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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC

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Si,

Either you are the king of PE or insane...LOL. Really nice work, she is going to look sweet when finished.

Mark



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I don't know about the King of PE, but certainly "slightly" insane to say to least!


Insightful as usual Mate.

Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:32 PM UTC

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Si,

Either you are the king of PE or insane...LOL. Really nice work, she is going to look sweet when finished.

Mark



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I don't know about the King of PE, but certainly "slightly" insane to say to least!


Insightful as usual Mate.

Cheers

Si



Insane..I know that feeling. A good Scotch helps with that.....
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 06:38 AM UTC

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Si,

Either you are the king of PE or insane...LOL. Really nice work, she is going to look sweet when finished.

Mark



"
I don't know about the King of PE, but certainly "slightly" insane to say to least!


Insightful as usual Mate.

Cheers

Si



Insane..I know that feeling. A good Scotch helps with that.....




Very good idea indeed, and I have just the single malt for the ship modeller, it is called "Old Pulteney" and bills itself as the maritime malt, distilled in the port town Wick.
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC
Work started on the funnels.

One weak point of the kit is the funnel tops.



A bit off centre, but fixed.



basic funnel assembly, test fitted to the base.



Both funnels test fitted in place.



Next jobs, sanding the raised details off the funnels and adding the etch, also building up the detail on the funnel bases.

More soon.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:51 PM UTC
Si,

It will be interesting to see how those funnels finish out.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC

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Si,

It will be interesting to see how those funnels finish out.

Mark




You aren't the only one mate, there is quite a lot to do.

Thanks for looking,

Cheers

Si
rdt1953
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:17 AM UTC
Hi Si -

I've been following your build here with much admiration- the larger scale seem to suit you . Do you only model warships? I ask because I am curious as to whether there may be a Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic in your future ?
Keep up the great work !

Cheers- Richard
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC

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Hi Si -

I've been following your build here with much admiration- the larger scale seem to suit you . Do you only model warships? I ask because I am curious as to whether there may be a Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic in your future ?
Keep up the great work !

Cheers- Richard



Hi Richard,

Thanks for looking in. I am enjoying this scale, there is a depth and a level of detail I cannot match in 1/350th.

There could be a /200th Titanic somewhere in my future, I would love to see more Merchant vessel in 1/200th, post war Liberty or Empire would be great, or wartime tankers like the Ohio or San Demetrio, Won't happen though.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 04:49 PM UTC

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I reckon you could make a good guess, will post a pic od some of the work with today's update. (likely to go on tomorrow).

Cheers

Si



um, no, no I can't




The kit was on the importer's stand at Telford, and we were allowed to fondle the sprues.

The naysayers were moaning that "we don't need another one of these, and why haven't they done something different as they have already done one". Not usual wingy territory, but I thought "yes we do, and this is the one!"




Tamiya 1/48 Mk1 spitfire??



Got it in one Russ.
My aviation interests tend to Maritime related, but this was such a great kit I couldn't resist it, and it includes markings for an aircraft that covered the Dunkirk evacuation there is a maritime link.

Chees

Si



Ah... understand now

I've a bit of a similar weakness when it comes to anything 1/72 WW2 RAF with a prop out front in little red boxes and don't get me started on Typhoons
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:17 PM UTC

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I reckon you could make a good guess, will post a pic od some of the work with today's update. (likely to go on tomorrow).

Cheers

Si



um, no, no I can't




The kit was on the importer's stand at Telford, and we were allowed to fondle the sprues.

The naysayers were moaning that "we don't need another one of these, and why haven't they done something different as they have already done one". Not usual wingy territory, but I thought "yes we do, and this is the one!"




Tamiya 1/48 Mk1 spitfire??



Got it in one Russ.
My aviation interests tend to Maritime related, but this was such a great kit I couldn't resist it, and it includes markings for an aircraft that covered the Dunkirk evacuation there is a maritime link.

Chees

Si



Ah... understand now

I've a bit of a similar weakness when it comes to anything 1/72 WW2 RAF with a prop out front in little red boxes and don't get me started on Typhoons




The thought never crossed my mind.

RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
More on the funnels,

Rigging attachment points made from plastic strip and attached to the funnel bases.



Moulded detail removed from the funnels.



The etched rivet details and funnel caps on the frets.



Funnel caps built.



Fitting the rivet detail.



Done, and the caps on.



The funnels sprayed black, and the bases off white.



Next job, funnels glossed decaled and matted. they will then need rigging points made up and attached before fitting.

Cheers

Si
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
Si,
The tops of those funnels is interesting for sure. Nice job drilling it out.

With the other quality parts on the kit, I'm surprised those holes weren't molded open.

Gaz
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
nice details on the funnels Si.

Agree with Gaz: surely could have been molded open, if not, then partially?
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:48 PM UTC

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Si,
The tops of those funnels is interesting for sure. Nice job drilling it out.

With the other quality parts on the kit, I'm surprised those holes weren't molded open.

Gaz



What Gaz said.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:45 AM UTC

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Si,
The tops of those funnels is interesting for sure. Nice job drilling it out.

With the other quality parts on the kit, I'm surprised those holes weren't molded open.

Gaz




Thanks Gaz,

It was an odd omission, may have been an oversight, but on the other hand a simple and quick fix.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC

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nice details on the funnels Si.

Agree with Gaz: surely could have been molded open, if not, then partially?




Agree Rus,

But then again had they, issues with short moulding, or mould tags on each pipe to clean up.

Drilling them out was a simple task, to be honest even more surprised that Pontos did not supply the parts, as the do for the external pipes on theBismarck's funnel in this scale.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
Si,

just catching up with matters here on MSW - sure and steady progress, fine work with the funnels and the etch!! Looks very good!

Cheers,
Jan