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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:41 PM UTC

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I always wondered where they kept the ready-use ammo for those little single 20mm tubs! Looking good, Si.



Thanks Tim,

Nice to have etch to go with the finer resin tubs from the pontos set. Academy do provide the moulded on boxes on their tubs, which I will be using on the main turrets.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:37 AM UTC
Si I love seeing your work, I enjoy your updates, looks great as usual.
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
Si,

Those barges look mighty fine, very fine PE work.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC

I always wondered where they kept the ready-use ammo for those little single 20mm tubs! Looking good, Si.
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC
Bit more boats I'm afraid.

The two big motor boats done, and the cabins on the Admiral's barge, although the deck is not fixed down yet.



The basic paint job on the three big boats.



Finally, something that really feels like progress, the three biggies with a wash and drybrush here and there, and fitted in place.



Still quite a bit of paintwork to be done on the barge, so on with some 20mm tubs on the catapult deck.



A bit of a throwback to a 70's cocktail party, but the cocktail stick through the hole in the centre makes the resin part easier to work with.

All six with doors and ready use boxes fitted, ready for a coat of 507c



More soon.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 01:09 AM UTC
Yesterday's progress.

Scratchbuilding the missing mushroom vents.



A fine crop has sprouted.



Fitted, and with the turret put in place to check nothing is fouling it.





after that bit of excitement back to the boats.

Two large motor launches.

surgery on the underside.



The cradles and deck on.



On these boats part of the kit deck is used, the actual kit part and the bit used.



Ran out of time to get any further, more on the boat saga soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC
Very small update, but busy times.

Work has started on two of the boats.





The completed boat is a 45' motor boat and the other is the Admiral's barge.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC

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The brass barrels do make a big difference don't they.



Hi Ken,

The certainly do, no issues with seams or mould lines, and crisoer detail, and better muzzle depth.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC

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Good to see her "teeth" going in Si. Even if it is only for "test fit"



It sure is Russ,

was tempted just to build the other three turrets, but more pressing jobs on the Grand old Lady first.

Thanks for looking in mate, always appreciated.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 12:59 PM UTC
The brass barrels do make a big difference don't they.
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 01:52 AM UTC
Good to see her "teeth" going in Si. Even if it is only for "test fit"
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC

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Looks good, Si! And always a nice comparison, plastic vs. turned brass barrels - the brass barrels make quite a difference!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

The brass barrels are really nice, but the resin blast bags are also a really big improvement over the kit parts (which aren't that bat to be fair.)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:30 PM UTC
Looks good, Si! And always a nice comparison, plastic vs. turned brass barrels - the brass barrels make quite a difference!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 02:33 AM UTC
Very quick update,

Thanks to Tim's advise and a bit of deeper research, there were mushroom vents around A and Y turrets, so before fitting any vents, a turret needed to be constructed in order to make sure I don't make them too high to foul the turret as it rotates.

The plastic bits.



The plastic barrels vs the brass and resin components.




Test fitted.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 01:34 PM UTC

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That's looking amazing



Thanks Ken,

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 01:33 PM UTC

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Si,

that is splendid work!! I particularly like all the small equipment and the busy look of your compass platform. I stole some of your ideas, printed some of your pictures and will use them as inspiration to get a little more life on my Hood's bridge.

Cheers,
Jan



You are very welcome Jan,

Hood's compass platform should be pretty similar, what is supplied in the kit does look a little sparse to me.

Thanks for looking in, and your kind comment as always.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:28 PM UTC
That's looking amazing
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 09:32 PM UTC
Si,

that is splendid work!! I particularly like all the small equipment and the busy look of your compass platform. I stole some of your ideas, printed some of your pictures and will use them as inspiration to get a little more life on my Hood's bridge.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:24 AM UTC

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The kit say nothing about the holes on the Pontos deck, around a Barbette. Will need to do some digging amongst my references to see if I need to add any vents.


Well, Si, even if there were no vents around the barbette (the Anatomy of the Ship volume does show mushroom vents there), I suppose you can use spare bits of wood from the Pontos set to repair the little round holes. Love that deck so far!



Hi Tim,

Seemed likely to me there would be vents, there appears to be some spares in the kit. may be able to adapt those so they don't foul A turret.

Cheers for thee advice mate, much appreciated.

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC

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getting nice and busy around the bridge now



Thanks Russ,

I think I am happy with the bridge, nothing obviously missing looking at the drawings in AOTS.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 04:59 AM UTC

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The kit say nothing about the holes on the Pontos deck, around a Barbette. Will need to do some digging amongst my references to see if I need to add any vents.


Well, Si, even if there were no vents around the barbette (the Anatomy of the Ship volume does show mushroom vents there), I suppose you can use spare bits of wood from the Pontos set to repair the little round holes. Love that deck so far!
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
getting nice and busy around the bridge now
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC
Small update today.

Finishing of the compass platform. the bulwarks around the companionway up from the flag bridge.



Details to the signal platform at the rear of the flag bridge, ladders a few more voice pipes and railings.



Details on the foredeck tidied up.



The kit say nothing about the holes on the Pontos deck, around a Barbette. Will need to do some digging amongst my references to see if I need to add any vents.

More soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC

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Si, your open compass platform looks terriffic! It looks crowded even with just the equipment; I bet if you were to add crew figures it would look like the inside of a subway train!



Thanks Tim,

Glad you like it, it was "fun" to do. At action stations it would make a rush hour subway, or tube, train look quite roomy. Hadn't really thought about it, but you have put an idea in my mind, if I can sort some figures might look at manning the bridge with a cruising watch.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 06:22 PM UTC
Si, your open compass platform looks terriffic! It looks crowded even with just the equipment; I bet if you were to add crew figures it would look like the inside of a subway train!