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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 06:48 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work with the assembly and installations of those guns. She really is shaping up nicely.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Looking at those 3" guns sitting under the gangway, poking out of their gunports, brings the old wooden warships to mind.


Would be nice to see another predread in this scale.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 09:28 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work with the assembly and installations of those guns. She really is shaping up nicely.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC
Saturday's progress/=.

The 3" guns for the stbd side detail painted, one example.



The port side gunports will be closed so I am using a different approach, the pedestals and barrels are being kept separate so the barrels will fit exactly into their slots.



The stbd side guns fitted.



Port side pedestals fitted.



And the barrels, all nestling neatly in their slots.



Closed ports in place, these are kit parts, etched parts will be used for the open parts on the stbd side.



3" guns from above.



Port side 6" guns with their ports closed.



Stbd side open.



Open ports with the gangways and lower bridges in place. No extra detail work will be required in the gun position.



The view through the 3" ports, at least some of the detail will be visible.



An overview, with the gangways and lower bridges fitted, the gap on the forward port 6" casemate will be an easy fix.



Did some more today but the photos are still on the camera. Will try and add those posted tomorrow ore Tuesday.

Cheers

Si









RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 09:06 AM UTC

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Ahoy Simon

What a great build so far of one of my favourite ships.

You have done a great job on those guns.

Cheers


Sean



Thanks Sean,

I have a soft spot for the pre dreadnought era, and as Mikasa is the last surviving British built Battleship, she is one of my favourites.


It is a great kit, and am loving the larger scale.


Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:57 AM UTC

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Sweet!



Thanks Mark,

Will be happy when those guns are detail painted and fitted.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:26 AM UTC
Ahoy Simon

What a great build so far of one of my favourite ships.

You have done a great job on those guns.

Cheers


Sean
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 11:49 PM UTC
Sweet!
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
Very quick update.

All four 3" guns for the open ports on the starboard side built.



Sprayed off white.



also hit with paint, theu four remaining upper deck 6" guns, and the closed doors for the port side guns.



Next job, detail painting the 3", and some fitting.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 11:00 PM UTC

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Ditto Si. Those 3 Inch Guns look beautiful.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

It was almost a shame to shoot paint at them. The manageable detail you can get into a mount like that in 1/200th is what I love about this scale.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:42 PM UTC
Ditto Si. Those 3 Inch Guns look beautiful.....Cheers Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 06:11 AM UTC

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Si,

Really fine job you did with the assembly of that 3" gun. A lot of pieces came together just right. Nice work.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

apart from curving the etched part that goes over the breach end of the barrel, whilst being a little fiddly the rest went together without too much Got three more finished today, and the other four under way.

Will get that update posted tomorrow.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 02:05 AM UTC
Si,

Really fine job you did with the assembly of that 3" gun. A lot of pieces came together just right. Nice work.

Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 09:32 PM UTC

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Si,
Ship looks brilliant! And that 3" gun...mind blowing!

Gaz



Thanks Gaz,

The ship has sixteen of these in total.

It was fun to put together, considering it consists of six turned and nine etched parts. It is a slight shame that the eight that sit on the upper deck were fitted with shields at this time.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 05:56 PM UTC
Si,
Ship looks brilliant! And that 3" gun...mind blowing!

Gaz
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
Manged to get a bot of time at the bench today.

First of the 3" guns, eight go in the casemates on the mainedeck.

The barrel and the other turned brass parts, pedestal, sight and recoil cylinders.



barrel assembly.



The pedestal and the main part of the gun.





assembled.









Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC

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She is looking very good Si. The Vents make her look like a Mushroom Farm... .....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

I like the colour contrasts of the cowls, with just a hint of red showing through the grills.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 08:43 PM UTC
She is looking very good Si. The Vents make her look like a Mushroom Farm... .....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC

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with all those vents she's starting to look like a cruise liner from the turn of the century Si



Agree, those ocean liners did have a lot of vents and they just about disappeared on liners built in the 30s.

Mark



Hi Mark,

They didn't so much disappear, they changed shape, like the big square vents on the original Queen Mary, or like the modern vessels where they are louvres built into the sides of the engine casing,


Do like the old fashion style though.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:12 AM UTC

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with all those vents she's starting to look like a cruise liner from the turn of the century Si

PS. My gosh, your pics are slow to load!



Well I reckon you would be talking a similar powerplant Russ. Like the connection.

sorry about the load time, it seems to have got worse, might try turning down the image size.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:11 AM UTC

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with all those vents she's starting to look like a cruise liner from the turn of the century Si



Agree, those ocean liners did have a lot of vents and they just about disappeared on liners built in the 30s.

Mark
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 09:09 PM UTC
with all those vents she's starting to look like a cruise liner from the turn of the century Si

PS. My gosh, your pics are slow to load!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 09:31 AM UTC
Finally on with some structure at last.

Test fitting the superstructure parts.







No real issues.

The 3" gun ports before removing some moulded on detail.



Brass steps and brackets for the stream anchor fitted.



Brass fitted to the interior bulkheads, and the last two vent / skylights.





Everything sprayed off white.



Fixed in place.



an overview with the fore and aft Bridges test fitted.



the 3" guns and gangways next.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 08:14 AM UTC

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Well Si,

talking about the real life and stuff...I very well know how that feels....

Great work anyway, the PE parts look very nice indeed!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

The Pontos stuff is very good indeed, and the turn parts lift the details too.

Cheers

si
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 05:47 AM UTC
Well Si,

talking about the real life and stuff...I very well know how that feels....

Great work anyway, the PE parts look very nice indeed!!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC

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Nice details additions to the Stern area Si.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

The upgrade does add a lot to the depth of the detail.


Cheers

Si