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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC
David,

I am still investigating, just can't remember all the reference material I looked at while researching for my Kirishima build. I will post it when find but I wouldn't wait.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 08:47 AM UTC
Great work Mark. The details on the funnel look really good
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 07:30 AM UTC
Mark -

catching up after quite some time with your build. Great work! Your bridge looks splendid, and really nice work to the stack, and the superstructure is coming along very nicely, too!

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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:16 PM UTC

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Hi Mark,

Very nice progress, the etch on the funnel cap looks excellent.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si, The Stack took a while but I am happy with the result.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:20 PM UTC

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Mark,

Nice work with the placement of the ladders and PE on the stack. The PE ring around the stack always gives me fits, what is your technique on placement of those rings?

Mark



Thanks Mark. I use thick Super Glue Gel as it has a longer drying time. I place the part on and touch each end with the thick super glue then hit it with some accelerator. When Dry I touch each other section of the part with thin super glue to hold it in position.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:22 PM UTC

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Great work Mark. The details on the funnel look really good



Thanks Mate....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:23 PM UTC

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Mark -

catching up after quite some time with your build. Great work! Your bridge looks splendid, and really nice work to the stack, and the superstructure is coming along very nicely, too!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan. I am really enjoying this Build.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:31 PM UTC
I have not been able to post for a while because of work but I am still building her so here is the latest update.

Her A/A Superstructure has been built up.



Her 6 Inch Mounts are basically complete sans Barrels ready for some Paint.








The lower sections of her main 18 Inch Guns have been built up including the Ammo Hoists.



The interior of her 18 Inch Turrets have been completed and awaiting Paint and weathering.





The Turret Housings have been built up and detailed with P/E.







Last but not least the Aft Conning Position has been built up and detailed with P/E. Will have more to come soon.....Cheers mark


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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:29 PM UTC
Hi Mark,

The detail on the main guns looks good, pity those breeches will be invisible.

great work.

Si

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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 02:45 AM UTC
Mark,

Nice progress with those turrets. The PE work looking mighty fine.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 09:16 PM UTC
Mark, I've been off the boards for a while for a family vacation, but able to catch up now.

The guns look great. Was wondering: with this kit having so much detail are they able to be lifted out for inspection after completion?
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC
Mark,

working on the guns for me most of the time is the most enjoyable part... These ones here look really impressive - I have never seen so much interior details to any turrets. Same question as Russ - will you be able to see all this in the end?

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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 04:03 PM UTC

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Hi Mark,

The detail on the main guns looks good, pity those breeches will be invisible.

great work.

Si




Thanks Si. You can leave the Turret Housings loose to see the Breaches if you want to.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 04:04 PM UTC

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Mark,

Nice progress with those turrets. The PE work looking mighty fine.

Mark



Thanks Mark much appreciated.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 04:05 PM UTC

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Mark, I've been off the boards for a while for a family vacation, but able to catch up now.

The guns look great. Was wondering: with this kit having so much detail are they able to be lifted out for inspection after completion?



Thanks Russell and yes the Turrets can be lifted out after completion. They are simply placed in the Turret Rings and not glued in.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 04:09 PM UTC
My work Hours make it difficult to spend much time at the Bench but I am still here. Work is ongoing with her A/A Gear. I have also base coted her Stack and Secondary Bridge areas. More to come soon.....Cheers mark

















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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 09:22 AM UTC
Nice to see some progress Mark,

The AA guns look damn good, nice to see some colour going on the main structure too.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 09:01 PM UTC

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Nice to see some progress Mark,

The AA guns look damn good, nice to see some colour going on the main structure too.

cheers

Si



Thanks Si. I am pretty happy with how they look too.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 09:06 PM UTC
OK the fun begins. Her Superstructure fitout has begun and as usual, starts out with some more of those Screws. More to come soon.....Cheers mark




























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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:53 AM UTC
Mark,

Making nice progress, those sandbags are a nice touch. No much protection if they fired those 18" guns.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 08:08 PM UTC
Moving along nicely Mark

The turrets will surely be a highlight!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:18 PM UTC

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Mark,

Making nice progress, those sandbags are a nice touch. No much protection if they fired those 18" guns.

Mark



Thanks Mark. I have more Sandbags to do so will look much better.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:19 PM UTC

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Moving along nicely Mark

The turrets will surely be a highlight!



Thanks Russell. Will be starting on the Turrets soon.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 05:25 AM UTC
Looking good Mark,

Really coming to life with some of the smaller parts starting to do down.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 05:44 AM UTC
Mark,

She's looking sweet with those wood decks. I see you have even begun adding photoetch - a brave move this early in the construction process! Best of luck, I'm watching this one with interest!

Tim