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Tamiya 1/350 king george v
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:25 PM UTC
Fantastic work Ken!

Great to see another King on the web!

any chance you could load some higher res pics as those are quite blurry
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 08:58 PM UTC
Ken,

great work definitely, she looks awesome. The shining brass gives her a very nice touch!! And you did a great job on the rigging, too - not my favorite work, as well. The more I take my hat off to you!

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 07:18 AM UTC
Well she's finally finished, now I can get on with some of my other stalled builds.








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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:30 PM UTC

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Thanks, I'm really not looking forward to the rigging.



Great work Ken! Good to see something a bit different with the naked PE brass...

As for the rigging, the KGV class of ships have IMHO one of the easiest rigs of all the WW1/2 navies so don't get too intimidated...
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 10:24 AM UTC

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Thanks, I'm really not looking forward to the rigging.



Agree with Tim & Mark,

It is an innovative build. My tip for rigging, take it one step at a time. I tend to look the rigging of as a number of small projects, that way I don't get overwhelmed.


Good luck,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
Thanks, I'm really not looking forward to the rigging.
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 04:51 AM UTC
Ditto!
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 04:20 AM UTC
Ken,

I love the unpainted photoetch - it is a dramatic, innovated look! It will also make it abundantly clear to casual observers of your KGV just how much effort goes into detailing a good ship build.

Now for some fun with the rigging...

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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 04:09 AM UTC
Hi all that's all the PE attached just the rigging to do now (not looking forward to that) I say all the PE there are some steps and platforms to add to the sides but I will add them after it's on a stand as I already broke the platform off the one set of stairs which I added and lost the platform for them, i figure it will be safer to leave them till last.










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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 09:15 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

great to see that you've recovered from your mishap, and sad to hear that you're struggling again. Your King looks brilliant, and I hope you'll find a proper workaround. I'ts a constant fight as what to glue down first, and there is no clear path to follow, always depends...

Looking forward to see more of you King!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:45 PM UTC
I think most of us salty types don't put the railings on until after the sub assemblies are glued down Ken!

It's just something we learn to work around, so don't be too hard on yourself!
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 09:09 AM UTC
Oh how I wish I hadn't glued the sub assy's on putting the railings around them is proving to be a royal pita, I've even tried prying them off (why is it that you really glue something well and it falls off if you sneeze, you just tack something and it's stuck fast) grrrrrrrrr I think I've just made this a million times harder, i should not have got paranoid that the sub assy's would get knocked to the floor again.
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2019 - 07:18 AM UTC
What Russ said,

The King is looking regal, great progress Ken. Although I would not recommend knocking it of the bench again though, that is a bit of a drastic way of sorting painting issues.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 09:23 PM UTC
Wow Ken!

That's some progress!
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
Hi all well I finally got some modelling time and I've fixed what I can and I've now glued the sub assy's to the deck (I know it will make adding further pe problematical but I figure the whole ship will have to be knocked off the bench to damage bits in the future)






So now I have about a gazillion bits of PE to add to the  Oerlikons, then all the railings, build and add the last set of pompoms to the stern big guns, add the pe to those guns and the job should be a goodun.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC
ooo-noo!!!

Not good when that sort of thing happens Ken! Sorry to hear of the mishap! (Always can create a few tensions too, when it's the result of something another family member did, whether intentional or not...)

Good luck, keep plugging away!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

Bad news mate, it is always hard when this sort of thing happens. You have been doing a great job on this build. I sincerely hope you can recover and finish it.

Cheers


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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
Uh Ken,

sorry to hear that, that's really painful. I hope you don't lose your motivation over that mishap, she's a really great looking model!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC
Ken,

Sorry to hear about your mishap, I have a cleaning lady that forgot that she wasn't suppose to dust my ships and took off the whole mast assembly of my Scharnhorst battlecruiser a week after I finished her.
Hope the PE turns up.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 08:44 AM UTC
Bit of a catastrophe on this one missus knocked one of the sub assemblies off the bench, i can't find the pe range finder also can't find the bit the crane is held between on the 2 bits that both broke off to say I'm annoyed is an understatement, i was going to try and finish the Oerlikons this weekend, also some of the pe mast stuff is missing or bent (hopefully I can straighten that out.







Not sure what else is missing I'm hoping anything else won't notice.
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 12:23 AM UTC
Amazing shining gold, Ken! That's quite some boxes and small stuff on the deck...

Your King is looking great, though!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
Ken,

I see a lot of metal sitting on the deck, nice work getting it all in place.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC
Hi all, well apart from the Oerlikons all the deck furniture is done, i think, hope?





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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC
nearly there Ken.

You're a brave man working on sub assemblies like that: I'd have squished them good by now with my fumble fingers...
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC
Yes still to add them