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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 09:37 AM UTC
Looking great!!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 08:44 PM UTC
ah, I often find that too Si, where the PE ladders are too wide for the holes in the deck...
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:35 AM UTC

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Looking great!!!!



Thanks Charlie,

She is moving on, it is a very nice kit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:43 AM UTC

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ah, I often find that too Si, where the PE ladders are too wide for the holes in the deck...



Not the first time I have had this problem for sure Russ,

Generally I love the ease with which Pontos inclined ladders fold, however does make the fragile to handle, I think I am going to have make to template for the width of these ladders that go through holes, less chance of an untidy finish.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 03:42 AM UTC

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The progress for this weekend was mostly with the paintbrush.

Camo on the bridge structure.






Are you going to go back and add the missing Orlikon tub that sits between the 2 that are there?
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 07:57 AM UTC
Hi Si!

Great to have you back with your usual pace on several subjects in parallel! Great work, Warspite is an all time favorite of mine, and I have her sitting in the stash and waiting for better (modeling) times along with the Pontos set.

Very nice progress indeed mate!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 03:07 AM UTC

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The progress for this weekend was mostly with the paintbrush.

Camo on the bridge structure.






Are you going to go back and add the missing Orlikon tub that sits between the 2 that are there?



Hi Roy,

Thanks for reminding me, I had forgotten, Pontos provide a Nice resin replacement for the kit part.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 03:09 AM UTC

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Hi Si!

Great to have you back with your usual pace on several subjects in parallel! Great work, Warspite is an all time favorite of mine, and I have her sitting in the stash and waiting for better (modeling) times along with the Pontos set.

Very nice progress indeed mate!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

She is a great looking ship, always remember building the old Airfix kit when I was a kid, still love her.

One piece of advise, a decent magnifying glass will come in very handy to hep with the Pontos instructions.

Chers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 04:40 AM UTC
Hi Si,

Great work on your models! Love seeing your updates! Happy Holidays and here's to seeing many more updates in 2018!

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 09:11 AM UTC
Thanks Mike.

Same to you mate, not quite done for 2017 yet, might manage the odd cheeky session in the workshop.

This weekend's update to come when the camera battery has charged.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 08:35 AM UTC
A little progress between Christmas preparations.

The middle 20mm tubs on B gun deck, enhanced with etch.



Test fitted, very neat indeed.



and finally painted, fixed in place and camo'd.



B gun deck and the hanger in place, the mounts for the 40' derricks on the after end of B Gundeck have been fitted, along with the railings and carley floats to the hanger.



The railings and a couple of other bits came from the WEM set, which is very good, and contains a few bits & peices of etch that Pontos does not. (and of course vice versa)

Cheers and Merry Christmas to all!

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:14 PM UTC
Looking very nice, Si

good to see the Heathwood docks still active during the festive period

Merry Christmas and happy modelling!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 06:27 AM UTC
Definitiv nice work, Si! And great to see your shipyard remains open throughout holiday season - mine will close down (or has already...)

So I wish you merry Christmas and a happy new year, and I'm looking forward to sharing more builds with you here on MSW in 2018!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 08:05 AM UTC

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Looking very nice, Si

good to see the Heathwood docks still active during the festive period

Merry Christmas and happy modelling!




Cheers Russ, same to you mate.

I have given the boys a few days off, having a sneaky day off work on the 27th in an attempt to get a quiet day in the shipyard.

Here's to a great year of modelling in 2018.





Si
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 08:07 AM UTC

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Definitiv nice work, Si! And great to see your shipyard remains open throughout holiday season - mine will close down (or has already...)

So I wish you merry Christmas and a happy new year, and I'm looking forward to sharing more builds with you here on MSW in 2018!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks mate, and Merry Christmas & happy new year to you to

Hoping to get a cheeky last update in for 2017, but here's to a great year's modelling in 2018

Cheers




Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 06:16 AM UTC
Si you are a ship making fool. Looking good, I finally delved a bit into the Texas with the pontos set, not too intimidating if you do it in sub assemblies. Still following along. Looking great as usual.
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 10:02 AM UTC

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Si you are a ship making fool. Looking good, I finally delved a bit into the Texas with the pontos set, not too intimidating if you do it in sub assemblies. Still following along. Looking great as usual.



Thanks Norman,

Always glad to have along, The set for the Texas is rather good, but then this ship making fool is a bit of a sub assembly merchant.

Have a great Christmas mate!

Wit a bit of luck, should be back with a final update of the year after Chistmas.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 09:57 AM UTC
Just managed to grab a sneaky couple hours in the workshop, only a small progress, but something.

Railings on the boat deck / pompom deck.



Work started on the funnel, the lower two platforms, along with the supports test fitted.



Final fittings on the boat / pompom deck and finally fixed down.



New year weekend is looking like very little chance of escaping to sanctuary of the workshop, so Happy New Year to all.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:35 AM UTC
SI,

Nice couple of hours worth of work. It may not look like much, but it is. Happy New Year!

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 07:16 AM UTC

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SI,

Nice couple of hours worth of work. It may not look like much, but it is. Happy New Year!

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Always good to make some progress.

Same to you Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 09:53 AM UTC
A bit more progress today.

The wind deflector for the compass platform.



The main director, basic plastic parts.



The compass platform with wind deflector and pompom director platforms fitted.



Searchlight and signal lamps fitted to the signal deck,



Windows to the flag bridge fitted with the compass platform test fitted.



And the bridge structure glued down.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC
A bit of progress on the sub assemblies.

Upper bridge , with DF loop fitted.



285 aerials fitted to the High angle directors.



Gunnery radar fitted to the main director.



Sub assemblies sprayed.



Details going on the after superstructure, railings and gear for the derrick booms.



More soon

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 04:42 AM UTC
SI,

Your PE work is looking awesome!

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC

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SI,

Your PE work is looking awesome!

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is aided by the fact the Pontos etch wants to bend in the right place.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:19 AM UTC
Today's progress,

after superstructure done, except for the booms and pompom directors and fixed down.



The etched breakwater has been sprayed and fitted.



HA directors and a couple of other bits fitted to the Flag bridge deck.



For the twin 4" mounts, I am replacing the kit parts with the North Star parts.

The first mount under way.



the guns test fitted onto the base.



More soon.

Cheers

Si