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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 02:05 AM UTC

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SI,

That platform really is a nice improvement from the supplied in the kit.



Sure is Mark,

Etch is so much better for structures like this, really adds finesse to the whole thing

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 01:48 AM UTC

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I love how Pontos provide brass replacements for the masts!



You and me both mate, and all the other turned stuff, like the searchlight supports.

The do look the business when they are assembled.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC
SI,

That platform really is a nice improvement from the supplied in the kit.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 05:23 AM UTC
I love how Pontos provide brass replacements for the masts!
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC
A little progress on Sunday,

The long ladder fitted from the signal platform to the hanger roof.



will paint that next time round.

Test fit of the Pontos foremast lower section.



The etched starfish assembled, and platforms added to the foremast, the kit starfish shown for comparison.



The kit radar lantern assembled,



the upper section replaced with an open etched section.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC

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Speeding along nicely Si



Thanks Russ,

she is coming along. Made a bit more progress yesterday, will post shortly.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 02:44 PM UTC
Speeding along nicely Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 11:15 PM UTC

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Nice work Simon! I can imagine these splinter shields are no fun eh?



Thank you Thomaa,

The bending was a little tricky around the two curved sections. A little file work & a touch up will hide the worst of it. But then that in a way is the fun of our great hobby.


Thanks for looking in and your kind comment.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 02:03 AM UTC
Nice work Simon! I can imagine these splinter shields are no fun eh?
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
Next job,

The 4" gun positions.

The White Ensign splinter shields. One straight off the fret, one folded.




a lesson in how not to do it, all the splinter shielding down on the port side. If you leave the two inner sections off, it is much easier to get the gun mounts in.



The gun mounts assembled and with a top coat of paint on.



And the guns fitted.



Needs a little tidying up yet.

More tomorrow /Monday

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC
This weekend's progress,

The funnel given a coat of light grey.



the mid grey on and the funnel interior painted black.



The kit funnel cap.



Destruction done.



I used the White Ensign etched funnel cap as it matched the drawings better than the Pontos offering.



The funnel cap and searchlights fitted, and the funnel fixed down.



Four sights from the North star set with their seats fitted.



With a little trimming the WEM base for the 4" splinter shielding fitted the space in the Pontos deck perfectly, a testament to the accuracy of both.



More soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC

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Very nice work Si!

Crisp, clean and fast as usual!! She's really taking shape. Very nice etch work and the 4" will look spot on when ready!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Mate,

Took my lead from your work on those mounts on the Hood,

Might get them on in the next week or so.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
Very nice work Si!

Crisp, clean and fast as usual!! She's really taking shape. Very nice etch work and the 4" will look spot on when ready!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Thanks Rory,

It works for me mate,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 08:27 PM UTC

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Hi Rory, that is because that bit came from the WEM set, not the Pontos set. I am not sure if it is accurate, but it covers the empty cavern of the funnel very nicely.




It all becomes clear. It really looks good.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:13 AM UTC

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Little bit of progress today.

All platforms fitted to the funnel, railings on the upper level need a tweak yet, the searchlight supports have been fixed at the correct height.

Cheers

Si


Hi Rory, that is because that bit came from the WEM set, not the Pontos set. I am not sure if it is accurate, but it covers the empty cavern of the funnel very nicely.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si




I wonder if they have changed the Pontos Kit. I don't recall the bit you have inside the funnel in my PE set. Even looking at the instructions on their website I don't see it (http://pontosmodel.com/html/35001f1.html) hmmmmm...

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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:16 PM UTC

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Little bit of progress today.

All platforms fitted to the funnel, railings on the upper level need a tweak yet, the searchlight supports have been fixed at the correct height.

Cheers

Si





I wonder if they have changed the Pontos Kit. I don't recall the bit you have inside the funnel in my PE set. Even looking at the instructions on their website I don't see it (http://pontosmodel.com/html/35001f1.html) hmmmmm...
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 02:26 AM UTC
Yup, they do come in handy for that, and for keeping those lumps of blue tack the right way up, to allow work on small awkward bits of resin/ etch etc.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC
Nice use of the cocktail sticks Si-always looking for ways to avoid getting paint on my hands
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
Little bit of progress today.

The 4" mounts sprayed light grey,



Detail painted and the guns fitted to the mount



All platforms fitted to the funnel, railings on the upper level need a tweak yet, the searchlight supports have been fixed at the correct height.



The catapult under construction.



and done.



straight forward but effective.

The funnel and cat test fitted.



Cheers

Si


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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
Hi Mark,

I really like them, well cast, detailed and not massively overcomplicated.

looking forward to getting some paint on them.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 06:17 PM UTC
Si,

Those 4 inchers will look nice when finish.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
A bit more progress.

All four 4" mounts ready for a coat paint.



Work progressing on the funnel platforms



The searchlight supports are not fixed , just sat their to make sure the platforms are lined up.

The compass platform painted.



The kit sights and binocular mounts will be replaced with there north star parts.



More soon

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:13 AM UTC
Thanks Russ,

She is coming on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:25 PM UTC
nice work here too Si