Installments 48 – 51

Not a lot of physical material in this set, but the workload doesn’t diminish! I’m amazed at the total amount of material in the kit though, and we’re only looking at Part 51 out of 135 installments.

Part 48

A number of small parts: Bell housing, belaying pins, buckets. Construction of same.

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Part 48

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Part 48

Part 49

Heavy metal! Window frames with some nicely cast detail. Assembly and painting of same.

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Part 49

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Part 49

Part 50

More window frames and some brass mesh. Window assembly work.

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Part 50

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Part 50

Part 51

A few more metal window parts. Assembly of the bell housing.

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Part 51

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Part 51

As always, find more information regarding this kit at the DeAgostini UK site:
http://www.model-space.com/gb/ships/hms-sovereign-of-the-seas/

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Installments 44 – 47 Preview

And here we have Installments 44 to 47 for a continued “in-box” preview.
BTW: I don’t mention the articles included in the magazine-slash-instructions, but they continue to be varied and well produced. They cover historical items as well as general modelling tips which are usually applicable to the current steps.

Part 44

Lasercuts for the 3rd deck, some basswood strips and gratings. Assembly instructions deal with installing the 3rd deck parts.

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Part 44

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Part 44

 

Part 45

Forecastle and quarterdeck parts as lasercuts. Assembly of same.

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Part 45

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Part 45

 

Part 46

Stripwood, gratings, and cannon balls! Assembly of bulwarks around forecastle and quarterdeck.

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Part 46

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Part 46

 

Part 47

Stripwood, cast metal columns and buckets. Details on the 3rd deck.

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Part 47

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Part 47

Sovereign in the USA?

As mentioned before, I had an earlier indication that SotS would eventually be made available in North America through the DeAgostini USA site:

http://www.model-space.com/us/ships/our-model-ships/

But no confirmation yet, and the site still only lists HMS Victory, HMS Surprise, and Akagi.  All I can say is, send them your e-mails!

For now, SotS is available in the UK through DeAgostini’s UK site:

http://www.model-space.com/gb/ships/hms-sovereign-of-the-seas/

Installments 39 – 43, Preview

Back again, apologies for the delay! We’ll continue the “in-box” review with installments 39 – 43.

PART 39

Includes sternpost, galleries, quarterdeck. Assembly steps are often out of sync with what’s been delivered… here the assembly instructions cover some hull details and painting.

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Part 39

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Part 39

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Part 39

Part 40

Lots of parts! Dowel for bowsprit, laser cuts for the bow, PE gratings, strips.
Assembly instructions include gunport detailing.

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Part 40

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Part 40

Part 41

Gratings, small PE and cast cleats. Assembly includes the stern gallery.

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Part 41

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Part 41

Part 42

More bowsprit parts, figurines, strip wood. Construction around stern and bow.

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Part 42

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Part 42

Part 43

Lasercuts for forward 3rd deck. Construction of the beak.

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Part 43

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Part 43