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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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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
JJ1973
#345
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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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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England - South East, United Kingdom
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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
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice looking PE work.

Mark



Thanks Mark.

The Quality of the PE does help.

Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:16 AM UTC
Nice details additions to the Stern area Si.....Cheers Mark
d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 02:10 PM UTC
Si,

Nice looking PE work.

Mark
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 07:29 AM UTC
Real life has seriously got between me and the workshop, but some small progress.

The remaining parts for the quarter deck.



Some holes need drilling to take the cable holders and the circular hatch.



The hatches and remaining equipment in place.



I will be at Southern Expo this weekend, so there is not likely to be much if any progress for a week or so.

Cheers

Si

RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 06:26 AM UTC

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The Bow area looks great now Si and nice work on the Stern area too.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

I am enjoying the extra layer of detail the larger scale brings.

Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 01:41 PM UTC
The Bow area looks great now Si and nice work on the Stern area too.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC

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nice to see the grills over the hawse pipes Si!



Ditto!



Thanks Mark,

They are very nicely etched, they definitely add something.

Cheers


Si
d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 10:56 AM UTC

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nice to see the grills over the hawse pipes Si!



Ditto!
d6mst0
#453
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 10:55 AM UTC

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The fo'c'sle looks great, Si!



Ditto!
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC

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nice to see the grills over the hawse pipes Si!




Thanks Russ,

They do add something, still surprises me how big an effect small parts can have on the overall look of a model.


Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC

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The fo'c'sle looks great, Si!



Thanks Gaz,

The larger scale does allow more depth in the level detail, especially when aided by the Pontos detail set.


Appreciate you looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:14 PM UTC
nice to see the grills over the hawse pipes Si!
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 06:49 PM UTC
The fo'c'sle looks great, Si!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 10:07 AM UTC
This weekend's progress.

On the vent boxes like this one with no portholes I could miss out the grill, but by fixing it to the inside of the hatch, hleps getting the lid on square.





Fitting the fairleads, one slight issue with the deck, gaps.



The re-enforcing woodwork covers up the gaps.



All the fairleads, scuppers the base for aft capstan, and the cable holders in place.



Final job on the fo'c's'le, grills over the hawse pipes.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC

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Certainly some nice detail showing now Si. Starting to fill out some areas very nicely indeed.....Cheers mark



Thanks Mark,

working my way around the quarterdeck, then I can get started on the superstructure.


Cheers

Si
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 10:08 PM UTC
Certainly some nice detail showing now Si. Starting to fill out some areas very nicely indeed.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC
This week's progress.

The foredeck sub assemblies given a coat of paint.



The parts fitted in place.



The bits, showing the extra wood layer under them, and the coaling hatch nearby as well.



Quarterdeck bits down too.



Last of the coaling hatches fitted.



The first parts of the of the quarterdeck detail, a couple of hexagonal skylights.



Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 07:27 AM UTC
Thanks Jan,

I am really enjoying a larger scale, more opportunity for extra detail.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:04 PM UTC
Hi Si,

very nice progress and splendid work on this very special build, too!!

Cheers,
Jan
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC

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moving along nicely Si



Thanks Russ.


Bit of a slower week, family stuff last weekend, this weekend too.

Hope to be back up to speed shortly.


Cheers

Si



Still faster than me, mate



Your time will come Russ.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC

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moving along nicely Si



Thanks Russ.


Bit of a slower week, family stuff last weekend, this weekend too.

Hope to be back up to speed shortly.


Cheers

Si



Still faster than me, mate
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC

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Ditto. Really adding some nice Detail Si.....Cheers mark




Thanks Mark,

The larger scale gives plenty of room. It does make the build trickier and more enjoyable.

Cheers

Si