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BISMARCK 1/350 Revell + Pontos.
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 06:09 AM GMT+7
More progress.

Rear section of the upper aft superstructure deck.



Destruction finished on the hanger / after superstructure.



assembled and test fitted.



A little washing and the superstructure deck glued down.





More soon

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 09:08 AM GMT+7
Starting on some sub assemblies for the main deck.

The foredeck windlass as per the kit.



The original detail removed leaving just the pedestal and detailed up with thee turned brass and four etched parts, side by side for comparison.



Hanger door and upper boat deck cladding in place.



Vents and lockers started, the foremost one has five etched louvres added to it.



More lockers going on.



working round the lower sides.



and further.



starboard side clad.



After section of the upper level being clad, the rear end piece has to bent without any guidelines. bending underway.



First bend completed.



done.



Test fitted.



Or where the build is at.

Cheers

SI

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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 05:42 AM GMT+7
Port side of the after superstructure detail on.



And the starboard side.



The searchlight platforms and director base that sits aft of the boat stowage on the hanger roof.

Kit parts out of the box.



Moulded detail removed for fitting upgrade parts, and assembled.



Pontos parts fitted and glued in place.



Boat racks that sit on the hanger roof assembled.



Fitted in place.



10 large and 20 + 1 spare of each sprayed.



Closer look, they are quite small.



The Foredeck, with the bits fitted, the pontos instructions mix up the numbering of the bits on the placement diagram, but it is obvious.



The central windlass is just test fitted.

More soon.

Si



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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 06:08 AM GMT+7
After superstructure boat racks finished.



Sprayed.



Whilst the paint dried, work on one half of the catapult.





Steel deck painted, wood deck fitted and glued down.



Work on the deck detail, brackets for the chain stoppers, and bow plate.



and central capstan (not windlass - apologies) glued down.

More soon

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
Great progress Si!

She is really taking shape, and the amount and quality of detail is stunning!!

My workshop will commence work tomorrow, meanwhile catching up with all the great work that has happened here on MSW while I enjoyed my leave...

Looking forward to your updates!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 08:21 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

Lots done, but lots to do, loads of really small stuff still on the frets. I am enjoying this build, tempting me towards the 1/200th version.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 07:57 AM GMT+7
Hi Simon

just like Jan, I'm back from "annual leave" AKA, family holidays, and catching up on all that's been happening here.

Great work on the Bismarck-really inspiring me to get back to the bench and crack on with the Prinz

now where did i put my opti visor?
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 08:44 PM GMT+7
You've been very busy Simon. Bismarck is looking good so far. You should tackle the 200 scale version, you'll know where all the Pontos bits go

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 08:42 PM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

Good to have you back. Thanks for the kind words, ut is quite a build, and most of the real detail work to come.

Looking forward to seeing more progress on the Prinz.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 08:50 PM GMT+7
Thanks Michael,

She is progressing, real life kept me out of the workshop this weekend, but hoping to make more progress next weekend.

The 1/200th Bismarck is on my wish list, would love to get into that beast.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 06:17 AM GMT+7
Small progress today.

Foredeck details get a coat of paint and the anchors are added.



Both sections of the catapult built and test fitted.



The funnel cap has a wash to dull it down a bit.



More tomorrow... I hope.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 05:26 AM GMT+7
Nice and steady work here, as well!

This Pontos set on the Revell Bismarck continues to amaze me!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mate,

It is a really superb set, having loads of fun with it, despite the price it is value for money, cos still loads more fun to have.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 08:46 AM GMT+7
Today's progress.

The capstans, I used the kit upper wheel instead of the etched replacement, very nicely moulded and more three dimensional.



Painted and in place, along with the anchor cables and fairleads.





Need to find some chain stoppers, should have something in the spares box.

The end gantries for the catapults folded ready for a coat of paint.



The kit signal platform next to the etched origami replacement.



Under construction.







work also going started on the breakwater, so many tiny triangles to add, doing a few at a time.



Hope to get some more done next weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 09:47 PM GMT+7
Impressive work on that signal platform Si!
I am amazed how the walls are two piece i.e. double fold. You've done an excellent job to keep them together.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 07:57 AM GMT+7
Thanks Michael,

To be fair the fold at the top is half etched tabs, so it does fold easily.

Even so, I used a dab of Gorilla glue, gel, and clamped the two sided together with needle nosed pliers for about 20 seconds.

All the internal bulkheads and frames are double sided.

Again this is great etch design.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 09:28 AM GMT+7
Bismarck's really looking great Si.

Keep those updates coming
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 03:08 PM GMT+7
Si,

that's some great etch work there!! The point that the Pontos stuff is apparently excellent and makes it easy to work with doesn't take anything away from the very nice job you're doing!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:47 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

Thanks mate, will do my best.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

Thank you, I will say the design and execution of the Pontos etch does make the process less fraught.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
The weekend's progress.

Building the signal platform.









And test fitted.



Needing a bit of a break from tiny etch, the upper bridge components, the only destruction is the removal the integrally moulded equipment, these will be replaced with Veteran models gear.



Assembled and test fitted.



The 37mm gun deck, and bottom part of the conning tower.



Small amount of destruction and assembled.



More soon

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:52 AM GMT+7
Wow Si!

between your Bismarck and Jan's hood, MSW is sure becoming a source of excellence in ship modelling!

Bismarck is no easy build but your persistence is paying off !
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 04:09 PM GMT+7
Si,

the signal platform is just outstanding!! A vast improvement over the kit's part!!
-a huge penny you have there, as well...

Great work!

Progress on the bridge looks fine, too!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 06:43 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Jan is certainly doing a great job with The Hood.

If you think of this build as number of sun assemblies it is a lot less scary, aided by the (mostly) well thought out etch and turned brass.

a bit of planning helps too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 06:57 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

I am really pleased with the etched signal platform, great piece of etch design.

I will let you into a little secret, the penny is a large chocolate one, I may have eaten by accident. .

Cheers

Si