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BISMARCK 1/350 Revell + Pontos.
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Crossed my mind it was too wet, but if you don't ask, you don't know.

Appreciate you heads up mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:15 AM GMT+7
Si, whatever you do, don't use Gator glue!

Gator glue is fantastic and has many uses but, it's a type of diluted PVA & the wood deck will soak up the moisture from it and your wood deck will look like Tim's flooring did, or worse, like the crisps in a Pringles can!

Ask me how I know

Go with the extra thin (or medium if necessary) CA, mate
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
Hi Tim,

Decks lifting can be a bit of a problem, especially living in an older house, with a few drafts. I know Cyano will cure it, but question for you, what about gator glue, or is it too wet? just found a stockist this side of the pond. Still finding uses for it, apart from the usual.

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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 05:57 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

I have everything crossed. (which is slightly uncomfortable)

Yup the deck is lifting in place, The Pontos decks are thinner certainly than Artworx, and one or two others I have used, so they can lift round the edges.

Nothing that a bit of Cyno won't sort out, must admit a bit miffed I didn't spot the issue on the shelter deck before I had the railings down though.

Thanks for looking in Mate!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:36 AM GMT+7
I've had that problem as well with the lifting wood decks. Part of it is the material itself; wood is heat and humidity sensitive, and less stable than plastic, resin, or metal... so even when very securely attached to one of those materials, buckling or lifting of the wood can still occur.

Interestingly, I've had the same problem with the oak plank flooring in my house too. My son once spilled some water on the floor and didn't clean it up.

By the next morning the planks had swelled and buckled slightly, leaving a noticeable ridge. Not good! I left for work, planning to sand the ridge down and refinish over the coming weekend... but in the days that followed, the wood dried out and the planks settled down to normal on their own. Problem solved!

Anyway, for models, cyanoacrylate seems to work well to secure the wood decks down, and then keeping the model in a temperature and humidity stable environment becomes your best defense.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 09:20 AM GMT+7
Fingers crossed you finish in time Si

It looks like the timber deck is lifting in places?

I find that happens from time to time: Sometimes I need to run a bit of extra thin CA down a needle or pin onto the edge of the deck, while pressing it down, just to create a permanent bond between ship and deck
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:07 AM GMT+7
Thanks Tim,

Getting 5.9s was a big step, he started to look like a battleship.

The Pontos 4.1" barrels are excellent, with slight differences between C31 & C37 mount barrels.

another big push at the weekend, and commissioning should be in sight.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 07:36 AM GMT+7
Si,

Bismarck's looking better and better! The details are mounting, step by step; those brass barrels on the 4.1" mounts make a big difference.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 07:01 AM GMT+7
With the extension on the campaign, I now have a chance of completing Bismarck, so a big push on Sunday.

Windy stick out on a lot of sub assemblies.



twin 37mm detail painted.



And fitted.





Preping for the last of the skylights / vents.



5.9s detailed.



Vents / skylights going down.



and finished.



first section of shelterdeck railing on. pontos provide quite long sections, I cut them on the bends to make it easier to get them to fit correctly.



aft of the catapult done.



forward sections done.



Boats sprayed (forgot those first time round).



railings on the 37mm gun deck.



ladders off the aft end on the shelterdeck fitted.



After 5.9" on their barbettes.



And the forward mounts.



Arados on the catapult deck, they do look a touch overscale.



First brass barrels on the 4.1" mounts, these are for the C31's



bit of destruction needed on the C31s



The c31s basically built.



Lots of etch to go these yet.

basic construction done on the C37s



Overview with everything test fitted.





Still quite a lot to do.

Cheers

Si






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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

The Pontos boat fittings are great, but I quite happy I don't have any more boats to do (Just have to recheck, but I am mostly sure Bismarck landed all the pulling stowed on the maindeck before she sailed from Norway)

Sunday's update will follow shortly.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:08 AM GMT+7
Hi Si

great work on the ship's boats!

Pontos set really brings them to life, and Revell even mold a mooring strake on

Fingers crossed you'll finish for the Sink the Bismarck Campaign!
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 08:27 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

The etch for the boats is excellent, although to do need be very precise with the destruction and clean up.

The resin blast bags to make the 5.9" mounts, some nice ones for the 15" as well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
Hi Si,

those boats do look splendid!! The Ponton set seems to fit really well, once again. That's not always the case for the WEM PE and the small boats...

5.9" looking sharp as well!!

Chers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 06:19 AM GMT+7
Here you go Tim.

destruction.



Assembly







Test fitting





The 5.9" guns

again destruction first, not much this time just the hatches on the front plate.



Plastic parts assembled.



etch and one set of blast bags in place.



All turrets built.



More soon

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
Hope crack on with that over the weekend Tim, so not too ,long to wait.

Your support is welcome as always.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
Thanks Stephen,

Appreciate your kind comment, welcome aboard.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 01:56 AM GMT+7
I can't wait to see what you do with the boats. The Revell parts alone are decent, but with the Pontos parts too they will become little kits in themselves.
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 01:26 AM GMT+7
Really enjoying your build!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 07:40 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

The Veteran 37's were not as scary as I first thought, should be going under the airbrush at the weekend, will feel a lot happier when they are stuck down.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 07:37 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Hope so, bit of destruction on them first, to remove some the moulded detail and replace it with finer etch, but for kit boats, they are good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 03:57 PM GMT+7
Hi Si,

the 37mm really do look good, and the boats seem a lot better designed than those Trumpf ones. Looking forward to see them with all the Pontons etch on them!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
Spiffy looking boats Si, but I reckon you'll knock it out of the park once you apply the Pontos AM!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 08:35 AM GMT+7
Very quick update

The twin 37's done.



The look a bit wonky, but that is mostly bad photography.

The remaining boats next.Parts on the sprue.



The moulded detail on the inside of the cargo boats, not bad at all.



The kit instructions for the cargo boats.



They are well done, however, most of this will not be used, as Pontos provide some very nice brass.

More soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 06:02 AM GMT+7
No worries Mike,

Should be a very small update shortly, either later today or tomorrow / Wednesday,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 04:27 AM GMT+7
Thanks SI and I look forward to more updates!