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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC
Reanimated!
I love old zombie, sorry, dockyard queen movies

cheers
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:53 PM UTC
Wow cool


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC
Will great to see some progress.

long live the King!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 02:08 AM UTC

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16th November 2015,

Hi folks, herein lies the progress pictures of the ships boats! All finished and shipped

Now, this will be my last update on the King for a little while I'm afraid. The last few months have been a real slog to get the pom-poms and boats out, and I can't say I've enjoyed myself too much. But I promise I will come back and finish her eventually, so sit tight.

For the time being, I'm going to build a few wing-things, a car, and generally try to have fun again building models. No filler, no sanding, and NO PHOTO ETCH!

You'll see me over on the Aeroscale forum as I post a few of these builds up, but I'll still be here among the docks watching everyone's great builds.

After that, I'm gonna try to finish the Prinz Eugen for the cruiser campaign, so I hope you can all join me for that.

Thanks for being a part of the journey so far and sharing the highs and lows. As I said above, I promise I will come back and finish her-just not yet.



Yes it's true folks! The King is back! (on the workbench that is!)

As promised I have returned to complete this build!

In fact, I'm super excited to be back! It's hard to believe that the last update above was around 2.5 years ago and at the time I'd burnt out on Pom Poms and ship's boats!

In the time off I've been able to complete the Prinz, and a few other things, and now it's time to complete the King!

I have fond memories of this kit: From the superb Tamiya kit which was a joy to build and put together to the horror of The night of the PomPoms and its sequel Revenge of the boats But now, it's now time to finish the trilogy with the happy ending that will be The return of the King!

A big shout out to all you guys who've been following along and it's great to see you back as I bring this one to completion Thanks again for all your patience!

Now, where's my optivisor?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:40 PM UTC
"Return of thr Kong" I love it.

I will get Peter Jackson on the phone now let him know the great news.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 06:46 AM UTC
DIdnt see this one, have the kit and the pontos kit, going to have to catch up
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

I too have a big Tamiya KGV in the stash, and your experiences here will be a valuable reference when I finally get around to taking it on. Glad to see you back in the saddle with KGV again!
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 04:46 PM UTC

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"Return of thr Kong" I love it.

I will get Peter Jackson on the phone now let him know the great news.

Cheers


Sean



Return of the Kong


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DIdnt see this one, have the kit and the pontos kit, going to have to catch up



Welcome aboard Norman

The Pontos kit looks very nice! Hope to see you build her sometime soon!


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Hi Russ,

I too have a big Tamiya KGV in the stash, and your experiences here will be a valuable reference when I finally get around to taking it on. Glad to see you back in the saddle with KGV again!



Thanks Tim!

it's great to be back!

Will be great to see you build your KGV!
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 09:24 PM UTC
Hi Russell

great to see you re-start this one mine is still gathering dust on the shelf but will follow along for plenty of tips I hope

Keith
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 03:24 PM UTC
Great to have you on board Keith after all these years!

Hopefully you'll find your way back to yours soon
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:37 PM UTC
Hi Russ!

Of course I'm in for you return of the King!! I'm looking forward to see her come to life again! That's great that you bring her back on the workbench!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 03:35 PM UTC
Great to have you back on board for the ride, Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:02 AM UTC
Sorry folks for taking so long to post on this build. Progress is across several areas at once:

Searchlights and searchlight platform davits done with the Eduard upgrade PE

Work on the crane cab housings

And the lifting jibs. Now, the WEM instructions would have you just fold them up, but, there's a really unsightly gap running along the fold lines-I've tried to show this in this pic here.

So I decided to cut the parts at the fold line and then glue them together. Looks better?

And the 5.25"s on the go


Lot's of bits n pieces to do, and it's happening on all fronts.

Thanks for looking.

PS. Can anyone recommend a good way to trim down the gun barrel parts to accept the barrels whilst keeping them square and true?

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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 02:12 PM UTC
Good to see some progress Mate.

I will admit I have always been a bit of a , taped the twin barrel unit down on my cutting mat, across the barrels and the connecting bar, and carefully razor saw both barrels off with one cut.

no easy to describe without writing "War and Peace" but quite simple, and at least if the saw isn't quite vertical the cut ends are parallel.

I am sure someone else is likely to have a better method, but that has worked for me.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 09:22 PM UTC
Looking good Russ!

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Russel,

Agree, nice progress with your build. Glad your idea of cutting the PE worked out.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:44 AM UTC

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Looking good Russ!

Cheers




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Russel,

Agree, nice progress with your build. Glad your idea of cutting the PE worked out.

Mark



Thanks guys!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 01:52 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

great to see some progress on your King!! Very nice work indeed -you're right up back to your old standards, mate!!

I'd have to check in my old PoW log how I removed the barrels from the 5.25" at the time, I think it was still on a different site then, but I should have it stored locally somewhere.

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:10 PM UTC
Thanks mate.

Getting those barrels in line with each other has me quaking in my boots. Especially the Quad turret 14" barrels!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 12:23 PM UTC
Hi there Russell, I finally had the chance to go through your build thread. You've done a great job. You are quite skilled with the photoetch parts. Pom poms look amazing!

-Joseph
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 09:51 PM UTC
I like Simon's idea. I hadn't thought about that and will use it in future. What I have done in the past if the holes are not dead straight is bend the small brass insert to realign the barrel. If all else fails, you can always elevate one or two of them.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 10:05 PM UTC

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Hi there Russell, I finally had the chance to go through your build thread. You've done a great job. You are quite skilled with the photoetch parts. Pom poms look amazing!

-Joseph



Thanks Joseph

Welcome aboard as they say

Yes, the Pom Poms! Quite a process to build them, but the results were worth the effort.


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I like Simon's idea. I hadn't thought about that and will use it in future. What I have done in the past if the holes are not dead straight is bend the small brass insert to realign the barrel. If all else fails, you can always elevate one or two of them.

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael! I'm taking my time on it, and having a good think about it. I'm leaning towards holding the parts in a vise and using a drill press
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 06:59 AM UTC
Drill press, great idea Russ,

that should work!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 09:24 AM UTC

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Drill press, great idea Russ,

that should work!

Cheers

Si



Well, it could be a complete disaster, so watch this space
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi Russ!

So, back for a quick look around...still busy. Hope to get back to Hood next weekend and commenting MSW soon...however, I tried to find my ancient build log of the PoW (not on MSW, but on a German site that has gone down long since). But all is gone and I even deleted my work in progress pics. Ok, no big loss. Here is how I approached the quad 14"ers: I did not align them at all, but cut them into four individual pieces, that I could glue inside the turret in desired elevation. Something like Gator Glue or slow curing CA gives you ample time for individual alignment.

Here some pic just taken with my phone from the turret:







I apologize for the poor focus, but I hope they serve the purpose to give you the idea. I think this whole thing started as a mishap when I broke one of the guns while drilling and found out that the 'individual approach' actually was pretty handy

Cheers mate,

Jan