow medal for an outstanding model so a hearty congratulations Alan. I think your SOTS would be a worthy exhibit at any venue.

I am sure that I'm not the only one who has been inspired by what you have achieved into starting a build of their own.

Thank you so very much.
Kindest regards Nige




Thank you very much for those very kind words Nige. The inspiration I get is down to people like yourself who have followed my build and its diary and from there have taken the plunge to try this build for themselves. Excellent results are possible for all through the simple process of taking their time and following the instructions as laid out. Once experience is gained then they can start to change and modify builds to their own personal taste... If I can motivate people to take on this remarkable hobby then my aim has been achieved and of course, I will assist wheneve I can......

Thanks again Nige, appreciate your comments very much....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#3239 Posted : 21 January 2018 22:58:30

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Hello Gandale,

I am in the middle of gathering research info on building the DeAgostino Sovereign of the Seas. My early career was as a 2nd Engineering Officer on merchant ships, and tall ships have been a love of mine since I was a small boy. Seawater still flows through my veins. I'm saving the money to purchase this fine kit, which will be my first plank on frame model. The level of extra detail in your build is such an inspiration that I will endeavor to walk in your footsteps and use the same fine additions and details which you have made. All I can say to you is BRAVO! I truly appreciate your build because like yourself, I am a very detail oriented individual and building this ship model is the manifestation of a long held dream. Thanks you so much for providing the guidance that goes so far beyond the instruction booklets that it should be included in the box!

Best regards,

Kurt Suleski in Minnesota
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#3240 Posted : 22 January 2018 00:26:28

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DARIVS wrote:
Hello Gandale,

I am in the middle of gathering research info on building the DeAgostino Sovereign of the Seas. My early career was as a 2nd Engineering Officer on merchant ships, and tall ships have been a love of mine since I was a small boy. Seawater still flows through my veins. I'm saving the money to purchase this fine kit, which will be my first plank on frame model. The level of extra detail in your build is such an inspiration that I will endeavor to walk in your footsteps and use the same fine additions and details which you have made. All I can say to you is BRAVO! I truly appreciate your build because like yourself, I am a very detail oriented individual and building this ship model is the manifestation of a long held dream. Thanks you so much for providing the guidance that goes so far beyond the instruction booklets that it should be included in the box!

Best regards,

Kurt Suleski in Minnesota


Hi Kurt,

I can only but thank you for those very kind comments and it pleases me no end to hear my build has given you some inspiration to purchase and construct this wonderful model. She is a challenging but absolute joy to build and with the detailed step by step instructions, together with the build diaries on this forum then I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience of building her one day. Remember too, I'll be hear to assist should you need it and I do hope you'll produce a build diary to let us follow your own progress..Cool Cool .. Thanks again for the kind comments and good luck with your new venture......

Best regards

Alan
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