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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Ended up buying this old, beat up model ship from Ebay. I noticed that it is a folk art interpretation of the famous Sovereign Of The
    Seas 1637.
    I know this was based on blueprints for building a kit of this ship. I had to do my research, and as I have surmised, this ship model come from blueprints from "Popular Mechanics" magazine.
    "Popular Mechanics" had lots of ship modeling projects, that if you took the time to research and build it, it would turn into a very beautiful and impressive model. When I got it, I realized that the majority of fittings were not with the ship, or I should say, the original fitting to finish out as the blueprints call for. I found out that this ship model was in the 1933 "Popular Mechanic" magazine. Each month, another piece of the blueprints were printed. You could build the ship as the blueprints were printed, or you could wait till you had the complete blueprints. I'm going to make, and add all my own fittings, make the masts, and rigg it out. It will be a little folk art and an accurate ship model. This ship model is about 60 to 70 years old and it's about 35 inches long. It will be a beautiful ship when it is done. The person who stared this, never finished it. I will download it when I have completed it.

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      Nice Find, and great information! Good luck, and I'll be looking for the finished model ! :^)
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Been there, done that. Fun hobby if you have the time & a steady hand. Looks museum quality.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Good work. I can't even get a kit together anymore.
    4. Shipmodeler1960 Shipmodeler1960, 5 years ago
      Hi ,thank you for you comments,I greatly appreciate them.
      As you know I still have a lot of work to do ,to finish this ship.
    5. kevinbright, 2 years ago
      Hi, I realize this post is several years old, but do you have the blueprints for this model? I am trying to restore this same model that my grandfather built from the same blueprints, but I do not have the blueprints. Please email me. Thanks,

    6. Jmayer40, 2 years ago
      I have been looking for a long time for any more info on this ship. I have all the issues but not any scale size or the veneers that came with it. I inherited 2 of them, with just the hull and some of the decks done.. Any more info would be helpful for a retirement hobby..
    7. Shipmodeler1960 Shipmodeler1960, 2 years ago
      Hello Kevin,I have a book with the blue prints. I might be able to copy the prints part of it and send you copy. Sorry I did not respond to your email, I just starting get back on the website.
      Hello jmayer40,what do you want to know about it?just to let you folks know this particular model ship is starting to show up on ebay ,for years it was very hard to find this ship model and the plans to to build it ,but now it's like there coming out of the wood work.
    8. Shipmodeler1960 Shipmodeler1960, 1 year ago
      Hello jmlbaum ,I would be very interested in the blueprints.
      Send me some information or pictures of them.
      Best regards.
    9. Shipmodeler1960 Shipmodeler1960, 1 year ago
      Hello jmlbaum, I am very interested in those plans.
      Thank you for showing me the pictures.
      Best regards


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