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Mikasa 1902 with Pontos 1/200th.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 09:42 PM UTC
Great work on the torpedo nets, si.

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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 06:09 AM UTC

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Si, fantastic start on the booms, mate!

Top notch, stuff!



Thanks Russ,

I will admit, until I worked out the jury rigged jig to take the weight of the net, the process involve more than progress, after that it was somewhat more manageable.

The Other side is now on, will post the pics shortly.

Cheers

Si






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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 06:10 AM UTC

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Great work on the torpedo nets, si.




Thanks Gaz,

with those etched nets in the Pontos upgrade , I couldn't resist using them.

The other side is on, will get a couple of photos up shortly

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC
Here you go,

Nets fitted to the stbd side.

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now on to a few final details.

The Chrysanthemum crest for the bow, an very nice resin casting in the Pontos set.



Sprayed, given a light wash, and lighter gold drybrush.



on the bow.



The nameplate fitted across the Admiral's walk.



Finally (not enamoured with the kit's multi part decal ensign and jack, at least asa tempory measure printed a couple off.) The ensign and the jack hoisted.



After a a year and Seven months Mikasa is finally commissioned.











Big thanks to all the you shipmates that followed along for this build. I have really enjoyed it, it is a really nice kit to build, and adapting the upgrade for the 1905 fit back to 1902 was interesting, and took some planning. (with build like the old six "p"s really hold true "Proper planning prevents predictably poor perfermance"


Another build in this scale on it's way, bigger too. Sorry, it is one that has been done a few times before on this site, but not for a while.

Cheers

Si





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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 05:07 AM UTC
Si,

Beautiful ship due to great workmanship, congratulations on another commissioning. I enjoyed watching the build and learned a few more techniques.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 06:29 AM UTC
Si,

Your Mikasa is one gorgeous piece of work - it has been a pleasure over the past months watching her come together. Well done!

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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC

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Si,

Beautiful ship due to great workmanship, congratulations on another commissioning. I enjoyed watching the build and learned a few more techniques.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Been great to have you along for the ride. I have learned quite a lot too, both in terms of technique and planning.

I doubt it will happen, but I would love to see another ship or two of this era in 1/200th, well I can dreem

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 07:18 AM UTC

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Si,

Your Mikasa is one gorgeous piece of work - it has been a pleasure over the past months watching her come together. Well done!




Thanks you Tim,

Been glad to have you along for the ride, it has bee quite a learning curve working in the larger scale, but I have enjoyed the build.

Big empty space on in shipyard. Will be laying a new keel at the weekend, family and time allowing.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 08:39 AM UTC
Si,

once again catching up here and coming just in time - well, a day late - to see your commissioning! Wow, 1 year, 7 months... wouldn't have guessed. Time flies. It was really fun watching you during this fine build with a really impressive showdown with your torpedo nets installed and swung outward - just great!

Congratulations to that fine and impressive build!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 08:05 AM UTC
Beautiful job Si, as expected. I have enjoyed following along - Thanks for sharing this with us.
Cheers- Richard
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 09:14 AM UTC

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Si,

once again catching up here and coming just in time - well, a day late - to see your commissioning! Wow, 1 year, 7 months... wouldn't have guessed. Time flies. It was really fun watching you during this fine build with a really impressive showdown with your torpedo nets installed and swung outward - just great!

Congratulations to that fine and impressive build!

Cheers
Jan



Thank you Jan,

She has been a challenging build, and I have learned quite a lot along the way. The kit itself is very good, but adapting the upgrade for the 1905 fit back to 1902 was interesting to say the least, might built the 1905 fit at some point just for comparison..

I have appreciate the support along the way

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC

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Beautiful job Si, as expected. I have enjoyed following along - Thanks for sharing this with us.
Cheers- Richard



Thanks Richard,

Glad you have enjoyed following along, and appreciate the support.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 09:52 PM UTC
Congratulations for commissioning your masterpiece Si! It was a pleasure to follow all the small and big progresses until this elegant ship was finally finished. I hope you have a nice place to display this beauty - it really deserves it!

I also do have this ship with the same upgrade set in stash but will finish her, one day, in her 1905 livery.

Looking forward for your next choice!


Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 10:10 PM UTC
Looks stunning. It is one of those builds that makes you pack up and give up or inspires you to greater things.

Would look good on display in The Docks Museum, Barrow-in-Furness, her birthplace.
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 03:11 PM UTC
Congratulations Si!.
One of your best builds I think. Great work and perseverance. Display proudly..
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 05:22 AM UTC

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Congratulations for commissioning your masterpiece Si! It was a pleasure to follow all the small and big progresses until this elegant ship was finally finished. I hope you have a nice place to display this beauty - it really deserves it!

I also do have this ship with the same upgrade set in stash but will finish her, one day, in her 1905 livery.

Looking forward for your next choice!


Cheers



Thank you Thomas,

Been glad to have had you support along the way. It is the most complex project I have done so far. I am very pleased the way she has come out.

She is still sitting in my office / workshop, by the end of my desk. I sort of like having her there. If Telford is on this year, i intend to be there, and have Mikasa with me.

The next project is another 1/200th, (got a bit hooked on the larger scale)although somewhat larger. Laid the keel over the weekend. Will start the build log within the next day or so.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 05:46 AM UTC

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Looks stunning. It is one of those builds that makes you pack up and give up or inspires you to greater things.

Would look good on display in The Docks Museum, Barrow-in-Furness, her birthplace.



Thank You Gary, I hope it inspires.

Very kind of you to say it would look on the museum in the town where she was built.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 05:50 AM UTC

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Congratulations Si!.
One of your best builds I think. Great work and perseverance. Display proudly..



Thank you Ned,

It has been quite an adventure, a few new techniques.

I have to say I am very pleased with the result.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 06:56 AM UTC
Woohoo, hoist 1 (or several) up for the Mikasa.

Its been great following along as always. Wonderful work!
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 02:33 PM UTC
Beautiful build of a beautiful ship, Si!

congratulations mate! Crack open a few for the commissioning!

Can't wait to see what you've got planned next!

In 1/200, Bigger and done before on MSW, hey??? Can only think Arizona...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 05:58 AM UTC

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Woohoo, hoist 1 (or several) up for the Mikasa.

Its been great following along as always. Wonderful work!



Thank you Rory,

Several have been hoisted Mate.

Appreciated your support along the way.

On to the next one!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 06:07 AM UTC

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Beautiful build of a beautiful ship, Si!

congratulations mate! Crack open a few for the commissioning!

Can't wait to see what you've got planned next!

In 1/200, Bigger and done before on MSW, hey??? Can only think Arizona...




Thank you Russ

It has been a very enjoyable build, and an interesting experience adapting the 1905 upgrade to work with the 1902 fit.

Several large ones were cracked to celebrate.

As usual your comments and support were much appreciated along the way.

Not the Arizona Mate, it was while back this was done, might not have been a full build log.

Laid the keel at the weekend, will start the opening post later this evening.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 07:57 AM UTC
Wow, great job! Love the build!
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 04:45 AM UTC

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Wow, great job! Love the build!



Thank you Mike,

Appreciate that very much, and your looking in to comemnt.

Cheers

Si