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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:10 PM UTC

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Good luck. I am coming to the end of my Warspite/Pontos build and its been fun! (mostly)



Welcome aboard Rory,

Always glad to have the company, please feel free to chip with any comments, warnings about pitfalls etc. (Already noticed the brevity of the instructions)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:09 PM UTC

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Great start Simon... will be following



Hi Conrad,

welcome aboard, always glad of the company.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:08 PM UTC

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well, speak of the devil!

Here you are, Si, with a new build on the slipway, and here I am following along with interest



Thanks Russ,

Now there's a surprise. Very glad to have you along as usual.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:07 PM UTC

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Hi Simon,
That certainly is a restrained set by Pontos, but it looks like it has all the key details. Looking forward to see how this develops.

cheers
Michael



Hi Michael,

well it was the very first, Instructions are somewhat basic, so it will be fun.

Might chuck in some North star 4" just to liven things up a bit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 06:13 PM UTC
Good luck. I am coming to the end of my Warspite/Pontos build and its been fun! (mostly)
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 06:10 AM UTC
Great start Simon... will be following
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 02:33 AM UTC
well, speak of the devil!

Here you are, Si, with a new build on the slipway, and here I am following along with interest
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
Hi Simon,
That certainly is a restrained set by Pontos, but it looks like it has all the key details. Looking forward to see how this develops.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 02:06 AM UTC
After the long slog of the Bismarck, something a little simpler, Academy Warspite, with Pontos' first upgrade set.

Still complete, but only 3 sheets of etch instead on nine!

Here is what we've got.





Preparing for keel laying. Hull half with three internal bulkheads.



Keel laid, hull halves fit well.



The forefoot, moulded separately.



And fitted in place.



Prop shafts and rudders fitted, the shafts were moulded integrally with the brackets, but fitted well.



Destruction on the maindeck started, ready to take the wood deck.



even on the underside, supports will be repaced with etched parts.



A bit of colour on the hull, good old Halfords red primer.



Destruction done and decks test fitted, might need a little clamping but not too bad.



Cheers

Si