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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 02:21 AM UTC
Now she's looking the part
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:19 PM UTC

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Very quick update.

the brass fitted and test fitted in place.




Yeeeeessss! Grand Old Lady has her party frock on now
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:26 PM UTC
Thanks Mark, Rory, Russ.

It was nice to get the main armament built, sometimes you just need to leave the dull bits and do the exciting bits.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 02:35 AM UTC
Quick update,

Paint on the main armament.

Base coat.



detail painting.



fitted in place.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:09 PM UTC
Si,

She is really taking shape, won't belong before launching. Turrets looking fine.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC

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Si,

She is really taking shape, won't belong before launching. Turrets looking fine.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is nice to the big guns in place, but there is still quite a long way go.

Didn't get any further today, got side-tracked by a little flower, must be the unseasonal sunshine.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
Wow Si, your Warspite has progressed quite a bit since I checked last time...

Fantastic work, she's really looking like the Grand Old Lady already! Yes, having the big guns in place always improves the look remarkably!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Wow Si, your Warspite has progressed quite a bit since I checked last time...

Fantastic work, she's really looking like the Grand Old Lady already! Yes, having the big guns in place always improves the look remarkably!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

She is coming along, but still much to do. She does look like a battleship now.

Always appreciate you looking in, and you kind comments.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 03:40 PM UTC
That main armament sure does POP Si!
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:59 PM UTC

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That main armament sure does POP Si!



Thanks Russ,

The brass barrels and the very nice resin blast bags are a real improvement over the kit parts.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC

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Paint on the main armament.




Glad to see you didn't make the same mistake I made which was following the kit painting instructions which have you paint the top of the lighter grey turrets in dark grey

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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 01:22 AM UTC
Looking great mate
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Looking great mate



Thanks Ken,

She is coming on, and looking like a battleship at last.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC
Hi Si,

What books are you using for a reference on this one? The Kagero 3D book is only for the 1914-1919 version for Warspite.

Thanks and the ship is looking great!

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

What books are you using for a reference on this one? The Kagero 3D book is only for the 1914-1919 version for Warspite.

Thanks and the ship is looking great!

Mike



Hi Mike,

Thanks for looking in, and your kind comment. The main references I am using are "The Anatomy of a Ship" on the Warspite, and the "Top Drawings" books, both cover the Grand Old lady mainly her WW2 fit.

The AOTS might be tricky to get hold of, top drawings should be around.

Hope that helps

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 09:46 PM UTC

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Hi Si,

What books are you using for a reference on this one? The Kagero 3D book is only for the 1914-1919 version for Warspite.

Thanks and the ship is looking great!

Mike



Hi Mike,

Thanks for looking in, and your kind comment. The main references I am using are "The Anatomy of a Ship" on the Warspite, and the "Top Drawings" books, both cover the Grand Old lady mainly her WW2 fit.

The AOTS might be tricky to get hold of, top drawings should be around.

Hope that helps

Cheers

Si



Thank you Si, I have the AOTS for Dreadnought and like those books and will look for Top Drawings. Cheers and have a great weekend of building!
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 10:28 PM UTC
Thanks Mike,

I will do my best.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:51 PM UTC
Some progress Yesterday.

The last seven 20mm tubs fitted out and painted.



The last two boats done. Etched oars were sourced from an old fret.



Boats and tubs around the break of the fo'c's'le deck level.



Tubs in place aft, and details painted.



More ladders around the pompom deck.



More soon cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:22 PM UTC
After a small hiatus, I have finally bitten bullet on the pompoms. In Pontos' later Duke of York upgrade they provide resin breach components, which makes them a lot easier.

The Academy pompom parts in the sprue, to ne fair they are quite good.




What is used from the main part of the mount compared to the total unit



The brass frame for the breach assembly.



The bases, one brassed up, the other straight off the sprue.



As far as I have got with one mount, the fact that the plastic breach section is not solid at the front end makes drilling out the barrel mounts a touch tricky.



To make my life easier I shortened the mounting pins on the barrels


A beginning of the layout of some 20mm, to my surprise and joy the first cradle fitted straight onto the pedestal, in past experience the hole in the cradle is too small.



More soon

Si









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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Some of the best looking molded Pom Poms I've seen Si.

Always a tricky component to get right: these are looking good so far
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 01:34 PM UTC

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Some of the best looking molded Pom Poms I've seen Si.

Always a tricky component to get right: these are looking good so far



High praise indeed Russ, now I have something to live up to, no pressure then.

There was quite a bit of coming out of the workshop yesterday.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 09:23 PM UTC
Great work Si. I like the pom poms. Makes me excited when I will finally start my Warspite!

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC

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Great work Si. I like the pom poms. Makes me excited when I will finally start my Warspite!

Cheers




Thanks Mike,

keep that thought, they do stretch ones repertoire of naughty words.

I have the first one finished, will post a couple of pics shortly.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Couldn't get into the zone on repetitive bits yesterday.

did manage to finish the first pompom though.

ammo boxes, one not yet folded.



fitted on mount.



and completed.



one down three to go.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:08 AM UTC
Arrggh! Night of the Pom Poms has returned!