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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 02:52 PM UTC

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Nice work with the PE. Really like the look of the paint work on the hull.



Thanks Mark,

for quite a simple two colour scheme it does manage to look striking.

The Pontos etch is very friendly (although the instructions for this very early set are a little on the basic side - later ones are much better)

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 06:26 AM UTC

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Nice work with the PE. Really like the look of the paint work on the hull.


Me too! I really like the look of Warspite all dressed up in her camou!
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 06:24 AM UTC
Nice work with the PE. Really like the look of the paint work on the hull.
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 03:28 AM UTC
Bit of progress.

Etched detail on the rear of the bridge structure.



and on the underside of the boat deck.



All the superstructure units test fitted,



Cheers

Si

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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:19 AM UTC

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Great seeing this back on....looking great Si!



Good to be back on this one Todd, the momentum is picking up.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:18 AM UTC

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Following!! I love the PE step by steps!! Great job!



Thanks Charlie,

Glad you are enjoying the build.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:17 AM UTC

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True that mate-those disruptive patterns can be a real challenge!



Especially when you have to mask across etch

Will get there, bit more done, will post latter today / tmrw

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 06:04 AM UTC
Great seeing this back on....looking great Si!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:53 PM UTC
Following!! I love the PE step by steps!! Great job!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:55 PM UTC
True that mate-those disruptive patterns can be a real challenge!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 02:05 PM UTC
Thanks Russ,

Good to be back on her, her superstructure is somewhat more complex than it looks, especially when it comes to painting.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 03:27 AM UTC
good to see this one getting some 'love'
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 02:53 AM UTC
I think I may have missed posting some progress, apologies for that!

Anyway, secondary armament assembled and ready for paint. the Pontos barrels are a straight replacement for the kit parts.



The hanger assembled, the pompom deck won't be fitted until after painting.



The after superstructure under way.



Done and test fitted.



Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 12:00 AM UTC
Thanks Russ,

Hardly leaps and bounds, but at least ready for a bit more paint, the '42 camo is going to be fun to mask.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Just catching up with MSW this morning Si, and see that Warspite is moving along in leaps and bounds!

Great stuff!
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 01:04 AM UTC
Managed to get in the zone this afternood, and the deck supports done.



Breakwater and ladder fitted forward of the 6" casemates.



Name and door leading onto the quarterdeck.



The deck of the admirals walk and supports in place, a couple of the supports are not called out on the instructions, but they were in the right place on the fret.



And the right way up and the doors our fitted.



Ready for masking and paint on the upper hull.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 01:15 AM UTC
Small progress today

Much clamping and a little filler, foredeck and quarterdeck down.



centre deck section fitted,



Can't see it in this pic, but there is a nasty gap between the mid and for'd sections, the ends overhang the 6" casemates, which will need fixing, but the worst of it will be under the wood deck.

The first etch down, haven't got far, could get in the zone today, but it is a start,



cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 12:39 PM UTC

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Hi Si!

Great new project, Mate!!

Needless to say that I'm in!! (Even though I'll be in my catching up modus for some time...)

Another project on my shelf as well, same setup - looking forward to your build!! Good start! One of the ships with the most distinctive history that I know of.

Cheers,
Jan



Always glad to have you along Mate.

She is a fascinating ship, will try to do her justice.

Looking forward to seeing something new from you too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 12:32 AM UTC
Hi Si!

Great new project, Mate!!

Needless to say that I'm in!! (Even though I'll be in my catching up modus for some time...)

Another project on my shelf as well, same setup - looking forward to your build!! Good start! One of the ships with the most distinctive history that I know of.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:51 AM UTC

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Ahoy Simon

Wow the start of another great looking build and like Russell here I am following along.

There is never a slow down in your shipyard Simon that's for sure.

Cheers


Sean



Hi Sean,

Always glad to have you along mate. Things might slow down a bit early August, but don't like to stand still or too long.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:31 AM UTC
Ahoy Simon

Wow the start of another great looking build and like Russell here I am following along.

There is never a slow down in your shipyard Simon that's for sure.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:26 PM UTC
Thanks for the Tip Rory, will do.

I have the Anatomy of a ship & Top drawings books, as well as a few general references, they will be on the bench.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:24 PM UTC

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Si,

Great start to a great subject. Will be following closely.

Dave



welcome aboard Dave,

Always great to have you along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 08:54 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



My only major comment is check your references carefully. There is a ton of stuff left on my frets that I just cannot find indicated on the instructions. Not sure if its general stuff for QE class or they left it up to the builder.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 01:42 AM UTC
Si,

Great start to a great subject. Will be following closely.

Dave