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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 04:38 AM UTC

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Russell,

Beautiful PE work on the pom poms. Sorry to see the WEM parts don't meet the need. Interesting as I thought they were one of the more accurate manufacturers

Dave



Thank you Dave

Me too. Oh well, as they say, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's good enough for me
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 04:27 AM UTC
Russell,

Beautiful PE work on the pom poms. Sorry to see the WEM parts don't meet the need. Interesting as I thought they were one of the more accurate manufacturers

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 02:36 AM UTC
Thanks Jan

update 31st July,

well where were we? Oh, right, yep, Pom Poms!

Okay, so according to my references the pom poms should scale out to 14.3mm across

the kit parts come in fairly close

but! the fancy pants 1/350 WEM replacement pom poms that I bought with the intention of replacing the kit parts only come in at around 12.5mm!

This makes them more suitable to 1/400 scale!

So I abandoned my plans to go with the WEM pom poms, and referred to the Eduard set

ah, that's better!
so I've started building all 6 pom poms available in the set. The first 2 are for practice and spares, just in case I ruin one of the 'good ones'

Now, before you all start saying that I've got the numbers back to front, on the other side of the timber, the numbers run in the correct order

then you've got to make 24 of these little blighters! You know, they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result. Well, I think this comes pretty close.

and here's where we're at so far...


Thanks for looking
Oh, and if anyone's after a set of 1/350, ahem, I mean 1/400 WEM pom poms, PM me.
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 09:36 AM UTC
Russ,

great to see the King progressing!! Your plans for the boats sound really good, should be looking awesome with all the small stuff added and individually painted!! - and looking forward very much to see your way of approaching the PomPoms - they are always a challenge

Cheers

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Thats brilliant work with all the boat details, Russel.
As well with all these clean bend and added hand rails, ladders and so on.
Excellent !

Best Wishes
Bernd



Thanks Bernd... Hopefully can do as good a job on the Pom Poms!
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Yes there is instructions with them that is the little bit of paper with pictures and line and numbers on I sometimes use them myself it does help honest

Keith



Ah... I knew there had to a be a reason for them Keith!

Seriously though, I like to paint things separate:
a) it gives a better paint coverage
b) its easier when applying different colours. The bottom of the ships boats I will be painting black which would be difficult if the davits were attached first.

I will use some paper plans as templates to place everything correctly on the boat deck (I hope )
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 09:38 PM UTC
Thats brilliant work with all the boat details, Russel.
As well with all these clean bend and added hand rails, ladders and so on.
Excellent !

Best Wishes
Bernd
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 04:26 PM UTC
Yes there is instructions with them that is the little bit of paper with pictures and line and numbers on I sometimes use them myself it does help honest

Keith
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 09:32 AM UTC

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looks like you are going away from the instructions on the boat cradles but will be keeping notes on this to help with mine

Cheers Keith



There are instructions?
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 03:44 PM UTC
looks like you are going away from the instructions on the boat cradles but will be keeping notes on this to help with mine

Cheers Keith
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 04:53 PM UTC
Thanks Michael.

Pom poms next methinks...
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 09:34 PM UTC
Russ,

I'm in awe of your methodical approach to the build.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 03:18 PM UTC
Thanks Michael.

Real life can be a demanding mistress at times...

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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 03:29 PM UTC
Hi Russ,
Glad to see you have found some time for the build. Ditto the others on your organisational skills.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 03:21 PM UTC
Thanks guys!

feel free to 'steal' away. It's the only way i can keep track given the long periods between building and painting...

Am thinking of building up the searchlights, pom poms and 5.25"s before getting out the airbrush, just to get through a few more items...
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:50 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

Felt a bit that way with the Duke, but it is worth it, putting the extra detail into the boats really lifts a model.

Keep up the good work mate.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:26 AM UTC
Some brilliant work there Russ!! Nice to see you are banging out all he boats!! I do the "line production" myself, but I like the propped up little boats...LOL!! Yup....just like Dave, I'm stealing that myself!
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:20 AM UTC
Russell,

The amount of fiddly parts is impressive as is your skill in preparing them for mounting. My hat is off to you my friend.

I like the way you organize your progress in preparation for panting. I may steal that idea as I am all over the place and end up scratching my head for an hour trying to remember what parts go where.

Looking forward to seeing some color on those parts and how they all come together.

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 04:48 PM UTC
6th July, 2015 update

Danger, fellow shipwrights, danger!

What the heck were naval architects thinking when they put so many boats on a ship? Didn't they realize that 80 odd years later, people would be burning out trying to model them up to add to their ship?

So, here we have an overall view of all the extra bits n pieces ready to paint!

boats

I scratched some platforms for the rear director tower

more shiny stuff







now, just to find the time to add the paint, and some weather that's warm enough to enable it

Thanks for looking
Russ
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 01:04 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

Who'd have thought ship's boats could be so complicated, hey?
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:26 AM UTC
Looking great Russ,

Very tidy job on the boats so far, looking forward to seeing some more.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:09 AM UTC
Some lovely work there on the boats and PE installation Russ!! Keep it coming!!
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:15 PM UTC
Stunning details, the ladders and stairways look perfect, your way with the boats are interesting.
Beautiful work
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 05:46 AM UTC
Hi Russell,
The King! is looking grander with every posting. Keep it coming!

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 03:20 AM UTC
Russell,

fantastic work. Never thought to paint the lifeboats in that sequence but I do like it. Will steal that process if you don't mind.

The overall is looking very clean, beautiful work. Your demarcation between vertical and horizontal surfaces is crisp and clean.

Excellent work on the PE.

Looking forward to seeing more progress.

Dave