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HMS Agamemnon 1915. 1/350
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:11 PM UTC

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Already built the Lord Nelson,



Didn't see that blog



Hi Russ,

Was a bit naughty, built that whilst I had that little break from the site last year. snowed under with pressures of work.

That was a straight out of the box build, basically as see how it goes together so I know (ish) what I am doing hacking this one around.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:40 PM UTC

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Already built the Lord Nelson,



Didn't see that blog



Hi Russ,

Was a bit naughty, built that whilst I had that little break from the site last year. snowed under with pressures of work.

That was a straight out of the box build, basically as see how it goes together so I know (ish) what I am doing hacking this one around.

Cheers

Si



hehee, now that IS a bit naughty
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:07 PM UTC
Ok Russ, I will go and sit on the naught step for a bit.

meantime yesterday's efforts.

Camouflage painted on the hull, and masked ready for the boot topping.



all the cut outs removed from the artworks wood deck ready for fitting.



In place, with the boot topping painted in.



Coaling hatches added from the dreadnought set. (all 36 of them).



Not that clear, but they are the little darker grey dots.

I have just realised I haven't started on the superstructure yet, but with the net boom fittings and the coaling hatched there are over 100 pieces of etch on this lady already.


cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 12:34 AM UTC
Si,

Nice job with the paint work on the hull.

Mark
rolltide31
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work on the deck and the hull painting. Cant wait to see more.

Dave
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice job with the paint work on the hull.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I won't stick my neck out on the accuracy of the shades, but the contrast looks about right compared to the photographs of the ship.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 06:46 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the deck and the hull painting. Cant wait to see more.

Dave



Thanks Dave,

You shouldn't have too long to wait.

Cheers

Si


RussellE
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Wow Si! No messing around here...

Notice you're using the Pontos Dreadnaught set to enhance her. I asked Pontos if they were going to do a set specifically for her and their reply was quite obscure in that there wasn't enough time...
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC

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Wow Si! No messing around here...

Notice you're using the Pontos Dreadnaught set to enhance her. I asked Pontos if they were going to do a set specifically for her and their reply was quite obscure in that there wasn't enough time...



Hi Russ,

Frankly I did not expect one, and as I want to this with the nets extended, I knew from building the Nelson the kit booms wouldn't work, and this was the only option. Also provide aerial spreaders, coaling hatches and a few other bits and pieces that will be useful.

Cheers

si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
This week's progress.

Funnel casings & etc painted and in place.




Quarterdeck details fitted.



The main superstructure built.



Base coated, dark grey.



Camouflaged and test fitted.



The screws painted and fitted.



Cheers

Si



d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 09:43 AM UTC
Si,

Nice progress. Like how the deck came out.

So I was wondering, how many hands do you have? With all of the other builds you have going on I figure six...LOL.

Mark
surfsup
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 06:16 PM UTC
Really nice progress so far Si.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:08 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress. Like how the deck came out.

So I was wondering, how many hands do you have? With all of the other builds you have going on I figure six...LOL.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

good old Artwox, I miss their decks, they were always trouble free.


Close mate, five on the trot at the moment. the four on here. Warspite, Intrepid, Agamemnon & Aldenham, plus The Wingnut Wings 1/32nd Ship's Camel. I do usually have two aircraft on the go, so you would have been right.

I build this way, because I always have something to work on when I am at my bench and not sitting there waiting for glue or paint to dry.

That and being ever so "slightly" mad


Cheers

Si

RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC

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Really nice progress so far Si.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark.

This is the easy bit.

Starting to hit the point where I find out how good my research on the 1915 fit of this lady is.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 10:15 PM UTC
The weekend's progress.

First image is slightly off topic, but as I mentioned it, the cockpit of the Camel.



Right on with the Agamemnon:

The two 12pdrs below the shelter deck fitted.



Just having looked at the photographs again, I need to repaint the barrels light grey.

The superstructure fixed down.



Winches for the derricks, vent boxes and a couple of other bits and pieces in place on the shelter deck.



Shelter deck 12pdrs in place.



the fwd gun on the beam was removed at this time to make way for an extra flying bridge just ahead of the fwd funnel.

The after platform was enlarged, the after most pair of 12pdrs were removed and replaced with a singe 3" AA gun.



And painted ready for fitting.



The boat deck and the after platform fitted.



an overview, also with the fwd platform fitted.



Funnels next I think.

Cheers

Si

d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
Si,

She is shaping up nicely and to see some real progress after all the prep work you had to do just to get her to there.

Mark
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 06:02 AM UTC
Hi Si,

she looks really good already!! Very nice camo, and pretty impressive already with the wooden deck and first superstructure on.

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC

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Si,

She is shaping up nicely and to see some real progress after all the prep work you had to do just to get her to there.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

all that prep work will pay off on the final finish.

This is getting to the interesting bit, I am working mostly from descriptions of the changes to the 1915 fit, and a few grainy photographs.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 07:07 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

she looks really good already!! Very nice camo, and pretty impressive already with the wooden deck and first superstructure on.

Cheers,
Jan




Thanks Jan,

she is coming on, these were not the most handsome ships, but they did have something very purposeful about them.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC
I have to admit those WW1 disruptive patterns are so much more interesting than the WW2 patterns, and in a way much more appealing.

Now, another question if I may, Si: Was the boat deck semtex?
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:25 PM UTC

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I have to admit those WW1 disruptive patterns are so much more interesting than the WW2 patterns, and in a way much more appealing.

Now, another question if I may, Si: Was the boat deck semtex?



agree with you Russ,

would like to have a few more kits out there to practice them on, especially some of the extreme dazzle schemes.

I will admit is deduction on my part, as I can find no written or photographic evidence, the boat deck would likely have been covered with corticene, the non slip linoleum that was the precursor of semtex.

Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:25 PM UTC
I agree that the Camo Schemes are far more interesting. Doing very nicely indeed Si.
Quincannon
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 06:18 AM UTC
Simon: The addition of the wood deck turns already nice into realllllllllllllllllly nice. Not a battleship person myself, but I do appreciate the art value of what we do.
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 08:30 PM UTC

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I agree that the Camo Schemes are far more interesting. Doing very nicely indeed Si.




Thanks Mark,

We could do with more kits from this era, not only for the camo, but for the more colourful pre WW1 schemes, would love a bit of black, white and buff.


Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 09:20 PM UTC

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Simon: The addition of the wood deck turns already nice into realllllllllllllllllly nice. Not a battleship person myself, but I do appreciate the art value of what we do.




Thanks Chuck,

I have to admit I wasn't convinced by wood veneer decks when they first appeared, but I am a convert. I know the grain is overscale, and they are often too bright, however they do look like wood, which I have never been good at achieving with a paint brush.

Cheers

Si
Si