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HMS Puma, Atlantic Models resin Frigate
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 10:14 PM UTC
A bit more etch construction,

The 965 radar array.







Not perfect, a few tweeks needed, but it will look ok under a coat of paint.

More soon.

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 07:50 PM UTC
Now I have all these lovely fragile structures lying around, time to get some paint on them. Sprayed with good old Tamiya XF1. (had 1/2 a cup full in the airbrush, shame to waste it.



The foremast fitted, with the diesel exhaust inside it.



Mainmast & 965 fitted.



Overall view of the build so far.



Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 04:56 AM UTC
Sweet!! Color really snaps the details forward on this Si!! Waste not want not!!
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 12:09 PM UTC
Thanks Todd,

I am pleased with look of both masts now they have paint on. The lattice mast especially, still a couple of sub assemblies to go on that, but I felt safer with that fragile assembly glued down.

Cheers, Si
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 09:58 PM UTC
Amazing work, all the well applied brass on the masts and the careful paint job making this frigate to a stunning sight.

A good example, why super detailed naval builds are so exciting.
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 05:55 PM UTC
Thanks Bernd,

I do enjoy tinkering with detail, especially when aided and abetted by a really good etched fret.

Cheers.

Si

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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:13 AM UTC
Very small update.

Platform for the fire control radar built. (Railings at the front need sorting).



Main gun turrets painted and fitted.



I have temporarily removed the 965 radar before I knocked it off and will refit later.

Cheers.

Si

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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 05:45 AM UTC
Looking very sharp Simon.

If those sheets of PE in the photo are for Puma looks like you still have a fair bit of work to go.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 09:29 AM UTC
Great work, Si

I missed out on several of your updates here during my time 'off', great progress. Especially good work with all the radar equipment!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 01:37 PM UTC
Hi Michael,

One of them is, but there is still quite a bit to do.

Thanks Jan,

It is quite a complex little beast, but real fun to build.

Cheers for the comments guys.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 01:51 AM UTC
A bit more progress.

The vents and a few other bits and pieces added around the superstructure, also the foremast has been moved to it's correct position. (misread the instructions)



The fire control radar fitted in it's correct location.



A few more brass sub assemblies ready for spraying.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 10:36 PM UTC
Very nice, Si!!

- I have to admit, I did not catch the wrong position of the mainmast versus the FC equipment, I had to scroll back in your build log...well, luckily not much damage done, and great recovery

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 01:56 AM UTC
Thanks Jan,

Bit of a schoolboy error not reading the instructions properly, just glad I got away with it.

Small update.

The sub assemblies from above sprayed.



Along with a basecoat on the fret.



The first railings and ladders going on.

.

cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 02:44 AM UTC
nice recovery, Si

coming on nicely
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 12:48 PM UTC
Thanks Russ,

Silly mistake, but got away with it. Getting there overall quite pleased with the way she is turning out.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 11:50 PM UTC
Quick update.

In a weekend of mad modelling only made small progress on this build.

Got the Squid assembled and painted along the bofors, both fitted, along with some railings round the quarterdeck.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 02:13 AM UTC
I haven't forgotten this build, it has been on the a bit on the back burner.

Did get the anchor cables on this afternoon.



Should get on and finish this one.

Cheers.

Si