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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:32 AM UTC
Si,

Nice looking hand holds on the bow, did you make them or were they from a upgrade kit? Your PE work as always is wonderful, thanks for sharing.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 08:20 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice looking hand holds on the bow, did you make them or were they from a upgrade kit? Your PE work as always is wonderful, thanks for sharing.

Mark



Hi Mark,

They come in the upgrade set, along with brass templates to drill the mounting holes.


Thank you for your kind comment.

Merry Christmas.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 09:44 PM UTC
Very nicely done Si. You are certainly building much quicker than I am. You are a machine.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC

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Very nicely done Si. You are certainly building much quicker than I am. You are a machine.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

The Pontos upgrades are working very well with the base kit.

working form home helps a lot, the time I used to spend commuting, well some of it, is now spent at the bench, that has a lot to do with the current production rate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC
Pre Christmas progress.

The first of the 3" bow & stern chase guns.

was confused for a little while by a mistake in the numbering on the instructions.



Part 796 should read 786.

The part before & after folding.



The gun built, this will be shielded and buried inside hull, so no more detail needed.



shield fitted.





Test fitted in place.



More Iron ladders.






Base detail on the stbd bow anchor stowage



Hopefully one more update before the new year.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Si,

Nice job with that gun mount and shield.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice job with that gun mount and shield.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

The main section of the gun is a very nicely designed piece of etch.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:27 AM UTC
Si
All of that brass deetail looks great. I think the PE that pleases me most is that made for fun shields. It's thinness really improves realism.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 08:45 PM UTC

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Si
All of that brass deetail looks great. I think the PE that pleases me most is that made for fun shields. It's thinness really improves realism.

Gaz



Hi Thomas,

Totally agree, even in this scale the etched shields are so much better.


There are a lot more etched gun shields to go on this build, all the 3" and 47mm on the open decks and in the tops had gun shields in the 1902 fit.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 05:57 PM UTC
Nice work on the P/E so far Si.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 08:54 PM UTC

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Nice work on the P/E so far Si.....Cheers mark




Thanks Mark,

Still quite a bit to go, but so far so good....

Cheers, Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:28 PM UTC
Finally getting around to commenting on all the great builds here on MSW Si after the Christmas festivities.

Mikasa's coming along real nice. Interesting to see the 3"s totally rendered from brass!
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 04:18 AM UTC

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Finally getting around to commenting on all the great builds here on MSW Si after the Christmas festivities.

Mikasa's coming along real nice. Interesting to see the 3"s totally rendered from brass!




Thanks Russ,

I am really enjoying working in the larger scale, mustn't get too used it though, don't really have room for too many of the really big beasties.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 02:30 AM UTC
Quick final update for 2018.

More brass.









Next episode, even more brass.



cheers and Happy new year to all.



Si
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 05:40 PM UTC
Si,

All I can say is wow! Those PE porthole rain gutters and rims look awesome, really clean. The other pieces on the hull look great, but I hope you don't knock them off during the build, I know I would.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 12:26 AM UTC

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Si,

All I can say is wow! Those PE porthole rain gutters and rims look awesome, really clean. The other pieces on the hull look great, but I hope you don't knock them off during the build, I know I would.

Mark



Thank you Mark.

Their is method in my madness. By adding these parts now, before the paint goes on, I get a good brass to plastic join which is stronger. I will likely loose one or two, but there are plenty of spares.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC
This week's progress.

More brass.



The door onto the Admiral's walk.










One thing I have learned in this marathon, it would be easier to put the upper row of porthole surrounds on before adding anything else/





The port side aft done, except for the net boom mounts and the deck of the Admiral's walk.



Frame fitted to the bow 3" mounts to the bow chasers.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 02:19 PM UTC
The P/E is really setting her off Si. Beautiful work.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 10:41 PM UTC

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The P/E is really setting her off Si. Beautiful work.....Cheers mark



Very kind of you to say so Mark,

I do like this scale, the etch is that bit more user friendly.


Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 06:28 AM UTC

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One thing I have learned in this marathon, it would be easier to put the upper row of porthole surrounds on before adding anything else



Simon, things will go much more easier with your next 1/200 Mikasa 1905 version


Great Work so far!
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC

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One thing I have learned in this marathon, it would be easier to put the upper row of porthole surrounds on before adding anything else



Simon, things will go much more easier with your next 1/200 Mikasa 1905 version


Great Work so far!




Thankyou Thomas,

Well, a 1905 version in 1/200th may well be on the cards, but not right away, it will be a WW2 battleship next.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 12:38 PM UTC
Beautiful work, Si!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 08:00 PM UTC

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Beautiful work, Si!

Gaz



Thanks Gaz,

I am enjoying the larger scale.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 08:34 PM UTC
I'm curious,
Was the admirals' walk usually removed at sea, or before combat? Seems like it could find a way to foul the props, otherwise.
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 12:43 AM UTC

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I'm curious,
Was the admirals' walk usually removed at sea, or before combat? Seems like it could find a way to foul the props, otherwise.



Hi Gaz,

Interesting point, it does appear to be a permanent structure. there are photos of both HMS Irresistible & HMS Britannia sinking after being mined & torpedoed with the walk in place.


The structure of the walk was generally steel, some had wooden gratings as a the deck / teak handrail / canvas awnings. Most if not all of the structure was aft of the props.


Also it would be a bit awkward it the Admiral went to step out on to the walk and it wasn't there.


Cheers

Si