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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC

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Si,

Either you are the king of PE or insane...LOL. Really nice work, she is going to look sweet when finished.

Mark



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I don't know about the King of PE, but certainly "slightly" insane to say to least!


Insightful as usual Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:32 PM UTC

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Si,

Either you are the king of PE or insane...LOL. Really nice work, she is going to look sweet when finished.

Mark



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I don't know about the King of PE, but certainly "slightly" insane to say to least!


Insightful as usual Mate.

Cheers

Si



Insane..I know that feeling. A good Scotch helps with that.....
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 06:38 AM UTC

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Si,

Either you are the king of PE or insane...LOL. Really nice work, she is going to look sweet when finished.

Mark



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I don't know about the King of PE, but certainly "slightly" insane to say to least!


Insightful as usual Mate.

Cheers

Si



Insane..I know that feeling. A good Scotch helps with that.....




Very good idea indeed, and I have just the single malt for the ship modeller, it is called "Old Pulteney" and bills itself as the maritime malt, distilled in the port town Wick.
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC
Work started on the funnels.

One weak point of the kit is the funnel tops.



A bit off centre, but fixed.



basic funnel assembly, test fitted to the base.



Both funnels test fitted in place.



Next jobs, sanding the raised details off the funnels and adding the etch, also building up the detail on the funnel bases.

More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:51 PM UTC
Si,

It will be interesting to see how those funnels finish out.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC

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Si,

It will be interesting to see how those funnels finish out.

Mark




You aren't the only one mate, there is quite a lot to do.

Thanks for looking,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:17 AM UTC
Hi Si -

I've been following your build here with much admiration- the larger scale seem to suit you . Do you only model warships? I ask because I am curious as to whether there may be a Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic in your future ?
Keep up the great work !

Cheers- Richard
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC

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Hi Si -

I've been following your build here with much admiration- the larger scale seem to suit you . Do you only model warships? I ask because I am curious as to whether there may be a Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic in your future ?
Keep up the great work !

Cheers- Richard



Hi Richard,

Thanks for looking in. I am enjoying this scale, there is a depth and a level of detail I cannot match in 1/350th.

There could be a /200th Titanic somewhere in my future, I would love to see more Merchant vessel in 1/200th, post war Liberty or Empire would be great, or wartime tankers like the Ohio or San Demetrio, Won't happen though.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 04:49 PM UTC

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I reckon you could make a good guess, will post a pic od some of the work with today's update. (likely to go on tomorrow).

Cheers

Si



um, no, no I can't




The kit was on the importer's stand at Telford, and we were allowed to fondle the sprues.

The naysayers were moaning that "we don't need another one of these, and why haven't they done something different as they have already done one". Not usual wingy territory, but I thought "yes we do, and this is the one!"




Tamiya 1/48 Mk1 spitfire??



Got it in one Russ.
My aviation interests tend to Maritime related, but this was such a great kit I couldn't resist it, and it includes markings for an aircraft that covered the Dunkirk evacuation there is a maritime link.

Chees

Si



Ah... understand now

I've a bit of a similar weakness when it comes to anything 1/72 WW2 RAF with a prop out front in little red boxes and don't get me started on Typhoons
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:17 PM UTC

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I reckon you could make a good guess, will post a pic od some of the work with today's update. (likely to go on tomorrow).

Cheers

Si



um, no, no I can't




The kit was on the importer's stand at Telford, and we were allowed to fondle the sprues.

The naysayers were moaning that "we don't need another one of these, and why haven't they done something different as they have already done one". Not usual wingy territory, but I thought "yes we do, and this is the one!"




Tamiya 1/48 Mk1 spitfire??



Got it in one Russ.
My aviation interests tend to Maritime related, but this was such a great kit I couldn't resist it, and it includes markings for an aircraft that covered the Dunkirk evacuation there is a maritime link.

Chees

Si



Ah... understand now

I've a bit of a similar weakness when it comes to anything 1/72 WW2 RAF with a prop out front in little red boxes and don't get me started on Typhoons




The thought never crossed my mind.

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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
More on the funnels,

Rigging attachment points made from plastic strip and attached to the funnel bases.



Moulded detail removed from the funnels.



The etched rivet details and funnel caps on the frets.



Funnel caps built.



Fitting the rivet detail.



Done, and the caps on.



The funnels sprayed black, and the bases off white.



Next job, funnels glossed decaled and matted. they will then need rigging points made up and attached before fitting.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
Si,
The tops of those funnels is interesting for sure. Nice job drilling it out.

With the other quality parts on the kit, I'm surprised those holes weren't molded open.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
nice details on the funnels Si.

Agree with Gaz: surely could have been molded open, if not, then partially?
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:48 PM UTC

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Si,
The tops of those funnels is interesting for sure. Nice job drilling it out.

With the other quality parts on the kit, I'm surprised those holes weren't molded open.

Gaz



What Gaz said.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:45 AM UTC

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Si,
The tops of those funnels is interesting for sure. Nice job drilling it out.

With the other quality parts on the kit, I'm surprised those holes weren't molded open.

Gaz




Thanks Gaz,

It was an odd omission, may have been an oversight, but on the other hand a simple and quick fix.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC

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nice details on the funnels Si.

Agree with Gaz: surely could have been molded open, if not, then partially?




Agree Rus,

But then again had they, issues with short moulding, or mould tags on each pipe to clean up.

Drilling them out was a simple task, to be honest even more surprised that Pontos did not supply the parts, as the do for the external pipes on theBismarck's funnel in this scale.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
Si,

just catching up with matters here on MSW - sure and steady progress, fine work with the funnels and the etch!! Looks very good!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 04:59 AM UTC

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Si,

just catching up with matters here on MSW - sure and steady progress, fine work with the funnels and the etch!! Looks very good!

Cheers,
Jan



Well that's me caught up with replies on my blogs, now, not likely this weekend, (off to Duxford on Saturday)., but hopefully next weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
Finally managed to clear some space in the old workshop to do a bit, mostly tidying up the funnel sub assemblies.

The fwd funnel, with the platform and steam pipes fitted.



And the After funnel.



Both funnels fitted down.



What appears to be steam whistles added to the platform, whistles painted brass, which I would assume to be correct for the period.

The ladders added to the fore-funnel, platform & base.



A quick overview.



The next job, scratchbuilding 24 turnbuckles for funnel stays. That will be quite "fun".

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 06:46 AM UTC

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The next job, scratchbuilding 24 turnbuckles for funnel stays. That will be quite "fun".

Cheers

Si




Si, You can have fun scratchbuilding them, but North Star Models produces a set of etch turnbuckles in 1/350 that look pretty good.




I used them on my 1/230 scale Olympia, thought they worked well.
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 09:53 AM UTC
Great to see you back on the boards Si

Hm, I'm surprised no-one has come to the party with a set of AM 1/200 turnbuckles yet...
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:49 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work on the funnels. She is really taking shape.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 05:35 AM UTC

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The next job, scratchbuilding 24 turnbuckles for funnel stays. That will be quite "fun".

Cheers

Si




Si, You can have fun scratchbuilding them, but North Star Models produces a set of etch turnbuckles in 1/350 that look pretty good.

I used them on my 1/230 scale Olympia, thought they worked well.



Tim those items would be great if one just could find these #*+& turnbuckles somewhere but they seem nowhwere available these days. Northstar have them not available since ages
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC

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Great to see you back on the boards Si

Hm, I'm surprised no-one has come to the party with a set of AM 1/200 turnbuckles yet...



You and me both mate,

I will come up with something, it has look effective, and be easy to replicate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the funnels. She is really taking shape.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Great to make some progress again.

Cheers

Si