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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 08:33 AM UTC

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Looking great mate



Thanks Ken,

She is coming on, and looking like a battleship at last.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 08:22 AM UTC
Looking great mate
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 06:57 AM UTC

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Paint on the main armament.




Glad to see you didn't make the same mistake I made which was following the kit painting instructions which have you paint the top of the lighter grey turrets in dark grey

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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC

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That main armament sure does POP Si!



Thanks Russ,

The brass barrels and the very nice resin blast bags are a real improvement over the kit parts.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:40 PM UTC
That main armament sure does POP Si!
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC

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Wow Si, your Warspite has progressed quite a bit since I checked last time...

Fantastic work, she's really looking like the Grand Old Lady already! Yes, having the big guns in place always improves the look remarkably!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

She is coming along, but still much to do. She does look like a battleship now.

Always appreciate you looking in, and you kind comments.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 06:13 AM UTC
Wow Si, your Warspite has progressed quite a bit since I checked last time...

Fantastic work, she's really looking like the Grand Old Lady already! Yes, having the big guns in place always improves the look remarkably!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 06:02 AM UTC

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Si,

She is really taking shape, won't belong before launching. Turrets looking fine.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is nice to the big guns in place, but there is still quite a long way go.

Didn't get any further today, got side-tracked by a little flower, must be the unseasonal sunshine.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:09 AM UTC
Si,

She is really taking shape, won't belong before launching. Turrets looking fine.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC
Quick update,

Paint on the main armament.

Base coat.



detail painting.



fitted in place.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 06:26 AM UTC
Thanks Mark, Rory, Russ.

It was nice to get the main armament built, sometimes you just need to leave the dull bits and do the exciting bits.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 06:19 AM UTC

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Very quick update.

the brass fitted and test fitted in place.




Yeeeeessss! Grand Old Lady has her party frock on now
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 09:21 AM UTC
Now she's looking the part
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
Si,

Nothing dresses up a battleship then 15" guns.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
Very quick update.

This weekend has not been conducive with modelling.

Before starting the 20mm it seemed a good idea to get all the tubs in place, so here are the other three main turrets.

The plastic parts.



The resin added.



the brass fitted and test fitted in place.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC

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Progressing real nice, Si



Thanks Russ,

Getting there, the Grand Old Lady has always been a favourite of mine

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC

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She’s coming along really well, I just built Pom poms for the Belfast. Flyhawk Pom poms were really nice. Very tedious with the soldering iron but get it done. Can’t wait for next update.



Thanks Norman,

These pompoms are Pontos' first attempt, using the breach section from the kit parts, with etched base, ammo boxes, sights and turned barrels. Re thinking the plan a bit, might be worth getting the rest of the 20mm tubs down first, which will mean finishing the main armament too.

Cheers for looking in

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:14 AM UTC
Progressing real nice, Si
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 01:27 PM UTC
She’s coming along really well, I just built Pom poms for the Belfast. Flyhawk Pom poms were really nice. Very tedious with the soldering iron but get it done. Can’t wait for next update.
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC

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Today's progress,

A few more dull bits then I will be on to the interesting stuff like the pompoms, the 20mm and the cranes.

Cheers



Si



The cranes were a delight to build. They looked rather intimidating in the instructions but went together really really well.

The 20mm's were vexing to say the least but I got them done....eventually.

I shall not talk about the pom-poms. Still get nightmares about them.

So good luck



Thanks Rory,

I am glad the cranes work well, I have had a few nightmares with those.

I learned a lesson on the 20mm and the pompoms on the Duke of York. The trick I found was a very gentle twist o two with a fine round file on the holes in the cradle, so it fitted on the pedestal properly. I did have a few issues with pompoms mostly getting all the folds on the base right. we shall see this time.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 07:29 AM UTC

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Great Work Si! As I watch your build it's making me feel good about when I will do the HMS Warspite



Thanks Mike,

I hope you will enjoy your build as much as I am enjoying this.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:49 AM UTC

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Today's progress,

A few more dull bits then I will be on to the interesting stuff like the pompoms, the 20mm and the cranes.

Cheers



Si



The cranes were a delight to build. They looked rather intimidating in the instructions but went together really really well.

The 20mm's were vexing to say the least but I got them done....eventually.

I shall not talk about the pom-poms. Still get nightmares about them.

So good luck
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 04:55 AM UTC
Great Work Si! As I watch your build it's making me feel good about when I will do the HMS Warspite
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 10:16 AM UTC
Today's progress,

finally remembered to take the catapult down for spraying, along with the 20mm tubs.



All fitted in places.



I know it is probably not right for 1943, but the Admiral's barge done and fitted, it does add a little colour



The quarterdeck, bits and hatch covers down.



The skylights for the Admiral's quarters, folded and ready to go.



Hatches painted and skylights fitted.



A few more dull bits then I will be on to the interesting stuff like the pompoms, the 20mm and the cranes.

Cheers



Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 07:38 AM UTC

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Superb work mate.



Thanks Ken,

The Grand Old Lady is coming on.

appreciate your looking in.

Cheers

Si