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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2018, 08:39:36 PM »

Hi all here is the crane from the kit.

And here it is after the PE





Does anyone know did these cranes have windows in the top (I mean I don't think they stood out on those railings to hoist the ships boats on board) I can't find photos of the cranes details, I would think it would be a fairly simple job to add them if they were there.
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2018, 10:47:17 PM »

Well....I am sure most will agree, those brass etched parts from the PE sheets make a huge difference in the improvement of the clarity of detail

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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2018, 11:51:11 PM »


I have missed this beauty of late Ken. I love the work you have done with the PE. I think that as the kit has been around for a while, it may be one of Eduard's early attempts. That should not be an excuse as they have 2d printing and could update the set with little effort compared with all the work you are having to do. If I were to put the etch over those plastic boxes, I would use a narrow chisel and remove enough plastic until the etch slid over the top. Alternatively, I would just shave the edges with said chisel to sharpen them up and forget the etch, as there seems to be no detail on some of them.


Highlights for me so far are the boats and the Radar systems  :-)) Don't fret over having less time to model, we all get these periods and you are actually doing a lot of fiddly time consuming work, so you may just be taking longer anyway, but it's not about that, it is about the enjoyment you get from it and not for us to expect you to work too hard and rush projects out.
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2018, 07:54:15 PM »


Here is the next sub assy I'm going to attack





The eduard PE comes with PE Oerlikons but I like the kit ones



One of the reasons is the barrels on the kit parts are round also the PE parts are too thin.

I'm adding some of the PE to the kit Oerlikons to make them more realistic (I could add more PE to it but it's sooooooooooooooooo˛oo small I've left it off)( of course a lot of modellers would be able to add it but I don't have the skills)



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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2018, 08:53:04 PM »

Understand about the size of the PE parts at that scale.  If you can, try to add the PE shields and targeting crosshairs, plus the adjust wheel. All add a nice touch.  I agree to use the kit gun body.  Casting looks good.  A factor of the scale you are dealing with (1/350) will always be difficult, but oh so worth the effort and well worth the attempt to use the PE.  Good job!  cheers!  Dennis
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2018, 08:40:07 PM »


Your mention of the shape of parts is one thing that always annoyed me with etch. Making an extensive fret of parts to update a kit is great providing it does not try and re-invent the wheel. Round things should be round and vis versa. I appreciate that the finest flat parts can be made round with several coats of paint, but some parts are too large for this to work on etch.


Lovely work as usual, even just adding the hand wheels will make a huge difference.
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2018, 09:00:35 PM »

Hi all well I finally got some modelling time (Its a rare thing these days)




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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2018, 07:47:21 PM »

Hi all proof I've not given up on this.
Here is one of the four pom poms on the next part (they just take so long)


Here are the unfolded magazine casings for the rest of them


Here they are folded


Now I just have to cut the magazine's themselves and bend them then fit them, oh and then cut out and bend the body's, then cut off the magazine's off the plastic parts, oh then bend the cages for the magazines.
I really don't think I will do PE pompoms again.
I saw somewhere where someone makes resin and PE pompoms for 1/700 scale ships that have 100+ parts, including metal barrels. Whoever undertakes those is either a hero or totally insane, or maybe a masochist.
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2018, 09:03:49 PM »

I don't feel so alone anymore with the PE stuff.  Building WW2 aircraft for my Yorktown is driving me nuts... only 12 more to go... cutting, assembling, painting, assembling again.. and on and on.  I guess its keeping me out of trouble??  Keep up the good work sir. ;)   Dennis
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