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1/200 HMS Rodney with Pontos Stuff
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 06:55 AM UTC
Warren,

the deck's looking really busy, very nice work and getting there!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC

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Warren,

the deck's looking really busy, very nice work and getting there!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan.

I have decided to put most of the detail on the first level of the superstruature before I glue it on the hull as it is a great fit even with the wooden deck on there.

But first up it is the waterways and barriers. Railings come last as always with me.. except for the sticky-uppy things of course...
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 12:15 PM UTC
Here are some pictures of the mostly finished main deck...


























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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 03:09 AM UTC
Warren,

That is a lot of deck pieces to place, very nice work. I bet you are ready to move to a new task.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 02:58 PM UTC

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Warren,

That is a lot of deck pieces to place, very nice work. I bet you are ready to move to a new task.

Mark



Thanks Mark.

I just realised it is not totally finished as there is structure to put on the rear of the ship but I am waiting until I attach the first and second levels of the superstructure before I do that.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC
Hi Warren!

she's looking really good now. I always wondered what those lockers behind the break waters were for-now I see: paravanes!

I can't help but wonder though, if the anchor chain is under-scale???
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC

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Hi Warren!

she's looking really good now. I always wondered what those lockers behind the break waters were for-now I see: paravanes!

I can't help but wonder though, if the anchor chain is under-scale???



If you want to buy me one Russell I would be very happy...
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 07:33 PM UTC
The Rodney is sidelined for a while while I wait for an item to arrive so I thought I would start another model while I wait.. I ended up starting three and this is the bench at the moment..



Anyone car to take a guess at the identities of the three?
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 09:44 AM UTC

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Anyone car to take a guess at the identities of the three?



after careful examination of the photo, I can honestly say that I believe them to be airplanes!
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 09:53 AM UTC

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Anyone car to take a guess at the identities of the three?



after careful examination of the photo, I can honestly say that I believe them to be airplanes!



That's the most accurate answer so far...
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:07 AM UTC

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Anyone car to take a guess at the identities of the three?



after careful examination of the photo, I can honestly say that I believe them to be airplanes!



That's the most accurate answer so far...



Believe me, when I say, I agonized over it for a while
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:35 AM UTC

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Anyone car to take a guess at the identities of the three?



after careful examination of the photo, I can honestly say that I believe them to be airplanes!



That's the most accurate answer so far...



Believe me, when I say, I agonized over it for a while



The three are Valom Albermarle, Italeri SM.82 (no fuselage so probably impossible to guess) and Roden Turbo Porter. All waiting for masks now and then I can paint.
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:09 PM UTC

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Anyone car to take a guess at the identities of the three?



after careful examination of the photo, I can honestly say that I believe them to be airplanes!



That's the most accurate answer so far...



Believe me, when I say, I agonized over it for a while



The three are Valom Albermarle, Italeri SM.82 (no fuselage so probably impossible to guess) and Roden Turbo Porter. All waiting for masks now and then I can paint.



nice "distractions" Warren
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:21 PM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC

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Anyone car to take a guess at the identities of the three?



after careful examination of the photo, I can honestly say that I believe them to be airplanes!



That's the most accurate answer so far...



Believe me, when I say, I agonized over it for a while



The three are Valom Albermarle, Italeri SM.82 (no fuselage so probably impossible to guess) and Roden Turbo Porter. All waiting for masks now and then I can paint.



Well, my guess would have been, from left to right, a U.S. B-26 Martin Marauder, a British "Mosquito" (based on the landing gear), and a German "Storch" (?).

I guess I need to go back to aircraft identification school!

Tim
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 07:13 PM UTC
Greetings everyone.

After a rather long lapse I have a post for your perusal.

It is not that I have been doing nothing on the ship but just that there is so much to do! Thousands of parts and a paint supply problem until recently meant not much got done and it is taking a long time.

The hull is basically finished and now I am on the superstructure and gun turrets. Here are some shots of the superstructure assembly so far.















No big sticky-uppy aerials and masts up yet as I know they would probably get damaged if I did. It is bad enough that the funnel got damaged at some time and some of the detail has disappeared.

Anyway, I have one more weekend before I head off over seas to Sri Lanka and the Maldives so please don't feel too sorry for me..

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 10:16 PM UTC
Well I definitely enjoyed perusing this update, Warren

Really nice clean work!

And no, I don't feel sorry for you having to go to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 10:40 PM UTC

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Well I definitely enjoyed perusing this update, Warren

Really nice clean work!

And no, I don't feel sorry for you having to go to Sri Lanka and the Maldives



Woe always me.....
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
Warren,

Very nice work with the assembly and I am loving the paint work.

OK, I won't feel sorry for you...LOL.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 11:58 AM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC
Warren,

great to see an update - looks great! Sharp work, and all the detailing, the small boats, PomPoms, the whole superstructure! Very sweet! Makes me really want to build one, only I don't have the room, neither to build nor to display her in 1/200...

And agreed with the others, not feeling sorry either...

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:48 AM UTC
Hi All.

Still doing the last 5% of the build that seems to take by far the longest time. Found out one major problem though, something somewhere has gone wrong as the third turret's guns are too long and prevent the turret going into the neutral position as the barrels hit the casement of the middle turret..

Oh dear... but I have come up with a very non-rivet counter solution which I will guarantee no one would notice if I didn't point the probelm out..

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:23 AM UTC

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Hi All.

Still doing the last 5% of the build that seems to take by far the longest time. Found out one major problem though, something somewhere has gone wrong as the third turret's guns are too long and prevent the turret going into the neutral position as the barrels hit the casement of the middle turret..

Oh dear... but I have come up with a very non-rivet counter solution which I will guarantee no one would notice if I didn't point the probelm out..

Cheers
Warren



I feel a challenge coming on.....LOL

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
Challenge accepted... and completed.. photos later...
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
Sorry but no photos yet. WHile attaching something yesterday I snagged part of the bridge area and two parts went flying... The main part I found but the smaller part seems to have disappeared forever..

This model seems to be jinxed and now I am just going to attach the masts and the deck railings and that's it. Put it in a dispolay case and go onto something more relaxing.. sigh...