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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:53 PM UTC

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great design by Pontos and great execution!

Really is thoughtful of Pontos to provide brass to replace the styrene masts. So much easier to apply the rigging



Thanks Russ,

Your are right there, on the counts of design and rigging, the design makes the execution straight forward.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:43 PM UTC
great design by Pontos and great execution!

Really is thoughtful of Pontos to provide brass to replace the styrene masts. So much easier to apply the rigging
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC

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I like that method.

Mark



Hi Mark,

It is one of the neatest pieces of Etch design I have seen.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:21 AM UTC
I like that method.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 05:50 AM UTC
Small update from yesterday,

The mainmast.

As promised, the Pontos method of attaching yard arms.

The brass and etch for fitting the single yard arm.



The etch folded ready for fitting.



Fitted to the yard arm.



And to the mast.



Simple as that.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC

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That mast looks great Si

FWIW, I have trouble with blu tac sticking to parts as well and try to avoid it where possible...

As for knocking things off and onto the floor-well the less said the better



Thanks Russ,

It can be a pain. but it does have it uses.


I will say no more mate!


Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:36 AM UTC

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Looking good mate, as for knocking it on the floor, don't tempt fate I knocked the PE mast off my KGV last night (still not found all the bits)



Sorry to hear that mate,

I know your pain, I spend to much time on my hands ad knees searching for lost bits.

thanks for looking in, and your kind comment.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 09:45 AM UTC
That mast looks great Si

FWIW, I have trouble with blu tac sticking to parts as well and try to avoid it where possible...

As for knocking things off and onto the floor-well the less said the better
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
Looking good mate, as for knocking it on the floor, don't tempt fate I knocked the PE mast off my KGV last night (still not found all the bits)
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark



It is Blue Tac Mark, two tips, work it so it's nice and soft before you stick anything in it, and take it out as soon as the paint is dry.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si. I do have habit of leaving the parts on the Blue-Tac to long.

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark



It is Blue Tac Mark, two tips, work it so it's nice and soft before you stick anything in it, and take it out as soon as the paint is dry.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
Very quick update on the mast.

Painted.



and fitted, (before I knock it on the floor)




Hope to make some proper progress in the not too distant.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Don't you just hate pompoms, they look the business though, she's looking really great.



They can be a right pain Ken, and these were a bit tricky, but they are Pontos' first attempt, so I'll not be too harsh on them.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
Don't you just hate pompoms, they look the business though, she's looking really great.
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:38 AM UTC

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Si,

Really starting to like the way the wire looks instead of EZ-Line. I am going to have to give it a try.

Did those gun tubs come with the kit or did you add them?

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The gun tubs came with the Pontos set, very nice resin castings with etched ammo boxes.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC

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those cranes housings look very cool Si!

PS that first pic looks like Tserevich?



Thanks Russ,

Whoops!!! fat fingers, this is what I meant.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Si,

Really starting to like the way the wire looks instead of EZ-Line. I am going to have to give it a try.

Did those gun tubs come with the kit or did you add them?

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC
those cranes housings look very cool Si!

PS that first pic looks like Tserevich?
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 06:15 AM UTC
My method of putting the base structure of the 20mm together.



Apologies if I have posed that before, but it does make it easier, we for me anyway, as the shields give you a solid base to work from.

finished and in place.



The crane bases folded.



and built up.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC

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Nice, is all of it glued or parts of it soldered?

Mark



Hi Mark,

They are glued, the yard arms have etched fittings, which means they are not a butt joint.

I will try to remember to take some photos of that part of the process on the mainmast.


next the 6 20mm on the catapult deck, followed by the cranes.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 11:32 PM UTC
Nice, is all of it glued or parts of it soldered?

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
Finally a very small update from last weekend.

The foremast less on ladder and the masthead radar done.




Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC

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Nice work on the AA Si, lots of fiddly bits to try your patience. I agree with Russ, nice touch on highlighting the ammo.

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael,

The pompoms were fun, but not without some however the 2omm were less trouble, just a strain on the eyesight.

always glad to have you look in mate.



Cheers

Si