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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 12:59 PM UTC
The brass barrels do make a big difference don't they.
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC

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Good to see her "teeth" going in Si. Even if it is only for "test fit"



It sure is Russ,

was tempted just to build the other three turrets, but more pressing jobs on the Grand old Lady first.

Thanks for looking in mate, always appreciated.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC

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The brass barrels do make a big difference don't they.



Hi Ken,

The certainly do, no issues with seams or mould lines, and crisoer detail, and better muzzle depth.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC
Very small update, but busy times.

Work has started on two of the boats.





The completed boat is a 45' motor boat and the other is the Admiral's barge.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 01:09 AM UTC
Yesterday's progress.

Scratchbuilding the missing mushroom vents.



A fine crop has sprouted.



Fitted, and with the turret put in place to check nothing is fouling it.





after that bit of excitement back to the boats.

Two large motor launches.

surgery on the underside.



The cradles and deck on.



On these boats part of the kit deck is used, the actual kit part and the bit used.



Ran out of time to get any further, more on the boat saga soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC
Bit more boats I'm afraid.

The two big motor boats done, and the cabins on the Admiral's barge, although the deck is not fixed down yet.



The basic paint job on the three big boats.



Finally, something that really feels like progress, the three biggies with a wash and drybrush here and there, and fitted in place.



Still quite a bit of paintwork to be done on the barge, so on with some 20mm tubs on the catapult deck.



A bit of a throwback to a 70's cocktail party, but the cocktail stick through the hole in the centre makes the resin part easier to work with.

All six with doors and ready use boxes fitted, ready for a coat of 507c



More soon.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC

I always wondered where they kept the ready-use ammo for those little single 20mm tubs! Looking good, Si.
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
Si,

Those barges look mighty fine, very fine PE work.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:37 AM UTC
Si I love seeing your work, I enjoy your updates, looks great as usual.
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:41 PM UTC

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I always wondered where they kept the ready-use ammo for those little single 20mm tubs! Looking good, Si.



Thanks Tim,

Nice to have etch to go with the finer resin tubs from the pontos set. Academy do provide the moulded on boxes on their tubs, which I will be using on the main turrets.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:43 PM UTC

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Si,

Those barges look mighty fine, very fine PE work.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The quality of the etch has a lot to do with that.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:44 PM UTC

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Si I love seeing your work, I enjoy your updates, looks great as usual.



Thanks Norman,

Always appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Superb work mate.
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 12:38 AM UTC

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Superb work mate.



Thanks Ken,

The Grand Old Lady is coming on.

appreciate your looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
Today's progress,

finally remembered to take the catapult down for spraying, along with the 20mm tubs.



All fitted in places.



I know it is probably not right for 1943, but the Admiral's barge done and fitted, it does add a little colour



The quarterdeck, bits and hatch covers down.



The skylights for the Admiral's quarters, folded and ready to go.



Hatches painted and skylights fitted.



A few more dull bits then I will be on to the interesting stuff like the pompoms, the 20mm and the cranes.

Cheers



Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 09:55 PM UTC
Great Work Si! As I watch your build it's making me feel good about when I will do the HMS Warspite
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 10:49 PM UTC

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Today's progress,

A few more dull bits then I will be on to the interesting stuff like the pompoms, the 20mm and the cranes.

Cheers



Si



The cranes were a delight to build. They looked rather intimidating in the instructions but went together really really well.

The 20mm's were vexing to say the least but I got them done....eventually.

I shall not talk about the pom-poms. Still get nightmares about them.

So good luck
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC

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Great Work Si! As I watch your build it's making me feel good about when I will do the HMS Warspite



Thanks Mike,

I hope you will enjoy your build as much as I am enjoying this.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC

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Today's progress,

A few more dull bits then I will be on to the interesting stuff like the pompoms, the 20mm and the cranes.

Cheers



Si



The cranes were a delight to build. They looked rather intimidating in the instructions but went together really really well.

The 20mm's were vexing to say the least but I got them done....eventually.

I shall not talk about the pom-poms. Still get nightmares about them.

So good luck



Thanks Rory,

I am glad the cranes work well, I have had a few nightmares with those.

I learned a lesson on the 20mm and the pompoms on the Duke of York. The trick I found was a very gentle twist o two with a fine round file on the holes in the cradle, so it fitted on the pedestal properly. I did have a few issues with pompoms mostly getting all the folds on the base right. we shall see this time.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 06:27 AM UTC
She’s coming along really well, I just built Pom poms for the Belfast. Flyhawk Pom poms were really nice. Very tedious with the soldering iron but get it done. Can’t wait for next update.
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:14 PM UTC
Progressing real nice, Si
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC

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She’s coming along really well, I just built Pom poms for the Belfast. Flyhawk Pom poms were really nice. Very tedious with the soldering iron but get it done. Can’t wait for next update.



Thanks Norman,

These pompoms are Pontos' first attempt, using the breach section from the kit parts, with etched base, ammo boxes, sights and turned barrels. Re thinking the plan a bit, might be worth getting the rest of the 20mm tubs down first, which will mean finishing the main armament too.

Cheers for looking in

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 11:40 PM UTC

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Progressing real nice, Si



Thanks Russ,

Getting there, the Grand Old Lady has always been a favourite of mine

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Very quick update.

This weekend has not been conducive with modelling.

Before starting the 20mm it seemed a good idea to get all the tubs in place, so here are the other three main turrets.

The plastic parts.



The resin added.



the brass fitted and test fitted in place.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Si,

Nothing dresses up a battleship then 15" guns.

Mark