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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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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
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC

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I like that method.

Mark



Hi Mark,

It is one of the neatest pieces of Etch design I have seen.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:21 AM UTC
I like that method.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 05:50 AM UTC
Small update from yesterday,

The mainmast.

As promised, the Pontos method of attaching yard arms.

The brass and etch for fitting the single yard arm.



The etch folded ready for fitting.



Fitted to the yard arm.



And to the mast.



Simple as that.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC

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That mast looks great Si

FWIW, I have trouble with blu tac sticking to parts as well and try to avoid it where possible...

As for knocking things off and onto the floor-well the less said the better



Thanks Russ,

It can be a pain. but it does have it uses.


I will say no more mate!


Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:36 AM UTC

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Looking good mate, as for knocking it on the floor, don't tempt fate I knocked the PE mast off my KGV last night (still not found all the bits)



Sorry to hear that mate,

I know your pain, I spend to much time on my hands ad knees searching for lost bits.

thanks for looking in, and your kind comment.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 09:45 AM UTC
That mast looks great Si

FWIW, I have trouble with blu tac sticking to parts as well and try to avoid it where possible...

As for knocking things off and onto the floor-well the less said the better
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
Looking good mate, as for knocking it on the floor, don't tempt fate I knocked the PE mast off my KGV last night (still not found all the bits)
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark



It is Blue Tac Mark, two tips, work it so it's nice and soft before you stick anything in it, and take it out as soon as the paint is dry.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si. I do have habit of leaving the parts on the Blue-Tac to long.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark



It is Blue Tac Mark, two tips, work it so it's nice and soft before you stick anything in it, and take it out as soon as the paint is dry.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
Very quick update on the mast.

Painted.



and fitted, (before I knock it on the floor)




Hope to make some proper progress in the not too distant.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Don't you just hate pompoms, they look the business though, she's looking really great.



They can be a right pain Ken, and these were a bit tricky, but they are Pontos' first attempt, so I'll not be too harsh on them.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
Don't you just hate pompoms, they look the business though, she's looking really great.
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:38 AM UTC

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Si,

Really starting to like the way the wire looks instead of EZ-Line. I am going to have to give it a try.

Did those gun tubs come with the kit or did you add them?

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The gun tubs came with the Pontos set, very nice resin castings with etched ammo boxes.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC

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those cranes housings look very cool Si!

PS that first pic looks like Tserevich?



Thanks Russ,

Whoops!!! fat fingers, this is what I meant.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Si,

Really starting to like the way the wire looks instead of EZ-Line. I am going to have to give it a try.

Did those gun tubs come with the kit or did you add them?

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC
those cranes housings look very cool Si!

PS that first pic looks like Tserevich?