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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 07:13 PM UTC
Love the small boats, Si! She's really coming along nicely!
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:26 PM UTC
Si,

just catching up really quick - awesome work, she looks splendid!! Looking forward to see her approaching the finish-line!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:44 AM UTC

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Si,

Again nice progress. How did you mount the railings? Are there holes for the posts? At 350 scale I have a dickens of a time getting those posts to attach because of the tiny surface area. It becomes a real pain to mark and drill holes.

Mark



Hi Mark,

They have small feet which are bent up to give ta bit more area to stick down.

How these will be replaced with the kit railings, as they are not long enough to go round the shielded 3" guns on the gangway ends. (When I can find that particular fret, which I have put in a very safe place, that safe I cannot remember whre it is )

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC

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The details look really effective Si, especially those boats.



Thanks Ned,

The larger scale does help.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC

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Love the small boats, Si! She's really coming along nicely!



Thanks Gaz,

The scale really allows the detail to come out.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC

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Si,

just catching up really quick - awesome work, she looks splendid!! Looking forward to see her approaching the finish-line!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Quite a way to go yet, bridges, masts and all sorts of other bits and pieces.

Appreciate your support along the voyage.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 03:59 PM UTC
The Boats are looking great Si. Lovely work so far.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:38 PM UTC

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The Boats are looking great Si. Lovely work so far.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

The quality of the kit and the aftermarket help. Still quite a way to go, and some of that will be dealing with the big differences between the 1902 & 1905 fits, which will involve adapting some of the Pontos parts.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
Finally found the missing fret with the railings for the Gangway, so onwards & upwards.

The fret sprayed, well at least the two parts I need.



Fitted in place.



Basic assembly of one of the Pontos " guns, next to the Kit etched gun shield.



Test fitting the gun shields, Pontos & kit 3" gun.



Unfortunately the Pontos parts don't work well with the kit shields, a major rework would be needed. I did try fitting a Pontos barrel to a kit gun; that went well... not. Decided to go with the kit parts.



The kit parts have had some added detail from some Pontos bits.

The shielded 3" guns fitted on one Gangway.



One Pontos 47mm built, kit shield beside it.



Test fitting.



No glue, so it is a bit droopy, but it will work.

More soon.

Si

Si




d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:12 AM UTC
Si,

Those Pontos guns look really nice, to bad you couldn't use them. Things are really shaping up nicely.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:18 AM UTC

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Si,

Those Pontos guns look really nice, to bad you could use them. Things are really shaping up nicely.

Mark



It is a pity Mark, well for the 3", but as they are sitting behind shields, no too much of a disaster. At least I will be able to use the 47mm.

Thanks fro looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 03:45 PM UTC
Si,
She's looking beautiful. Do you always paint the rails before adding them?

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:32 PM UTC

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Si,
She's looking beautiful. Do you always paint the rails before adding them?

Gaz



Hi Gaz,

It really depends if I can add the railing prior to painting I do, take a look at my HMS Eskimo 1940 build, the railings are going first there. On this one they have to fit around etched deck sections, or wood deck, so they go on much later and then I pre-paint them, I just have to careful with the glue.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 06:09 PM UTC
Secondary armament looking good Si
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:14 PM UTC

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Secondary armament looking good Si



Thanks Russ,


More of that coming.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:16 AM UTC
A bit more armament.

The pontos 47mm.

Shown is an assembled barrel unit, along with the single piece of etched origami that forms the breach.



The four units that sit on the gangway and their shields assembled and sprayed.



Detail painted and assembled.



Fitted to the Gangways.



The four boats that sit on the Gangway.



painted.



The detail on the steam launch is a little basic & shallow, but paints up ok.



Gangway boats in place.





On with the upper bridges next.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:50 AM UTC
Si,

She is shaping up really nicely with the addition of those 47mm and launches.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 04:48 AM UTC

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Si,

She is shaping up really nicely with the addition of those 47mm and launches.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

She is getting there, bridges next, then the big guns.

Happy New year.

Si
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC
She's looking mighty smart amidships, Si!
Choowy
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Those boats look amazing Si, nice detailing, just keeps getting better with each layer.
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 09:38 PM UTC

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Those boats look amazing Si, nice detailing, just keeps getting better with each layer.



Thanks Ned,

I do like the depth of detail you get in the larger scales.

Happy New Year

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 10:14 PM UTC
Moving along nicely Si... nice to see the black, white and red on this one
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 07:43 AM UTC

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Moving along nicely Si... nice to see the black, white and red on this one



Thanks Russ,

One think I haven't come to a conclusion on yet as to the colour of the masts, the box art and the colour plan shows the to be a yellow / buff (which I will admit is tempting, and would fit in with the IJN's British links of the period) but I have also heard and seen light grey or white.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:41 AM UTC
This weekend's progress.

Started work on the fore bridge.

First the destruction.

The kit parts as moulded.





detail removed.



The gouges will be covered with a wood deck.

The underside and the etch to cover it.



I have started to fold the structure.

Structure going on the underside.



done, ready to receive for the framework that supports it.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 10:07 AM UTC
SI,

Your PE work always looks great.

Those gouges look deep, sure the decking will sit OK without a good backing?

Mark