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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 11:24 AM UTC
Si,

Fine job with the fitting out. She is looking wonderful.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
Sure hope Mrs Duster lets you display this one in the lounge, Si!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:10 AM UTC
Si, Every little detail makes her such a striking ship! Love seeing it come together.


Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 04:38 AM UTC
Last weekend's update.

The foredeck.

The two anchor handling davits, a small section of etched chain added.



The three bower anchors fitted in place.



Fitting the cables, no shackle is provided in the Pontos set, so some thin metal rod was bent to shape.





The foredeck railings are etched with no gutter rail, just tittle "feet" that need to bent through 90 degrees.



The first section in place.



Before the railings could be completed, the open gunport covers on the main 6" had to be fitted.



Stream anchors, one on each side.



Fitted along with the boat boom.



The railings done, the "feet have been painted in to match the deck hull, also the davits have been fitted.



This also shows the cable runs, with the cable for forward anchor running from the forward hawse pipe outside the cable for the spare anchor sitting aft of it.

More soon.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 06:06 AM UTC

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Si,

I just noticed the sections of brown linoleum deck with the brass retaining strips - I hadn't realized the Imperial Navy was using this practice as far back as Mikasa'a era. Interesting.

Anyway, I am continuing to enjoy your build, and with the rigging started she's really coming together!



Hi Tim,

I have no cast iron evidence to say that is right, but looking at the etched cladding for the gangways that's what the detail looked like.

If I am wrong it is too late to do much about it, if I am honest, I can live with it.

thanks for looking in, always appreciated.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 02:30 AM UTC
Si,

I just noticed the sections of brown linoleum deck with the brass retaining strips - I hadn't realized the Imperial Navy was using this practice as far back as Mikasa'a era. Interesting.

Anyway, I am continuing to enjoy your build, and with the rigging started she's really coming together!
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 10:53 AM UTC
That is very kind of you Jan,

It is so good to have this build moving on again. with a bit of luck I will get a few hours at the bench tomorrow.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC
Beautiful work, Si!

Great to see this beauty move on again!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 06:37 AM UTC

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She is coming up a treat Si. You should be very happy with the work so far.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

I am quietly pleased with the progress so far, the topmasts and the torpedo nets will be fun though.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 06:35 AM UTC

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Si,
She looks wonderful!

Gaz



Thanks Gaz,

she is getting there, still some tricky stuff to come.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 07:38 PM UTC
She is coming up a treat Si. You should be very happy with the work so far.....Cheers Mark
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 01:33 PM UTC
Si,
She looks wonderful!

Gaz
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 07:37 AM UTC
A bit of progress over the last week.

More on the rigging.

The main section of the foremast stays done.



and the mainmast.



Davits for the Boats on the Gangway, these are kit parts, pretty much unaltered.





an overview of the build so far.

.

Next, the foc's'le deck, anchors, and other bits pieces.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 06:26 AM UTC

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Si,

Very nice start on the rigging. Did you use line and not rods this time? If so I believe this is the first time I seen you use line.

Mark



Hi Mark,

It is wire, but not copper, heavier than the usual stuff, but then that works for the stays as they would be beefy bits of rigging.

Thanks for looking in mate

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 06:21 AM UTC

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Wow Si,

splendid work, and great to see progress! I assume it's your special kind of copper work once again?

Cheers
Jan



Great to be back, the rigging has a little copper in it, at the ends, the main sections are a heavier silvery coloured wire, came out of a heavier duty cable.

Sits in well for the stays.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 06:16 AM UTC

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great to see this one back up and running Si



Thanks Russ,

it is great to back, and in a better space. It has not been fun in lockdown with place to build.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 06:13 AM UTC

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Wow, Si, I like that rigging. Rigging is when a ship model really starts coming together!

One thing you might consider is reducing the size of your images on Imgur. The pic you posted is very large:


...but if you reduce the pic to 800 pixels, it looks clearer when posted on Model Shipwrights:

Anyway, your build is first-rate!





Hi Tim,

Thanks for looking in, I quite enjoy the rigging, when I get into the zone that is.

Appreciate the advise re picture sizes, I shall put that into practice.

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 04:49 AM UTC
Si,

Very nice start on the rigging. Did you use line and not rods this time? If so I believe this is the first time I seen you use line.

Mark
JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 02:52 AM UTC
Wow Si,

splendid work, and great to see progress! I assume it's your special kind of copper work once again?

Cheers
Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 09:49 AM UTC
great to see this one back up and running Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC
Wow, Si, I like that rigging. Rigging is when a ship model really starts coming together!

One thing you might consider is reducing the size of your images on Imgur. The pic you posted is very large:


...but if you reduce the pic to 800 pixels, it looks clearer when posted on Model Shipwrights:

Anyway, your build is first-rate!


RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 07:52 AM UTC
A little progress at in the new workshop.

The rigging going to the to top the starboard side of the mainmast.





Bit more rigging to do next.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 06:36 AM UTC

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Si,

I remember putting small guns on the mast tops on my predread USS Olympia, but those larger ones with shields and all on your Mikasa are delightfully absurd! They must have had no end of problems with them up there.

Nice job modeling them though - they look about ready for tiny crews to come up and fall all over each other trying to service them!




Hi Tim,

I think the shields exaggerate the size, they are 47mm, but those shields must have made them very awkward to handle, giving the crews less room to work.

Can't have been the best duty for a gunner, up there. Not surprised they lasted about two years before they came off.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 06:33 AM UTC

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Great work on all the small stuff and weapons, great PE work as always! That really brings her to life!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

They were quite enjoyable to put together, very nicely designed etch. Pity they have shields, doesn't show them off so well.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:35 AM UTC
Si,

I remember putting small guns on the mast tops on my predread USS Olympia, but those larger ones with shields and all on your Mikasa are delightfully absurd! They must have had no end of problems with them up there.

Nice job modeling them though - they look about ready for tiny crews to come up and fall all over each other trying to service them!