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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:28 AM UTC
Such a simple and elegant solution!

Thanks mate, I'd have never have thought of that!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 03:18 PM UTC
The 'unsightly seam' on the crane is easy to get rid of mate. Just fill it with the Krystal Klear or Humbrol Window maker stuff. When you have it levelled out just paint it. Seam gone. You could also use the Gunze Mr Primer 500.

Jumped straight to the last page to see progress you have made Russ. I must say I am a little disappointed Russell.. tut tut..


Imaging Night of the Pom Poms, or Revenge of the Boats in 1/200 scale..

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:29 AM UTC

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The 'unsightly seam' on the crane is easy to get rid of mate. Just fill it with the Krystal Klear or Humbrol Window maker stuff. When you have it levelled out just paint it. Seam gone. You could also use the Gunze Mr Primer 500.

Jumped straight to the last page to see progress you have made Russ. I must say I am a little disappointed Russell.. tut tut..


Imaging Night of the Pom Poms, or Revenge of the Boats in 1/200 scale..

Cheers
Warren



It behooves me to say, Warren, that real life has been rather boorish of late and impeded progress where progress has been needed

But, rather like Brexit, there is a lot going on behind the scenes but not much seems to have be accomplished on face value.

However the dockyard is active on several fronts. The results of their labour are not yet ready to reveal.

The cranes in particular are nearly all glued back together. note to self-order 0.4mm wire!

Night of the Pom Poms in 1/200?! Aaargh! That would be like the IMAX version
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:27 PM UTC
Slowly but very steady there Russell still keeping my note book handy

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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 08:38 AM UTC
Nice solution on the main guns Mate

KGV's look good with the main guns elevated at different angles.

Keep up the good work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:14 PM UTC

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Nice solution on the main guns Mate

KGV's look good with the main guns elevated at different angles.

Keep up the good work mate.

Cheers

Si



Ah-ha... but, Si, that solution is Jan's not mine...

Meanwhile I have managed to scrounge a bit of time at the bench, such that it is. UP launchers finished, cranes ready to mount to cabs, and last but not least a colleague at work made up a little jig to my specs, so that i can ensure that when I glue the brass barrels back onto the plastic shaft they will be parallel and in line!





Hopefully I can have the cranes and guns finished in the next few days and sling some paint around...
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Looking good Russ! When can you ship out that jig your buddy made you?

Cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:32 PM UTC
Russ,

Those UP launchers and crane look super - and that little jig is way cool too!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 05:20 PM UTC
All looking very shipshape mate.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 07:38 PM UTC
Great work Russ on the etch and very envious that you can have someone make a barrel guide like that. Very cool!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

PS. Maybe I should start making jigs for sale?
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC

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Thanks guys!

PS. Maybe I should start making jigs for sale?



Discount and free shipping for Forum Members right?
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC
nice work Russ,

The up mounts and the crane look excellent.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC

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Thanks guys!

PS. Maybe I should start making jigs for sale?



Discount and free shipping for Forum Members right?



Mates rates Rory? Of course!


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nice work Russ,

The up mounts and the crane look excellent.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si!

Sawed the barrels off last night and mounted the first of the Aluminium replacements. Pics soon!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 04:23 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

cool to see some substantial progress on your King!! Your cranes and the UP's look really good - and your little jig - that's a mighty fine idea, mate!! Makes me almost a little envious...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC
Thanks Jan!

Update 13 August

Well, I think its about time for a decent update rather than a teaser so here we go...

The destruction of the 14" guns


then the master model barrels clamped up in the jig with some foam and a timber brace and glued to the remaining frame with 2 part epoxy


a cheeky dry fit

and arrayed

all those bits ready to paint

and the first item I've glued to the ship in several years, the aft UP launcher

X turret prepped with holes to locate the UP launchers

barrels painted

Now Pontos provide a template to shape the UP shields accordingly which I did



but then I checked my references



and the profile morski plans

at which point I decided to tear down the shields and redo them




searchlights


and shipped



small railings around the signal lights on

searchlights and half railings




well that's it for now folks while i shift my attention to the cranes, 5.25's and the directors

thanks again for looking and for sticking around for this build!
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC
Russ, your King George V is already AWESOME! Even in its unfinished state, each picture of your build has so many treats for the eye I just can't stop looking... Thanks for sharing with us!
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
Nice progress Russ, the UP mounts and their shields look excellent,

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Nice update indeed.

Great work.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 08:22 AM UTC
Russell,

Excellent work on aligning those new barrels and shields around the UP weapons.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:54 PM UTC

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Russ, your King George V is already AWESOME! Even in its unfinished state, each picture of your build has so many treats for the eye I just can't stop looking... Thanks for sharing with us!



Thanks Tim!

Really helps to motivate me to finish knowing you guys are looking in and appreciate the build details


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Nice progress Russ, the UP mounts and their shields look excellent,

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si

I was very lucky to be gifted the UP launchers and the catapult by a MSW member some years back who's now no longer active...


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Ahoy Russell

Nice update indeed.

Great work.

Cheers


Sean



Ahoy Sean

Thanks for looking in. Hope to finish by Christmas


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Russell,

Excellent work on aligning those new barrels and shields around the UP weapons.

Mark



Thanks Mark

between you and I, I'm quietly chuffed with how the guns came out
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hi Russ!

The build is looking great! Nice to see it coming along. Great job!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:55 AM UTC

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Hi Russ!

The build is looking great! Nice to see it coming along. Great job!



Thank you Mike

I sure am looking forward to finishing
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:56 AM UTC
Looking good, man! Continues to be an inspiration!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC

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Looking good, man! Continues to be an inspiration!



Thank you Charlie