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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
Aurora-7
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014 - 03:55 AM UTC
Is The King George V kit of a later fitting than '41 and the Prince of Wales a better representation of that time?
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2014 - 03:21 AM UTC
Hi Russell,

It will be great to see this built up. I started a Tamiya 1:350 King George V years ago and even started a thread here, but RL and a sense of intimidation set in that quickly derailed the project.

I'm going to try and complete the BB Roma for the campaign build.

Anyway, what I wanted to mention was that I have the Pontos detail set for the 1941 King George V, but I'm building the late version. I haven't looked at the Pontos set in awhile, but if I can easily separate the parts for the aircraft catapult, rails and whatnot would you be interested in adding them to your kit? I could then send them to you before you got too far into your build. If interested just drop me a line and I'll get on it right away.

I'm hoping the numerous KGV builds about to start will inspire me to build my kit in tandem with the Roma. I'm really looking forward to following your build.

Joseph
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 10:58 PM UTC

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Lots of interesting add-ons Russell, the 350th scale 20mm's look intimidating



They do have me a little worried, to be honest, Julian.
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Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 10:51 PM UTC
Lots of interesting add-ons Russell, the 350th scale 20mm's look intimidating
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Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 10:49 PM UTC
Hi all!

I'm going to be building HMS King George v as of May '41 when she took down the Bismarck.

This is my entry in the battleships campaign, but I thought I'd keep a blog of the build as well for the nitty gritty details!

I'm using the Tamiya Prince of Wales as the base kit

and converting to King George V using these...

shinsengumi wooden deck and WEM PE

model master barrels and oerlikons

WEM resin UP launchers and pom poms
And for references...


I hope to finish this one within a year for the campaign, and on initial impressions of the kit I'd have to say that it's a do-er! The mouldings are exquisite! I really can't see myself spending a great deal of time correcting and matching seams and fixing fitment issues (unlike certain other recent kits...)