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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Thanks Dave,

The layout of the ammo cans is quite clever, there are two belts in each can, the forward one feeds the inner barrels, and rear belts the outer barrels, hence the stagger in the barrels.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 06:25 AM UTC
Final entry on the almost Nordic saga of the pompoms.

All painted.



and mounted on the old girl



That's that done, on with 20mm

The first batch sprayed.



Barrels painted & fitted.



And fitted in place.





nine down twenty to go.

More soon.

Si





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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
Si,

Those POM-POM's look sweet sitting on the deck. They seem to take on a different look (tone?) then when you had them painted on the bench.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC

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Si,

Those POM-POM's look sweet sitting on the deck. They seem to take on a different look (tone?) then when you had them painted on the bench.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Very glad to have them in place. the different tone may well have been better light in my "studio" area last weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 09:33 AM UTC
Pom Poms look great Si

nice touch painting the ammo a different colour too
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC

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Pom Poms look great Si

nice touch painting the ammo a different colour too



Thanks Russ,

Glad to get them in place. The ammo was uncovered, the links should be black and the shells similar or dark green, but my brush skills are not quite up to that, but the brass of the cartridge does as add contrast.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 07:03 AM UTC
Hi Si,

great to see some substantial progress on the Old Lady - she really looks the part, Mate!!

PomPoms - always a source of 'pleasure' - but those things do look interesting in all their details. Still always I am pretty happy once they are completed. Same goes - to a lesser extend - for the Oerlikons...

Fine job, she looks great!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

great to see some substantial progress on the Old Lady - she really looks the part, Mate!!

PomPoms - always a source of 'pleasure' - but those things do look interesting in all their details. Still always I am pretty happy once they are completed. Same goes - to a lesser extend - for the Oerlikons...

Fine job, she looks great!

Cheers,
Jan




Thanks you Jan, for your kind comment,

The pompoms were a bit of a fight. and 33% of the way through the 20mm.

Taking a short break and working on the masts.
Always glad to have you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Nice work on the AA Si, lots of fiddly bits to try your patience. I agree with Russ, nice touch on highlighting the ammo.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC

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Nice work on the AA Si, lots of fiddly bits to try your patience. I agree with Russ, nice touch on highlighting the ammo.

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael,

The pompoms were fun, but not without some however the 2omm were less trouble, just a strain on the eyesight.

always glad to have you look in mate.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
Finally a very small update from last weekend.

The foremast less on ladder and the masthead radar done.




Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 11:32 PM UTC
Nice, is all of it glued or parts of it soldered?

Mark
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC

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Nice, is all of it glued or parts of it soldered?

Mark



Hi Mark,

They are glued, the yard arms have etched fittings, which means they are not a butt joint.

I will try to remember to take some photos of that part of the process on the mainmast.


next the 6 20mm on the catapult deck, followed by the cranes.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 06:15 AM UTC
My method of putting the base structure of the 20mm together.



Apologies if I have posed that before, but it does make it easier, we for me anyway, as the shields give you a solid base to work from.

finished and in place.



The crane bases folded.



and built up.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC
those cranes housings look very cool Si!

PS that first pic looks like Tserevich?
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Si,

Really starting to like the way the wire looks instead of EZ-Line. I am going to have to give it a try.

Did those gun tubs come with the kit or did you add them?

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC

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those cranes housings look very cool Si!

PS that first pic looks like Tserevich?



Thanks Russ,

Whoops!!! fat fingers, this is what I meant.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:38 AM UTC

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Si,

Really starting to like the way the wire looks instead of EZ-Line. I am going to have to give it a try.

Did those gun tubs come with the kit or did you add them?

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The gun tubs came with the Pontos set, very nice resin castings with etched ammo boxes.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
Don't you just hate pompoms, they look the business though, she's looking really great.
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Don't you just hate pompoms, they look the business though, she's looking really great.



They can be a right pain Ken, and these were a bit tricky, but they are Pontos' first attempt, so I'll not be too harsh on them.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
Very quick update on the mast.

Painted.



and fitted, (before I knock it on the floor)




Hope to make some proper progress in the not too distant.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark



It is Blue Tac Mark, two tips, work it so it's nice and soft before you stick anything in it, and take it out as soon as the paint is dry.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on the mast.

Is that Blue Tac you have it standing in? If so, do you have a easy method of removing it from the part. I am always dealing with pieces sticking to the part and refuses to just pull away.

Mark



It is Blue Tac Mark, two tips, work it so it's nice and soft before you stick anything in it, and take it out as soon as the paint is dry.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si. I do have habit of leaving the parts on the Blue-Tac to long.

Mark