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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC

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And once again I'm late in joining in...

Si,

congratulations to your commissioning of the Gand old Lady, that was quite some effort of yours, but it pays and you really have a wonderful HMS Warspite there!!

It was real fun to follow you along, thank you for a really entertaining and instructive build log!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

I am glad you have enjoyed the journey. I am pleased with the result, She really has the feel of a tough battlewagon, more than any other battleship I have built.

Thanks again for your support along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:49 AM UTC
And once again I'm late in joining in...

Si,

congratulations to your commissioning of the Gand old Lady, that was quite some effort of yours, but it pays and you really have a wonderful HMS Warspite there!!

It was real fun to follow you along, thank you for a really entertaining and instructive build log!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC

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another fine commissioning Si

This one's taken a little more time in the oven than your usual builds mate, but definitely worth the extra mile



Hi Russ,

Slightly longer than usual mate, and she has had her issues along the way, but she got there in the end. I think the testing builds are the more satisfying when they are finished.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 11:43 PM UTC
another fine commissioning Si

This one's taken a little more time in the oven than your usual builds mate, but definitely worth the extra mile
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 08:38 PM UTC

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You should be proud Si, really nice work on a complex build.



Thanks Ned,

I am pleased with the final outcome. The academy kit is basically sound and took the extra detail well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
You should be proud Si, really nice work on a complex build.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC

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Gorgeous, Si, you did her proud! I just spent the last several minutes looking at the pictures - a pleasure to behold.




Thanks Tim,

This build has not been the smoothest, but The Grand Old lady has been worth the effort. I think I have come close to capturing her mix of elegance and toughness.

Thank you for you kind comments and support along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 08:33 AM UTC

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Si,

A fine finish for a great ship with such history. She will make a great show piece to your collection.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

She has not come out too bad at all. Glad to have had your support and kind comments along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC
Gorgeous, Si, you did her proud! I just spent the last several minutes looking at the pictures - a pleasure to behold.

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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 12:52 AM UTC
Si,

A fine finish for a great ship with such history. She will make a great show piece to your collection.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 09:13 PM UTC
The final push.

The new anchors have arrived. with plenty of spares.



The kit anchor is shown above.

Three anchors assembled.



Painted, and drybrushed and washed.



and fitted in place.



Radar poles.



The scanner ready for folding.



both scanners assembled and ready for paint.



For'd radar on.



after radar and gaff in place.



and finally.. The ensign hoisted.



Commissioning photos.













Thanks you for all the support along the way.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
Thanks Mark,

Very nicely etched, and the turned brass staffs do add something.

Just radars and anchors, and she will be ready for commissioning.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 11:07 PM UTC
Si,

Nice work with those ensign staffs.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 09:15 PM UTC
Almost there.

ladders down to the Quarterdeck fitted.



Quarterdeck railings in place,



The Pontos jack and ensign staffs built.



The tripod sections still need folding at this point.

Jack staff fitted.



and ensign staff.



work is now halted, awaiting the arrival of some Anchors.

Final push soon.... I hope.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 02:27 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the Admiral's walk. How did those not get torn off the stern during rough seas.

Mark




Thanks Mark.


well the deck of the walk was a grating, open railings round the perimeter, the awning would be stowed. Guess the seas went straight through it. I don't doubt a few things got bent out of shape from time to time.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work on the Admiral's walk. How did those not get torn off the stern during rough seas.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 08:51 PM UTC

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This is turning into a proper British built warship project, it will be delivered late and overbudget! (but not that badly overbudget)





but still, one of the best out there!




Thanks Russ,

Appreciate your kind comment, she was on of the finest Battleships to come out of a British Yard. The original plan was to have her finished for Telford. Dependant on the delivery of the Anchors, I would hope to have her finished within the next week or so.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 08:51 AM UTC

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This is turning into a proper British built warship project, it will be delivered late and overbudget! (but not that badly overbudget)





but still, one of the best out there!
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
Another headache on the final stretch.

The kit anchors, not very satisfactory, there appears to be no way to secure the shank to the flukes. also only two provided, when three required/



I have sourced North Star's British anchors as replacements, hopefully will be delivered early / mid next week. This is turning into a proper British built warship project, it will be delivered late and overbudget! (but not that badly overbudget)


Meantime, the "Admiral's walk", bent to shape.



and fitted.



The awning was sourced from the White Ensign fret. The kit appears to represent the ship around the time of Husky, when she was not serving as a Flagship, photograph of the ship at that time show the awning looking a bit shabby, I have tried to replicate that.



Hawse covers in place.



First railings on.



Forecastle deck level railings done.



Cheers.

Si







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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 08:48 PM UTC

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She's nearly there now Si, and ready to take her place at the head of the Red Duster fleet!



She is Russ,

This one has been a funny old build, hit a few issues along the way, mostly down to me, but for all that I am really pleased with the way she has come on.

Have really appreciated the support along the way.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
Thanks Ned,

Will arrange a shipyard shot. The fleet, that would take a bit of doing, maybe next time I am sorting out boxes to take a few to a show.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:51 AM UTC
Looking great Si, be good to see a picture of all your ships together.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
She's nearly there now Si, and ready to take her place at the head of the Red Duster fleet!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC

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Si,

as Mark says, not long before she joins the fleet!! The grand old Lady looks mighty fine - and quite a bit of the old trusted copper wire rigging! Impressive!!

Cheers,
Jan



Very kind of you to say so Jan.

Got my mojo back on this one. and a big pre-dreadnought I want to lay the keel of.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 06:33 AM UTC

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Si,

Rigging looks great. It won't be long now until she is ready to join the fleet.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Hoping for an early December commissioning.

Cheers

Si