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1/200 HMS Rodney with Pontos Stuff
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 12:54 PM UTC

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1/200 ships push the display boundaries though..

But I am looking forward to the Titanic.



not just size wise: The wallet gets hit too



It is easy to justify if you go an a dollar per hour ratio you got for your money. $600 divided by say 1000hrs build time (VERY conservative) and that comes out as less than $1 per hour. But the Rodney is taking many more hours than that so I look at it as very cheap entertainment. I mean you pay $20 to go see a movie which goes for about 2 hours... That is $10 per hour!!



exactly the same point I make to "her indoors" when she complains of being the wife of a hobby model maker
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 03:14 PM UTC
My Wife asked me when the new Trumpeter Titanic is going to be released and asked me if I wanted it... she is a keeper!
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 11:57 PM UTC

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My Wife asked me when the new Trumpeter Titanic is going to be released and asked me if I wanted it... she is a keeper!



Lucky you!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
Yes Mark I am very lucky. Second time around seems almost too good to be true sometimes.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC

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My Wife asked me when the new Trumpeter Titanic is going to be released and asked me if I wanted it... she is a keeper!



Indeed she is!

My wife used to ask if I wanted models for birthdays/xmas etc but now has refused to fund anymore until the stash has been substantially reduced
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 07:05 PM UTC
Okay, some more progress..

The foredeck is sprout protuberances at a large rate. Yesterday..



Today..



See what I mean! That area is behind the second wave breaker, the first is basically fished, except for some dreaded sticky-uppy things..



Sticky-uppy things must wait until near the end or they may depart the area they are attached to. Then there are these two sets of barrel cleaning rods I have attached to their cradles..



These flank the forward turret and I presume there are two more flanking the aft turret, which isn't really aft at all..

That's it for now.
Warren

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 09:32 AM UTC
looking good Warren

Very nice of Pontos to provide rod to replace the styrene barrel cleaners
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 03:14 PM UTC

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looking good Warren

Very nice of Pontos to provide rod to replace the styrene barrel cleaners



That is why I like Pontos so much. All the extra detail you could want and more. And their wooden decks stick and stay stuck.
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 06:16 AM UTC
Looking good Warren,

That gantry piece one foredeck is great piece of etchwork.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 09:20 AM UTC

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looking good Warren

Very nice of Pontos to provide rod to replace the styrene barrel cleaners



Warren,

Can't agree more, very nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 07:47 AM UTC
Warren,

splendid work as always, looks great!

- how much I wish for a Rodney/Nelson in 1/350, the 1/200 simply exceeds the capabilities of my shipyard...

Chees,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 09:37 AM UTC
I think Trumpeter has them on the slipway at the moment.
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 01:01 PM UTC
Hello again.

Lots of deck fittings on-going, and as I found out much more included than on the Trumpeter original. For example..



.. four paravanes.

And I can't find part 940 anywhere in the set...
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 04:08 PM UTC
Bugger! The Rodney has PDS...
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 09:57 PM UTC
Warren,

Very nice work on those paravanes.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC

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Warren,

Very nice work on those paravanes.

Mark



Thanks Mark.

I actually left off some of the detail as it was just too small..

I have also misplaced a number of the ammo boxes I folded up early in the build.. bugger..
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC
As Mark says - and those paravanes look pretty detailed to me, even without those parts you left off...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 09:54 AM UTC

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Warren,

splendid work as always, looks great!

- how much I wish for a Rodney/Nelson in 1/350, the 1/200 simply exceeds the capabilities of my shipyard...

Chees,
Jan



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I think Trumpeter has them on the slipway at the moment.



Been in the catalogue for years, but when??? Not, that I'm in a rush for it
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC

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Warren,

splendid work as always, looks great!

- how much I wish for a Rodney/Nelson in 1/350, the 1/200 simply exceeds the capabilities of my shipyard...

Chees,
Jan



Freetime Hobbies says they are taking pre-orders for 1/350 ships but when I click on the link it lonely takes me to review page. I would love to have one or both in my stash.

Mark

Seconded!


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I think Trumpeter has them on the slipway at the moment.



Been in the catalogue for years, but when??? Not, that I'm in a rush for it

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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 08:24 PM UTC
And so continues the installation of wooden decking and deck fittings..







I am sure these things are copulating in the night. One problem though, it appears Trumpeter haven't given me enough G2 vents...
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC
Warren,

Nice work on the placement of the wood decking, looks like it sat down nice and even. All those vents and equipment for the decks sure does make them seem cluttered now.

Nice progress

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC
Thanks Mark.

This set is one of the best fitting ones I have used. Not much trimming to do and with a mist of water down first makes it easy to move into place. Nice strong adhesive as well.

On another note, anyone know what colour the waterways etc were on the camoed Rodney?

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 10:56 AM UTC
Looking good Warren
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 12:29 PM UTC
Hmmmm.. I looked at my Nelson kit and I may be able to get a G2 from that one. I did scratch build one last night though...
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 08:15 PM UTC

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Looking good Warren



Thanks Russel.

No piccies tonight but I have now completed 99% of the main deck fittings, jsut the sticky-uppy things to go.

I actually installed the first waterway this afternoon and am amazed at the level of detail Pontos have got into this set. Then after the waterways there are barriers then railings. Mostly you just get railings....

Cheers
Warren