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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:16 AM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New year.

Glad your man cave is now operational.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 03:59 PM UTC

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Hi Russ,

Looking excellent, stunning attention to detail.

Have a great Christmas and new year, and may the man in the red suit leave you something maritime under the tree.

Cheers

Si



Here's hoping Si

Thanks for the kind words my friend!

Hope you have a very merry Christmas and hope the man in the red suit is generous with the styrene this year


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Russell,

Amazing work. She seems to be coming along quite well.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

dave



Thank you Dave

all the best for the new Year, and a very Merry Christmas!

Russ
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 07:18 PM UTC
Russell,

Amazing work. She seems to be coming along quite well.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

dave
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:39 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

Looking excellent, stunning attention to detail.

Have a great Christmas and new year, and may the man in the red suit leave you something maritime under the tree.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 02:20 AM UTC
Thank you Jan!

yep, that Spit sure does look like it's had a wash 'n wax! The decals need to go on now, then I'll be adding the weathering over the top before sealing it all in under a coat of clear matt.

The King will be staying nice 'n clean though I like my ships to be museum style when they're full hull, and this means no weathering-not that I'm opposed to weathering, it's just not my style for full hull builds...

Hopefully I can get some masking added over the Christmas holidays prior to hitting it with AP507B, but I'm not holding my breath-there's all that food 'n wine that needs to be consumed, and the dockyard is on skeleton staff at the moment

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, (may there be some styrene under your tree ), and a very safe and happy New Year!

Thanks again for looking!
See you in 2015!
Russ
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:35 AM UTC
Amazingly clean, Russ, just amazingly!! Good to know your man-cave is back and operative.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 02:04 PM UTC

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Ahoy Russell

Nice update.

Is the garage/man cave now complete?

Cheers

Sean



Ahoy Sean!

thank you yep, the garage/man cave back! Not yet complete, but nice n shiney n new

Russ
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 01:50 AM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Nice update.

Is the garage/man cave now complete?

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 03:22 PM UTC
7th December 2014 update!

Paint! At last!

Well, primer any way












I even managed to get some paint on a long standing hangar queen wing thing!


Thanks for looking
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Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 - 04:49 PM UTC

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Great Russ, good to see an update on your King and I do like very much what you did to the compass platform!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan. it's slowly getting there.

Your Repulse is really looking great!


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Russell, you must be one of the cleanest builders on-line
Looks fantastic mate



Thanks mate! I'm probably my own worst enemy in a way cos it slows me down so much
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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 09:48 PM UTC
Russell, you must be one of the cleanest builders on-line
Looks fantastic mate
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 02:15 AM UTC
Great Russ, good to see an update on your King and I do like very much what you did to the compass platform!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 11:20 PM UTC
2nd November update...

Well it's been awhile and I thought it's time to put up some progress shots. The garage/man cave is still not finished so basically it's just a matter of getting as much ready for painting as i can.
The main armament and director is now underway. I have removed the ammo boxes that were added for the pom poms, as the UP launchers will be taking their place. Lots of sanding too, to get everything square and ship shape before adding PE!

Finished components are now dry fitted waiting paint

I've taken Tom and Jan's advice and opened up the compass platform and added a very simple bridge. Most of it wont be seen so i wasn't fussed if it wasn't 100% accurate.





Thanks for looking
Russ
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:29 PM UTC
I think you're right Tom

I've opened up the compass platform, (pics soon) and working on some other components now before painting.

The main hold up at the moment is waiting for the garage to be finished so i have somewhere to paint!

Thanks for looking
Russ
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 03:24 AM UTC
It look thin sheet metal. Only meant to keep the weather out.
Tom
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 11:35 AM UTC
Hi Tom, Jan!

Thanks for the great info!&:) Jan your bridge looks great, and Tom, I didn't think plans were available for compass platform, outside of the NMM!

Now the big question-should i open it up and risk damaging what i've done so far, and if i do, then how far should i go?

Russ
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 04:14 AM UTC
I've seen Tom's pictures as well before - can't recall exactly where, though, may have been the very same site...

The way the 15"er passed through it indicates that it was indeed a very light structure. Not that a light armoring, let's say around 1", would have detonated the shell necessarily but I would imagine that there would have been more damage.

Russ, I put a few pictures of 'my' PoW's compass platform in a separate topic,

http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=226933&page=1

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 04:08 AM UTC
Russell,
Here's a link to some pics of POW's compass platform. It looks pretty cluttered but should be similar to KGV's

http://www.hmshood.com/history/denmarkstrait/pofw_damage1.htm

and

http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6276&start=30

you need to scroll down a bit there's also a plan of the compass platform a little further down the page.
Tom
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2014 - 07:58 PM UTC

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Good to see an update Russell, the PE set is a wise choice. The flag racks on the signals deck benefit enormously from the PE as do the watertight doors etc



Thank you, Julian

Slow going for sure at the moment-hope I'll finish before the battleship campaign does

The Eduard PE seems to compliment the WEM PE quite nicely. The thing with theWEM PE is they haven't supplied watertight doors as you mentioned so I've had to buy a few sets of their watertight door sheets as well

Russ
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2014 - 01:09 PM UTC

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Greetings Russell.

I actually have a house in Adelaide now and the removals is being being done in Brisbane in a few weeks so the time of the new hobby cave is getting closer..

Nice work on the boat, sorry ship... Just a quick question though, you had a reference photo of the stern of the ship early on in the blog and what you had done with the kit, the square portholes etc. The picture doesn't show a raised plinth for the ships name yet you applied it. Is your ship from a different era where the ship had the plinth? Not criticising at all just wondering.

Cheers mate
Warren



G'day Warren! good to see you back on line mate

Yes, she's coming along nicely. I'm happy with the way it's coming together so far.

You are right: the picture is of a later time in the ship's career after the degaussing cable was relocated internally. KGV was the only ship of her class to have it fitted externally and the name was on the cable as you noted. In the picture, you can still see the faint lines of weld where it has been cut off, running around the stern as it has rusted through the paint.

Look forward to seeing some builds from you soon
Russ
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2014 - 09:20 AM UTC
Greetings Russell.

I actually have a house in Adelaide now and the removals is being being done in Brisbane in a few weeks so the time of the new hobby cave is getting closer..

Nice work on the boat, sorry ship... Just a quick question though, you had a reference photo of the stern of the ship early on in the blog and what you had done with the kit, the square portholes etc. The picture doesn't show a raised plinth for the ships name yet you applied it. Is your ship from a different era where the ship had the plinth? Not criticising at all just wondering.

Cheers mate
Warren
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 06:40 PM UTC
Good to see an update Russell, the PE set is a wise choice. The flag racks on the signals deck benefit enormously from the PE as do the watertight doors etc
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 09:45 AM UTC

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Russ,

very happy to see work progressing here on the King - great job!

You are putting great effort in this one, I like very much that you divide the hangar from the forward superstructure, as it was. One of the few downs of the Tamiya kit that I like very much.
You mentioned you have a copy of Tarrant's book - did you check the picture on page 109, to me it seems that the compass platform above the bridge actually was a very light, almost open structure manly providing protection from the weather, while it looks pretty bulky and solid in the kit. I'm not sure if I'm correct, but I completely opened it on my PoW to resemble a light structure. If you like, I could post a picture.

I hope you're making good progress with your mans cave, I know very well the feeling whenever too much real life things keep you away form the workbench - looking forward to your next update!

Cheers,
Jan



Thank you Jan!

You are making great progress with the Repulse and am looking forward to more updates

Yes, I have a great soft spot for the KGV and her sisters, so I am going the extra mile. Although I have to say that usually once I get into a ship build I usually can't help myself and end up getting a little carried away with the details

I think you're right about the compass platform. The picture on page 109 does show an 'open air' type structure. I think it was only covered in canvas, but I could be wrong.

But there doesn't seem to be a lot of information available on that area of the ship so it would be great if you could post up a picture of what you have done...

Hopefully the man-cave will be up and running next week which will allow me to push on

Russ
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 06:50 AM UTC
Russ,

very happy to see work progressing here on the King - great job!

You are putting great effort in this one, I like very much that you divide the hangar from the forward superstructure, as it was. One of the few downs of the Tamiya kit that I like very much.
You mentioned you have a copy of Tarrant's book - did you check the picture on page 109, to me it seems that the compass platform above the bridge actually was a very light, almost open structure manly providing protection from the weather, while it looks pretty bulky and solid in the kit. I'm not sure if I'm correct, but I completely opened it on my PoW to resemble a light structure. If you like, I could post a picture.

I hope you're making good progress with your mans cave, I know very well the feeling whenever too much real life things keep you away form the workbench - looking forward to your next update!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 12:02 AM UTC
October 1st, 2014 update...

Well it's been a while so I thought i should post a few progress pics. Not much to show though, as the man-cave is being re-built at the moment...

At the time of the Bismarck episode there were no out riggers on the bridge so these have been removed.


and filled in

some extra features added to the aft of the bridge

and dry fit

i decided to bite the bullet and purchase the Eduard PE to supplement the WEM

the secondary director

the secondary director platform

5.25" gun platforms

pom pom platforms


boat deck



the hangar still has a bit of work yet to do, but it's getting there



more soon...

thanks for looking
Russ