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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 09:06 AM GMT+7
After the long slog of the Bismarck, something a little simpler, Academy Warspite, with Pontos' first upgrade set.

Still complete, but only 3 sheets of etch instead on nine!

Here is what we've got.





Preparing for keel laying. Hull half with three internal bulkheads.



Keel laid, hull halves fit well.



The forefoot, moulded separately.



And fitted in place.



Prop shafts and rudders fitted, the shafts were moulded integrally with the brackets, but fitted well.



Destruction on the maindeck started, ready to take the wood deck.



even on the underside, supports will be repaced with etched parts.



A bit of colour on the hull, good old Halfords red primer.



Destruction done and decks test fitted, might need a little clamping but not too bad.



Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 11:11 AM GMT+7
Hi Simon,
That certainly is a restrained set by Pontos, but it looks like it has all the key details. Looking forward to see how this develops.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:33 AM GMT+7
well, speak of the devil!

Here you are, Si, with a new build on the slipway, and here I am following along with interest
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 01:10 PM GMT+7
Great start Simon... will be following
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 01:13 AM GMT+7
Good luck. I am coming to the end of my Warspite/Pontos build and its been fun! (mostly)
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 06:07 AM GMT+7

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Hi Simon,
That certainly is a restrained set by Pontos, but it looks like it has all the key details. Looking forward to see how this develops.

cheers
Michael



Hi Michael,

well it was the very first, Instructions are somewhat basic, so it will be fun.

Might chuck in some North star 4" just to liven things up a bit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 06:08 AM GMT+7

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well, speak of the devil!

Here you are, Si, with a new build on the slipway, and here I am following along with interest



Thanks Russ,

Now there's a surprise. Very glad to have you along as usual.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 06:09 AM GMT+7

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Great start Simon... will be following



Hi Conrad,

welcome aboard, always glad of the company.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 06:10 AM GMT+7

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Good luck. I am coming to the end of my Warspite/Pontos build and its been fun! (mostly)



Welcome aboard Rory,

Always glad to have the company, please feel free to chip with any comments, warnings about pitfalls etc. (Already noticed the brevity of the instructions)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 08:42 AM GMT+7
Si,

Great start to a great subject. Will be following closely.

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 03:54 AM GMT+7

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Good luck. I am coming to the end of my Warspite/Pontos build and its been fun! (mostly)



Welcome aboard Rory,

Always glad to have the company, please feel free to chip with any comments, warnings about pitfalls etc. (Already noticed the brevity of the instructions)

Cheers

Si



My only major comment is check your references carefully. There is a ton of stuff left on my frets that I just cannot find indicated on the instructions. Not sure if its general stuff for QE class or they left it up to the builder.
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 06:24 AM GMT+7

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Si,

Great start to a great subject. Will be following closely.

Dave



welcome aboard Dave,

Always great to have you along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 06:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the Tip Rory, will do.

I have the Anatomy of a ship & Top drawings books, as well as a few general references, they will be on the bench.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Simon

Wow the start of another great looking build and like Russell here I am following along.

There is never a slow down in your shipyard Simon that's for sure.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 07:51 AM GMT+7

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Ahoy Simon

Wow the start of another great looking build and like Russell here I am following along.

There is never a slow down in your shipyard Simon that's for sure.

Cheers


Sean



Hi Sean,

Always glad to have you along mate. Things might slow down a bit early August, but don't like to stand still or too long.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:32 AM GMT+7
Hi Si!

Great new project, Mate!!

Needless to say that I'm in!! (Even though I'll be in my catching up modus for some time...)

Another project on my shelf as well, same setup - looking forward to your build!! Good start! One of the ships with the most distinctive history that I know of.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:39 PM GMT+7

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Hi Si!

Great new project, Mate!!

Needless to say that I'm in!! (Even though I'll be in my catching up modus for some time...)

Another project on my shelf as well, same setup - looking forward to your build!! Good start! One of the ships with the most distinctive history that I know of.

Cheers,
Jan



Always glad to have you along Mate.

She is a fascinating ship, will try to do her justice.

Looking forward to seeing something new from you too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 08:15 AM GMT+7
Small progress today

Much clamping and a little filler, foredeck and quarterdeck down.



centre deck section fitted,



Can't see it in this pic, but there is a nasty gap between the mid and for'd sections, the ends overhang the 6" casemates, which will need fixing, but the worst of it will be under the wood deck.

The first etch down, haven't got far, could get in the zone today, but it is a start,



cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
Managed to get in the zone this afternood, and the deck supports done.



Breakwater and ladder fitted forward of the 6" casemates.



Name and door leading onto the quarterdeck.



The deck of the admirals walk and supports in place, a couple of the supports are not called out on the instructions, but they were in the right place on the fret.



And the right way up and the doors our fitted.



Ready for masking and paint on the upper hull.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
Just catching up with MSW this morning Si, and see that Warspite is moving along in leaps and bounds!

Great stuff!
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 07:00 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Hardly leaps and bounds, but at least ready for a bit more paint, the '42 camo is going to be fun to mask.

Cheers

Si