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Amazing SOVERERIGN OF THE SEAS ship model

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  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Amazing SOVERERIGN OF THE SEAS ship model
Posted by crackers on Friday, June 08, 2018 12:33 PM

Janos Nemeth posted on Facebook his wonderful model of the early English 17th century model of the 100 gun warship SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, designed by Phineas Pett for the English king Charles I, and launched in 1637.

 

The over indulgence of expense for the ornimentation of this remarkable ship, was one of the charges that led to the execution of King Charles by the Parliamentartians in 1649.

The SOVEREIGN OF TGHE SEAS saw sever years service as a three decker until the son of Phineas Pett, Peter Pett, cut down the ship into a two decker for better balence and stability.

The SOVEREIGN of the SEAS was active during the Anglo-Dutch wars of the mid-17th century.

The ship's greatest action took place during the battle of Beachy Head in 1690, during the war of the Grand Alliance, when the combined Anglo-Dutch fleet fought the French under the command of the Count of Tourville.

The SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS was the flagship of Admiral Arthur Herbert, Earl of Torrington, who supported the opposition of the deposed king James II, who asked for French help in the attempt to get back his thrown.

 The SOVERIGN OF THE SEAS  engaged the French two decker CONTENT and the 60 gun APOLLON, but had to withdraw because of battle damage.

Admiral Herbert was held responsible for the poor performance of his ship, but later exonerated by the Court of Inquiry. However, Admiral Herbert never commanded another capital warship.

While in drydock to repair her battle damage, the SOVERENG OF THE SEAS was destroyed by a fire caused by an over turned candle that was neglected by the restoration workers.

Such a sad end for such a lovely ship that served so long and honorably for England.

Happy modeling    Crackers  Surprise 

Anthony V. Santos

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, June 08, 2018 4:06 PM

     I love those old sailing ships, the men who crewed them may have been skallywags, deadbeats, and perhaps not the most accepted people in society. However they were true craftsmen both builders and finishers, to create something so opulent and beautiful with just hand tools and raw lumber amazes me.

     Thank you for sharing these pix and the story.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:26 PM

I have been working on the Lindberg kit, which is called BlackBeard's Pirate Ship AKA Queen Ann's Revenge.

It's ACTUALLY the old Pyro kit Sovererign Of The Sea's.

Been working on it , off and on , since 2007.... ( Lindberg's rigging diagram's are a bit lacking, so I havent started rigging it yet.)

Looking at the pictures you provided, I'm convinced that I dont know what I'm doing....

Thank's for those picture's . I have some re-painting / re-gluing to do.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:28 AM

Littletimmy, perhaps this picture of the SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS model might help in your restoration project.

Happy modeling     Crackers   Smile

Anthony V. Santos

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 4:00 AM

this is the one wooden ship I really want to have a go at .

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:23 AM

And you would do it beautifully Steve. Who makes a large wood kit of the So verign? And who would make the exterior details?  I built the big wood Soliel Royale. I had the hull complete & got tired of it & sold it to my neighbor. He had never built a model & sat up late at night for months & amazingly finished it beautifuly .  We couldn;t believe it.

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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:50 PM

Steve and Gene, on the internet. there are plans available of the SOLEIL ROYAL (Royal Sun, in French) named after the Sun King of France, Louis XIV. The carving on the stern has the image of the ancient Geek god Apollo driving the chariot of the sun across the golden globe. Heller has a wonderful kit of ths model.

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Anthony V. Santos

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 3:51 PM

thank's guy's , de agostini , make a kit with all the trimming's , 1/84 , I believe , now I just have to find a lazy $1200 , to buy it .Embarrassed

cracker's , what scale is heller's model ?

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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Saturday, June 09, 2018 7:16 PM

Steve, if you go to E-bay, the Heller plastic kit at 1/100 scale, sells for $206.46. A wood kit of the same ship sells for $279.00. Hope your pockets are deep enough to afford either one.

Happy modeling       Crackers    Indifferent 

Anthony V. Santos

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:34 PM

thank's mate but where do you find a wood kit for only $279  . in aus they are $1200 .that'a also the french ship the soleil royal . I think they were going to do the soverereign of the sea's , but unfortunately pulled out .ship modeler's just can't win .

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:06 AM

crackers
Littletimmy, perhaps this picture of the SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS model might help in your restoration project.

YEP ! I went with French Blue and Gold trim.... ( at least I got the lower hull right.)

I wanted to get the wooden kit ( cant remember the manufacturer ) . It was 4 feet long and ,Like Steve5 said $1200 .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, June 10, 2018 3:21 PM

Ok.... so maybe I'm not Totally wrong on my paint job.

https://www.naturecoast.com/advanced/402-sovereign-of-the-seas.html

This is the kit I wanted , but my wallet wasn't "deep" enough. But I did use the picture's as my reference for my Lindberg kit.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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