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HMS Repulse May 1941
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:14 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ

Thanks Mate, she is jogging along nicely,

Thanks Jan

Yup a few spare bits and pieces from the North Star set, Personally I think it is a great set, might find a few more to use on the open platforms.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 09:34 AM GMT+7
Very quick update.

The after control platform in the kit lacks the platforms for the quad 0.5".



The bases from a couple of 20mm tubs and some plastic strip solve the issue.



Meantime the next level on the bridge is fixed down, searchlights, signal lamps, rangefinders and ladders added.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM GMT+7
Nifty work Si. Are you going to use the NorthStar quad.50 cals? I will interested to see how they go vs. Jan's on his Hood.

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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 01:26 PM GMT+7
The bridge details are growing now!! Fine work on the platform support Si! Keep up the great work!
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 04:28 PM GMT+7
I can only echo what is said here - build up of the bridge looks really good, very nice work and progress!!


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Nifty work Si. Are you going to use the NorthStar quad.50 cals? I will interested to see how they go vs. Jan's on his Hood.

cheers

Michael



Well, as for the North Star stuff - - I did find a supplier in Germany, and their own site. Guess what - bridge equipment and the Vickers .50", both versions, currently sold out. No joke. Not that I would know somebody who contributed to that situation But the BBB set is pretty decent, to be honest

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 08:09 PM GMT+7
Hi Micheal,

Thanks, I will be using the North Star Quads, if you haven't already have a look over on the Cossack thread, there are some pics over there.

Hi Todd,

Thanks, neat trick for doing the supports. Cut an a piece of plastic strip the right height and width, glue in place and trim to shape with side cutters.

Thanks Jan,

Run out of quads and bridge gear, can't think who you are talking about

I may have purchased one or two sets of each.




Appreciate the support guys.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 07:23 AM GMT+7
Small progress today.

Basic construction of the mainmast under way, here test fitted in place.



So far so good.

The starfish, kit parts v WEM



Built up



Test fitted in place, will need a little fettling to be perfect.




The compass platform and it's ladders have been fitted.



A rare poorly fitting piece of railing from WEM, the rooftop railing was too wide between the stations at the aft end, a little trim and all was well.

More soon.

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
still continuing to amaze, mate
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:56 PM GMT+7
Great detail work Si, as always I am watching and learning!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 04:10 PM GMT+7
Looks really good, Si, fine work!!

The starfish turned out great! And it's a nice touch that you added platforms for the Vickers quads - I squeezed mine in somehow...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:06 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys,

Really appreciate your support and kind comments. She is getting there, do need to tackle the vents around the after superstructure and the boats.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 06:14 AM GMT+7
As I said, need to tackle the detail around the after superstructure.

The Admiralty Modelworks resin lockers and vent tops, they provide brass rod for the stacks.



Brass rod fitted to the vent caps



All the resin components sprayed.



Fitted in place.



A view from starboard quarter, kit parts also added.



The mainmast assembly completed.



The midships searchlight platform painted, searchlights and carley float added. Glued in place.




The mainmast sprayed and test fitted in place.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 04:17 PM GMT+7
This Admiralty set seems a really nice one - I like the touch of all the brass piping etc.

Looks really good on your Repulse!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 08:27 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

I am impressed with the Admiralty set, it corrects most of what needs correcting (the big structural bits anyway) and adds some detail, the boats are very nice. Aldo get a bonus of a cast resin ship's crest to go on the base.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 05:55 AM GMT+7
Looking good Si!!
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 08:58 AM GMT+7
Love the looks of the starfish SI! well done! The brass rods are a nice touch!! Looking sharp there...keep it going!
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 10:10 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mike & Todd,

The WEM etch starfish is really nice and a great improvement over the kit part.

The brass rod for the vent stacks is really practical no warped resin bits.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 10:28 PM GMT+7
Yesterday's progress.

The mainmast with searchlights and 4" director fitted, and glued in place.



The kit foretop with the WEM replacement part.



The kit parts modified,



The main director, foretop and part of the foremast built up ready for spraying.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 05:09 AM GMT+7
Nice work on the Repulse, Si! The WEM replacement for the spotting top is a real improvement!

As it seems, you are quite well underway here, should be able to see the finishing line once your spotting top is installed and manned

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 09:53 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

You are so right, in this scale I think the open windows add so much depth.

Will of course be adding some detail to the interior of the spotting top. at least the support for director on the roof, and some voice pipes, maybe ,re if I can find the info.

Bit more progress today, but haven't had a chance to download the pics yet, Back at work tomorrow, so back to normal pace.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 11:10 PM GMT+7
getting close now Si
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 06:02 AM GMT+7
Well done on the mast placement Si!!
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 09:19 AM GMT+7
Thanks Todd,

Nice casting from Admiralty, fitted their location points perfectly.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 09:27 AM GMT+7
A quick update on yesterday's progress.

Sub assemblies sprayed,



There is some detail to into the spotting top, but the rest of the foremast up.



Director fitted to the conning tower as well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 04:31 PM GMT+7
Very nice, Si

Now she's really coming to live with the small parts being added!!
Looking forward to seeing the spotting top in place!

Cheers,
Jan