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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC

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So much detail on this one Si, but expert hands are in control



Ditto!
TimReynaga
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 01:09 PM UTC
Looking good, Si. The detail is building up, layer by layer!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC
So much detail on this one Si, but expert hands are in control
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 08:32 AM UTC
The weekend's progress.

rigging attachment points fitted to the after casings and vents.



all sprayed off white.



and fitted in place.



As the weather turned against me for spraying, I just managed to get the cable ways sprayed dark grey and washed black, same technique as the coaling hatches.



Hopefully will get some more spraying done shortly.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 09:44 PM UTC
Thanks chaps,

The Pontos etch has a lot to do with that, good sharp fold lines are a great help, especially on the long folds.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
Lovely work with the P/E Si.....Cheers Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 12:20 PM UTC
Si,

Excellent PE work.

Mark
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 11:47 AM UTC
Good Lord, Si! All of that PE detail is smashing!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
More skylights / vents.

some vent boxes are etched in two parts due to their shape.



two boxes assembled, one closed, one open.



I managed to feed the floor monster with hatches, so a bit of pkasticard, some wire for the gasket, and with a bit of luck under a coat paint, it will look ok.



Test fitted in place.





all the centre castle vents / skylights done. A few rigging points to be attached to the boiler casings, then painting.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 05:24 AM UTC
Hi Tim,

On the whole this kit is pretty good, but to be honest I wasn't that impressed with the kit winches either.

I think the skylights, once painted are going to be a bit tasty too, especially the with a couple of them open.

Thank you for looking in.

Cheers

Si

TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
Hi Si,

The Pontos replacement parts really make a difference. In every case they represent improvements over the kit parts - which themselves are usually not bad.

An exception is the cable reels; the kit parts look crude even for 1/350 much less 1/200. The etch replacements sort them out nicely, though!
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:50 PM UTC
As promised, comparison between the kit and replacement winch.



No contest.

Next job, vent trunking.



I have numbered each one, on a side that doesn't show, to match the sub stages in the instructions.

everything test fitted in place.



Cable reels, replacements compared to the kit parts.



The upgrade set comes with replacement etched skylights, these are well thought out.

The basic box, with a mesh.



Sorry, different one, with the hatched fitted.



The plan is, once sprayed white, give grill a dark wash, and glaze with Krystal klear. Might even display one or two open.

Skylights and hatches test fitted in place.



The only very slight flaw / omission in the pontos set I have found to date, whilst rigging attachment points are supplied on the centrecastle gangways, none are supplied for the funnel casings, so some small sections of plastic strip have been shaped and fitted, fore funnel casing is the only section done so far.



Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC

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Si,

the wooden decks and the etch work look really cool!! Nice work on this one as well!!

Cheers,
Jan




Thanks Jan,

The deck was a great fit, and the etch is nice to work.


Appreciate you looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 03:04 AM UTC
Si,

the wooden decks and the etch work look really cool!! Nice work on this one as well!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 01:00 AM UTC

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nice details and coaling hatches look like dark grey was the correct choice...



Thanks Russ,

Was a bit of a gamble, just glad it worked, will be using it on the cable ways too, maybe some rusty wash on that as well as the black.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:58 AM UTC

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Si,

Agree nice work with those coaling hatches. Where you able to glue them to the deck or to the wooden deck? When I built my Dreadnought the wooden deck was to thick and the hatches looked recessed and not flush with the deck. I really wasn't happy with the look and had to raise them up. After that I started to paint my decks.

Mark



Hi Mark,

That sounds a real pain mate, these fortunately went on top of the wood deck.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:57 AM UTC

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Very nice work Si. Those Coaling Hatches really stand out.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

The etched detail is so nice I thought it would be lost if I painted them black, I am quite pleased with the result, I think I will use the same technique on the anchor ways.


Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 09:03 PM UTC
nice details and coaling hatches look like dark grey was the correct choice...
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 02:03 AM UTC
Si,

Agree nice work with those coaling hatches. Where you able to glue them to the deck or to the wooden deck? When I built my Dreadnought the wooden deck was to thick and the hatches looked recessed and not flush with the deck. I really wasn't happy with the look and had to raise them up. After that I started to paint my decks.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 01:32 PM UTC
Very nice work Si. Those Coaling Hatches really stand out.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 09:35 AM UTC
This week's progress,

The funnel casings and other centreline structures in the centrecastle.







Test fitted.



The coaling hatches, they have some nice etched details, rather paint the black, I went for dark grey with a heavy black wash.



All fitted.



A close up, that seems to have worked ok.



The replacement winches.



will take a comparison shot next time.

More after the weekend.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 07:58 PM UTC

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That looks fantastic, Si!

I keep telling myself not to buy wooden decks... But your's really makes a difference.


Gaz



Thanks Gaz,

I rather have fallen to the dark side with wood decks, particularly in the larger scales. They do take a little preparation and planning, but I don't think I could achieve anything like the effect with paint.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 06:28 PM UTC
That looks fantastic, Si!

I keep telling myself not to buy wooden decks... But your's really makes a difference.


Gaz
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:50 PM UTC

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Always loved the colour schemes of these pre-dreadnoughts. Very eye catching




You and me both mate.

It is always nice to have a change from grey.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:49 PM UTC

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Those wooden Decks sure make a difference Si. Very nice work.....Cheers mark



They do that Mark, certainly looks better than any paint job I could do.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si