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1/200 HMS Rodney with Pontos Stuff
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:16 AM UTC
Hi Warren.

Very nice work, I am impressed by the extra level of detail in 1/200th.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 08:08 PM UTC
Am building the 1/200 Nelson also with Pontos set and after i installed the metal barrels i noticed that the last turret (closest to the bridge) cannot rotate freely anymore as the barrels are touching the middle barbette, they are either too long or something else in wrong with the dimensions of the parts.Have you noticed that yet?
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Great progress, Warren, and that etch looks fantastic!


A small suggestion; the three pronged device with the spoon-like ends appears to be an anemometer; should the ends be rotated 90 degrees?




Quite possibly. Didn't dawn on me that an anemometer would be that big in 1/200.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Warren,

That is some mighty, mighty fine PE work.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:51 PM UTC
Very sharp, Warren!
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:26 AM UTC
Great progress, Warren, and that etch looks fantastic!


A small suggestion; the three pronged device with the spoon-like ends appears to be an anemometer; should the ends be rotated 90 degrees?

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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 05:53 PM UTC
Got a fair bit done over the past week or so.

First I started the multimedia main mast with brass and resin pieces (so far)..



Then the platform for that mast...



and what looks like a little weather station off to the side..



Then the lower half..



Next up was constructing the things that go on the starfish platform, the radar lantern..



and then with the lantern glued in place..



Then I continued with the upper part of the main mast.



Radar still to be installed.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 03:33 PM UTC
Thanks for the praise everyone.

Sorry for the break in transmission (again) but other things beside modelling have been taking all my time lately, those things being a new puppy and driving from Adelaide to Sydney and flying back last weekend.

Should have more time from now on.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:03 AM UTC
Warren,

That etch work is impressive!
The Walrus aircraft are little kits in themselves. Way cool!
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 08:39 AM UTC
Great progress mate,

Your etch work is immaculate. I have missed the updates but this make s up for it,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC
I know Iíve said this before but Warren your work is outstanding and always fun to watch your progress. If I could get my PE half as good as yours Iíd be a happy man. Still here following along and keep it up, looks amazing.
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 01:09 PM UTC
Warren,

Wow, those pictures make quite a statement on their own.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:13 AM UTC
very impressive Warren

you've made up for a lack of updates with some really great progress
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
Hello again.
Sorry for the lack of updates but I have been otherwise occupied for about a month. First going to Vietnam and then having my parents stay with us.
There is not going to be much text in this update but lots of piccies. First up are some of the PE wind deflectors around the bridge ..

Then more shots showing the superstructure under construction..




And a structure with a platform that goes on top of the bridge area..

This is actually completely different to the one supplied in the kit. Then another view of the slowly growing Walrii..

A signaling light

Some binoculars (just squint a bit)

One of the radars..

Detail inside the funnel..

More funnel..

A gun director


Some structures on the base of the funnel


Nav lights on the funnel

The superstructure base finished..

And that's it for the moment.
Will post more frequent updates from now on.. I hope!
Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC
Hi Warren,

Walrus's (Walri??) look good, as does the brass on the main turrets.

good luck with all the port holes.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC

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200 port holes!

I think you're crazy



Please note my signature... and I haven't put all the brass port hole bits in place yet..


oh lord!
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 11:35 AM UTC

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200 port holes!

I think you're crazy



Please note my signature... and I haven't put all the brass port hole bits in place yet..
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:09 AM UTC
200 port holes!

I think you're crazy
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 08:18 PM UTC
Back again.

I finished off the basics of the main turrets..

1...



2...



3...



I know they might be A, B and Z but that is not important. Then I continued on the Walruses (Walri?)



and the engine pods. Looks a bit like a piglet..





Next it was on to the hull. First drilled out over two hundred port holes and then I removed a few mould seams and attached the hull strakes..



Big but not too hard using Tamiya Extra Thin cement. Lastly I attached the prop shafy supports and rudder..



That's all for now.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 02:58 PM UTC

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Hi Warren,

Nice progress, 6" mount looks good. I see Pontos instructions still have their little foibles. Mind they are an improvement on the original Dreadnought and Warspite sets.

Cheers

Si



But I didn't have any trouble with either of those..
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 09:20 PM UTC
Hi Warren,

Nice progress, 6" mount looks good. I see Pontos instructions still have their little foibles. Mind they are an improvement on the original Dreadnought and Warspite sets.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 06:01 AM UTC

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Love watching your work Warren, your etch skills amaze me. Following along but will be in the background. Canít wait to see the commission youíll do her proper as with all your work.



Thanks Norman.
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:49 PM UTC
Love watching your work Warren, your etch skills amaze me. Following along but will be in the background. Canít wait to see the commission youíll do her proper as with all your work.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC
Okey dokey.

I went back to the bench today and was busily gluing PE to the main turrets when I realised Pontos had failed to point out that the 6 in turrets only had one periscope each. I found this out after going to build six more periscopes only to find I could only build one more with the parts I had left. The other thing that got me is that Pontos showed you had to drill two holes in each turret which is incorrect. Only one hole is needed on the outside of the turrets depending on what side of the ship they are on. There are small caps supplied to cover the holes so I attached them and this is how they look now..



Then I got around to doing the other two barrel installations. If you remember I posted a picture of how the method looked I used, but I then decided to add some pieces of sprue between the guns for added support..



Some pieces of sprue from the kit just happened to be the right size and I flowed extra thin cement into the nooks and crannies to make sure the bar it immobile. Don't worry the barrels can still be moved, but I don't think I have ever intentionally moved a barrel in 30 years so I may just glue them as well. We shall see..

Cheers everyone
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:23 PM UTC

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Make that unanimous.

Good tip, I shall remember this for the Nel, when I finally get round to her.

Cheers

Si



I am thinking more and more of doing the Nelson OOB... But I probably won't. I am too used to PE etc now.

Cheers
Warren