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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

Appreciate your support. will know better about fitting the cradles when I get round to the Tirpitz, or maybe a bigger Bismarck/

I will be glad onto something a bit more structural, before taking on the remaining boats, back to the bridge tower methinks.

Cheers

Si

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 09:26 AM GMT+7
As I said, back to the bridge tower, the flakveirling / searchlight platform. For which Pontos include the Siren / foghorn.



Pontos provide the railings in one piece, didn't fancy that, built them up from some spares.



The underside.



and with the foghorn and yardarms fitted.



more soon.

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
Sunday's progress.

The Flag bridge deck plaftorms going on.








The control top platform and director mount, as moulded.



destruction done.



Etch going on.







Had to anneal the cladding, fit is still not perfect, but fill look ok under the director.





The walkway connecting the flag bridge to the searchlight platforms on the funnel.





time to get the windy stick on this lot, (when the weather improves)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 09:07 PM GMT+7
Lot's of good brass origami going on there Si!

Looks great!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 07:16 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Quality of the brass helped with that. will almost be a pity to spray it.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 05:06 AM GMT+7
Great build so far Si!

I am always impressed with you and Jan's PE skills!

Looking forward to more updates!

Cheers
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 08:53 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mike,

Do enjoy the etch stuff it adds a finesse that injection moulding cannot achieve. Like anything it is just practice, and I have learned a lot from the guys on this forum.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 05:15 PM GMT+7
Hi Si,

great work and progress on your Bismarck!! That's quite some more impressive PE work!! But the amount of detail added looks really great - should look outstanding once in place!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 07:43 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

And there is still quite a bit lot of etch to go!.

When it is the quality of the Pontos stuff it is enjoyabke to use.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:58 AM GMT+7
Having struggled with the Pontos single 20mm I bought some replacements from Veteran Models, also for the twin 37's as well.



admiral's bridge and foretop parts sprayed.



work started on the first four twin 37's







last two bits of wood deck down.



sights fitted to the foretop,



detail painting and rangefinders added to the Admiral's bridge level.



foretop roof painted and test fitted.



Foretop optical gear fitted.



Gunnery control position down, foretop done.



That's it for today, hope to be back in the workshop tomorrow.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:24 AM GMT+7
Yesterday's update.

The flakveirling / searchlight platform and roof of the admiral's bridge painted. I managed to knock the extended platforms off, but will refit those later.



Prior to fitting the platform searchlights will be fitted, the Pontos provides resin replacements.



and the flakveirlings.







Platform equipped and fitted.



More soon,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:01 PM GMT+7
Stopping by only briefly - great work as always, Si! She really taking shape - but I believe I said that earlier... Anyway, I'm really curious to see how those Veteran AA's turn out, I have a couple of them in stash myself!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 03:23 AM GMT+7
Nice build of the Big Bis mate, nice goin' on!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:22 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan.

Thanks Mate, he is coming on. So far the Veteran 37's seem to be going together ok, but keep watching, am off for a few days, so more progress very soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:24 AM GMT+7
Thanks Wouter,

Appreciate you looking in, and your kind comment

Cheers Mate

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:29 AM GMT+7
Today's progress on the Iron Chancellor,

Funnel platforms.



The walkway between the Funnel and the Admiral's bridge in place.



Lower platform in place.



The Admiral's bridge in place, a little adjustment needed.



An overview.



And the missing boats fitted too.



More soon

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:36 AM GMT+7
Big leaps forward here Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:32 PM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Rather a lot of little leaps coming together, a little detail around the places the sub assemblies have come together.

Its great to see him with his bridge tower together.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 10:07 AM GMT+7
More work on the veteran twin '37's









two units finished, they do go together well, there are just rather a lot of parts, over 20 per unit.

Another view.



Back to the structure of the ship.

The Bulwarks around the aftermost pair folded to shape and test fitted.



And painted and fitted around the pair on the after superstructure.



Ammo boxes for the after superstructure folded up and readied for spraying.



Railings in place around the upper 37mm gundeck.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 09:55 AM GMT+7
The Veteran twin 37s look quite differently engineered to the ones I'm building from Flyhawk Si...

Such fiddly b*ggars either way though
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 06:34 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

There is more resin in them than I expected, but the resin gunners seats and sight bar work well, but as you say they are fiddly, and with lots of parts, hence slow progress on them, (keep going crosseyed)

Looking forward to seeing your variants Mate!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
haha, I know what you mean mate. All this nano engineering is doing my head in

there seemed to be a lot more brass in the flyhawk kits, but either way-oh so tiny!

Mine are racked and painted waiting for the barrels to be painted a dark grey before shipping-hope to post something this weekend
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 06:19 AM GMT+7
Will be watching mate.

meantime Sunday's progress.

The rangefinders and such for the after superstructure.



Searchlights on the funnel,



with the cover open on the forward light on this side, but closed on the other.



The after control positions and searchlights done.



More soon

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 08:23 AM GMT+7
Work started on the veteran single 20mm.





The quarterdeck capstans.



Two twin 37mm finished



One small problem, they are 1/200th scale! don't know how I managed to order the wrong scales and not notice. have sourced some of the correct scale, should be on there way within the next few days.

Anyway, on with the more successful bits.

Capstans fitted.



after 37mm deck splinter shields in place.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:29 PM GMT+7
Looking mighty fine. Those 37mm don't look 200 scale, its a shame that you couldn't use them.