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Black Friday - 9th February 1945

Living 72 years since the end of the second world war, there aren't many people left who lived through it, let alone those who fought for the future we live in. That doesn't mean we should forget the past though, and even in the quiet north east of Scotland where I grew up and where Sovereign Hobbies is based, there are small reminders of the efforts and sacrifices made. Today was a perfect winter's day up here. The sky was clear blue and the slush from last night's snow was frozen hard as it lay. We ventured out for a...

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James' Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat 1/48 - Build Thread

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James' Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat 1/48 - Build Thread

The Beginning I don't 'do' New Year so as well as getting on with existing models I started another which I also hope will be easy enough for me to finish in a reasonable timescale.   The quite nice Eduard 1/48 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat.     It's the Weekend Edition kit  but I've found it does need some add-ons so I ended up getting the Eduard Zoom set to go with it, and a set of Montex masks.     Looking at some photographs, the kit and Ultracast's Hellcat seats, I decided to upgrade the kit and raided the stock...

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75 Years since the Battleship

75 Years since the Battleship

  Here at Sovereign Hobbies we are model makers first and foremost, and the key to offering the best quality products is researching the subject matter. We find it difficult to maintain an exclusive interest in any one subject area without considering their historical interaction with others. In this instance, with my personal interest in both warships and aircraft, it's interesting to note the power transfer from one to the other. Saturday 10th December 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of what many consider a landmark in warfare, although it's not clear how many realised it at the time. For centuries prior...

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Win a £100 Gift Certificate!

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Win a £100 Gift Certificate!

We are offering all our customers a chance to win a £100 gift certificate!  What do I need to do to win? Simple! Just place an order during December (over £25) and you will be automatically entered. You must be subscribed to our mailing list. You can have an extra free entry by sharing on facebook!    Good Luck     All purchases made through our web store over the value of £25 during the month of December 2016 will be automatically entered into our prize draw to win a £100 gift certificate.  Entrants must be subscribed to our mailing...

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Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless - Gallery

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Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless - Gallery

We’re very pleased to have been allowed to share Richard Carrick’s lovely 1/18th scale Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless, modelled in French markings for service in Indochina in 1947. In real life, these aircraft were approaching the end of their service lives and were heavily weathered.     Richard spent almost two years on this model, starting with the Merit International SBD-3/4 kit but with extensive remodeling and modifications both to add details and to post-date the aircraft to an SBD-5. These modifications were scratch built and included making a new windscreen, flaps and dive brakes and their actuating mechanisms, a new...

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