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Sandman
#1 Posted : 14 June 2014 09:08:41

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Hello everyone, after much deliberation I have decided to take the plunge and start a build log. Unfortunately I do not have pictures of the build from the start but will post some of the pictures that I took up until now.

This is the first time that I do any type of scale model. I must say that I am very impressed by the guidance that the magazine gives with regards to the build. I have also done a lot of reading and snooping around on everyone's build log. There are some very impressive models on this site.

At the moment, I am busy with the secondary planking and have about three quarters of the hull covered. Progress is very slow as I am quite busy at work, but I plan to finish the planking this weekend.

If you have comments or queries about my build please do not hesitate to share. I am still a beginner and would appreciate all the advice that I can get.

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#2 Posted : 14 June 2014 09:13:03

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Well done Hendrik, and congrat's on your first medal Cool
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#3 Posted : 14 June 2014 09:18:37
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Hi Hendrik, BigGrin

Looking good Cool Cool

Congrats on first medal and would guess many more to come.

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#4 Posted : 14 June 2014 09:21:44

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Hi Hendrik, great to see another SOTS build on the go and looks like you are doing a grand job.... Look forward to following your progress,,Cool Cool

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#5 Posted : 14 June 2014 09:59:12

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Thanks a lot for all the comments and for looking in.
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#6 Posted : 14 June 2014 11:26:38

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#7 Posted : 21 June 2014 10:54:09

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So I have finally finished the secondary planking. It has been a rather slow process but enjoyable none the less.

I am quite pleased with the outcome so far. Will start sanding and finishing the hull today so that I can paint it.

In order to break the monotony of planking I have started the beak platform as well

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#8 Posted : 21 June 2014 11:10:22

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BigGrin Hi Hendrik

Very nice work on the planking

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#9 Posted : 21 June 2014 22:30:21

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Lovely work Hendrik, planking looks great.... very well done....Cool Cool

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#10 Posted : 26 July 2014 16:35:41

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Today I made some progress after not being able to work on the SotS for quite a while.

I painted the ship as per the instructions. The only locally available paint that I could find is the Tamiya range. I used a flat white and tinted it a little with some XF-55 for the lower hull. The outcome is a very light off-white and exactly what I was going for.

For the red and black stripes I used the Flat red and flat black colors. (XF1 & XF7)

Next I started fixing the gunwales. I struggled to get the gunwales to stick properly and eventually cleaned off the paint underneath them. This helped a lot.

The pieces of the wales that go around the bow were soaked in boiling water and formed around a cup. In order to hold them in place I pinned them with some of the brass pins used during planking. I will then just fill the holes left by the pins with wood filler during touch up. When these are finished I will add photos of the process.

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#11 Posted : 26 July 2014 16:58:34

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Hi Hendrik, some really nice neat work done there... very well done... Cool Cool .. Look forward to following your progress.. Cool

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#12 Posted : 27 July 2014 15:36:50

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Very nicely done !!!
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#13 Posted : 27 July 2014 16:06:23

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Hendrik

A very nice finish to your paint work. Your going to end up with a really beautiful model when it's all complete.

Happy modelling

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#14 Posted : 27 July 2014 22:21:28

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BigGrin Nice work there Hendrik lovely paint work Cool Rgd Martyn
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#15 Posted : 31 October 2014 17:15:39

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Hello everyone, after taking an extended break from the girl, I decided it is about time that I started working on the Sovereign again.

First things first, there was a small inaccuracy when I test fit the quarterdeck. I posted a question regarding this in the build discussions and thanks to the expert help, I could work out how to fix it.

Here is the link to the post regarding the problem if you are interested.
http://forum.model-space...spx?g=posts&t=12110

The problem was that the bulwark did not fully extend to where the rebate in the quarterdeck is. You can clearly see the problem in the photo below.



What I decided to do is fill the bulwark to where it is suppose to be with some scrap bamboo. I glued a short piece of bamboo to the existing hull, making sure the back of the bamboo was flush with the existing. I used a piece of scrap sapele to achieve this. Below is a photo of this step.





Afterwards I glued sapele strips to the new bamboo and sanded it flush. Afterwards everything was painted black. I am quite happy with how it turned out. The joint between the old and the new is barely visible.





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#16 Posted : 31 October 2014 23:26:38

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Looking good Hendrik, looking gooooood....Cool Cool

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#17 Posted : 01 November 2014 00:31:54

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coming on a real treat, well done.Cool BigGrin
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#18 Posted : 01 November 2014 06:58:24

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Thanks for looking in and the encouragement!

Next I tackled the gunwales. I decided it would be easier to fit them first and then paint them afterwards. To get the curve in the first part I soaked the strip in boiling water for a while and clamped it around a bottle. This is how they turned out.



To fix them to the hull, I pinned them in place. Before I glued them, I took off the paint underneath the wales in order for them to stick better.







This is how it turned out after I patched them up and painted them.





Next, I did the gun port linings. It took quite a while and by the end I was really fed up with the tedious work. But I am happy with the end result. I pretty much followed the magazine instructions on how to do it. Here is what the ship looks like.









I plan to patch up the paintwork, but for the most of it, I am finished with issue 41.

Regards
Hendrik
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#19 Posted : 01 November 2014 09:55:11

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Hi Hendrik, the port linings are just one of a number of tedious jobs you have to do on building ships like this but keep at it, think you are doing a great job, she really is looking great....Cool Cool .. Look forward to seeing more of your work....

Regards

Alan
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#20 Posted : 16 November 2014 05:15:42

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Thanks for all the comments and encouragement.

This past week I managed to spend a few moments on the girl again. I was busy putting on the side panel galleries. Not a very difficult job, but just tricky to get the clamps on. In the end end, I got it to work.











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