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1/200 HMS Rodney with Pontos Stuff
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Good to see this one on the move again Warren



And after a brief spurt it is slowed again as I ran out of Lifecolor Hull Red which is a bit lighter than the old standby I always use XF-9.

Stay tuned Russell.
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC
Well well well.. the hull was finally finished (paint wise) last week and I have started adding all the deck furniture including wooden sheeting vents, stell decking areas etc etc.
Pontos set is excellent.
Photos tonight.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:10 AM UTC
Hey Warren,

totally missed your update on the hull! She looks great, really looking forward to more pictures of the finished hull!
- and great to have you back and see some progress to the HMS Rodney!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 09:15 AM UTC
What Jan said
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:16 AM UTC
Thanks guys.

Sorry about the lack of pictures last night but I totally ran out of time while doing stuff on the actual model..

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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
A couple of shots.. a bit late but hey I was busy modelling..







I also fixed the links in the earlier post about the painting of the camo on the hull. And I have sprayed the Hull Red, boot top and touched up the bits where some paint bled under the masking tape. Most was around blisters on the hull.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 09:34 PM UTC

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A couple of shots.. a bit late but hey I was busy modelling..


I also fixed the links in the earlier post about the painting of the camo on the hull. And I have sprayed the Hull Red, boot top and touched up the bits where some paint bled under the masking tape. Most was around blisters on the hull.




But I can't see the pics
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:32 PM UTC
Hi Warren,

like Russ says - no pics. So it's not a browser/computer problem on my side, as was my first thought...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC
Nah.. probably a Google Photos problem. Nothing but trouble there. Will repost tonight.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 06:37 PM UTC
OK. I have a new computer and am gradually transferring everything across but emails still aren't working. Luckily the old one still is..
OK. Lets start with the photos not everyone can see..
A few PE frets being painted ready for installation..

Then we have some shots of the bow..
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And finally, for the Rodney, two shots of the hull after camo was applied..

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Then, just to prove I wasn't lying around doing nothing while I waited for my paints I finished these..

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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 06:58 PM UTC
Then over the last few days I have been continuing the bow stuff and added a couple of derrick poles..



The vents on the forward side of the raised second turret..



And worked on another jib of some sort. Each of the cross braces are seperate PE parts so it is taking a while..





That's it for now.
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 05:51 AM UTC
Very cool stuff, Warren!

Deck and foc'sle detailing looks great, as does the camo. The colors were worth waiting for! - and nice stuff you did in between!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
What Jan said

ps. Nice side projects too
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC

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Very cool stuff, Warren!

Deck and foc'sle detailing looks great, as does the camo. The colors were worth waiting for! - and nice stuff you did in between!

Cheers,
Jan



Warren,

I can't agree more, very nice progress.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:39 AM UTC
Thanks all.

I wouldn't recommend the Gripen (Kitty Hawk 1/48). Many fit issues and detail you may not want to incorporate but have to due to the desin of the model.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC

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Thanks all.

I wouldn't recommend the Gripen (Kitty Hawk 1/48). Many fit issues and detail you may not want to incorporate but have to due to the desin of the model.

Cheers
Warren



Lucky for me only work in 1/72 in terms of a/c (the one true scale? ) and stick to mainly WW2 topics newly tooled by Airfix, which so far I've found to be very nice to work with
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC
Wow, Warren, you are a modelling polymath! As if the Rodney wasn't looking fantastic enough, apparently you have mastered armor and aircraft as well!

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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC

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Wow, Warren, you are a modelling polymath! As if the Rodney wasn't looking fantastic enough, apparently you have mastered armor and aircraft as well!




I don't know if I would say 'mastered'... Second ever model I built was an aircraft and they were the main things I built in my formative years. I like to have something ticking along while building a bigger project, the thing is there is almost always something to do with these 1/200 ships and detail sets, until you need a paint..

Thanks Tim.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:31 PM UTC

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Thanks all.

I wouldn't recommend the Gripen (Kitty Hawk 1/48). Many fit issues and detail you may not want to incorporate but have to due to the desin of the model.

Cheers
Warren



Lucky for me only work in 1/72 in terms of a/c (the one true scale? ) and stick to mainly WW2 topics newly tooled by Airfix, which so far I've found to be very nice to work with



I USED to only build 1/72, then I went to 1/32 and 1/72, and now I am building more 1/48 than anything else. The 1/32 birds take up too much space at the moment until I get my shed set up correctly then I will have space to store everything.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC

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Thanks all.

I wouldn't recommend the Gripen (Kitty Hawk 1/48). Many fit issues and detail you may not want to incorporate but have to due to the desin of the model.

Cheers
Warren



Lucky for me only work in 1/72 in terms of a/c (the one true scale? ) and stick to mainly WW2 topics newly tooled by Airfix, which so far I've found to be very nice to work with



I USED to only build 1/72, then I went to 1/32 and 1/72, and now I am building more 1/48 than anything else. The 1/32 birds take up too much space at the moment until I get my shed set up correctly then I will have space to store everything.

Cheers
Warren



It's true what they say: Size does matter!

I chose 1/72 as preferred scale due to lack of space and plethora of topics and it went nuts from there...

I've a 1/24 Typhoon in the stash but display space is basically putting me off starting it. Ships are great in that they are long but can easily be placed on a shelf or in a cabinet... Wing things on the other hand.... hm
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:21 AM UTC
1/200 ships push the display boundaries though..

But I am looking forward to the Titanic.
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM 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
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 12:35 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!!