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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:50 AM UTC
Aye, true that, Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:38 AM UTC

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I am keen also to get some superstructure up, but I fear it may not happen for a while yet-my garage is being replaced in a couple of weeks and, there goes my ability to paint!!!



Curse that real world.
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM UTC

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That's cool Russell; and if any spots of the putty show through your paintwork, it will look like good old fashioned red lead primer!

Seriously though, your KGV is looking terrific! I like the super neat paintwork.



Thank you Tim for the kind words... if I can come close to the quality of your builds then I am happy...

mmm... red lead primer-delicious, but deadly! Speaking of toxins, I'm a bit old school and still using enamels, so a shot coat of primer combined with the top coat seems to cover the red pretty well.


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She's looking fine, Russel. Can't wait to see more superstructure attached to the hull.



Thank you Michael I am keen also to get some superstructure up, but I fear it may not happen for a while yet-my garage is being replaced in a couple of weeks and, there goes my ability to paint!!!


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Ahoy Russell

Just caught up with this build.

I love the little building tips you are sharing as you are going along.

Oh boy I share your pain with the compressor and paint issues.

Despite these issues the build looks great thus far.

Cheers


Sean



Hi Sean! Welcome aboard! thank you... yes, us modellers are strange bunch aren't we? Toiling away for hours striving for perfection when it can all go wrong in an instant as soon as the paint hits the deck, yet, we still go back for more...

The new compressor sure has nipped the paint problems in the butt... now I just have dust problems..., whilst the garage is out of action I hope to build a spray booth big enough to fit 1/350 vessels up to the size of the Titanic that I have in my stash to combat the problem...

Russ
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 09:38 AM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Just caught up with this build.

I love the little building tips you are sharing as you are going along.

Oh boy I share your pain with the compressor and paint issues.

Despite these issues the build looks great thus far.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 03:45 AM UTC
She's looking fine, Russel. Can't wait to see more superstructure attached to the hull.
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 01:23 AM UTC

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Great progress Russell. What do you use for putty? I've never seen one that is red before.



Thanks Joseph believe it or not I use a tube of automotive stop putty that's sold here in Australia by K+H! It works the same way as the stuff sold by model putty companies, but i get a big tube of the K+H for around the same price as a little jar of the model putty...

In other words I've taken the cheaper route...



That's cool Russell; and if any spots of the putty show through your paintwork, it will look like good old fashioned red lead primer!

Seriously though, your KGV is looking terrific! I like the super neat paintwork.
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:06 PM UTC

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Great progress Russell. What do you use for putty? I've never seen one that is red before.



Thanks Joseph believe it or not I use a tube of automotive stop putty that's sold here in Australia by K+H! It works the same way as the stuff sold by model putty companies, but i get a big tube of the K+H for around the same price as a little jar of the model putty...

In other words I've taken the cheaper route...
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 01:23 PM UTC
Great progress Russell. What do you use for putty? I've never seen one that is red before.
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:40 PM UTC
Thank you Si Airfix deserve to do well! I am loving their new tool 1/72 aircraft kits and am slowly collecting a fair stash of them. & building them too of course!
Thank you Stefan! the Tamiya offering is the latest, but its mid 80's tooling sure deserves consideration by Tamiya for some updated sprues
Thank you Julian I have guy who makes the bases for me as you see here. I then add custom sized blocks later on in the build.
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:17 PM UTC
Beautiful job you are doing on the King Russell, love the base you are fitting the ship to,
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:07 PM UTC
Impressive work Russel. Lots of goodies on that one. Has there ever been a more modern release of the KGV?

Cheers!
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:15 PM UTC
looking good Russell,

Another one of us with a big Tiffy, looks like airfix are doing well with that one!

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:21 AM UTC
23rd August update...

work on the bridge continues

there is a mismatch between upper and lower sections that will need to be fixed

dry fit of components to see check assembly

work on the boat deck continues

to fix the mismatch i added 0.25mm thick plastic sheet. (10 thou in the old money)

the base arrived

I've finally managed to bash the hull into something i'm happy with.

several coats of clear gloss a light sand and then matt varnish up to deck level

brass sheet to the boat deck to hide all the clean up

the tamiya kit is missing many portholes and doors so i'm adding them as i go


the mismatch is now cleaned up

more port holes

an overall view with parts dry fit

these really were brutal looking ships-maybe that's why i like 'em

and my latest temptation and his little brother


thanks for looking
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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:27 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

another small update... 25th July

The wood deck has small holes for the kit ladders which will not be covered if PE ladders are used.

To fill these holes I cut slightly larger holes in the deck

then glued in a small piece cut from the left over deck pieces

first round of sanding has begun

the ends that have been filled are coming up ok

the holes for AA armament have been filled as at the time of the Bismarck episode they weren't yet fitted. Firstly I glue a small piece of plastic into the hole, then fill with putty. This way I only use a small amount of putty and hopefully avoid too many sinks.


some areas do need more putty like this ladder slot

Some kit parts have lots of sink marks that need filling


the cable reel slots were also filled to allow for the PE units to be fitted later...

and this arrived!!!

Next up a spray booth! Combined with a heater in the garage, I hope this takes the airbrushing to the next level!

Thanks for looking in
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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 05:03 PM UTC
Excellent progress Russell, the deck looks really smashing.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 03:48 AM UTC
Russell looks real neat with the wooden deck mate Spot On.

Keith
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:31 PM UTC
Thanks mate
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Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 04:31 AM UTC
These wooden decks sure look great when they are attached. Nice progress on the King!
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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:44 PM UTC
May 21st Update:

so I managed to fix the bleed on the boot topping... But alas, when spraying a coat of clear matt varnish to give the hull a nice hard coating, a small clump of unmixed paint went through the airbrush and did this


Not happy! Now I have had to sand the hull back carefully without damaging the colour beneath the varnish. It will need coating with a clear varnish to dissolve the matt varnish so that it won't show when I re-coat with matt varnish at a later date.
Bits n pieces starting to take shape... I've decided the doors and ladders are good enough not to be replaced with PE...

The Shinsengumi deck was gloss coated on both sides before attaching to the hull. I used a 3M spray adhesive. It was important to spray each piece on a sheet of paper then place it on the hull, using blunt tweezers to burnish it down. After each piece the nozzle of the can was cleared, the old sheet of paper replaced with a new and the process repeated.




There are some gaps visible but these will disappear once superstructure starts going on...

More soon!
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 04:41 PM UTC

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Many thanks, mate

As for Ricciardo, who knows? Certainly not me

PS, I caved & put my name down for a 1/24 Tiffy at me LHS :-)

Really starting to get into the wingy thingies of late, especially Airfix 1/72-such good value for money!!!



Going for the "Beast" too
Still twiddling my thumbs waiting for Airfix to deliver



Hehehe, seems everyone's chomping at the bit to get their hands on one! Airfix are probably doing their best to get it right though...

Mine will probably sit in the stash for 5 years or so before I get a chance to work on it, so I will be living vicariously through yours and other's build logs

Looks like Ricciardo came third!! It seems like a good result all round????



Ricciardo did very well again. Looks like Lady Luck swung in Hamilton's direction yesterday giving him a new chance at the title.
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 09:32 AM UTC

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Nice neat work with the paint job there Russell

Keith



Thank you, Keith


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Looking good Russell,

Following with interest.

Si



Thank you, Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 09:31 AM UTC

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Many thanks, mate

As for Ricciardo, who knows? Certainly not me

PS, I caved & put my name down for a 1/24 Tiffy at me LHS :-)

Really starting to get into the wingy thingies of late, especially Airfix 1/72-such good value for money!!!



Going for the "Beast" too
Still twiddling my thumbs waiting for Airfix to deliver



Hehehe, seems everyone's chomping at the bit to get their hands on one! Airfix are probably doing their best to get it right though...

Mine will probably sit in the stash for 5 years or so before I get a chance to work on it, so I will be living vicariously through yours and other's build logs

Looks like Ricciardo came third!! It seems like a good result all round????
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 08:28 AM UTC
Looking good Russell,

Following with interest.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 12:52 AM UTC
Nice neat work with the paint job there Russell

Keith
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 12:40 AM UTC

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Many thanks, mate

As for Ricciardo, who knows? Certainly not me

PS, I caved & put my name down for a 1/24 Tiffy at me LHS :-)

Really starting to get into the wingy thingies of late, especially Airfix 1/72-such good value for money!!!



Going for the "Beast" too
Still twiddling my thumbs waiting for Airfix to deliver