DeAgostini “Sovereign”, Issues 100 – 109

100a 100b 100c

101a101b

102a 102b

103a 103b

104a 104b104c

105a 105b

106a 106b

107a 107b

108a 108b

109a 109b 109c

As always, find out about this kit and the rest of DeAgostini’s line at their ModelSpace site: http://www.model-space.com/gb/

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Episodes 96 – 99

And the last for a little while, up to #99. IIRC, there are 135 total, so this takes us to 73% of the kit.

Installment 96

Stropping deadeyes and adding their chains for installation to the chain plates.

96a 96b

 

Installment 97

Deadeyes, buckets, and a mast top (lower).

97a97b

 

Installment 98

Belaying pin rack.

98a 98b

 

Installment 99

Half-cannons (to install where a complete cannon and carriage wouldn’t be visible).

99a 99b

Tell DeAgostini that we want SotS in the USA and Canada!
http://www.model-space.com/gb/model-ships.html

 

Installment 92 – 95

Plowing on:

Installment 92:

Looks like a herd of sea horses to gild and mount.

92a92b

 

Installment 93

The gilded fittings never cease!

93a93b

 

Installment 94

Ah, some wood- the chain plates forward.

94a94b

 

Installment 95

More gilding AND more chain plates.

95a95b

 

 

Remember, go visit DeAgostini and tell them you want the Sovereign in the USA!

 

Chapters 86-91

As I go through all these issues one by one, it’s easy to lose track of how much total material there is. Each issue may have just a few sticks or metal pieces, but when I pick up the box containing the aggregate, I realize I must have a good 15 pounds of material! This of course includes all the magazines, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

Installment 86

86a 86b

Well, this is a 90-gun ship which actually launched with 102, so one would expect a few cannon in the kit… and they do keep showing up in the installments, one here and two there! Along with a few more decorations in this issue.

Installment 87

87a87b

And another cannon, and more decorations.

Installment 88

88a 88b

A bevy of blocks and belaying pins! We will be busy with these bits.

Installment 89

89a 89b

Cannons? Did someone ask about cannons? Two more here.

Installment 90

90a 90b

More blocks and some rigging thread. It’s described as cotton… one might want to look into linen, for longer life on the model.

Installment 91

91a 91b

More decorations for you to gild and install. BTW, the instructions tell us to paint these gilt parts…I wonder if anyone is trying actual leaf on them?

DeAgostini continues to offer a reduced selection of their ships in the USA, unfortunately not including SotS.

Episodes 80 – 85

Still catching up, here we go with parts 80 to 85. And remember, besides the model construction instructions, the pamphlets are full of how-to articles and historical pieces.

 

Installment 80

A little bit of laser, a bunch of blocks, and enough steel wire to get you stropping them for weeks, oooh I can’t wait to get started! But first, a little work on a ship’s boat.

80a

80b

 

Installment 81

A decorative horse! Actually, quite a nice casting, so I included the best close up I could manage without tearing open the package, wouldn’t want to get ahead of myself.

 

81a

81b

81c

 

Installment 82

Another crow’s nest, and we’re assembling a few more of the never-ending detail figures.

82a

82b

 

Installment 83

Some wood rails for trimming the sides, and MORE decorative figures. Really, they are nice castings.

83a

83b

 

Installment 84

More decorations. But this is easy & relaxing work.

84a

84b

 

Installment 85

Some work to do on the quarterdeck, and more decorations.

85a

85b

 

 

As always, DeAgostini’s full line up can be seen at :

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

Installments 74-79

OK, back at it then, here we go with Installments 74 through 79:

 

Installment 74

74a

A few more cast bits to install on the aft gallery.

 

Installment 75

75a

75b

More gallery details, of which there is no shortage!

 

Installment 76

76a

76b

Wood wale strips, a few more gallery decorations.

 

Installment 77

77a

77b

More gallery work, and getting a start on the figurehead and captian (NOT to be confused with one another I’m sure!)

 

Installment 78

78a

78b

OK this is exciting– our first spars! Or the masts to be precise.

 

Installment 79

79a

79b

And a crow’s nest (or “upper caps”).

 

More soon as I dive into the rest of the kit on my desk. In the meantime and as usual, see what DeAgostini has cooking at their web site,

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

Installments 65 – 73

The installments keep piling up, and again all I can do is show them to you, and let you imagine what the construction will look like. Actually, not so hard to imagine, as the instructions are well illustrated with the model under construction. But here we are with 73 of the 135 expected installments– 62 more to go!

Installment 65

65a

65b
65: Parts around the poop deck.

Installment 66

66a

66b
66: Handrails around the poop deck.

Installment 67

67a

67b
67: Quarterdeck handrails and some round frames.

Installment 68

68a

68b
68: More quarterdeck parts and a cannon. This ship has LOTS of cannons, it’s going to take a while at this rate!

Installment 69

69a

69b
69: Parapets, I believe around the quarterdeck or poop.

Installment 70

70a
Getting into some nicely laser cut gratings.

Installment 71

71a

71b
71: The rudder

Installment 72

72a

72b
72: Photoetched shields, which I believe we get to paint in bright colors.

Installment 73

73a

73b
More gallery parts and another cannon.

As always, you can find out all about the Sovereign of the Seas kit from DeAgostini’s UK web site:
http://www.model-space.com/gb/ships/hms-sovereign-of-the-seas/