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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Nice work on the AA Si, lots of fiddly bits to try your patience. I agree with Russ, nice touch on highlighting the ammo.

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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

great to see some substantial progress on the Old Lady - she really looks the part, Mate!!

PomPoms - always a source of 'pleasure' - but those things do look interesting in all their details. Still always I am pretty happy once they are completed. Same goes - to a lesser extend - for the Oerlikons...

Fine job, she looks great!

Cheers,
Jan




Thanks you Jan, for your kind comment,

The pompoms were a bit of a fight. and 33% of the way through the 20mm.

Taking a short break and working on the masts.
Always glad to have you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 07:03 AM UTC
Hi Si,

great to see some substantial progress on the Old Lady - she really looks the part, Mate!!

PomPoms - always a source of 'pleasure' - but those things do look interesting in all their details. Still always I am pretty happy once they are completed. Same goes - to a lesser extend - for the Oerlikons...

Fine job, she looks great!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC

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Pom Poms look great Si

nice touch painting the ammo a different colour too



Thanks Russ,

Glad to get them in place. The ammo was uncovered, the links should be black and the shells similar or dark green, but my brush skills are not quite up to that, but the brass of the cartridge does as add contrast.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 09:33 AM UTC
Pom Poms look great Si

nice touch painting the ammo a different colour too
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC

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Si,

Those POM-POM's look sweet sitting on the deck. They seem to take on a different look (tone?) then when you had them painted on the bench.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Very glad to have them in place. the different tone may well have been better light in my "studio" area last weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
Si,

Those POM-POM's look sweet sitting on the deck. They seem to take on a different look (tone?) then when you had them painted on the bench.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 06:25 AM UTC
Final entry on the almost Nordic saga of the pompoms.

All painted.



and mounted on the old girl



That's that done, on with 20mm

The first batch sprayed.



Barrels painted & fitted.



And fitted in place.





nine down twenty to go.

More soon.

Si





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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Thanks Dave,

The layout of the ammo cans is quite clever, there are two belts in each can, the forward one feeds the inner barrels, and rear belts the outer barrels, hence the stagger in the barrels.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 07:59 AM UTC
SI,

Nice work. I didn't realize those were ammo cans on the sides when you first posted a photo of the first one.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
Very quick update from last weekend. Not much time at the bench.

All four pompoms built.



The odd one is mostly North Star parts,

But painted it fits in with the others.



detail painting and they will be ready for fitting.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC

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SI,

You must have hands as steady as a rock to do those 20mm. I had a heck of time getting those shields attached to the mounts. Nice work.

Mark




Hi Mark,

I do understand what you mean. I find it easier to attach the mounts to shields whilst the shields are still on the fret, and once dry then add the pedestal prior to cutting it off the fret.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 05:47 AM UTC

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I think this is one of your longer builds Si?

Are the 20mm Model Master?

Looking good!



Hi Russ,


I have been a bit on and off this one, but definitely going for the final push... I think.




The 20mm are Pontos, a little easier than model master.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:37 PM UTC
SI,

You must have hands as steady as a rock to do those 20mm. I had a heck of time getting those shields attached to the mounts. Nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 09:53 AM UTC
I think this is one of your longer builds Si?

Are the 20mm Model Master?

Looking good!
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC
Apologies, but still on 20mm and pompoms

the 20mm, not a good pic, but some more done.



progress on the pompoms





not much, but getting there.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC

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SI,

Nice PE work but what is the item in the first picture? I can't tell what it is.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

It is one fully barrelled up pompom chassis and one with two barrels in.

Close up, the barrels don't look that wonky with a MK1 eyeball.



Nearly pinged a short barrel across the workshop, so left off there before I lost something.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC
SI,

Nice PE work but what is the item in the first picture? I can't tell what it is.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 08:18 AM UTC
Hi Norman,

it's always the pay off, simplicity vs detail.

Only small update, working with very small etch in the heat is "interesting" sweaty hands on tweezers is not helpful to at the least.

I have already had one casualty amongst the pontos parts, a ping out the tweezers fitting thatch outer, found half of the carcass
plastic, but where the etch went I don't know.

Not a disaster. Found a spare part built North star beast I didn't use on Repulse.



will use spare pontos bits to finish it.

meantime progress on the other two.





Work going on the 20mm too, aI think I did something similar to get the shield straight on the Duke.



Doesn't seem to be working that well, practice makes perfect.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 08:01 AM UTC
Ive built both flyhawk and now pontos Pom poms, flyhawk take is a middle of the road using kit and flyhawk parts but no resin, pontos in the KVG 1941 set is outright insane. You start with a resin base, add 6 grates, fold the stand for the breech assy, and Shell chute, then comes the resin breech, with a photoetch wraparound for the sides and front, drill 8 .5mm holes for the 8 barrels, then sights, four magazines, 2 magazine baskets per gun, then comes 4 rails. All in all around 30 something parts per gun. They look good, but holy Jesus they test the patience of anyone. I am at the point of wanting simpler lol.
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC

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Just caught up on this one si, the warspite looks good, Im building the pontos KVG 1941 Pom poms now. A lot more parts with the newer pontos sets, have to build 6, comes with resin bases and breech assy, rest photo etch. No kit parts. Should be fun. Keep it up Si



Thanks Norman,

The Grand Old lady Has been a bit on hold of late, mostly to crack on with other stuff, although family stuff a the hot weather has reduced wokshop time of late.

Have to say the Pom poms are less fun that those in the KGV sets.
But to be fair they were Pontos' fair attempt.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC
Just caught up on this one si, the warspite looks good, Im building the pontos KVG 1941 Pom poms now. A lot more parts with the newer pontos sets, have to build 6, comes with resin bases and breech assy, rest photo etch. No kit parts. Should be fun. Keep it up Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

just checking back in after, well, about a month...

Great work, the PE looks excellent and a fine job to the PomPoms!!

Cheers,
Jan




Thanks Jan,

Those pompoms are "interesting" to say the least. Intended to get them finished last weekend... That plan went well.. Not.


Always appreciate you looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 05:58 AM UTC
Hi Si,

just checking back in after, well, about a month...

Great work, the PE looks excellent and a fine job to the PomPoms!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 07:38 AM UTC

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I did dare go back.

One photograph I forgot to take last time. The finished upgraded Pompom compared to the unaltered kit parts.






Apples and oranges, mate. The upgraded part looks great!



Thanks Russ,

They are a pain to get them to go together, but well worth the effort.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si