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#1 Posted : 06 April 2014 13:27:17

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Hello everyone. I am going to attempt to fulfill a childhood dream and build a model of a mighty sailing ship.I considered building a plastic kit but ultimately decided on a wooden kit because I felt it would be more of a challenge. When I saw part 1 of SOTS I thought ,"Thats the one" so I bought it , read the magazine and subscribed that day.Fast forward a month and I now have 7 parts in my possession.Time to start.
I would like to point out that I have no experience in ship building-I am a complete novice.I have decided to do a build diary so I can share my experience with everyone.Plus I thought it would interesting for people to see a ship being built by someone who doesn't know what they're doing. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into but I'm sure I'll get lots of support.Wish me luck.
As I've said I have the first seven parts . I've bagged them and am now ready to go.

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#2 Posted : 06 April 2014 14:03:11

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BigGrin Hi Mattytania
Welcome to the forum and just ask if you get stuck or are unsure its what the forum is for. Good luck with her
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#3 Posted : 06 April 2014 14:04:16

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Hi Mattytanya

Welcome to the world of wooden ship building. Many of us who started out were novices, me included! Now already one year down the line and I'm still enjoying it!Love I've got tremendous help, advice and encouragement from forum member it's unbelievable!

Post your pics and enjoy the build!

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Kobus

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#4 Posted : 07 April 2014 01:52:52

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Hi
Great to see another builder I'm still waiting on issue 5 2 weeks now
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#5 Posted : 07 April 2014 02:24:44

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Hi Mattytanya

Welcome to the forum.

You're not Robinson Crusoe regarding first attempt at model ship building.

I'm in the same position along with a few other members here.BigGrin

Hope you enjoy your build as much as we have.BigGrin

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George1
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#6 Posted : 07 April 2014 06:24:15

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Hi Mattytanya and welcome.

As George said you are not alone in this being your first build. I am the same, but have plenty of support to date from this forum.

The biggest thing is to take your time.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have so far and good luck.
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Ted
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#7 Posted : 07 April 2014 06:44:16

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hi, if you resize your photos they will show, resized down to 4 inch width
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#8 Posted : 07 April 2014 06:48:33

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Hello everyone.
Thanks for the nice welcome. It's good to see there are other first time builders here as well as me.
As this is my first build diary the first few posts will be trial and error.
Cheers, Matty.
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Thanks Willz.
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#10 Posted : 07 April 2014 08:06:17
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Hi Mattytanya, BigGrin

Welcome aboard, Cool

You`ll get on just fine as a new builder, the instructions and Mr T`s official build will guide you where you need to go.

Then, should the occasion arrive when you need some assistance, all you need to do is ask. There`s a wealth of experience for you to tap into within this forum.

Happy Building

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#11 Posted : 08 April 2014 15:24:10

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Congrat's on your first medal Matty Cool
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#12 Posted : 09 April 2014 07:57:30

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Sovereign of the Seas build diary
Day 1.
Hello everyone.
Construction begins.I started off by putting together the keel and rib sections.No dramas here.After gluing I placed heavy books on the parts to keep them flat.I then started on the bow section.I'll wait until I get more cannons before I start on them.Tomorrow I will build the assembly jig.
This ship is going to be huge....
Cheers, Matty.
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#13 Posted : 09 April 2014 09:47:12

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Hi Matty
The jig is very important from what I have read so far. It keeps the keel straight. Good luck. You have come to the right forum. There is plenty of help here
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#14 Posted : 09 April 2014 16:20:44

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Hi mattytanya

Looks really good so far. BigGrin

I can see the benefit of having issues up to 7 like you have. It makes the false keel much easier to lay out flat when glued than doing in sections with rib frames in regards getting issues one at a time and putting together. Once you have the keel jig in place of either type (Angle Brackets or Board) it will ensure everything is straight.

Will look in on your next pics.

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#15 Posted : 10 April 2014 12:02:47

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Sovereign of the Seas build diary
Day 2
Hello everyone.
Today I built the jig,attached the bracing and dry fitted all the ribs.I won't glue them until I get the deck sections.
The wait until the next parts will be painful.
Cheers, Matty.
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#16 Posted : 10 April 2014 15:48:29

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great start, nice jig you made there, were here to help when needed,good luck and enjoy.Cool
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#17 Posted : 10 April 2014 18:36:32

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Hi Matty
Another great SOTS build on the wayBigGrin It is hard when you are waiting for the postman but have you considered getting a "filler" kit to build during the waiting period?
Also, as soon as you start the planking the issues will start to build up and you will have some in reserve.
Steve
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#18 Posted : 10 April 2014 21:20:52

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BigGrin Hi Mattytania
Glad to see your off to a cracking start
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#19 Posted : 10 April 2014 21:30:00

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Looks like you've made a nice clean start to your build
I remember in the early stages how frustrating it was waiting for the next issue, but like Steve said, when you start the planking phase you'll have plenty of hours of work to keep you busy.
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Paul
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#20 Posted : 12 April 2014 02:44:49

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Hi Matty.
Nice start mate. BigGrin The jig looks great. Your lucky to have 7 issues. I have just received issue 5. It's going to be a slow wait until the planking starts. Drool
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