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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 02:30 PM UTC
Right, I know I have a lot of complex stuff on the bench right now, and anyone with a scrap of sanity would thing I don't need anything else. There is however method in my madness. I have a of repetitive stuff going on with all three builds, and sometimes it is nice to have a simple OOB build going on at the same time.

Todd sent me the Master barrels for this which he had for review and wasn't going to use, for which I am grateful, and they are now getting used, so thanks again mate. And everything else except the rigging will be what is in the box.

Here you go.



What is in the box







Well some of it.

The master barrels.



First job, the reventments, for want of a better word for the midships secondary turrets.



All the bits inside the hull halves.



Watch the numbering of the blanking peices either side of the midships secondary turret, the instruction sheet and the sprues don't match, so trial and error, but they doo fit.

The hull halves test fitted together.



Very tidy.

More soon.

Si


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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC
how could I not be following this?

Makes me want to get Lord Nelson out and do a parrellel build, although some how I reckon you'll be up to the rigging whilst I'm still washing the mold release agent off the parts
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:54 AM UTC
I shouldn't speak for the rest of us but you're not likely to find much sanity amongst modellers
I know what you mean about doing the simple while dealing with more complex or repetitive builds. I try now to build two different types to swap between.
I like this kit so I will be keen to see how easy it is to build straight out of the box.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC

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how could I not be following this?

Makes me want to get Lord Nelson out and do a parrellel build, although some how I reckon you'll be up to the rigging whilst I'm still washing the mold release agent off the parts




Thanks Russ,

You'd need stronger medication

Go on I dare you. I am not going bowl along at my usual pace on this one, I just wanted to have an OOB build to tinker with when I can't get in the zone with the repetitive bits on the Warspite & Intrepid (Like Sunday & yesterday)

Always great to have you along mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:43 PM UTC

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I shouldn't speak for the rest of us but you're not likely to find much sanity amongst modellers
I know what you mean about doing the simple while dealing with more complex or repetitive builds. I try now to build two different types to swap between.
I like this kit so I will be keen to see how easy it is to build straight out of the box.

cheers
Michael




I think you may well be right, sanity and being a modeller don't necessarily go hand in hand

Certainly not in my case.

With my usual lack of planning I didn't take into account I wouldn't have the Warspite finished by the time I planned to start the Intrepid, and Campanula developed a life of her own, hence this one.

Thanks for looking, always appreciate having you along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 01:03 AM UTC
Little bit of progress.

Hull halves glued together. the quarterdeck has to be inserted prior to joining, it has been sprayed TS78, along with the fo'c's'le deck.





The propeller shafts fitted along with the stern torpedo tube.



and the hull sprayed with anti fouling red.

More when I hit a speed bump on the complex stuff.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 02:49 AM UTC

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how could I not be following this?

Makes me want to get Lord Nelson out and do a parrellel build, although some how I reckon you'll be up to the rigging whilst I'm still washing the mold release agent off the parts




Thanks Russ,

You'd need stronger medication

Go on I dare you. I am not going bowl along at my usual pace on this one, I just wanted to have an OOB build to tinker with when I can't get in the zone with the repetitive bits on the Warspite & Intrepid (Like Sunday & yesterday)

Always great to have you along mate.

Cheers

Si



Haha, yes, VERY strong medication would be required

Looking at your progress so far I'd have no chance of catching up
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 02:27 PM UTC
Hi Si,

I'm in and following along here, too - of course. Always like your pre-Dreadnought and the almost OOB4s you have been doing!

I know exactly what you mean with 'getting into the zone' -I had that a couple of times recently with my HMS Hood. However, starting a quick OOB I think would be the wrong medication for me, not only because my workshop would not allow it without creating major chaos - which in turn would make things worse for Hood.

Looking forward to your build - and maybe Russ' Lord Nelson next to it???

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:18 PM UTC

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... - and maybe Russ' Lord Nelson next to it???




yer,no, that's not gonna happen

Besides, I reckon next to make the shipyard will be Airfix's Daring
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC

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how could I not be following this?

Makes me want to get Lord Nelson out and do a parrellel build, although some how I reckon you'll be up to the rigging whilst I'm still washing the mold release agent off the parts




Thanks Russ,

You'd need stronger medication

Go on I dare you. I am not going bowl along at my usual pace on this one, I just wanted to have an OOB build to tinker with when I can't get in the zone with the repetitive bits on the Warspite & Intrepid (Like Sunday & yesterday)

Always great to have you along mate.

Cheers

Si



Haha, yes, VERY strong medication would be required

Looking at your progress so far I'd have no chance of catching up




You never know mate,

As I don't a wood deck, I could spend quite a lot of time messing about with washes and dry brushing, so you have still got time.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 07:11 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

I'm in and following along here, too - of course. Always like your pre-Dreadnought and the almost OOB4s you have been doing!

I know exactly what you mean with 'getting into the zone' -I had that a couple of times recently with my HMS Hood. However, starting a quick OOB I think would be the wrong medication for me, not only because my workshop would not allow it without creating major chaos - which in turn would make things worse for Hood.

Looking forward to your build - and maybe Russ' Lord Nelson next to it???

Cheers,

Jan



Thanks Jan,

To each their own poison mate, it was either an OOB build or Brandy, and the OOB build is cheaper and healthier.

Always glad to have you around.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 08:31 AM UTC
'Ullo.. what's goin' on 'ere then?
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 08:50 PM UTC

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'Ullo.. what's goin' on 'ere then?



Whatever I did, it wasn't me that did it, and you don't have any evidence to prove that I didn't!

Good to see back on the site Warren,

Simple bit of Pre-dreadnought action mate. I think I need to keep at least one straight forward build on the bench, just to try and hang on to what is left my sanity.

Memory is not too hot either sometimes I forget to post images. This is the hull sprayed anti fouling red.



if the weather doesn't let me down hope to get the light grey on it today.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 09:49 AM UTC
quick Si, get the hull grey on quick or the Japanese will see her coming! Oh, wait, they did!

Seriously though, she's looking good mate
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 06:12 AM UTC

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quick Si, get the hull grey on quick or the Japanese will see her coming! Oh, wait, they did!

Seriously though, she's looking good mate



Hi Russ,

Thanks for that mate, it did make me smile.

I have got some grey on her will post yesterday's update this evening (my time).

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 08:43 AM UTC
As promised.

Some grey on the old girl.



Boot topping done and masking off.



Next stage on the deck, a grey dry brush unevenly applied with a brush and tissue.



The deck given a dark wash to replicate a coal burner's deck.



The outboard superstructure parts in place.



and the screws in place.



Bit pf work needed on the stern seam, doesn't show so much with the mk1 eyeball.

More soon.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 11:36 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work on the hull. Sometimes it can be a real pain getting the bootstrap even all along the hull.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:47 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the hull. Sometimes it can be a real pain getting the bootstrap even all along the hull.

Mark



Hi Mark,

I know what you mean, especially on these predreads with all their compound curves.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 09:57 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the hull. Sometimes it can be a real pain getting the bootstrap even all along the hull.

Mark



Hi Mark,

I know what you mean, especially on these predreads with all their compound curves.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si




I always find a decent height marking gauge will sort out the boot topping stripe, run around the hull to leave a finely scored line to mask to

It's really evident how much tumblehome she had now the grey's on-looking good BTW.

It may pay to tone down the coal stains on the deck, Si, if you're not going to weather the rest of the hull??
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 09:55 PM UTC
Good progress Simon. I like those screws! I wonder how effective they were since they don't look like a design anybody else copied.

cheers

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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the hull. Sometimes it can be a real pain getting the bootstrap even all along the hull.

Mark



Hi Mark,

I know what you mean, especially on these predreads with all their compound curves.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si




I always find a decent height marking gauge will sort out the boot topping stripe, run around the hull to leave a finely scored line to mask to

It's really evident how much tumblehome she had now the grey's on-looking good BTW.

It may pay to tone down the coal stains on the deck, Si, if you're not going to weather the rest of the hull??




Hi Russ, good point on the height gauge.

it is poor lighting making the decks look really dark, they may be a little too dark, I am thinking alight dry brush of a pale-ish grey will help.


Thanks for the advise mate, as always appreciated.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC
A little progress this weekend.

I have taken Russ's advise and lightened the more visible areas of the deck, by dabbing Citadel light sand and light grey dry brush pains on and working them in with my thumb.


Firstly though the winch tat sits under the forward superstructure. Seven plastic and two etched parts.



Detail going down on the foredeck. The "breakwaters around the for'd 6" turrets needed a little freckling



The quarterdeck bulkheads done, and the quarterdeck toned down. The slack finished on the after hull join fixed.



The lower deck of the bridge assembled, 13 etched, and elegant deck supports.



Test fitted in place, along with the foremast.

More soon

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:09 PM UTC
Looking great Si!

Decks marrying up nicely with the hull now
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC
Si,

It amazing how just a few PE parts can make the difference to a model. Those braces will pop once they are mated up with the rest of structures and painted. Nice progress.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC

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Looking great Si!

Decks marrying up nicely with the hull now



Thanks for the approval Russ,

I am pleased with the balance too, maybe a bit more work around the after main turret though.

Cheers

Si