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Hans
#1 Posted : 20 March 2013 12:41:43

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Hi fellow builders.
Any SA SOTS builders taking up the challenge??
Rgds, Hans
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#2 Posted : 26 March 2013 17:50:28
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Hello! The TV advertising starts tomorrow so I'm sure interest will ramp up then!
Thanks for your interest :)
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#3 Posted : 27 March 2013 07:54:06

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Not a chance in h#ll.

The whole mess with the cut-away section of the victory has created a massive lack of credibility in part work models for me. Mad

The TV ads look great, but when it comes time to deliver, only the bare essentials are given, all the other advertised/shown items (stand, figurines, copper tiling) are extra.

Hans
#4 Posted : 28 March 2013 09:14:56

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Ouch sorry to hear that, man. I did not go for the extra's. Hope we will still hear from you and continue with posting your build.
Rgds, Hans
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#5 Posted : 04 April 2013 16:50:34

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Hi Hans,

I too have decided to take the plunge. I placed my order yesterday.
I am going the Jacklin rout this time rather than CNA - hope it turns out well?
Unfortunately the Victory will have to be completed first, before I start SOTS. CAN'T WAIT!!!

Kind regards,

Garth
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Hans wrote:
Hi fellow builders.
Any SA SOTS builders taking up the challenge??


Yep yep. Howzit Howzit. Happy building.
StefanDV
#7 Posted : 05 April 2013 09:22:24

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Hans wrote:
Ouch sorry to hear that, man. I did not go for the extra's. Hope we will still hear from you and continue with posting your build.


Lol, yes me too. I took an extended sabbatical.

Looking at the DVD, there were a lot of elements that one would assume that would have been part of the build. While I'm happy with the quality of the build, the customer experience has left a bad taste in my mouth.
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StefanDV wrote:
Hans wrote:
Ouch sorry to hear that, man. I did not go for the extra's. Hope we will still hear from you and continue with posting your build.


Lol, yes me too. I took an extended sabbatical.

Looking at the DVD, there were a lot of elements that one would assume that would have been part of the build. While I'm happy with the quality of the build, the customer experience has left a bad taste in my mouth.


Hi Stefan, sorry we lost you, I enjoyed your buildBigGrin Best wishes Mike
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Hi Garth
Glad to hear it. I have not had too many hassles with Jaclin other than they are almost 4-6 weeks behind CNA. I have gone the CNA route with the VIctory cross section, so far so good. It's more a frustration with the postal system.
How are you doing with the Victory?? How about a few pics
Rgds, Hans
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Under the bench: Endeavour x 2,Sovereign of the Seas, Akagi and The Black Pearl!HMS Victory Cross Section
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#10 Posted : 05 April 2013 13:09:16

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Welcome aboard Jp. Ireland?? permanent or temporary?
Rgds, Hans
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Completed: HMS Victory
Under the bench: Endeavour x 2,Sovereign of the Seas, Akagi and The Black Pearl!HMS Victory Cross Section
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Hans wrote:
Welcome aboard Jp. Ireland?? permanent or temporary?


Thanks hans.
Ja been living here for the last 12 years.
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Thanks Mike,

I've slowly been building up enough courage to continue with the cleaning of the copper tiles.

The next challenge for me will be closing the cut-out section.
Hans
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Must agree with you there Stefan. I am also trying to think of ways to close or come up with something for the cutaway section. Will see as I progress with the rest of the ship. Maybe by that time something will be forthcoming from Deag. Good luck with your cleaning and continue building, you are not alone as I am sure you have realised. It is still worth completing then build.
Rgds, Hans
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Endeavour Cross section,D51
Completed: HMS Victory
Under the bench: Endeavour x 2,Sovereign of the Seas, Akagi and The Black Pearl!HMS Victory Cross Section
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#14 Posted : 22 April 2013 14:13:44

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Garth wrote:
Hi Hans,

I too have decided to take the plunge. I placed my order yesterday.
I am going the Jacklin rout this time rather than CNA - hope it turns out well?
Unfortunately the Victory will have to be completed first, before I start SOTS. CAN'T WAIT!!!

Kind regards,

Garth


Good idea to go with the Jacklin route. With CNA there are no free gifts.
(that's what the lady at CNA told me).
And with the SOTS, the free gifts really makes it worth it.
The only problem with Jacklin is the post office. Not really reliable.
I am building the;
Victory (Corel)
Endeavour (Eaglemoss)
And ordered the SOTS.
Andre
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Welcome aboard Andre. This forum is the perfect place to find all the help you need.
Rgds, Hans
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Under the bench: Endeavour x 2,Sovereign of the Seas, Akagi and The Black Pearl!HMS Victory Cross Section
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StefanDV wrote:
Thanks Mike,

I've slowly been building up enough courage to continue with the cleaning of the copper tiles.

The next challenge for me will be closing the cut-out section.


Hi Stefan closing the cut-out section is not as bad as it seems, I never did it in the first place, but I am double planking using 1mm x 5mm walnut, maybe you could do the same when you have closed it up, the double planking also gives you a recess around the gun ports.

Kind regards

Mike
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Hi there, I'm new to this and taking the SOTS challenge! I've gone the Jacklin route and is waiting for my first delivery.
Looking forward to the challenge.
Kobus

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Hans
#19 Posted : 24 April 2013 08:43:30

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Hi Kobus, welcome aboard. You are in the right place for all the help you need. There are many expert builders that offer a range of advice. I think most of us have gone the Jacklin route. I spoke to them yesterday and apparently issue 1&2 are due to be shipped on Friday 26 April with an expected 14-28 day delivery time frame depending on where and if our wonderful postal service is not on strike.
Rgds, Hans
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Current Build:
Endeavour Cross section,D51
Completed: HMS Victory
Under the bench: Endeavour x 2,Sovereign of the Seas, Akagi and The Black Pearl!HMS Victory Cross Section
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#20 Posted : 24 April 2013 21:25:57

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Thanks Hans. I've bought issues 1-3 from the CNA and placed my order with Jacklin from issue 4. Can't wait for that delivery!
Kobus

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