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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 12:31 PM UTC

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Can't help you with the cranes but just caught up with the rest of your progress and it looks superb. Great work on those launchers. the attention to detail is fantastic. I must admit I always just rely on the plans, clearly wrongly assuming they may know what they're doing. More research in future I Think.

cheers

Michael



Michael

Haha, yes, I think you're correct: I've pushed my luck one too many times ignoring the instructions and this time it's bit me on the butt

Thanks for dropping by and looking in mate. The PE for the UP launchers were a chance gift from another model ship wright, so I'm quite lucky there


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I thought you were taking the mickey with those UP launchers, they look right at home on a 21 century ship, very futuristic looking. Never seen them before in a WW2 era ship. Interesting.



Ned

Thanks for looking in Ned. Agree, those UP launchers look pretty futuristic and wouldn't look outta place on a modern AWD. But in reality were quite useless and quickly replaced with Pom Poms


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Russ,

that's so great to see some progress on your fine King!!

And you are doing a mighty fine job, Mate!! Nothing improves the look of a battleship more than getting the big guns installed. I really do like the way you aligned the barrels, they certainly look the part! So do the UP's (even though the very entirely useless, but they do look smart...), now that's some great improvement and progress right there!!

Cheers,
Jan



Jan

Thanks for looking in mate

Agree, it's great to finally see her get her "teeth" so to speak, even though it took around 4 years

It's now down to the details to finish her off... For the cranes, I may have a "cunning plan"

Watch this space...
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC
Russ,

that's so great to see some progress on your fine King!!

And you are doing a mighty fine job, Mate!! Nothing improves the look of a battleship more than getting the big guns installed. I really do like the way you aligned the barrels, they certainly look the part! So do the UP's (even though the very entirely useless, but they do look smart...), now that's some great improvement and progress right there!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
I thought you were taking the mickey with those UP launchers, they look right at home on a 21 century ship, very futuristic looking. Never seen them before in a WW2 era ship. Interesting.
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 07:17 PM UTC
Can't help you with the cranes but just caught up with the rest of your progress and it looks superb. Great work on those launchers. the attention to detail is fantastic. I must admit I always just rely on the plans, clearly wrongly assuming they may know what they're doing. More research in future I Think.

cheers

Michael
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:31 AM UTC
ok folks, I've come across a problem.

Albeit, I'll admit, a self made one. Gasp! (not the first time either that this has happened, I know, I know, forehead slap! )

Apparently I thought I was clever in cutting up the crane jibs and then gluing them back together to avoid unsightly gaps. But it turns out that I'm not. (Clever that is) Tut-tut, I hear you say.

Anyways, as I have been attempting to assemble the jibs with the crane cabs I've discovered that they have an awful twist in them which is very visible even to the casual observer!

So, now I am putting out a request out to all my MSW mates to see if anyone has a spare set of PE cranes (WEM or Pontos pls) for the KGV that they'd be willing to part with/that they no longer require? (for a fee of course )

I did consider buying another WEM PE set for her, but the high cost versus the fact that I would only use the cranes and that the rest would go to waste has put me off that option...

Any help or leads would be appreciated...
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC

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Looking good, man! Continues to be an inspiration!



Thank you Charlie
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:56 AM UTC
Looking good, man! Continues to be an inspiration!
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:55 AM UTC

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Hi Russ!

The build is looking great! Nice to see it coming along. Great job!



Thank you Mike

I sure am looking forward to finishing
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hi Russ!

The build is looking great! Nice to see it coming along. Great job!
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:54 PM UTC

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Russ, your King George V is already AWESOME! Even in its unfinished state, each picture of your build has so many treats for the eye I just can't stop looking... Thanks for sharing with us!



Thanks Tim!

Really helps to motivate me to finish knowing you guys are looking in and appreciate the build details


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Nice progress Russ, the UP mounts and their shields look excellent,

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si

I was very lucky to be gifted the UP launchers and the catapult by a MSW member some years back who's now no longer active...


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Ahoy Russell

Nice update indeed.

Great work.

Cheers


Sean



Ahoy Sean

Thanks for looking in. Hope to finish by Christmas


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Russell,

Excellent work on aligning those new barrels and shields around the UP weapons.

Mark



Thanks Mark

between you and I, I'm quietly chuffed with how the guns came out
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 08:22 AM UTC
Russell,

Excellent work on aligning those new barrels and shields around the UP weapons.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Nice update indeed.

Great work.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
Nice progress Russ, the UP mounts and their shields look excellent,

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC
Russ, your King George V is already AWESOME! Even in its unfinished state, each picture of your build has so many treats for the eye I just can't stop looking... Thanks for sharing with us!
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC
Thanks Jan!

Update 13 August

Well, I think its about time for a decent update rather than a teaser so here we go...

The destruction of the 14" guns


then the master model barrels clamped up in the jig with some foam and a timber brace and glued to the remaining frame with 2 part epoxy


a cheeky dry fit

and arrayed

all those bits ready to paint

and the first item I've glued to the ship in several years, the aft UP launcher

X turret prepped with holes to locate the UP launchers

barrels painted

Now Pontos provide a template to shape the UP shields accordingly which I did



but then I checked my references



and the profile morski plans

at which point I decided to tear down the shields and redo them




searchlights


and shipped



small railings around the signal lights on

searchlights and half railings




well that's it for now folks while i shift my attention to the cranes, 5.25's and the directors

thanks again for looking and for sticking around for this build!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 04:23 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

cool to see some substantial progress on your King!! Your cranes and the UP's look really good - and your little jig - that's a mighty fine idea, mate!! Makes me almost a little envious...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC

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Thanks guys!

PS. Maybe I should start making jigs for sale?



Discount and free shipping for Forum Members right?



Mates rates Rory? Of course!


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nice work Russ,

The up mounts and the crane look excellent.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si!

Sawed the barrels off last night and mounted the first of the Aluminium replacements. Pics soon!
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC
nice work Russ,

The up mounts and the crane look excellent.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC

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Thanks guys!

PS. Maybe I should start making jigs for sale?



Discount and free shipping for Forum Members right?
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

PS. Maybe I should start making jigs for sale?
Cosimodo
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 07:38 PM UTC
Great work Russ on the etch and very envious that you can have someone make a barrel guide like that. Very cool!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 05:20 PM UTC
All looking very shipshape mate.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:32 PM UTC
Russ,

Those UP launchers and crane look super - and that little jig is way cool too!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Looking good Russ! When can you ship out that jig your buddy made you?

Cheers
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:14 PM UTC

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Nice solution on the main guns Mate

KGV's look good with the main guns elevated at different angles.

Keep up the good work mate.

Cheers

Si



Ah-ha... but, Si, that solution is Jan's not mine...

Meanwhile I have managed to scrounge a bit of time at the bench, such that it is. UP launchers finished, cranes ready to mount to cabs, and last but not least a colleague at work made up a little jig to my specs, so that i can ensure that when I glue the brass barrels back onto the plastic shaft they will be parallel and in line!





Hopefully I can have the cranes and guns finished in the next few days and sling some paint around...