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Battleshp Tserevich 1917 OOB build
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:50 AM UTC
Great job Si!

I think you are one of the few in the Northern hemisphere still cracking on during the 'heat' of summer!

the guns look great btw!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:55 AM UTC

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SI,

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

Mark




Thanks Mark,


Armed steam launches, including torpedo boats, whilst not universal were not uncommon in the pre-dreadnought era. (except in Imperial Russia, where it seems to have compulsory).


Go back to the 18th centaury, and swivel guns were commonly mounted on ships boats, usually the bigger launches when used as guard boats, for cutting out expeditions etc.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC

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Great job Si!

I think you are one of the few in the Northern hemisphere still cracking on during the 'heat' of summer!

the guns look great btw!




Thanks Russ,

It did drop below 30 in London at the weekend, the only problem is, the night time temperature hasn't dropped as much.

Thanks again to Todd for donating the Master barrels to me, they do make a difference. I am going to have to invest in a set for my 1904 version of this fine lady.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC
Last weekend's progress.

The remaining four secondary turrets in place.



Also position of rear boats fixed.

The six Whalers painted.



Four of the whalers fitted on top of the cutters.



Anchors and other forecastle details in place.



The cables and anchor handling davits will go after the railing s right towards the end.


might get a bit done this weekend, but family stuff going on.


Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 09:54 AM UTC
Getting close now Si!
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:05 PM UTC
Looking really good, Si. Really close to the fun of rigging.

Gaz

Then again... When it comes to rigging, there always seems to be a tensioned line that comes loose and causes great aggravation in getting the loose end back in place.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 05:43 AM UTC

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Getting close now Si!




You should see the rigging on this puppy Russ!

And quite a few small details to go too. But getting there.

Cheers


Si
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 05:45 AM UTC

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Looking really good, Si. Really close to the fun of rigging.

Gaz

Then again... When it comes to rigging, there always seems to be a tensioned line that comes loose and causes great aggravation in getting the loose end back in place.

Gaz



Thanks Gaz,


Yeah and the rigging on this is going to be real fun from the few pictures I can find on line.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 07:50 AM UTC
Lat weekend's progress

The details around the edges of the boat platform, machine guns, fairleads and railings.








The mainmast mostly built, just the ladders from deck level to go.



More soon,

Cheers

Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 08:03 AM UTC
SI,

Those boats do look sweet. I did notice that the inside of the funnels aren't showing usage.

Mark
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 07:06 PM UTC
Si,
Everything looks great! The MG's on the ship's boats adds some great detail.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC

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SI,

Those boats do look sweet. I did notice that the inside of the funnels aren't showing usage.

Mark



Thanks for reminding me Mark,


A black top is on order, I did forget to drill them out.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 07:03 AM UTC

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Si,
Everything looks great! The MG's on the ship's boats adds some great detail.

Gaz



Thanks Gaz,

Do like pre dreadnought boats, the steam pinnaces always seem to be well armed.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
Got a little further today.

Quarterdeck details in place, and railings at the after end of the fo'c's'le deck level.




Also painted the pinnace funnels black, to hide the lack of hole, and save weathering.

Ladders and after railings down.



Main turrets fitted, now she really looks like Battleship.



Fore topmast fitted, rain stopped play on getting the mainmast sprayed.

More soon.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 09:36 AM UTC
coming to a swift conclusion here Si
Cosimodo
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC
Looking very close to being launched. Are you going to give the hull a wash? It would bring out all that great detail.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC

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Looking very close to being launched. Are you going to give the hull a wash? It would bring out all that great detail.

cheers

Michael



Hi Michael,


Just the mainmast to finish and fit, then the rigging, and that will be quite a job finally there a few external bits and pieces.

I think a very light wash would be a good idea, as the moulded detail is very good.

Thanks for the suggestion, and looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC

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coming to a swift conclusion here Si




Got to rig her yet, and I reckon that will take nearly as long again, love these complex predread rigs

she will have an earlier version of herself joining the fleet at some time, but the next pre dread will be British, and looking like she was in 1915.


Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 07:05 AM UTC
Wow Si,

you have come quite a long way since I last checked in here!

Nice and smooth work as always, mate, and your 'almost' OOB build looks really fine! It looks like your are approaching the final push here!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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Wow Si,

you have come quite a long way since I last checked in here!

Nice and smooth work as always, mate, and your 'almost' OOB build looks really fine! It looks like your are approaching the final push here!

Cheers,
Jan




Thanks Jan,

It is a really nice kit, and the etch is very usable.

Got strted on the rigging at the weekend. will post the update later / tmrw.


Always good to have you look in.

Cheers

Si
McRunty
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC
All looking great Simon. I have no idea how you keep so many projects on the go and organized. If I have more than 2 kits going at once my work space is a disaster!
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 07:55 AM UTC

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All looking great Simon. I have no idea how you keep so many projects on the go and organized. If I have more than 2 kits going at once my work space is a disaster!




Thanks Rory,


Insanity mate, my work bench is a permanent disorganised disaster area. The basic idea is lots of smallish plastic boxes with bits of each project in.

Occasionally I get things mixed up and temporarily misplace bits, but they usually turn up.


The upside is I always have something else to work on whilst glue or paint is drying, and quite often can airbrush bits of different projects in one go, saves time & airbrush cleaner!

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC
Update of the recent work.

The one pic I omitted from the last update.



The mainmast in place.



Davits that sit on the side of the hull aft of the midships secondary turret.

Very fragile and tricky to fold.



sprayed.



Making the downhauls for lines between the funnels.






The rigging under way.













Still a long way to go with the rigging.

More soon.

Cheers

Si



RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 09:54 AM UTC

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Still a long way to go with the rigging.



Thus, beginneth the spider web
Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Nice start! I always like the rigging on the funnels, fiddly but makes a huge difference.

cheers
Michael