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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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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
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC

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Great work Si. I like the pom poms. Makes me excited when I will finally start my Warspite!

Cheers




Thanks Mike,

keep that thought, they do stretch ones repertoire of naughty words.

I have the first one finished, will post a couple of pics shortly.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 09:23 PM UTC
Great work Si. I like the pom poms. Makes me excited when I will finally start my Warspite!

Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 01:34 PM UTC

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Some of the best looking molded Pom Poms I've seen Si.

Always a tricky component to get right: these are looking good so far



High praise indeed Russ, now I have something to live up to, no pressure then.

There was quite a bit of coming out of the workshop yesterday.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Some of the best looking molded Pom Poms I've seen Si.

Always a tricky component to get right: these are looking good so far
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:22 PM UTC
After a small hiatus, I have finally bitten bullet on the pompoms. In Pontos' later Duke of York upgrade they provide resin breach components, which makes them a lot easier.

The Academy pompom parts in the sprue, to ne fair they are quite good.




What is used from the main part of the mount compared to the total unit



The brass frame for the breach assembly.



The bases, one brassed up, the other straight off the sprue.



As far as I have got with one mount, the fact that the plastic breach section is not solid at the front end makes drilling out the barrel mounts a touch tricky.



To make my life easier I shortened the mounting pins on the barrels


A beginning of the layout of some 20mm, to my surprise and joy the first cradle fitted straight onto the pedestal, in past experience the hole in the cradle is too small.



More soon

Si









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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:51 PM UTC
Some progress Yesterday.

The last seven 20mm tubs fitted out and painted.



The last two boats done. Etched oars were sourced from an old fret.



Boats and tubs around the break of the fo'c's'le deck level.



Tubs in place aft, and details painted.



More ladders around the pompom deck.



More soon cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 10:28 PM UTC
Thanks Mike,

I will do my best.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 09:46 PM UTC

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Hi Si,

What books are you using for a reference on this one? The Kagero 3D book is only for the 1914-1919 version for Warspite.

Thanks and the ship is looking great!

Mike



Hi Mike,

Thanks for looking in, and your kind comment. The main references I am using are "The Anatomy of a Ship" on the Warspite, and the "Top Drawings" books, both cover the Grand Old lady mainly her WW2 fit.

The AOTS might be tricky to get hold of, top drawings should be around.

Hope that helps

Cheers

Si



Thank you Si, I have the AOTS for Dreadnought and like those books and will look for Top Drawings. Cheers and have a great weekend of building!
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

What books are you using for a reference on this one? The Kagero 3D book is only for the 1914-1919 version for Warspite.

Thanks and the ship is looking great!

Mike



Hi Mike,

Thanks for looking in, and your kind comment. The main references I am using are "The Anatomy of a Ship" on the Warspite, and the "Top Drawings" books, both cover the Grand Old lady mainly her WW2 fit.

The AOTS might be tricky to get hold of, top drawings should be around.

Hope that helps

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC
Hi Si,

What books are you using for a reference on this one? The Kagero 3D book is only for the 1914-1919 version for Warspite.

Thanks and the ship is looking great!

Mike
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Looking great mate



Thanks Ken,

She is coming on, and looking like a battleship at last.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 01:22 AM UTC
Looking great mate
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC

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Paint on the main armament.




Glad to see you didn't make the same mistake I made which was following the kit painting instructions which have you paint the top of the lighter grey turrets in dark grey