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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:48 pm 
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Sorry, but I can help you a little.
But I do not know all the details.
Maybe someone else can give some more information?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:35 pm 
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Grizly,

My little help for finding the quarter deck or super structure:

http://www.engr.mun.ca/~cdaley/5003/ship_terms.pdf

But there will be better ways to find out what is ment by super structure.
Like giving Google the words: "HMS Hood quarter deck" and it will show us the quarter deck in pictures and words.
That's my way of translating it into Dutch.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:41 am 
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Builder, Again, your input is greatly appreciated. I'm currently painting both funnel assemblies and once done I will turn my attention to adding the bell to the rear of the quarterdeck/aft superstructure.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:22 am 
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a polite word to Pontos, I do feel that you should revisit the resin parts in the kit, some of these are far too small/fragile to do in resin, I wonder how many rejects you have? so far I have battled through but only from using great care, I'm not looking forward to the 0.5 inch MG's whose housing alone are likely to fall apart as soon as they are touched. These things have to be handled to construct and I suspect will fall apart when attempted? Also there are many air holes in things like the cleats and R24 fixings. IMHO these should have been done in white metal and brass etch. I have no idea why the chain lines for the anchor cables have been done in resin either when they could have been done in etch which would have been far more suitable. My other concern which I mentioned before is the lack of written instructions, this isn't a cheap kit and I think such things should be addressed in the future..

kind regards

Pete


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:28 am 
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Hi all

Does anyone know if there is any manufacturer of 3d printed stud link anchor chains in 1/200 scale?

I bought one at floatingdrydock.com for my Bismarck and it really looks great. Unfortunately they seem to be discontinued and the manufacturer seems to have given up (I think it was quite complicated to make them).

But maybe technology has advanced since then and making them is easier now. (When I google, I find links from 2013)

This chain looks great on my Bismarck and I want one for my upcoming Hood build, as well as my current Rodney build.

/matts


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:53 pm 
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I found some 1/200 studded link chain on shapeways, especially for the Bismarck. Same designer also has chains for other ships. See link below.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/AJ5HT366L/1-200-dkm-bismarck-anchor-chain-bow?optionId=62818320&li=marketplace


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:47 pm 
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That one looks great. I'll check it out

Thanks a lot!

/matts


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:05 am 
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For those who have the skill and will, there is a tutorial of how to make your own stud chain in one of
Harold Underhill's books. The book in question is "Plank on Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging - Vol. 2".
There is an easy to understand text, plus a sketch on how it is done and the tool involved. I confess that i have
not tried to make such a chain, but might just try and see how i go. The book in question has long been
out of print, but am sure Amazon or Google might point you in the right direction.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:18 am 
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I have found a major error in both the Trumpeter kit and the Pontos set. The main formast, the front mast of the tripod does not project all the way down to watever lower level of the hull it should, main deck level I think. Indeed there is a visible opening on two of the lower levels of the main bridge superstructure where the formast section of the tripod should be visible. As my build is well advanced I am going to cut sections of the original plastic mast and try to insert them onto the decks: the Admirals signal platform and the conning tower platform.

Pity Pontos didn’t pick this up as it would of made for a much simpler build of the forward tripod mast.


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Hi all. I’m new to the forum but I’ve been following this thread with interest as I’m wanting to start my 1/200 Hood. The problem is I want to use the Pontosmodel set and the spare funnel fret but the only source I can find is hobbydecal and there is no provision there to order the spare fret. I’ve emailed them but no reply and Pontosmodel doesn’t have a contact either. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Any help gratefully received.

I promise to start a build thread if I ever get started.......

Steve


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:12 am 
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Sthewitt wrote:
Hi all. I’m new to the forum but I’ve been following this thread with interest as I’m wanting to start my 1/200 Hood. The problem is I want to use the Pontosmodel set and the spare funnel fret but the only source I can find is hobbydecal and there is no provision there to order the spare fret. I’ve emailed them but no reply and Pontosmodel doesn’t have a contact either. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Any help gratefully received.
I promise to start a build thread if I ever get started.......
Steve


I bought my Pontosmodel set by Souvereign Hobbies in the UK and in the aftermarket sales they send me the spare funnel fret and some other small things for a shipping price.


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