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1/200 HMS Rodney with Pontos Stuff
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 03:14 PM UTC

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looking good Warren

Very nice of Pontos to provide rod to replace the styrene barrel cleaners



That is why I like Pontos so much. All the extra detail you could want and more. And their wooden decks stick and stay stuck.
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 09:32 AM UTC
looking good Warren

Very nice of Pontos to provide rod to replace the styrene barrel cleaners
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 07:05 PM UTC
Okay, some more progress..

The foredeck is sprout protuberances at a large rate. Yesterday..



Today..



See what I mean! That area is behind the second wave breaker, the first is basically fished, except for some dreaded sticky-uppy things..



Sticky-uppy things must wait until near the end or they may depart the area they are attached to. Then there are these two sets of barrel cleaning rods I have attached to their cradles..



These flank the forward turret and I presume there are two more flanking the aft turret, which isn't really aft at all..

That's it for now.
Warren

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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC

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My Wife asked me when the new Trumpeter Titanic is going to be released and asked me if I wanted it... she is a keeper!



Indeed she is!

My wife used to ask if I wanted models for birthdays/xmas etc but now has refused to fund anymore until the stash has been substantially reduced
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
Yes Mark I am very lucky. Second time around seems almost too good to be true sometimes.
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 11:57 PM UTC

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My Wife asked me when the new Trumpeter Titanic is going to be released and asked me if I wanted it... she is a keeper!



Lucky you!
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 03:14 PM UTC
My Wife asked me when the new Trumpeter Titanic is going to be released and asked me if I wanted it... she is a keeper!
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 12:54 PM UTC

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1/200 ships push the display boundaries though..

But I am looking forward to the Titanic.



not just size wise: The wallet gets hit too



It is easy to justify if you go an a dollar per hour ratio you got for your money. $600 divided by say 1000hrs build time (VERY conservative) and that comes out as less than $1 per hour. But the Rodney is taking many more hours than that so I look at it as very cheap entertainment. I mean you pay $20 to go see a movie which goes for about 2 hours... That is $10 per hour!!



exactly the same point I make to "her indoors" when she complains of being the wife of a hobby model maker
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 12:35 PM UTC

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1/200 ships push the display boundaries though..

But I am looking forward to the Titanic.



not just size wise: The wallet gets hit too



It is easy to justify if you go an a dollar per hour ratio you got for your money. $600 divided by say 1000hrs build time (VERY conservative) and that comes out as less than $1 per hour. But the Rodney is taking many more hours than that so I look at it as very cheap entertainment. I mean you pay $20 to go see a movie which goes for about 2 hours... That is $10 per hour!!
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM UTC

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1/200 ships push the display boundaries though..

But I am looking forward to the Titanic.



not just size wise: The wallet gets hit too
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:21 AM UTC
1/200 ships push the display boundaries though..

But I am looking forward to the Titanic.
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC

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Thanks all.

I wouldn't recommend the Gripen (Kitty Hawk 1/48). Many fit issues and detail you may not want to incorporate but have to due to the desin of the model.

Cheers
Warren



Lucky for me only work in 1/72 in terms of a/c (the one true scale? ) and stick to mainly WW2 topics newly tooled by Airfix, which so far I've found to be very nice to work with



I USED to only build 1/72, then I went to 1/32 and 1/72, and now I am building more 1/48 than anything else. The 1/32 birds take up too much space at the moment until I get my shed set up correctly then I will have space to store everything.

Cheers
Warren



It's true what they say: Size does matter!

I chose 1/72 as preferred scale due to lack of space and plethora of topics and it went nuts from there...

I've a 1/24 Typhoon in the stash but display space is basically putting me off starting it. Ships are great in that they are long but can easily be placed on a shelf or in a cabinet... Wing things on the other hand.... hm
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:31 PM UTC

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Thanks all.

I wouldn't recommend the Gripen (Kitty Hawk 1/48). Many fit issues and detail you may not want to incorporate but have to due to the desin of the model.

Cheers
Warren



Lucky for me only work in 1/72 in terms of a/c (the one true scale? ) and stick to mainly WW2 topics newly tooled by Airfix, which so far I've found to be very nice to work with



I USED to only build 1/72, then I went to 1/32 and 1/72, and now I am building more 1/48 than anything else. The 1/32 birds take up too much space at the moment until I get my shed set up correctly then I will have space to store everything.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC

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Wow, Warren, you are a modelling polymath! As if the Rodney wasn't looking fantastic enough, apparently you have mastered armor and aircraft as well!




I don't know if I would say 'mastered'... Second ever model I built was an aircraft and they were the main things I built in my formative years. I like to have something ticking along while building a bigger project, the thing is there is almost always something to do with these 1/200 ships and detail sets, until you need a paint..

Thanks Tim.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC
Wow, Warren, you are a modelling polymath! As if the Rodney wasn't looking fantastic enough, apparently you have mastered armor and aircraft as well!

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC

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Thanks all.

I wouldn't recommend the Gripen (Kitty Hawk 1/48). Many fit issues and detail you may not want to incorporate but have to due to the desin of the model.

Cheers
Warren



Lucky for me only work in 1/72 in terms of a/c (the one true scale? ) and stick to mainly WW2 topics newly tooled by Airfix, which so far I've found to be very nice to work with
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:39 AM UTC
Thanks all.

I wouldn't recommend the Gripen (Kitty Hawk 1/48). Many fit issues and detail you may not want to incorporate but have to due to the desin of the model.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC

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Very cool stuff, Warren!

Deck and foc'sle detailing looks great, as does the camo. The colors were worth waiting for! - and nice stuff you did in between!

Cheers,
Jan



Warren,

I can't agree more, very nice progress.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
What Jan said

ps. Nice side projects too
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 05:51 AM UTC
Very cool stuff, Warren!

Deck and foc'sle detailing looks great, as does the camo. The colors were worth waiting for! - and nice stuff you did in between!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 06:58 PM UTC
Then over the last few days I have been continuing the bow stuff and added a couple of derrick poles..



The vents on the forward side of the raised second turret..



And worked on another jib of some sort. Each of the cross braces are seperate PE parts so it is taking a while..





That's it for now.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 06:37 PM UTC
OK. I have a new computer and am gradually transferring everything across but emails still aren't working. Luckily the old one still is..
OK. Lets start with the photos not everyone can see..
A few PE frets being painted ready for installation..

Then we have some shots of the bow..
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And finally, for the Rodney, two shots of the hull after camo was applied..

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Then, just to prove I wasn't lying around doing nothing while I waited for my paints I finished these..

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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC
Nah.. probably a Google Photos problem. Nothing but trouble there. Will repost tonight.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:32 PM UTC
Hi Warren,

like Russ says - no pics. So it's not a browser/computer problem on my side, as was my first thought...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 09:34 PM UTC

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A couple of shots.. a bit late but hey I was busy modelling..


I also fixed the links in the earlier post about the painting of the camo on the hull. And I have sprayed the Hull Red, boot top and touched up the bits where some paint bled under the masking tape. Most was around blisters on the hull.




But I can't see the pics