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JJ1973
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 04:13 PM UTC
Very nice and swift work as always, Si! As Guz said, great update and nice to see her come together!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC

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Great update, Si. Love to see these old warships come together.

Gaz




Thank you Gaz,

Appreciate you kind comment. I am a bit of a pre-dreadnought fan myself, nice to see such good kits available in plastic.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:02 AM UTC

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Very nice and swift work as always, Si! As Guz said, great update and nice to see her come together!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Appreciate you looking on. really love these unusual old ladies. I am quite impressed the way all the walkway parts gel together.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:23 AM UTC
this build has been great to watch so far Si!

Love a good walkway, although I wouldn't want to have been one of the poor sods (ratings) ordered up there during action!
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC

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this build has been great to watch so far Si!

Love a good walkway, although I wouldn't want to have been one of the poor sods (ratings) ordered up there during action!




Hi Russ,

Especially when they fit that well! Agree I would not fancy being there, one hit would reduce the boats to deadly splinters if they were still in their racks.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:17 PM UTC
Last weekend's progress.

Boat cradles, all 20 of them.



After funnel in place, and the boat cradles painting.



Skylights and platforms over the midships secondary turrets.



First two big steam pickets hulls together and test fitted in place.



Another view, Russian sailors must have been short to fit between those boats



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:45 PM UTC
SI,

Making fine progress with the fitting out. Did you use thin CA putting those cocks on the deck?

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
Looking very nice!

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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 05:40 AM UTC
MOre excellent work, Si!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 07:37 PM UTC
Great progress Si.
I don't know about your thoughts but it always appears to me when the ships boats are put on there is never quite enough space, especially on boat decks. I don't know whether it's a scale thing or what. as you say how id they sailors get between them.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC

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SI,

Making fine progress with the fitting out. Did you use thin CA putting those cocks on the deck?

Mark




Hi Mark,

For little bits that sit up vertically, I go for Gel type CA, a little line of it where the chocks sit, and sit them in place, the gel tend to bite quicker than the thin stuff.

Thanks for looking in Mate,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 03:08 AM UTC

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Looking very nice!




Thanks Bill,

She is coming on.

Cheers for looking in.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 03:11 AM UTC

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MOre excellent work, Si!

Gaz




Thanks Gaz,


Still a way to go, rigging the funnels next, and more work on the boats.


Cheers for looking in.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC

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Great progress Si.
I don't know about your thoughts but it always appears to me when the ships boats are put on there is never quite enough space, especially on boat decks. I don't know whether it's a scale thing or what. as you say how id they sailors get between them.

cheers

Michael




Hi Michael,

I have wondered about the scale issue with the boats myself, especially with the steam boats like these, to get all detail in they may be slightly overscale. Boat decks do tend to have the boats crowded together, space is always at a premium on a warship. Likely a bit both.

Going to be fun getting the lashings on the boats.

Funnel rigging next though.

Cheers

Si



RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 06:00 PM UTC
ships's boats: AAaargh!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 08:03 AM UTC

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ships's boats: AAaargh!



And these are proper scary Russ

There are four Steam pinnaces, two are torpedo boats, and the other two are gunboats, so kits in themselves.

a heap of pulling boats too.

Great fun

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Boats, boats and more boats.

10 pulling boats, the instructions say build 4 of the smaller type, they are stowed on each on top of the four bigger boats. the other two are however shown fitted to davits on the hull sides.



insides sprayed wood colour.



Wash added to bring out the detail.



Detail on the steam launches, except for the weapons.



The bits of brass on the stern of the smaller pair are mounts for machine guns.

Basic paint on the steam launches.



Boat cranes on the after end of the forward superstructure in place.



More soon.

Si


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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
Nice work on the boats Si. Good luck with mounting those machine guns.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Barges, Cutters, Dinghys, Launches, a necessary evil. Never enjoy painting them. Nice work with cranes.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC

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Nice work on the boats Si. Good luck with mounting those machine guns.

cheers
Michael




Thanks Michael,

Those machine guns do look fun, six more to go, three along each side of the boat deck. I just hope putting the etched tripod down first works.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 08:24 AM UTC

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Barges, Cutters, Dinghys, Launches, a necessary evil. Never enjoy painting them. Nice work with cranes.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Do understand, I use the lazy method, shoot some Tamya TS78 deck tan at them and slap a wash, the hulls are all one colour so no fancy masking.


Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC
making nice work of those boats, Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC

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making nice work of those boats, Si



Thanks Russ,

They are not bad, looking forward to getting the steam launches armed this weekend.


Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC
Bit of progress today.

Four biggest pulling boats, painted and on.



The steam launches armed, one thing I learned, it is easier to put the shields on the machine guns before fitting them to the tripods. (They are on the stern on the smaller boats.

And fitted in place. Very minor criticism, not a fan of one size fits all boat cradles. Not massive, just slightly below par.



On with the armament,

The barrels have been removed from the 6", but not yet from the 12" guns for replacement with Master model parts.



Replacement barrels on the 6"



Comparison on the 12 inch, the master barrels are a little more refined and crisper.



All ready for paint.



Cheers

Si




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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
SI,

Nice progress. Those launches and barrel looking really nice. First time I seen a weapon on a launch.

Mark