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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 02:16 AM UTC
Si,

As slow as I am with PE I would say you got a lot done. Looking good.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 09:07 PM UTC
Little bit of progress Friday & Saturday.

Open door frame and closed door in place, along with the etched cladding.



Structure fitted underneath the overhang, along with the porthole surrounds.



The large rigging attachment points with the etched detail fitted.



Fitted in place, along with the structure on bulkheads.



Not as much progress as I would like, but I have been slightly distracted by a recent Tamiya release with wings, fantastic piece of plastic engineering.

More soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 08:54 PM UTC

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Those wood decks look their best in these larger scales!



Thanks Tim,

You have the right of it there, I am hoping I can find one the 1/144th Chinese cruiser, that deck will be "fun" to paint.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:08 PM UTC
Great work so far, Si. Those wood decks look their best in these larger scales!
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC

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Si,

I would say that is a lot of progress for a Sunday. That superstructure is looking wonderful, much detail.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

One of those days, I got in the zone with this one, apart from the etch deck parts everything was a great fit, and they were only a touch out.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:34 PM UTC
Si,

I would say that is a lot of progress for a Sunday. That superstructure is looking wonderful, much detail.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 09:50 PM UTC
Last Sunday's progress.


more detail going on.





a couple of rigging attachment points straight off the sprue.



etched parts replacing the loops at the top & fitted.



Parts for lower bridge deck, forward conning tower plus some vents and what I would assume are flag lockers.



The brass deck fitted.



Lesson learned here, the fit the deck first, it is tight, and I did knock a couple of etched parts off, but fortunately they were found and refitted.


Sprayed, the deck areas painted linoleum brown with the old hairy stick and the conning tower and other fittings fitted.




Detail painting on the watertight doors.



Fitted down.



After lower bridge, detail removed and deck fitted.



The open door drilled and being cut out.



Ready for the frame.



The frame in place, and test fitted.



More soon, and I hope posted more timely.

Cheers

Si





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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC

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Lovely work with the Etch SI.....She is coming along beautifully.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

The etch is really great to work with, I am loving the larger scale.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 11:26 AM UTC
Lovely work with the Etch SI.....She is coming along beautifully.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 05:50 AM UTC

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Si,

Those doors look great, what detail. I see you added PE portholes and rain gutters on the superstructure. Are you going to do that with all of the superstructure portholes?

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Will be doing that, except for the on the midship's doors on the external bulkheads. Doors tend to have gutters above the door.

Actually have done on the Forward superstructure this afternoon. will post an update in due course.

Cheers

Si

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d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:26 PM UTC
Si,

Those doors look great, what detail. I see you added PE portholes and rain gutters on the superstructure. Are you going to do that with all of the superstructure portholes?

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 09:21 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

The Base kit is pretty good, would look great straight out of the box.

I like to open doors, where it adds depth, and opens up a different view on the ship.

Quite a few Resin Pre-dreads in 1/350 scale have the superstructure, including the area under the gangways cast as solid blocks. I have the Combrig HMS Tiger sat on the shelf of shame, because I have build up the courage to disassemble the superstructure and scratchbuild the lower section of the bridge structure because it is a solid lump, in the kit, but was not on the real ship.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:44 PM UTC
Wow the detail that Hobby Boss have included on the superstructure is excellent!

Nice touch opening up the doors
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 09:37 AM UTC
Today's progress.

The lower bridge sections.

Prior to removing the detail as per the Pontos instructions.



After.



I decided to have one of the W/T doors into the superstructure open, slight issue, the frame for that side ping into an alternative universe. Quick bit of scratchbuilding problem solved.



Brass cladding on the upper front section.



Sone cladding is provided for the rear section, but somehow it fouled the gangways. The hatches were fitted directly on to the plastic.



The view through the open door.





I might do the same for the after superstructure.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 08:56 AM UTC

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Si,
Those brass strips holding down the lino are the cat's meow! I think they look great! It's good that your ship is 1/200 and not a smaller scale. Many guys have trouble getting their brass on 1/350 scale without it looking too big.

Gaz



Thanks Gaz,

I did feel the Flyhawk strip was a bit overscale in 1/350th. even 1/200th some of the sections were a bit short. fortunately if was four small areas, not the whole deck/

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:40 PM UTC
Si,
Those brass strips holding down the lino are the cat's meow! I think they look great! It's good that your ship is 1/200 and not a smaller scale. Many guys have trouble getting their brass on 1/350 scale without it looking too big.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:42 AM UTC

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Si,

That brass cladding really adds detail to the superstructure dimension.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The different textures on it, the steel tread plate, and the linoleum sections were very will done.

Hoping to get on with lower bridges over the weekend.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:41 PM UTC
Si,

That brass cladding really adds detail to the superstructure dimension.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 07:34 PM UTC

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Sunday's progress, the Gangways.

Details painted, and some 1/350th brass strip fitted, doesn't look too underscale...





Great progress, Si - those brass strips look just right!




Thanks Tim,

I like the little touches of colour and shine on ships of the pre grey era, makes a nice change.

I would love to see one the classic British Pre dreads, a Majestic or a Formidable in this scale... Well I can dream

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 09:56 AM UTC

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Sunday's progress, the Gangways.

Details painted, and some 1/350th brass strip fitted, doesn't look too underscale...





Great progress, Si - those brass strips look just right!
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
Sunday's progress, the Gangways.

The Gangways with their support pillars fitted, the forward pillar on both sides has been omitted, as the etched skylight fouls it's position. The etched gangway cladding has been sprayed, the non slip steel sections dark grey. the sectopns at the end that look like they should be linoleum clad will brush painted red/brown.



Etched detail added to each end.



Details painted, and some 1/350th brass strip fitted, doesn't look too underscale.



The plastic sections fitted down.



The brass cladding fixed down, I used "Extra thing Gator glue to give me time for alignment. the forward & after lower bridges test fitted to ensure the fit is just so.



an overview.



More soon

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 08:56 AM UTC

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some great progress, Si!




Thanks Gaz,


She is getting there.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 08:55 AM UTC

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Nice, Si - the complexity is building!

I like the look of all those vents poking their heads up above the wales like so many black-headed meerkats!




Thanks Tim,

I am loving the complexity, and the depth of the larger scale.

Meerkats! brilliant comment mate, tickled my sense of humour.

Cheers

Si




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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 04:49 PM UTC
some great progress, Si!
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 02:27 PM UTC
Nice, Si - the complexity is building!

I like the look of all those vents poking their heads up above the wales like so many black-headed meerkats!