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1/200 HMS Rodney with Pontos Stuff
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 07:38 AM UTC
Nice start Warren,

The searchlights look like complex little kits on their own.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 11:12 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Mark.

I have been using PE for so long now most of it is fine. Worst I have had was some of the GLS stuff as the attaching points are just too large. Makes clean ups long and tedious.

And when they get the design wrong doesn't help much.
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 10:26 AM UTC
Warren,

Nice PE work you are doing there. Do you find working 1/200 PE easier than 1/350?

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 08:23 AM UTC
Oops! Forgot to mention I also completed step one of the instruction by drilling out various holes in the deck. I presume it is the same deck as the Nelson as there are lots of flashed -over holes in the deck.
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
Go on Russ! You can do it.

Anyway, back to the blog. If you fold this piece as Pontos want you to fold it..



... the searchlight body doesn't fit in the cradle you have just bent. Joy. Unfortunately my first cradle got me annoyed and paid the price. Pontos have made a cock-up with this part and the mounts for the searchlight have been etched around the wrong way compared to the frame ie you have to remove the PE part with the hole for the searchlight studs and make it so it is on the inner side of the frame, not the outer.

Sorry for the explanation being a bit nebulous, I did take a picture but it seems to have disappeared off my phone. Anywho after a lot of folding and trimming and glueing I came up with 4 44in searchlights.



I then started on the next part of Step 2 of the instructions and made something that looks like a circular building with four seats around it. The first photo shows the supports for the seats which is Trumpeter PE.



And the second the assembly gefor the seats are attached to their supports..



I am sure someone out there will know what this strange structure is for.

Last photo is Sprue F.



Next up is the first part of the armament, the 40mm pom poms.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 11:10 PM UTC

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Welcome aboard to my old blog mates Simon and Russell, and welcome to Norman.

Let's hope there is fair sailing ahead.

I am wondering if anyone out there has ever attempted to build two 1/200 ships both with Pontos sets? Has anyone been mad enough to attempt the feat? Is there a place in the Guiness Bool of Records for such a mad task?

Wibble, wibble...



Mate, I'm not even game to attempt one 1/200 scale kit (with or without Pontos AM), let alone two!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 08:11 PM UTC
And so it begins, with a 44in Searchlight.. well not in 1/200..

The first sprue to be attacked, Sprue H of which there are 2 in the one bag.





Then the first parts to be removed from a sprue..



These parts then get glued together to form the bodys of the searchlights.



Then it is tome to go over to the Pontos set and add so much PE to each of these lights they will look nothing like the kit parts. BTW, the kit comes with PE for the searchlights as well, but the Pontos PE is far and away the best..



I attache dthe mirror image piece to the other side and that is all the construction for tonight as I didn't sit down at the bench until after 5pm and there is ni way I am going to have late dinner! You can call me anything you want, just don't call me late for dinner!

Oh, one possibly helpful tip if you have a shed load of PE sprues to use, I store mine in a large paperbak, like this..



Stops the frets and parts getting damaged.

Cheerio for now
Warren

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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 03:18 PM UTC
Welcome aboard to my old blog mates Simon and Russell, and welcome to Norman.

Let's hope there is fair sailing ahead.

I am wondering if anyone out there has ever attempted to build two 1/200 ships both with Pontos sets? Has anyone been mad enough to attempt the feat? Is there a place in the Guiness Bool of Records for such a mad task?

Wibble, wibble...
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC
Im in too
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 09:24 AM UTC
Me too. Following along that is
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
Nice subject Warren,

Will be following along,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 03:22 PM UTC
Hello everyone out there in MSW land.
I have ended my self-imposed absence from the internet blog sites. I needed a rest for a while and the Photobucket debacle took all the wind out of my sails (boat related stuff!)
For my return I have decided to build the Trumpeter 1/200 HMS Rodney, one of the ships that helped sink the Bismarck back in 1941. I also have the 1/200 Bismarck as well and I am not 100% sure I will do the Rodney yet as the Hataka paint paint I ordered hasn't arrived from overseas as yet, whereas I have all the colours I need for said Bismarck.
In the meantime, here are some pictures of the Wodney (too much Monty Python) before I start it.
First off we have the art work on the box.



One weird thing is that the Rodney and Nelson have the same pictures on the Trumpeter website..

On removing the tight fitting lid you find four seperate boxes. The long white one holds the one piece hull (yay!) and the other three are stuffed with plastic sprues.



When you remove the three smaller boxes you are confronted with a large box which holds the one-piece deck (again yay!)





There are a total of 10 Photo etch sheets, 2 per bag..



The other item used in this build will be the incredibly awesome Pontos detail set.



If you want to see what all the PE sheets, resin pieces, turned brass barrels etc and wooden deck pieces go to the Pontos site for a look. Pictures of all will be uploaded a bit later when I finally decide to build this kit.. or maybe I will build both at once! Now there is a sure way to insanity!
That's it for now,
Warren