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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC
All I will say is... More rigging.











Done!

According to my to-do list on this one, anchors, admiral's walk, railings, jack and ensign staffs and radars to go, then the gaff and ensign, and she is done.



Cheers


Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 09:11 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice work with the mast and rigging. Those lockers were a nice addition. You would think they would supply lockers?

Mark



Hi Mark, I would have hoped so, but this was Pontos' first upgrade set, so I am inclined to be forgiving, especially since they have learned since then, and provide them. It was an easy fix too.

Thanks for looking in mate,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 09:41 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work with the mast and rigging. Those lockers were a nice addition. You would think they would supply lockers?

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
Progress this week.

The main mast painted and fitted.




No flag lockers are provided in the kit, or the upgrade, so I used four left over lockers, painted wood brown.



Three out of the four fitted.



Rigging.





The mainmast done, except for a gaff that needs to be added later.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 03:00 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

I also wonder how I have this far without it, stupidity and refusal to accept my eyesight isn't quite as good as I thought it was, I would think.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 09:18 PM UTC

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looks like you'll catch the glacier before I do Si




You could be right Russ

I have to admit I had lost the love for this project a bit, but chatting to a mate of mine from IPMS Barnet at the Telford show re-inspired me. That and the purchase of an optivisor so I can see the bits of the single 20mm.


Cheers

Si



Mate, I don't know how you've done it without an optivisor so far.

Probably the most useful purchase I've made since restarting the hobby
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 08:53 PM UTC

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Nice work on the 20mm Si, must have tested your patience.



Hi Ned,

They can be interesting, but a good optivisor fine needle nose tweezers are a great help.

Thanks for looking in and your kind comment.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:44 PM UTC
Nice work on the 20mm Si, must have tested your patience.
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 06:52 AM UTC

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Si,

Hats off to you for finishing those 20mm guns. They are a lot of work to assemble and to get those shield straight. They will look sweet when mounted to the decks.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I am very glad to have got them done.

Now just got the 70 odd for the Intrepid to look forward to.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
Si,

Hats off to you for finishing those 20mm guns. They are a lot of work to assemble and to get those shield straight. They will look sweet when mounted to the decks.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC

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looks like you'll catch the glacier before I do Si




You could be right Russ

I have to admit I had lost the love for this project a bit, but chatting to a mate of mine from IPMS Barnet at the Telford show re-inspired me. That and the purchase of an optivisor so I can see the bits of the single 20mm.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 08:44 AM UTC
looks like you'll catch the glacier before I do Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 06:19 AM UTC
Finally got to grips with the last 14 single 20mm.



painted.



Fitted in place.

Up for'd



down aft.



An overview.



The mainmast finally built.



More soon.

Si


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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work with those cranes.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

They were fun, I can see this one actually getting finished.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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The cranes look the business, Si!



Thanks Russ,

I am quite pleased with them, considering the booms and cabs were from different manufacturers, and the rigging home made.

Actually beginning to feel I am getting there on this one.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work with those cranes.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC
The cranes look the business, Si!
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:15 AM UTC
Bit more progress.

Cranes rigged, the pontos rigging came of the frets a while back, so a bit copper wire.



Fitted.



All the booms & derricks painted.



and fitted.



More work on the 20 mm, picked up some spares at Telford, as I have mislaid the pontos parts.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:15 AM UTC

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The grand old Lady is coming together nicely! Fine job on the cranes, too, Si!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

This one has been a bit of a slowly but surely job, but at least feel like I am getting there.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 07:29 AM UTC
The grand old Lady is coming together nicely! Fine job on the cranes, too, Si!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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an often overlooked part of many PE sets is the crane cabs-good to see they've got it covered here, Si. Very nice.




Pontos do a very good job with those Russ, the turned brass centre column really helps. both in structure and detail.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 09:47 PM UTC
an often overlooked part of many PE sets is the crane cabs-good to see they've got it covered here, Si. Very nice.
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 08:30 PM UTC
Very quick update.

The cranes, the etched kit booms are required by Pontos, and I managed to mislay them, so I used the wem boos instead.

In the process of being folded.



and fitted.



They are a bit narrow for the Pontos cabs, but they will suffice.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:53 PM UTC

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great design by Pontos and great execution!

Really is thoughtful of Pontos to provide brass to replace the styrene masts. So much easier to apply the rigging



Thanks Russ,

Your are right there, on the counts of design and rigging, the design makes the execution straight forward.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:43 PM UTC
great design by Pontos and great execution!

Really is thoughtful of Pontos to provide brass to replace the styrene masts. So much easier to apply the rigging