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HMS Agamemnon 1915. 1/350
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 09:01 PM UTC

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Like what you are doing Si.....Cheers mark




Thanks Mark,

She is coming on, glad you are enjoying the build.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 09:18 PM UTC

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setting a blistering pace, Si

Very inspired to go get Lord Nelson out of the stash... must... resist... temptation!




One of the advantages of working from home Mate, instead of spending two hours a day travelling, I get some of that time at the bench. (And still have dinner prepped ready for when Mrs Duster gets home)

all I can say is, when you get to the Nel, these are nice kits to build.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 08:24 AM UTC

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setting a blistering pace, Si

Very inspired to go get Lord Nelson out of the stash... must... resist... temptation!




One of the advantages of working from home Mate, instead of spending two hours a day travelling, I get some of that time at the bench. (And still have dinner prepped ready for when Mrs Duster gets home)

all I can say is, when you get to the Nel, these are nice kits to build.

Cheers

Si



I bet having older kids helps too mate?

My littl'uns being 4 and 5 pretty much exclude me from any bench time until they're in bed asleep

The Nelson may well finder herself bumped up a position or two in the proposed build program...

KGV, Daring (T45), Punjabi, Nelson, Titanic.... Should keep me going til I'm about 90!
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 07:19 AM UTC

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I bet having older kids helps too mate?

My littl'uns being 4 and 5 pretty much exclude me from any bench time until they're in bed asleep

The Nelson may well finder herself bumped up a position or two in the proposed build program...

KGV, Daring (T45), Punjabi, Nelson, Titanic.... Should keep me going til I'm about 90!



You right there Russ,

Young Duster being away at University does free up my time, even when he is at home we occasionally have some Father / Son bench time. He is into fantasy figure painting, and better at it than me.

Nice build plan there too.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 07:29 AM UTC
This week's progress.

The boat chocks fitted.



The lower funnel rigging in place, the front end of the dore funnel was fun, as the searchlight platforms meant the stays were moved.



Thanks to the good drawing in Burt of the Lord Nelson with similar platforms I was able to work it out.

Funnel rigging upper layer on.



The other boats stripped ready for pontos parts.



and fitted out.



The lower section of the Foremast, the derrick was removed when the searchlight platforms were added, the mount being filled.



and cleaned up ready for paint.



With a bit of luck there will be one more update before Christmas.

Cheers

Si




d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:44 AM UTC
Si,

Nice PE work as always. Those boats look 1000% better now.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 07:58 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice PE work as always. Those boats look 1000% better now.

Mark



Thanks Mark,


It was fun adapting the etch designed for the Zvezda boats to fit the Hobby boss versions.


Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 09:47 PM UTC
Agreed Si, Very nice work with the P/E.....Cheers Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 01:36 AM UTC

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Agreed Si, Very nice work with the P/E.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

Despite all the getting the stuff to fit, it worked out well, I will admit I was close to scrapping the idea and scratchbuilding new cabins more than once.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 12:34 AM UTC
Foremast and lower yard arm fitted in place.



The pulling boats painted and ready to go on.



The three big ones in place.



The steam pinnaces an launch ready for fitting.



In place.



Also fitted ate the cradles for the upper pair of smaller pulling boats


The compass platform fitted.



By 1915 another platform had been added below the compass platform, next job will be scratchbuiding that.

Cheers

Si

RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:45 PM UTC
Getting better n better Si
Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC

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Getting better n better Si



What I said in the beginning of his blog: will be a beauty
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 03:53 AM UTC

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Getting better n better Si



Thanks Russ,

She is getting there, quite a way to go yet, including the complicated bits like the cage aerials and the extended torpedo nets.

Thanks again mate.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC

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Getting better n better Si



What I said in the beginning of his blog: will be a beauty




That is very kind Thomas,

I will do my best not to disappoint.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 02:49 AM UTC
Last update of 2018.

Ladder to the compass platform in place. I also noted there were no ladders up to the steering position, so a ladder from the infini models RN ladder fret test fitted.



It fitted, ladders were added on both sides and a section of railing in between.

Platform between the compass platform & steering position, nor sure what you would call it.




In place, in some photos there appears to be a canvas screen totally covering the front and some of the sides, so a frame has been added to take it.



Screen in place and drying, the upper and lower screens have been painted.



The mainmast, with the derrick rigging from the Dreadnought se fitted,



also will be using a top from that set, as the kit tops have room for the topmast.



and fitted in place.



Will also use dreadnought parts to build the platform below the top.

Happy new year to all.

Cheers

Si



d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 05:35 PM UTC
Si,

Making excellent progress, really liking how those railings have turned out. Happy new year.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 12:35 AM UTC

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Si,

Making excellent progress, really liking how those railings have turned out. Happy new year.

Mark




Very kind of you say so Mark,

I am pleased with this bit, it does make the bridge structure look rather different.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 04:32 AM UTC
Si, the steady march of progress with your builds never ceases to amaze! Those canvas dodgers on the bridge look super, they really add to the turn of the century atmosphere of the ship.
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC

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Si, the steady march of progress with your builds never ceases to amaze! Those canvas dodgers on the bridge look super, they really add to the turn of the century atmosphere of the ship.



Thanks Tim,

Glad you like them, and they are very straight forward to do as well.

Cheers

Si
babaoriley
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 09:13 AM UTC

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I agree with Thomas, your Agamemnon will no doubt be up to your usual standard of modelling excellence...but to call that homely ship a beauty, well, that might be a stretch!




For sheer ugliness I don't think anything can touch some of those French pre-dreadnoughts, the Agamemnon is sleek and pretty in comparison.
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 07:11 PM UTC

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I agree with Thomas, your Agamemnon will no doubt be up to your usual standard of modelling excellence...but to call that homely ship a beauty, well, that might be a stretch!




For sheer ugliness I don't think anything can touch some of those French pre-dreadnoughts, the Agamemnon is sleek and pretty in comparison.




Hi Doug,

French capital ship design was quirky to say the least in this period, and some them just look wrong. The Agamemnon is a powerful, and for her time a modern looking ship, and after her main topmast was removed she did look a lot sleeker.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC
This week's progress.

The mainmast, given a coat of dark grey.



The gap for the roof for the maintop filled with a chunk of plasticard.



Detail painted and in place.



and camouflaged.



The main armament, Pontos barrels against the kit parts.



One small problem, the axis on the Pontos barrels is slightly wider, I don't know which is correct, as if I remember correctly both Dreadnought and Agamemnon had the same turrets.



Easily solved with a small length of brass rod.

One turret built.



Bridge wings added, and all the dodgers painted.



An overview of the ship as she currently is.



The foretop as provided for the 1909 fit.



By 1915 the foretop had been enlarged. I could find no drawings of any provenance, but this is my best guess from the photos I could find.





Cheers

Si





surfsup
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 02:21 PM UTC
Really nice work with the scratchbuilding Si.....Cheers mark
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC
Looking good Si!

Don't know if it's too late for this build Si, but it looks like Master Model do listen to our emails, even if they don't reply as they've released a set for Nelson and her sister here

Mine's on order from my LHS already
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 10:06 PM UTC

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Really nice work with the scratchbuilding Si.....Cheers mark




Thanks Mark,

Good old evergreen plastic strip mate. The foretop roof will also need altering, that is the next job. Then we shall see how close to the photographs it is.

Cheers

Si