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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 09:25 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on those guns. I would never have imagined they would be on the mast tops. Seems like it would be real pain to be an ammunition passer for those guns.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I am not sure how they got the ammunition up there, there an oval access point, if you look at the second to last picture it is visible between the two nearside guns. I would assume a tackle is rigged from one of the attachment points for the stays, and cases of shells hauled up from the maindeck.

The guns in the mast tops was quite common during the pre-dreadnought era. France and Russia in particular went in for some fancy structures on the masts.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 01:14 PM UTC
Si,

Nice work on those guns. I would never have imagined they would be on the mast tops. Seems like it would be real pain to be an ammunition passer for those guns.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 09:23 PM UTC

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Great looking fighting tops, Si! They must have been quite heavy mounting four guns apiece.



Thanks Gaz,

Not only were they heavy, I don't think they were practical, a very small space, with four gun crews up there as well.

They did not last long, they were taken off prior to the Russo - Japanese war, and the guns moved down on to the upper and lower bridges, also all the gun-shields were removed, from all 3inch and 47mm guns on the open decks.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:42 AM UTC
Great looking fighting tops, Si! They must have been quite heavy mounting four guns apiece.
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 08:57 AM UTC

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Couldn't imagine being exposed on those fighting tops during action then expected to hoist ammo up as well...

Very nice rendering of the guns though



Thanks Russ,

Cannot have been fun. Which is likely why the did not last long, that and topweight, they came off less than three years after the ship commissioned.

The etch for those guns is so well designed, three pieces of etch, excluding the shield., and one of those is the base plate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:46 AM UTC
Couldn't imagine being exposed on those fighting tops during action then expected to hoist ammo up as well...

Very nice rendering of the guns though
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 05:59 AM UTC
Last weekend's progress.

As the Pontos upgrade is designed for the 1905 kit, it does not have enough 47mm guns with short pedestals, a comparison.



The solution, pedestals cut from the one part plastic guns, fixed to the etched base plates,



All eight guns assembled.



The kit shields bent to shape, these are not easiest to handle, but they came out ok.

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sprayed white.



a bit of detail painting on the guns.



Shields fitted.



Fitted to the tops.







More soon.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 08:24 AM UTC

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The light looks perfect!
Those ladder rungs on the mast add a lot as well. Layer by layer, you are putting together something special!



what Tim said



Thanks Russ,

running out original replies, just totally enjoying this build.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 08:22 AM UTC

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The light looks perfect!

Those ladder rungs on the mast add a lot as well. Layer by layer, you are putting together something special!



Thankyou Tim,

Very kind of you to say so. This build has really captured my enthusiasm, It Is the detail, both in the kit, and the Pontos upgrade is excellent, leaves little for me to add.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 08:17 AM UTC

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Si,

Those searchlights look sweet.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I am really getting into 1/200th scale, the extra level of depth with parts of just about manageable size.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 08:03 AM UTC

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Lovely work on the Searchlights Si......Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

They do go together neatly, In the larger scales the extra details stop them looking toy like.

Cheers Si.
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 07:55 AM UTC

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Awesome work, Si!



Thanks Gaz,

It is a little challenging, but also one of the most interesting builds I have worked on so far.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 08:05 PM UTC

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The light looks perfect!
Those ladder rungs on the mast add a lot as well. Layer by layer, you are putting together something special!



what Tim said
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 11:23 AM UTC
The light looks perfect!

Those ladder rungs on the mast add a lot as well. Layer by layer, you are putting together something special!
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:55 AM UTC
Si,

Those searchlights look sweet.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 08:59 PM UTC
Lovely work on the Searchlights Si......Cheers Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 09:26 AM UTC
Awesome work, Si!
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 07:33 AM UTC
As promised, a bit more searchlight action.

All six searchlights built, sans lens and its outer ring.



Basic paint job, the bridge wing lights are white, and the pair for the mast platforms are the dark yellow.



The insides painted citadel "Grey nights steel".



Lenses and front rings fitted.



Fitting in place.









Overview.



That was last weekend.

Got the 47mm built and fitted today, will get that posted soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 10:11 AM UTC

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Those search lights look great, Si



Thanks Rus,

A bit more searchlight action to come.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 10:10 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

great work, she's coming along very nicely!! Splendid PE work and fantastic details on top - I second what Tim says, even if they are most probably pretty fiddly, those searchlight stand out! They're worth the effort!

Cheers
Jan



Hi Jan,

They went together with a lot less fuss than I thought they would, but larger scale, the smallest parts are easier to handle and the design meant no fussy curving of delicate parts.

Very well designed indeed.

Thanks for looking in Mate, always appreciated.

Cheers

Si


I am really enjoying
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 09:46 AM UTC

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...A single piece injection moulded component is always going to look a second rate compared to the finesse of brass & resin, but to fair they are ok with a bit of added detait from scrape etch.



I agree, Si, the kit part doesn't look too bad on its own...but that Pontos assembly is really striking! It is well worth the extra effort, IMHO




Thanks Tim,

I rather like them, they will add another touch to the detail.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si.

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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC

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Si,

Those searchlights are really a improvement over the kit lights.

Mark



They are very nice Mark,

they add that little bit more depth.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 09:44 PM UTC
Those search lights look great, Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:29 AM UTC
Hi Si,

great work, she's coming along very nicely!! Splendid PE work and fantastic details on top - I second what Tim says, even if they are most probably pretty fiddly, those searchlight stand out! They're worth the effort!

Cheers
Jan