I wanted to start a thread for a somewhat long-term building project that just hit my bench; Model Space's Sovereign of the Seas.
Recently I finished a review of one of the sections of the ship for us here on Model Shipwrights. Model Space offers this kit, and others, in subscription form where sections of the kit will be sent in a Pay as you go" format; which as you know on wooden ship kits of this nature can be to the expensive side, the subscription makes that cost more manageable.
So the trick to reviewing a kit where separate sections of the kit are delivered once a month for about one year, is to make small, individualized reviews, a build blog as well as some videos to show the kit and the processes in building it.
Here is a link to Part 1 of my review of the Sovereign of the Seas (Pack 1) - http://www.modelshipwrights.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=11527
In the coming days I will begin actual construction of this section of the kit. With some luck there will be some downtime before the next section arrives next month and I will review that section.
As you can see, as well as in my review, there is a pile of parts for the construction of the false keel and bulkheads of the ship.
I did manage to play a little and started cutting out a few of the laser cut pieces to the bulkheads.
If my quick dry-fitting of the bow section is any indication on how this kit will construct, I am in store for a fun-filled an easy ride to this build! The parts slip into their corresponding slots with a snug fit!
As I mentioned above, this will be a LONG-term project for me. I should have a progress report soon...and maybe even a shot video for some that enjoy that sort of thing!
Thanks for stopping by!