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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:59 PM UTC

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Russell, its looking very smart indeed.
I have just come back from London where on a sunny weekend I went over to the naval museum at Greenwich for a look. They have a KGV in an impressive 1/48 scale, which I guess given developments in the modelling world Trumpeter will be offering ships in that scale by 2020! Try sneaking that in the house and we could be offered the alternative to go live in it.
keep up the good work!

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael. I too made the trek to London and specifically out to Grenwich to the NMM to see that model a couple of years back. It truly is awesome. Funny thing was I asked the attendant at the entrance where I would find it and he had absolutely no clue! Seriously, how could he miss it when it takes up the entire landing!! There were some other models tucked away in a room off to the side. Did you get in to see them too? Very stunning!

Here's a link to some pics I took- hope you enjoy

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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:53 PM UTC

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Begining to look very statley now.



Thank you Michael, got a coat of AP507B on today, so the royal robes are looking good
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:52 PM UTC

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Beautiful work Russell, sharp and clean as we have become accustomed to for your builds.
Good luck to the Aussie team this evening, may the best guys win mate



Thank you Julian

yeah, we Aussies try hard at soccer, but we're just not that good at it
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 05:10 PM UTC
Russell, its looking very smart indeed.
I have just come back from London where on a sunny weekend I went over to the naval museum at Greenwich for a look. They have a KGV in an impressive 1/48 scale, which I guess given developments in the modelling world Trumpeter will be offering ships in that scale by 2020! Try sneaking that in the house and we could be offered the alternative to go live in it.
keep up the good work!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 03:31 AM UTC
Begining to look very statley now.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 03:23 AM UTC
Beautiful work Russell, sharp and clean as we have become accustomed to for your builds.
Good luck to the Aussie team this evening, may the best guys win mate
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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:19 PM UTC
June 18th,2014 update...

Kit prop shafts replaced with round stock and gaps filled


Plans clearly show that the hangar and shelter deck are separate

but the kit parts have been moulded as one piece



so I have cut them at the appropriate point and filled the hole created with sheet styrene ready for filling


a coat of something shiny to highlight any areas that need filling or sanding

one thing that separated the KGV from the other four ships of the class was the square portholes aft. This is perhaps the final link between these ships and earlier ships with the gallery walk long since discarded...

so i have cut some squares of paper and using diluted white glue added them to the hull. Maybe not it the exact correct spot, but pretty close. Degaussing cable is also added.



the scuttles on the Tamiya kit are not exactly what I'd call accurate.

A shot of primer


the prop shafts have been masked as the metal cote sprayed on earlier will suffice





ready for top coats now...
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:51 PM UTC

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Wow! Fantastic build, Jan.

Can only hope mine's half as good as yours.

yes, you're right about the prop shaft holes in the hull. Not sure what to do about that yet...



Re the prop shafts, I presume the holes are too big and the shafts too small? Easiest fix is to just glue them in place then fill the gaps with a little CA. Or I have also used white glue successfully.

Good work so far mate. The Pontos set should be interesting, because the instructions are not renowned for their accuracy..

Cheers mate
Warren




Thanks Warren! Good to hear from you! How's Adelaide treating you?

With the prop shafts, they are not truly round, so there is a gap-a concession to being able to tool the hull without sliders. Normally i'd just fill the gap and spray over, but usually i'll leave prop shafts off till after painting then fit them... Look like i'm going to have to break that rule

Actually using the WEM PE set, so no probs with instructions mate, but Joseph has generously offered his Pontos catapult which he won't be using in his build-so a bit of both
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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 09:13 AM UTC

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Wow! Fantastic build, Jan.

Can only hope mine's half as good as yours.

yes, you're right about the prop shaft holes in the hull. Not sure what to do about that yet...



Re the prop shafts, I presume the holes are too big and the shafts too small? Easiest fix is to just glue them in place then fill the gaps with a little CA. Or I have also used white glue successfully.

Good work so far mate. The Pontos set should be interesting, because the instructions are not renowned for their accuracy..

Cheers mate
Warren

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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 10:29 PM UTC

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Nice work Russell,



Thanks mate
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 10:29 PM UTC

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Nice one Russell will have to add the supports to mine when I make a start which will probably be next weekend so I can finish off a couple of projects thanks for the tip

Keith



no worries mate
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 10:25 PM UTC
Wow! Fantastic build, Jan.

Can only hope mine's half as good as yours.

yes, you're right about the prop shaft holes in the hull. Not sure what to do about that yet...
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 05:48 AM UTC
Nice progress indeed Russell, your trick with the styrene sheets is extremely simple but effective - that's normally the best! Looking at it, I only thought - why didn't I think of that myself? Will do it with the next project...

I did the Tamiya PoW about two years ago as PoW in December '41, but with the add ons not too different from your project. The kit is really good and a lot of fun to build.
I remember however that I fixed the deck to the hull much later; when you add the propeller shafts you will find that you have some ugly holes where they enter the hull. I filled that with some brown plastic putty from inside the hull, worked ok.

Here's a link to what I did then, maybe you can draw some ideas from it...

http://modell-helling.de/node/637

Again, text is German, but should you have questions - more than happy to help.

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 03:21 AM UTC
Nice work Russell,
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 01:37 AM UTC
Nice one Russell will have to add the supports to mine when I make a start which will probably be next weekend so I can finish off a couple of projects thanks for the tip

Keith
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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:52 PM UTC
May 11th update.
On the back of the deck pieces where there are joins I always cement a sheet of styrene or interlocking tabs of styrene to make sure the deck pieces are flush when assembled.



of course a trip to the floor with clamps on results in areas that need to be filled...

assembled

deck pieces flush

molded anchor chains removed

hose reels and spars removed so that the wooden deck will fit. I'll need to replace these later on with some AM kit. The water's there because she just had a bath to remove all the filings..

prop shaft struts and rudder fitted. The rudder will be cleaned up once the glue sets properly.

Just the degausing cable to add before painting now.

So far the Tamiya kit has been a dream. The only filling required was because of the trip to the floor which was my fault, and right at the very ends of the decks between the hull...

More soon.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 09:49 AM UTC
Haha, true that Michael!
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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 11:02 PM UTC
Hi Russell,
Looks like it will be an interesting build. With so many KGVs to follow it will be great to see the various approaches. You guys could almost have had your own campaign
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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 06:37 PM UTC
You are a gentleman, thank you Joseph.

Yes the WEM set is very comprehensive, and it really only lacks the UP launcher shields and base plates, and the catapult.



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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 06:29 PM UTC

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Hi Joseph

would it be too forward of me to enquire if you will need the UP launcher shields at the after quarter deck and on the main armament?



Not at all. I'm hoping to send you whatever applies to the KGV for 1941 as I certainly won't need the parts. I just hope I don't forget anything. I should be able to mail this out to you by Wednesday or Thursday. You should be covered by the WEM set for radar and such including the degaussing cable I believe.

The Pontos instructions are available online from their website so you can print them at your leisure. It will also give you a chance to see what you might need and remind me to include it in case I miss something. As long as I don't need it I have no problem sending as much as possible to help your build.

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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 06:09 PM UTC
Hi Joseph

would it be too forward of me to enquire if you will need the UP launcher shields at the after quarter deck and on the main armament?
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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 09:51 AM UTC
All done, Joseph.
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Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 03:29 AM UTC

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Hi Joseph!

That's a very generous offer! I would be very grateful if you wouldn't mind sending the Pontos details for the catapult all the way to Australia. Let me know if that's okay and I'll PM you my address.

I do hope that you are inspired to complete your KGV build-it will be great to see some pics of both it and the Roma you are building.



Hi Russell,

I took a quick look through the Pontos instruction sheet and figured out which parts to send. Next I just have to determine the best way to detach the parts and package them up to avoid damage. If you'd like to e-mail your address, I'll be all set to get the package off to you quickly.

Joseph
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 12:43 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Jan & Keith!

Jan that is a great build log! Thank you for the link!

Keith, don't be too worried-just try to think of ship kits as a few smaller kits that get assembled together down the track.

Am more than happy to help if you get stuck
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 12:09 AM UTC
Hey Russell will be watching and taking notes from you for my KGV build not as many add on,s but using the PE set just to get me started into this scale of ship model starting to get very worried now

Keith