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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 02:34 AM UTC
Thanks Bryan

not long to go now. Working on adding in some small details at the moment, central railings, ladders etc, that won't be accessible later on, before moving onto the boats.

Pace should pick up considerably now (I hope )

Russ
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:12 PM UTC
Clean build, all the neat brass details are really amazing !
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 04:58 PM UTC
11th June update.

Ship's boats. First up preparing the flat surfaces by applying a coat of primer then a coat of deck tan for the timber surfaces.

then masking for the AP507B


after the grey a gloss cote then a wash with a brown to imitate the wood planking a bit better





Now for some shots of the lady herself-railings in hard to get places are going on


along with ladders


and carley floats

Al, in reference to your earlier question, for the vertical carley floats and the some of the difficult PE platforms I use 2 part epoxy resin to adhere them
Next up, catapult



Thanks for looking
Russ
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 03:20 AM UTC
Russell,

fantastic work. Never thought to paint the lifeboats in that sequence but I do like it. Will steal that process if you don't mind.

The overall is looking very clean, beautiful work. Your demarcation between vertical and horizontal surfaces is crisp and clean.

Excellent work on the PE.

Looking forward to seeing more progress.

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 05:46 AM UTC
Hi Russell,
The King! is looking grander with every posting. Keep it coming!

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:15 PM UTC
Stunning details, the ladders and stairways look perfect, your way with the boats are interesting.
Beautiful work
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:09 AM UTC
Some lovely work there on the boats and PE installation Russ!! Keep it coming!!
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:26 AM UTC
Looking great Russ,

Very tidy job on the boats so far, looking forward to seeing some more.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 01:04 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

Who'd have thought ship's boats could be so complicated, hey?
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 04:48 PM UTC
6th July, 2015 update

Danger, fellow shipwrights, danger!

What the heck were naval architects thinking when they put so many boats on a ship? Didn't they realize that 80 odd years later, people would be burning out trying to model them up to add to their ship?

So, here we have an overall view of all the extra bits n pieces ready to paint!

boats

I scratched some platforms for the rear director tower

more shiny stuff







now, just to find the time to add the paint, and some weather that's warm enough to enable it

Thanks for looking
Russ
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:20 AM UTC
Russell,

The amount of fiddly parts is impressive as is your skill in preparing them for mounting. My hat is off to you my friend.

I like the way you organize your progress in preparation for panting. I may steal that idea as I am all over the place and end up scratching my head for an hour trying to remember what parts go where.

Looking forward to seeing some color on those parts and how they all come together.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:26 AM UTC
Some brilliant work there Russ!! Nice to see you are banging out all he boats!! I do the "line production" myself, but I like the propped up little boats...LOL!! Yup....just like Dave, I'm stealing that myself!
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:50 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

Felt a bit that way with the Duke, but it is worth it, putting the extra detail into the boats really lifts a model.

Keep up the good work mate.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 03:21 PM UTC
Thanks guys!

feel free to 'steal' away. It's the only way i can keep track given the long periods between building and painting...

Am thinking of building up the searchlights, pom poms and 5.25"s before getting out the airbrush, just to get through a few more items...
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 03:29 PM UTC
Hi Russ,
Glad to see you have found some time for the build. Ditto the others on your organisational skills.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 03:18 PM UTC
Thanks Michael.

Real life can be a demanding mistress at times...

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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 09:34 PM UTC
Russ,

I'm in awe of your methodical approach to the build.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 04:53 PM UTC
Thanks Michael.

Pom poms next methinks...
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 03:44 PM UTC
looks like you are going away from the instructions on the boat cradles but will be keeping notes on this to help with mine

Cheers Keith
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 09:32 AM UTC

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looks like you are going away from the instructions on the boat cradles but will be keeping notes on this to help with mine

Cheers Keith



There are instructions?
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 04:26 PM UTC
Yes there is instructions with them that is the little bit of paper with pictures and line and numbers on I sometimes use them myself it does help honest

Keith
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 09:38 PM UTC
Thats brilliant work with all the boat details, Russel.
As well with all these clean bend and added hand rails, ladders and so on.
Excellent !

Best Wishes
Bernd
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Yes there is instructions with them that is the little bit of paper with pictures and line and numbers on I sometimes use them myself it does help honest

Keith



Ah... I knew there had to a be a reason for them Keith!

Seriously though, I like to paint things separate:
a) it gives a better paint coverage
b) its easier when applying different colours. The bottom of the ships boats I will be painting black which would be difficult if the davits were attached first.

I will use some paper plans as templates to place everything correctly on the boat deck (I hope )
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Thats brilliant work with all the boat details, Russel.
As well with all these clean bend and added hand rails, ladders and so on.
Excellent !

Best Wishes
Bernd



Thanks Bernd... Hopefully can do as good a job on the Pom Poms!
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 09:36 AM UTC
Russ,

great to see the King progressing!! Your plans for the boats sound really good, should be looking awesome with all the small stuff added and individually painted!! - and looking forward very much to see your way of approaching the PomPoms - they are always a challenge

Cheers

Jan