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Tamiya 1/350 king george v
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Hi all I was given this and the Bismark for a Christmas pressie from my daughter and son I bought what i thought was the pe for this kit (which cost more than the kit and I now discover is still not the full pe for it, i will buy the rest but just have to wait a bit) so I was thinking I quite like the pics by Eduard and pontos (others are availiable) of the pe on the finished ship with no paint on it and was thinking maybe I would do that with just a slight difference being I would weather the pe but leave it unpainted. What do you all think, I quite like the pe showing I think it adds interest(i know it's not very accurate but let's face it I'm pretty rubbish with this modelling lark and I very seldom build as per the instructions anyway.
So here is my start on this build




Made a start on the decking (Will be using pastels for the decking this is just the base coat.

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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC

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...I was thinking I quite like the pics by Eduard and pontos of the pe on the finished ship with no paint on it and was thinking maybe I would do that with just a slight difference being I would weather the pe but leave it unpainted. What do you all think...



Hi Ken,

Your weathered but unpainted etch is one of the more unusual ideas I've come across in ship modeling - but why not? I myself range from classic AMS (Advanced Modeler's Syndrome) obsession over minute details and nuances of color to unpainted slap-it-together-in-one-sitting relaxation builds. It's all good, and if you get pleasure from the experience, then I say it is mission accomplished!

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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:22 AM UTC
Ken,

Don't paint the PE, sure why not it your kit go for it. I will most interested on how you weather it.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 03:46 PM UTC
Following along with interest Ken!

Will be great to see your take on this great ship!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 07:54 PM UTC
Well im a bit annoyed with eduard.
I started putting the pe portholes on and got 10 done and thought hang on theres something wrong here ( they give you 50 pe portholes) counted down one side theres 63 (it does say optional parts) optional or not they should at least supply enough for the job. And now im thinking about it what about all the pprtholes on the super structure.
When i built the warspite i had loads of parts left on tge sprue that wernt mentioned anywhere in tge instructions ive since discovered they were ment to be portholes they look a bit different to the ones eduard supply but maybe i will use them.
I managed to get the portholes off without damaging the paintwork too much. As i say maybe i will try the warspite ones will have a count up and see if theres enough.
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:42 AM UTC
Hi all well I've done the decking and weathered the hull.

I'm surprised how much bigger this is than the warspite she also quite a bit wider.









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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC

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Hi all well I've done the decking and weathered the hull.

I'm surprised how much bigger this is than the warspite she also quite a bit wider.



Dreadnoughts are surprisingly small in comparison to the later ships. Warspite was 196.2m long and 27.6m wide vs the KGV's 227m and 31m.

The KGV has an even bigger difference compared to the Iowa's at 270.4m.

I have posted this image before but here is my Warspite compared to my Missouri

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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 02:13 AM UTC
That's a good comparison that ship is enormous.
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 01:07 AM UTC
here is the next update.









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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Hi all here is another update




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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 03:10 AM UTC

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Hi all here is another update







Coming along nicely!
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
Rory,

Those auxilliary boats look mighty fine. Seen you already started weathering, most interesting on how you will finish it.

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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 03:09 PM UTC

Hi all well the rest of the eduard pe has arrived now I have to cut off all the little boxes I just spent ages painting on the decks also the blast shields and all the doors off all the superstructure 
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC
Hi all well I've added a miniscule amount of the huge amount of pe to this and I've realised someone made a big mistake how do you open these doors.





Encase you can't see from the pics there is a box about 1 mill in font of a 3 mill door 



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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 03:49 AM UTC
Ken,

Oops, You mean that was in inches and not millimeters on the blueprints...LOL

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 04:10 PM UTC
coming along at a cracking pace Ken!

yer, they sure did grow quick between the Wars:

Here's a pick of HMS Lord Nelson's (1906) Hull at 135m next to Prinz Eugen's 212m



The Prinz is not that much shorter than the King whose hull was 227m.

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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC
Thanks Russell there's a big difference between those 2
Well it's been a long time since I put a ship on a stand (usually I have them in a dio of some sort) I think the last one I put on a stand was the La Royale de France.
I'm not sure I like the supplied stand maybe I will put her in a dry dock.



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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 04:46 PM UTC
nice quick progress here Ken.

Love the car in the background
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 05:11 PM UTC
Really enjoying this build
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
The car is a 1/8 Traction avant conversion it's a front wheel drive v8
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
Nice build so far Ken,

Following along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:12 AM UTC
Hi all well this will probably be my last update before we get back from our hols we will be packing tomorrow night.
Got to say I'm really looking forward to a week in the sun doing nothing at all with a drink in my hand and my every whim catered for.





I'm thinking of drilling out all the portholes (I say thinking as there are a lot of them)
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
Hi all the pe really does make a big difference, I'm still not great at it but even with my ham fisted efforts I still think it looks better (of course if I painted it it would help to hide my errors) I still like the improvements though.
The first 2 pics are how the parts would be oob that is the completed part.


And this is with the added pe


And here it is in place



That part is only 10mm so is really small.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 04:06 AM UTC
Ken,

That PE radar is pretty small and probably a challenge to assemble, but it is soooo worth the effort - it looks fantastic!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 04:37 AM UTC

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Ken,

That PE radar is pretty small and probably a challenge to assemble, but it is soooo worth the effort - it looks fantastic!



Ditto Ken!