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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC

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SI,

You must have hands as steady as a rock to do those 20mm. I had a heck of time getting those shields attached to the mounts. Nice work.

Mark




Hi Mark,

I do understand what you mean. I find it easier to attach the mounts to shields whilst the shields are still on the fret, and once dry then add the pedestal prior to cutting it off the fret.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 05:47 AM UTC

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I think this is one of your longer builds Si?

Are the 20mm Model Master?

Looking good!



Hi Russ,


I have been a bit on and off this one, but definitely going for the final push... I think.




The 20mm are Pontos, a little easier than model master.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:37 PM UTC
SI,

You must have hands as steady as a rock to do those 20mm. I had a heck of time getting those shields attached to the mounts. Nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 09:53 AM UTC
I think this is one of your longer builds Si?

Are the 20mm Model Master?

Looking good!
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC
Apologies, but still on 20mm and pompoms

the 20mm, not a good pic, but some more done.



progress on the pompoms





not much, but getting there.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC

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SI,

Nice PE work but what is the item in the first picture? I can't tell what it is.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

It is one fully barrelled up pompom chassis and one with two barrels in.

Close up, the barrels don't look that wonky with a MK1 eyeball.



Nearly pinged a short barrel across the workshop, so left off there before I lost something.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC
SI,

Nice PE work but what is the item in the first picture? I can't tell what it is.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 08:18 AM UTC
Hi Norman,

it's always the pay off, simplicity vs detail.

Only small update, working with very small etch in the heat is "interesting" sweaty hands on tweezers is not helpful to at the least.

I have already had one casualty amongst the pontos parts, a ping out the tweezers fitting thatch outer, found half of the carcass
plastic, but where the etch went I don't know.

Not a disaster. Found a spare part built North star beast I didn't use on Repulse.



will use spare pontos bits to finish it.

meantime progress on the other two.





Work going on the 20mm too, aI think I did something similar to get the shield straight on the Duke.



Doesn't seem to be working that well, practice makes perfect.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 08:01 AM UTC
Ive built both flyhawk and now pontos Pom poms, flyhawk take is a middle of the road using kit and flyhawk parts but no resin, pontos in the KVG 1941 set is outright insane. You start with a resin base, add 6 grates, fold the stand for the breech assy, and Shell chute, then comes the resin breech, with a photoetch wraparound for the sides and front, drill 8 .5mm holes for the 8 barrels, then sights, four magazines, 2 magazine baskets per gun, then comes 4 rails. All in all around 30 something parts per gun. They look good, but holy Jesus they test the patience of anyone. I am at the point of wanting simpler lol.
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC

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Just caught up on this one si, the warspite looks good, Im building the pontos KVG 1941 Pom poms now. A lot more parts with the newer pontos sets, have to build 6, comes with resin bases and breech assy, rest photo etch. No kit parts. Should be fun. Keep it up Si



Thanks Norman,

The Grand Old lady Has been a bit on hold of late, mostly to crack on with other stuff, although family stuff a the hot weather has reduced wokshop time of late.

Have to say the Pom poms are less fun that those in the KGV sets.
But to be fair they were Pontos' fair attempt.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC
Just caught up on this one si, the warspite looks good, Im building the pontos KVG 1941 Pom poms now. A lot more parts with the newer pontos sets, have to build 6, comes with resin bases and breech assy, rest photo etch. No kit parts. Should be fun. Keep it up Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

just checking back in after, well, about a month...

Great work, the PE looks excellent and a fine job to the PomPoms!!

Cheers,
Jan




Thanks Jan,

Those pompoms are "interesting" to say the least. Intended to get them finished last weekend... That plan went well.. Not.


Always appreciate you looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 05:58 AM UTC
Hi Si,

just checking back in after, well, about a month...

Great work, the PE looks excellent and a fine job to the PomPoms!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 07:38 AM UTC

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I did dare go back.

One photograph I forgot to take last time. The finished upgraded Pompom compared to the unaltered kit parts.






Apples and oranges, mate. The upgraded part looks great!



Thanks Russ,

They are a pain to get them to go together, but well worth the effort.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 09:36 AM UTC

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I did dare go back.

One photograph I forgot to take last time. The finished upgraded Pompom compared to the unaltered kit parts.






Apples and oranges, mate. The upgraded part looks great!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC

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Si,

So being from England and working several ship kits, assembling a lot PE, I have to ask; Do you have a beer refrigerator in you hobby room to cope with all that PE? I know I would have to have one..LOL.

Nice PE work,

Mark




Hi Mark,

Not quite in the workshop... But the emergency fridge is close at hand for when I finish a session! I would be even shorter on sanity if it wasn't!



Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:26 AM UTC

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Pacients of a saint, looking great mate



Thanks Ken,

You wouldn't sat that if you were outside my workshop on Sunday, I did use a few naughty words

I am sort of confident it will be worth the effort.


Thanks for looking mate, much appreciated.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 11:43 AM UTC
Si,

So being from England and working several ship kits, assembling a lot PE, I have to ask; Do you have a beer refrigerator in you hobby room to cope with all that PE? I know I would have to have one..LOL.

Nice PE work,

Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
Pacients of a saint, looking great mate
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC
I did dare go back.

One photograph I forgot to take last time. The finished upgraded Pompom compared to the unaltered kit parts.



One of the issues with the adapting the kit part is that the breech section is not solid, which caused a few issues drilling out for the brass barrels.



The solution



still needs a few swipes with a file.

Where I am at.



a bit more progress on the 20mm.



And the foremast.



test fitted in place.



More soon.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC

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Si,

she's really taking shape, looks like a battleship by now. Great and swift work, as usual.

- night of the PomPoms, yes, that's some time ago Russ...still remember it. But SI, they're looking really good! Those PomPoms are always very particular and a special challenge to build!

Great build mate, looking forward to see a commission not too far out I'd think!

Cheers,
Jan




The certainly are Jan,

I would reckon by the fourth one I will have cracked building them.


Not too far, 20mm, cranes, masts, rigging, main deck railings etc etc.


Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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Arrggh! Night of the Pom Poms has returned!



And dare I go back into the workshop!

Watch this space... if you are brave enough!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 02:18 PM UTC
Si,

she's really taking shape, looks like a battleship by now. Great and swift work, as usual.

- night of the PomPoms, yes, that's some time ago Russ...still remember it. But SI, they're looking really good! Those PomPoms are always very particular and a special challenge to build!

Great build mate, looking forward to see a commission not too far out I'd think!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:08 AM UTC
Arrggh! Night of the Pom Poms has returned!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Couldn't get into the zone on repetitive bits yesterday.

did manage to finish the first pompom though.

ammo boxes, one not yet folded.



fitted on mount.



and completed.



one down three to go.

Cheers

Si