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HMS Sovereign of the Seas by Sjors - DeAgostini - 1:84

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Welcome to my log.


Sovereign of the Seas was a 17th-century warship of the English Navy.

She was ordered as a 90-gun first-rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, but at launch was armed with 102 bronze guns at the insistence of the king.

She was later renamed Sovereign, and then Royal Sovereign.

The ship was launched on 13 October 1637 and served from 1638 until 1697, when a fire burned the ship to the waterline at Chatham.


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I think I will pull up a chair and watch your build. I've caught a couple S.o.t.S. builds midway through or almost complerte but not from the start. I look forward to seeing yours come together.

"A Smooth Sea NEVER made a Skilled Sailor"
- John George Hermanson 



Current Builds - Royal Louis - Mamoli

                    Royal Caroline - Panart

Completed - Wood - Le Soleil Royal - Sergal - Build Log & Gallery

                                           La Couronne - Corel - Build Log & Gallery

                                           Rattlesnake - Model Shipways, HMS Bounty - Constructo

                           Plastic - USS Constitution - Revel (twice), Cutty Sark.

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Welcome EJ.


You have a seat on the first row  :D  :D

Beware that it's not going fast at the moment because I also have the Agamemnon.

That one get's my first attention but at the moment I can nothing do on her .

So that's the reason I will start this one.



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Did someone say popcorn? I'm in. Where's Mark with the bar?


Looking forward to following your next adventure Sjors.

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Can I join? Chair in a last row will be just fine

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In progress:

CUTTY SARK - Tehnodidakta => scratch => Campbell plans


Content of log :


Past build:

Stella, Heller kit, plastic, Santa Maria, Tehnodidakta kit, wood, Jolly Roger Heller kit, plastic

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Welcome , welcome , welcome......


@ Grant,


I was thinking by myself how long it will takes before you are running to the smell of popcorn.....

Not long  :D  :D  :D


@ John,


You are alway's welcome and the holiday was not that good....

But that's a long story.


@ Nenad,


I have save a seat in the front for you...

The one with the armrests....... :P


And because I had a little time I place the parts for the bow section.












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Ah-hah, here you are!  Thankfully you have just started, looking good so far.


"Which it will be ready when it is ready!"
In the shipyard:

HMS Jason (c.1794: Artois Class 38 gun frigate)

Queen Anne Royal Barge (c.1700)


HMS Snake (c.1797: Cruizer Class, ship rigged sloop)

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Better late than never...  <runs in><slides to a stop>  Nice floor... nicer model. :)  ;)

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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Hi Sjors,  talking about a challenge, tackling the " Gouden Duivel"  is a challenge for sure.

According to Björn Landström book " Sailing ships" this is how the S.o.S. was nicknamed by the Dutch in the 17th Century


I'll follow along

Kind regards




"The original always beats the copy"

(supportive statement)

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Is there still a spot left for this old Dutchman (cupping an eye, looking around), ah yes, next to Mark.  Oh sorry Mark, I didn't mean to poke in the ribs :P;)

Wow, Sjors, what ambition - - building such a complicated ship.  Looking like you have a great start.



Piet, The Flying Dutchman.


"Your greatest asset is not the quantity of your friends , rather the quality of your friends."  (old Chinese proverb)


Current Builds: Hr. Ms. Java 1925-1942

                       VOC Ship Surabaya


Planned Builds: Young America Diorama - scale 1:3000


Future Builds: KPM ship "MS Musi."  Zuiderzee Botter - scale 1:25. VOC Jacht in a 6" lamp,  Buginese fishing Prauw.  Hr. Ms. Java - Royal Navy Netherlands Cruiser.


Completed Builds:   Hr. Ms. O16 Submarine

                             Hr. Ms. O19 - Submarine Royal Navy Netherlands

                             Ship Yard Diorama with Topsail schooner -

                             Friendship Sloop Gwenfra

                           Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack    

                             Golden Hind - Cutte Sark (both not in this forum)

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A few more friends has arrived  :D  :D  :D

Welcome to all and each of you !!!!!!

The popcorn machine will be placed at the end of this post.


@ Jason,



I've just waiting for you  ;)


@ Dave,



And all the credits goes to my own Moderator, Anja  :D  :D

And thank you ( even I almost did do nothing )


@ Ken,


Take a seat and welcome


@ Mark,


You are still a nice gentleman.

You are the only one that see my new floor  :D  :D

( and also the only one who new that we have a new floor  ;)  ;) )


@ Christian,


Thanks for pointing out the name the Dutch sailors give this beauty....Gouden Duivel or Golden Devil......

And I just love challenges !


@ Piet,


Be careful with Mark please !

It's a ...man !!!!

And you now that the Dutch are people with a lot of ambitions  :P  :P


Then something else.


On a Dutch forum there is a builder named Pietsan and he has build the HMS Diana in such way that I'm drooling when I see the pictures.

He also just started to build the SoS from De Agostini and I will follow him with what he is doing.

He is explaining it on a very clear way, almost better then the manual.

And of course he is building quicker then me because I have still the Aggy to finish.





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Sorry I'm late! I'll take a seat next to the popcorn machine ;).



Current build(s):

Continental Gunboat Philadelphia by Model Shipways



Completed build(s):

Model Shipways Phantom



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I see that almost everyone is arrived.

There are still seats available for the late people.......

Popcorn is there ,bar is open so we can continue......


I have make the frames and glue them together.

Also the first lower deck is in place.

Glues and pinned.















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Sorry to be late! I went to the wine shop to get something to further enjoy this build.

SotS Is in my wish list, as you can see in my sig. Will follow your build closely as I'm sure it'll be a masterpiece! 

There aren't but two options: do it FAST, or do it RIGHT.


Current Project Build Log: HMS Surprise 1790. Artesania Latina 1/48

Future projects already in my stash: Panart: San Felipe 1/75; OcCre: Santísima Trinidad 1/90;

Wish List: Le Soleil Royal, 1/64 Amati Victory


So much to build, so little time!



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Is there standing room?

Phoenix, AZ

Current builds;

Previous builds, in rough order of execution;
Shipjack, Peterbrough Canoe, Flying Fish, Half Moon, Britannia racing sloop, Whale boat, Bluenose, Picket boat, Viking longboat, Atlantic, Fair American, Mary Taylor, half hull Enterprise, Hacchoro, HMS Fly, Khufu Solar Boat.

On the shelf; Royal Barge, Jefferson Davis.

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Hello to all of you.


First I have to welcome the visitors who arriving today......


@ Jan,


Specially for you.....nootjes_en_popcorn_11.gif


@ Chris,


Welcome my neighbour from the South :D:D

How many issues do you have at the moment ?


@ Ulises,


You are never to late my friend and I see a nice bottle of wine in your hand ;)

I save a seat for you just by that little table with the two glasses :D:D:D

And already thanks for looking into the future......masterpiece pffffffffff ;)


@ Sam,


We don't have a bath, only a shower and that is big enough for more then one duckie uh.....ship :P:P


@ Mark from Phoenix,


It's not standing, only sitting.

This build can take a long time because I have to finish my Agamemnon and of course work!

90 % of the builders here are retired and I belong to the last 10 % ( joke old people ) :D:D:D:D:D


@ Subvet ( do you have a real name ???????)




Take a look around and enjoy like everyone else ( I hope )

And how far are you with your project ?

Any pictures maybe ??




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@ Chris,


Welcome my neighbour from the South  :D  :D

How many issues do you have at the moment ?





I've just received magazine number 66, 67, 68 and 69 this week.  


Current builds :    


On hold :

IJN Yamato by DeAgostini - 1/250


Completed builds :

Bermuda boat Corsair (scratch)

President by Sergal - 1/60

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Take a seat somewhere....

Maybe on the balcony ?????


@ Tom,


Pictures are not that difficult.

When you have written your post you see at the right side on the bottom ( next to post ) more reply options.

On the left bottom you see Attach Files.

Under it choose files.

Go where the pictures are on your computer and dubbel click on them.

They will be placed at the post.

After you done it ,hit the Add reply buttonand voila......pictures :D:D


@ Chris,


We are at number 85 so a little further then you.

But you can start now and open a build log....... :P


Then an update.


I make the stern with all the funny stuff.

Also the wood for dummy cannons.

Support beams ???????

You can see it for yourself in the pictures.
















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