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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC

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Thanks guys!

PS. Maybe I should start making jigs for sale?



Discount and free shipping for Forum Members right?
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

PS. Maybe I should start making jigs for sale?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 07:38 PM UTC
Great work Russ on the etch and very envious that you can have someone make a barrel guide like that. Very cool!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 05:20 PM UTC
All looking very shipshape mate.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:32 PM UTC
Russ,

Those UP launchers and crane look super - and that little jig is way cool too!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Looking good Russ! When can you ship out that jig your buddy made you?

Cheers
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:14 PM UTC

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Nice solution on the main guns Mate

KGV's look good with the main guns elevated at different angles.

Keep up the good work mate.

Cheers

Si



Ah-ha... but, Si, that solution is Jan's not mine...

Meanwhile I have managed to scrounge a bit of time at the bench, such that it is. UP launchers finished, cranes ready to mount to cabs, and last but not least a colleague at work made up a little jig to my specs, so that i can ensure that when I glue the brass barrels back onto the plastic shaft they will be parallel and in line!





Hopefully I can have the cranes and guns finished in the next few days and sling some paint around...
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 08:38 AM UTC
Nice solution on the main guns Mate

KGV's look good with the main guns elevated at different angles.

Keep up the good work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC
Slowly but very steady there Russell still keeping my note book handy

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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:29 AM UTC

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The 'unsightly seam' on the crane is easy to get rid of mate. Just fill it with the Krystal Klear or Humbrol Window maker stuff. When you have it levelled out just paint it. Seam gone. You could also use the Gunze Mr Primer 500.

Jumped straight to the last page to see progress you have made Russ. I must say I am a little disappointed Russell.. tut tut..


Imaging Night of the Pom Poms, or Revenge of the Boats in 1/200 scale..

Cheers
Warren



It behooves me to say, Warren, that real life has been rather boorish of late and impeded progress where progress has been needed

But, rather like Brexit, there is a lot going on behind the scenes but not much seems to have be accomplished on face value.

However the dockyard is active on several fronts. The results of their labour are not yet ready to reveal.

The cranes in particular are nearly all glued back together. note to self-order 0.4mm wire!

Night of the Pom Poms in 1/200?! Aaargh! That would be like the IMAX version
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 03:18 PM UTC
The 'unsightly seam' on the crane is easy to get rid of mate. Just fill it with the Krystal Klear or Humbrol Window maker stuff. When you have it levelled out just paint it. Seam gone. You could also use the Gunze Mr Primer 500.

Jumped straight to the last page to see progress you have made Russ. I must say I am a little disappointed Russell.. tut tut..


Imaging Night of the Pom Poms, or Revenge of the Boats in 1/200 scale..

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:28 AM UTC
Such a simple and elegant solution!

Thanks mate, I'd have never have thought of that!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi Russ!

So, back for a quick look around...still busy. Hope to get back to Hood next weekend and commenting MSW soon...however, I tried to find my ancient build log of the PoW (not on MSW, but on a German site that has gone down long since). But all is gone and I even deleted my work in progress pics. Ok, no big loss. Here is how I approached the quad 14"ers: I did not align them at all, but cut them into four individual pieces, that I could glue inside the turret in desired elevation. Something like Gator Glue or slow curing CA gives you ample time for individual alignment.

Here some pic just taken with my phone from the turret:







I apologize for the poor focus, but I hope they serve the purpose to give you the idea. I think this whole thing started as a mishap when I broke one of the guns while drilling and found out that the 'individual approach' actually was pretty handy

Cheers mate,

Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 09:24 AM UTC

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Drill press, great idea Russ,

that should work!

Cheers

Si



Well, it could be a complete disaster, so watch this space
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 06:59 AM UTC
Drill press, great idea Russ,

that should work!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 10:05 PM UTC

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Hi there Russell, I finally had the chance to go through your build thread. You've done a great job. You are quite skilled with the photoetch parts. Pom poms look amazing!

-Joseph



Thanks Joseph

Welcome aboard as they say

Yes, the Pom Poms! Quite a process to build them, but the results were worth the effort.


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I like Simon's idea. I hadn't thought about that and will use it in future. What I have done in the past if the holes are not dead straight is bend the small brass insert to realign the barrel. If all else fails, you can always elevate one or two of them.

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael! I'm taking my time on it, and having a good think about it. I'm leaning towards holding the parts in a vise and using a drill press
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 09:51 PM UTC
I like Simon's idea. I hadn't thought about that and will use it in future. What I have done in the past if the holes are not dead straight is bend the small brass insert to realign the barrel. If all else fails, you can always elevate one or two of them.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 12:23 PM UTC
Hi there Russell, I finally had the chance to go through your build thread. You've done a great job. You are quite skilled with the photoetch parts. Pom poms look amazing!

-Joseph
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:10 PM UTC
Thanks mate.

Getting those barrels in line with each other has me quaking in my boots. Especially the Quad turret 14" barrels!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 01:52 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

great to see some progress on your King!! Very nice work indeed -you're right up back to your old standards, mate!!

I'd have to check in my old PoW log how I removed the barrels from the 5.25" at the time, I think it was still on a different site then, but I should have it stored locally somewhere.

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:44 AM UTC

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Looking good Russ!

Cheers




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Russel,

Agree, nice progress with your build. Glad your idea of cutting the PE worked out.

Mark



Thanks guys!
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Russel,

Agree, nice progress with your build. Glad your idea of cutting the PE worked out.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 09:22 PM UTC
Looking good Russ!

Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 02:12 PM UTC
Good to see some progress Mate.

I will admit I have always been a bit of a , taped the twin barrel unit down on my cutting mat, across the barrels and the connecting bar, and carefully razor saw both barrels off with one cut.

no easy to describe without writing "War and Peace" but quite simple, and at least if the saw isn't quite vertical the cut ends are parallel.

I am sure someone else is likely to have a better method, but that has worked for me.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:02 AM UTC
Sorry folks for taking so long to post on this build. Progress is across several areas at once:

Searchlights and searchlight platform davits done with the Eduard upgrade PE

Work on the crane cab housings

And the lifting jibs. Now, the WEM instructions would have you just fold them up, but, there's a really unsightly gap running along the fold lines-I've tried to show this in this pic here.

So I decided to cut the parts at the fold line and then glue them together. Looks better?

And the 5.25"s on the go


Lot's of bits n pieces to do, and it's happening on all fronts.

Thanks for looking.

PS. Can anyone recommend a good way to trim down the gun barrel parts to accept the barrels whilst keeping them square and true?