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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 01:07 AM UTC
Si,

Looking good, the PE for the hawser really stands out.

Not sure but looking at your bow portside in one picture it looks like the corner of the wood deck has lifted. Not being picky, just hate to see you kink it by accident.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 04:20 AM UTC

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Si,

Looking good, the PE for the hawser really stands out.

Not sure but looking at your bow portside in one picture it looks like the corner of the wood deck has lifted. Not being picky, just hate to see you kink it by accident.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The detail on the etch and resin is really crisp, was a bit concerned about the black, however I have found a very dark grey (XF24), a light drybrush of a rusty orange / brown here & there and a black wash to bring everything out worked rather well.


No worries about the errant bit of deck, that was fixed at the time. I do need to touch in some bare plastic by the starboard Anchor stowage though.


Always feel free to say something if you spot something awry.


Thanks again.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 08:55 PM UTC
This week's progress.

The Chain stoppers built, except for the actual bar that goes across the chain.



The cable holders, The spare anchor, (Aft anchor on the port side) will have its cable secured round one of these, as it will not lead to a windlass.



Painted, drybrushed, washed and fitted.



It has warmed up enough to be able to spray. the inside of the vent cowls given a coat of red.



All 14 assembled and ready for the exterior coat of black.



As the Pontos set is really aimed at the 1905 fit, I had to go the kit etch for the Cowl grills, and to be fair they were very nice. Painted dark grey and with a black wash.



One cowl completed.



The interior colour isn't that prominent, just a hint of red.

All build and fitted.



An overview.



More soon,

Cheers

Si


d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 01:29 AM UTC
Si,

Making steady progress. Those stoppers and cowlings came out very nice. Not many remember to spray the insides of those cowlings.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 01:48 AM UTC
Cowlings look good, Si. The covers look just right, and anyone inspecting them with a penlight will be able to perceive the red color inside them - nice!
surfsup
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 04:13 PM UTC
Very nice progress Mate.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC

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Si,

Making steady progress. Those stoppers and cowlings came out very nice. Not many remember to spray the insides of those cowlings.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

I do like the etched grills on the cowls, they are very good for kit etch, the Pontos chain stoppers, I hope, will shine with the chain going through them.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 08:32 PM UTC

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Cowlings look good, Si. The covers look just right, and anyone inspecting them with a penlight will be able to perceive the red color inside them - nice!



Thanks Tim,

I am not sure the red is right, but it feels right for a ship in a Victorian type colour scheme. Impressed with the quality of the etching on the screens too.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 08:35 PM UTC

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Very nice progress Mate.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark.

Appreciate your looking in.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:30 PM UTC
moving along nicely Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC

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moving along nicely Si



Thanks Russ.


Bit of a slower week, family stuff last weekend, this weekend too.

Hope to be back up to speed shortly.


Cheers

Si
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 11:36 AM UTC
Wow, those cowls are something else!
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 08:57 PM UTC

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Wow, those cowls are something else!



Thanks Gaz,

The kit etched screen were very nice indeed. I think it works that you only get a hint of red showing through.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 05:28 AM UTC
More work on the Foredeck.

The main centreline capstan assembled, quite effective for two etched, four turned brass and one resin part. the etch around resin drum was tricky in the least to fold.



Sprayed, dry brushed, washed and in place.


Anchor cables in place.



Hatches built up, and control wheels of some breed added to kit parts, these are ready for spraying.



bits built and ready for a coat of paint.



The final two skylights assembled.

Next some spraying.

Cheers

Si


d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:00 AM UTC
Si,

That brass work is really going to add some nice detail to the deck.

Mark
surfsup
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:22 AM UTC
Ditto. Really adding some nice Detail Si.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC

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Si,

That brass work is really going to add some nice detail to the deck.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

one of the joys of working in a larger scale.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC

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Ditto. Really adding some nice Detail Si.....Cheers mark




Thanks Mark,

The larger scale gives plenty of room. It does make the build trickier and more enjoyable.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC

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moving along nicely Si



Thanks Russ.


Bit of a slower week, family stuff last weekend, this weekend too.

Hope to be back up to speed shortly.


Cheers

Si



Still faster than me, mate
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC

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moving along nicely Si



Thanks Russ.


Bit of a slower week, family stuff last weekend, this weekend too.

Hope to be back up to speed shortly.


Cheers

Si



Still faster than me, mate



Your time will come Russ.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:04 PM UTC
Hi Si,

very nice progress and splendid work on this very special build, too!!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 07:27 AM UTC
Thanks Jan,

I am really enjoying a larger scale, more opportunity for extra detail.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC
This week's progress.

The foredeck sub assemblies given a coat of paint.



The parts fitted in place.



The bits, showing the extra wood layer under them, and the coaling hatch nearby as well.



Quarterdeck bits down too.



Last of the coaling hatches fitted.



The first parts of the of the quarterdeck detail, a couple of hexagonal skylights.



Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 10:08 PM UTC
Certainly some nice detail showing now Si. Starting to fill out some areas very nicely indeed.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC

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Certainly some nice detail showing now Si. Starting to fill out some areas very nicely indeed.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

working my way around the quarterdeck, then I can get started on the superstructure.


Cheers

Si