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HMS Warspite 1/350 with Pontos
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
Looking good mate, as for knocking it on the floor, don't tempt fate I knocked the PE mast off my KGV last night (still not found all the bits)
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 09:45 AM UTC
That mast looks great Si

FWIW, I have trouble with blu tac sticking to parts as well and try to avoid it where possible...

As for knocking things off and onto the floor-well the less said the better
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:36 AM UTC

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Looking good mate, as for knocking it on the floor, don't tempt fate I knocked the PE mast off my KGV last night (still not found all the bits)



Sorry to hear that mate,

I know your pain, I spend to much time on my hands ad knees searching for lost bits.

thanks for looking in, and your kind comment.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC

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That mast looks great Si

FWIW, I have trouble with blu tac sticking to parts as well and try to avoid it where possible...

As for knocking things off and onto the floor-well the less said the better



Thanks Russ,

It can be a pain. but it does have it uses.


I will say no more mate!


Si
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 05:50 AM UTC
Small update from yesterday,

The mainmast.

As promised, the Pontos method of attaching yard arms.

The brass and etch for fitting the single yard arm.



The etch folded ready for fitting.



Fitted to the yard arm.



And to the mast.



Simple as that.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:21 AM UTC
I like that method.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC

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I like that method.

Mark



Hi Mark,

It is one of the neatest pieces of Etch design I have seen.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:43 PM UTC
great design by Pontos and great execution!

Really is thoughtful of Pontos to provide brass to replace the styrene masts. So much easier to apply the rigging
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:53 PM UTC

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great design by Pontos and great execution!

Really is thoughtful of Pontos to provide brass to replace the styrene masts. So much easier to apply the rigging



Thanks Russ,

Your are right there, on the counts of design and rigging, the design makes the execution straight forward.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 08:30 PM UTC
Very quick update.

The cranes, the etched kit booms are required by Pontos, and I managed to mislay them, so I used the wem boos instead.

In the process of being folded.



and fitted.



They are a bit narrow for the Pontos cabs, but they will suffice.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 09:47 PM UTC
an often overlooked part of many PE sets is the crane cabs-good to see they've got it covered here, Si. Very nice.
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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an often overlooked part of many PE sets is the crane cabs-good to see they've got it covered here, Si. Very nice.




Pontos do a very good job with those Russ, the turned brass centre column really helps. both in structure and detail.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 07:29 AM UTC
The grand old Lady is coming together nicely! Fine job on the cranes, too, Si!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:15 AM UTC

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The grand old Lady is coming together nicely! Fine job on the cranes, too, Si!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

This one has been a bit of a slowly but surely job, but at least feel like I am getting there.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:15 AM UTC
Bit more progress.

Cranes rigged, the pontos rigging came of the frets a while back, so a bit copper wire.



Fitted.



All the booms & derricks painted.



and fitted.



More work on the 20 mm, picked up some spares at Telford, as I have mislaid the pontos parts.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC
The cranes look the business, Si!
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work with those cranes.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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The cranes look the business, Si!



Thanks Russ,

I am quite pleased with them, considering the booms and cabs were from different manufacturers, and the rigging home made.

Actually beginning to feel I am getting there on this one.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work with those cranes.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

They were fun, I can see this one actually getting finished.


Cheers

Si