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RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:31 AM GMT+7
More small etched detail going on.



The front of the bridge structure,



More small stuff, plus a larger structural section, the discolouration is because to get a smooth bend it annealed it.



A lit of detail to go on the hanger roofs,



But first moulded detail on the kit parts need removing.



Cleaned up and fitted.



The next job will be the funnel, whilst continuing to work round the shelterdeck. (Can't secure the Hanger roofs in place till the funnel is down.

More soon.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:49 PM GMT+7
Coming along very nicely Si.....CHeers mark
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:34 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mark,

Still a hell of a long way to go, appreciate the support.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:09 AM GMT+7
The Funnel, basic parts assembled.



a bit further round the superstructure.



The funnel test fitted.



Etch going on the funnel.



More etch going on the funnel,



Moe soon.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 08:23 AM GMT+7
Today's progress.

Their is a nasty gap in the top part of the searchlight housings, a bit filling.



and filing.



Job done.

Starboard side of the superstructure deck done.



Port side started.



The lower after funnel platform, as it comes off the sprue.



Detail removed ready for the etch.



Etch fitted.





fixed in place.



More soon

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
Amazing work and an amazing kit from Pontos!! And quite some progress over the last two weeks!!

Great work, Si, she is really coming to life!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 08:08 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

She is moving on. The pontos set is great, I have to say it is the easiest etch I have handled, well defined folds and a great fit, very comprehensive as well.

at least 4 or 5 could sessions before that lump is ready for the airbrush.

appreciate the support.

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 09:19 AM GMT+7
Yesterday's progress,

Moving further down port side.



From above, shows the asymmetry of ships.



the section up t port No.1 5.9" done.



More bits of the funnel, the upper platform and outer parts of the searchlight platforms.



And readied for etch.



The searchlight sections fitted, this also shows a part of the front section below the platforms that the instructions don't tell to remove, (but they do need removing for the etch to fit.)



Done,



Etch fitted, needs a little filler,



Funnel glued down, getting difficult to handle with all the lttle bits.



Overview of the superstructure



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 04:41 PM GMT+7
Fantastic detail work, Si!

Absolutely stunning! And the superstructure starts looking like Bismarck

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 07:57 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

He is getting there, slowly but surely. I am enjoying all the detail work, I must admit to being a bit nervous about putting airbrush near it, but this is still a way off yet.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:15 PM GMT+7
Hi Si,
I agree with Jan, amazing detail.
I know what you mean about the airbrush. Little pieces going into orbit, often unnoticed until later.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 06:52 AM GMT+7
Thanks Michael,

That, or drowning them in paint! particularly with my limited skills with an airbrush.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 08:24 AM GMT+7
Yesterday's progress.

Got as far as No.2 port 5.9" mount with the little bits.



supports on the underside of the funnel platform.



The railings around it. bravely etched as one piece by Pontos, with four hard corners and four curves, clumsily broken into four parts by me.



The forward stbd corner is on the workshop floor somewhere, if I find in time all well and good, if not I will find a replacement amongst my scrap etch.

The inboard boat racks on the hangers.



One outboard section on, I may have the middle piece slightly too far aft.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 12:22 PM GMT+7
I am in awe of the amount of detail work going into this build. Layers of PE!

I bought this kit on the weekend very cheaply but seeing all the extra brass required may be not so cheap in the end

Keep up the good work.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 04:25 PM GMT+7
Hi Si,

I absolut agree with Michael, awesome work!! Despite some setbacks like broken railings... She really is taking shape!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:31 AM GMT+7
Looking good Si, a huge amount of work in all of that metallurgy!

Looking forward to seeing some paint thrown at it soon.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 06:56 AM GMT+7
Thanks Michael,

The Pontos set is quite extensive, but with the odd exception, quite friendly with a bit of planning.

The base kit is pretty good too, shame they don't do a set for the Tirpitz, I have that lanquishing in the loft.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

Minor setback, and nothing that cannot be fixed. Very pleased with the progress to date.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Thanks D,

There is the odd bit of brass, but it all fits exceptionally well, and apart from odd bits like long bendy bits of railing, and slightly crowded instructions it is an enjoyable set to use, and on a great base kit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:45 AM GMT+7
I love watching your builds, the skill you possess is impressive. I've picked up a few tips and tricks and learned from you guys on here. Will watch with interest. Excellent PE work. Have the revell Missouri in the lineup.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 06:13 AM GMT+7
Thanks Norman,

Appreciate your kind words, in my case it took a bit of nerve to start cutting into kits to add the etch, but with practice and a plan, I got there.

Good luck with your Missouri

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
More progress the starboard side.





More work on the starboard Boat racks







Finished


Funnel platform fitted.



Port boat racks going o.





Finished.



As seen from above.



The destruction needed to the funnel cap, the base f the caps about 2.5mm thick, doesn't sound much till you have to cut through it.

Handrails gong on the section above the platform.



Have fixed the loose bit

Ladders up to the searchlight platforms, and doors on,



Few more bits the front, and that is the funnel up the cap detailed.



Chain drilled the cap.



Left my fingers a little sore.

and the solid lump of plastic removed.



Will be a short hiatus, as work and one or two other things will keep me out of the workshop for text two weekends.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 04:32 PM GMT+7
Wow!! Now that's quite some work going on here!!

Great work and progress Si!! Be careful not to exceed her standard displacement by adding too much extra metal...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

Got in the zone a bit on Sunday afternoon.

Displacement shouldn't be a problem, I am compensating by removing plastic, so her draft shouldn't be much different,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 09:04 AM GMT+7
Back from hols, and back in the Zone.

Funnel cap cleaned up, and interior and brass rim fitted (nicely covers up all the damage done filing sanding and scraping).



Grill built up.



Last details going on the port side aft.



Gratings on the no.3 and 4 105mm mounts.



Ready for paint.



sprayed XF19.



Funnel cap sprayed "Leadbelcher"



time to start destruction on the after superstructure, hanger front already done.



Splinter shields and boxes hacked off with side cutters,



Bit of scraping and filing, job done.



off at a tangent, gratings for the lower bridge deck sprayed.



Steel decks painted.



Wood decks fitted.



Test fitted on the hull, a few areas need some wash before gluing down. (and a little tidying up.)



Once that is done, maindeck, start at the bow and work aft.

Cheers.

Si