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Title: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on April 22, 2018, 08:59:11 PM

Hi all I was given this and the Bismark for a Christmas pressie from my daughter and son I bought what i thought was the pe for this kit (which cost more than the kit and I now discover is still not the full pe for it, i will buy the rest but just have to wait a bit) so I was thinking I quite like the pics by Eduard and pontos (others are availiable) of the pe on the finished ship with no paint on it and was thinking maybe I would do that with just a slight difference being I would weather the pe but leave it unpainted. What do you all think, I quite like the pe showing I think it adds interest(i know it's not very accurate but let's face it I'm pretty rubbish with this modelling lark and I very seldom build as per the instructions anyway.
So here is my start on this build
(http://i66.tinypic.com/25klc20.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/a1shz9.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/wrnla0.jpg)
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2afn0hv.jpg)
Made a start on the decking (Will be using pastels for the decking this is just the base coat.
(http://i64.tinypic.com/fvjmdy.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/ifrjus.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on April 25, 2018, 04:03:39 PM

Well im a bit annoyed with eduard.
I started putting the pe portholes on and got 10 done and thought hang on theres something wrong here ( they give you 50 pe portholes) counted down one side theres 63 (it does say optional parts) optional or not they should at least supply enough for the job. And now im thinking about it what about all the pprtholes on the super structure.
When i built the warspite i had loads of parts left on tge sprue that wernt mentioned anywhere in tge instructions ive since discovered they were ment to be portholes they look a bit different to the ones eduard supply but maybe i will use them.
I managed to get the portholes off without damaging the paintwork too much. As i say maybe i will try the warspite ones will have a count up and see if theres enough.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on April 26, 2018, 08:26:20 PM
Hi all well I've done the decking and weathered the hull.
I'm surprised how much bigger this is than the warspite she also quite a bit wider.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2h4yjyc.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2gvtwdc.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/33aapuw.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2l8gspu.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/212d5bn.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: ballastanksian on April 26, 2018, 08:36:43 PM

Hm, cheeky. If it is for a particular kit then it should have enough parts for that kit otherwise it is a cynical attempt for you to purchase another set doubling your costs for PE.


The Bismarck, while technically an evolution of the WW1 era Badens, she was still a large battleship 80 feet shorter than the hood but fourteen feet wider, and about nine thousand tons greater than Warspite in displacement, so certainly not to be sniffed at. I would like to think that Warspite would have held up well to fire from Bismarck, but she did not have the speed to catch or positively manoeuvre against Bismarck.


What's this about you not being very good at model making? Nonsense  >:-o 
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on April 29, 2018, 08:42:00 PM
Well I'm not that great. I would actually have to buy 3 sets just for the potholes round the hull.
Here is the next update.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/wam72s.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/bgcpaa.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/dcey41.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2ywfwcm.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/n2mycw.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on May 05, 2018, 10:51:57 AM

Hi all well the rest of the eduard pe has arrived now I have to cut off all the little boxes I just spent ages painting on the decks also the blast shields and all the doors off all the superstructure
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on May 05, 2018, 08:26:18 PM
Hi all well I've added a miniscule amount of the huge amount of pe to this and I've realised someone made a big mistake how do you open these doors.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/fc1pp3.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/mhxf8l.jpg)

Encase you can't see from the pics there is a box about 1 mill in font of a 3 mill door
(http://i64.tinypic.com/t8m0iq.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/258xbus.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on May 06, 2018, 07:36:04 PM

Well it's been a long time since I put a ship on a stand (usually I have them in a dio of some sort) I think the last one I put on a stand was the La Royale de France.
I'm not sure I like the supplied stand maybe I will put her in a dry dock.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2cnjx53.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/hsnhpc.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2mg01s8.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2rgclrt.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on May 10, 2018, 07:40:14 PM

Hi all well this will probably be my last update before we get back from our hols we will be packing tomorrow night.
Got to say I'm really looking forward to a week in the sun doing nothing at all with a drink in my hand and my every whim catered for.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/fnvjsx.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/6r832v.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2uz4ivo.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/350l85c.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/6ofqsl.jpg)
I'm thinking of drilling out all the portholes (I say thinking as there are a lot of them)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: ballastanksian on May 10, 2018, 09:14:10 PM
Have a fab holiday and have a think about some of your future plans whilst enjoying your whims being catered for and all that relaxation  :-)) The detail work looks excellent and reduces the plastic kit look hugely.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on May 22, 2018, 08:22:43 PM

Hi all the pe really does make a big difference, I'm still not great at it but even with my ham fisted efforts I still think it looks better (of course if I painted it it would help to hide my errors) I still like the improvements though.
The first 2 pics are how the parts would be oob that is the completed part.
(http://i64.tinypic.com/snorau.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2bpe88.jpg)
And this is with the added pe
(http://i67.tinypic.com/s2utjo.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/21dizr6.jpg)
And here it is in place
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2zzucfn.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/5agniw.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2ik37ty.jpg)
That part is only 10mm so is really small.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on May 24, 2018, 07:28:36 PM
Hi all well to say I'm disappointed with eduard pe is an understatement I've removed the plastic from the deck that the eduard instructions tell you to so how do I put the box when folded in the first two pics over the larger box.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/1zelgcm.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/14luj2h.jpg)

There are several more folded boxes so I assume I will have the same problem with them, that is problem one with the eduard set number two the instructions show 2 part 30 and there are indeed two boxes on the deck which need those parts here is what eduard supply
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2113yp0.jpg)

As you can see only 1 part 30 and of course as I've already mentioned earlier in the build there are no where near enough scuttles supplied.

Number 3 their numbering on the frets has no logic at all number 84 being next to number 172 171 being next to 80 takes longer to find the part than it takes to atattch it.
Number 4 the folding instructions are pretty much non existent.
I've not had a lot of experience with pe but considering eduard are up there with the priceyest. I have to say it's the worst I've used so far. I think I will stick with mk1 and pontos from now on.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on May 26, 2018, 07:39:31 PM
Hi all here is an example of the eduard instructions.
The circle shows pe to be added to the top of the boxes (anything to be removed is highlighted in red) as you can see from the pencil arrow and as you can see from the fret it's not even the right shape the boxes as modelled by Tamiya (who I'm inclined to believe above eduard) are oblong eduard model them square. I'm using the eduard pe as I bought it but judging by what I've seen so far I don't trust eduard, Tamiya on the other hand are a well respected model producer with years of experience behind them. This is definitely the very last eduard pe I will buy. What annoys me most is they are supposed to be a premium pe producer as I've now discovered paying premium prices with pe dosnt mean you get premium products.
I've not had much experience with pe but the cheapest I've bought so far is the mk1 pe and it blows eduard out the water.
Someone said they do great aircraft pe (the best available, well I say to eduard stick to aircraft, I don't build aircraft so not a product I'm ever likely to buy)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/fupcag.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/10oirfp.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2h4gqvr.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2w5uhj4.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/doucev.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2cepzxg.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on June 04, 2018, 08:45:29 PM


Hi all well now we've got our phone and internet back I can start posting again
Here are the kit supplied pompoms
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2li7am0.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/nq4t55.jpg)
Which to be fair are pretty good
Stupidly I used the eduard ones to be fair they are amazing trouble is I have to now make 7 more of them.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/raq8wg.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/sysb6f.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/15x7mub.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/drbitk.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/vpktj4.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on June 16, 2018, 08:53:41 PM
Hi all, well I seem to have so little time for modelling these days, i would have done double this in a day a yr ago, it's annoying how little time I get for modelling these days.
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[/size](http://i68.tinypic.com/29ep1xv.jpg)[/color]
[/size](http://i67.tinypic.com/5ppx5k.jpg)[/color]
[/size](http://i65.tinypic.com/143f669.jpg)[/color]
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: dlancast on June 17, 2018, 01:38:53 AM
Sir, what is the scale of this model?  Lovely PE work you are doing.  Really adds for sure!  Dennis
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on June 17, 2018, 08:34:07 AM
Thanks, It is 1/350
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: dlancast on June 17, 2018, 02:52:05 PM
Very nice. Same scale as my Yorktown.  So, it looks like alot of PE on those ships boats, right?  They are perfect.  So amazing, the detail.  I like them unpainted, good call on that.  Best, Dennis
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on June 28, 2018, 09:09:13 PM
hi all more PE done sorry for the glacially slow progress but I don't get much modelling time these days.

(http://i68.tinypic.com/20tgj7t.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/1ftizo.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/eqoxfq.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/zmbjbd.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on July 08, 2018, 08:18:41 PM
Hi all loads still to add to this part, slow going but I do feel I'm getting there

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2urtj52.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/bdl4rr.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2vlo65l.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/dpblsj.jpg)

I will admit due to my abysmally poor modelling skills I've missed some pe out, as a bit of fun can you spot out the bits I've missed out.
I think PE is pretty much beyond my ability now so I can't see me buying any more.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: JimG on July 08, 2018, 09:17:25 PM
I don't know why you keep on putting yourself down. You appear to be making a good job of the PE parts and are producing a good model.
Jim
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on July 08, 2018, 09:55:16 PM
You say that but others seem o manage to add the parts I've left out, I have to face it I'm getting older and my eyes are letting me down.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: dlancast on July 09, 2018, 05:54:24 AM
Well sir, we are our own worst critics... yes? So, don't be so hard on yourself.  I'm 73 and have been battling cancer for 5 yrs now and still I have been given the grace to continue with the hobby I so dearly love.  I have become convinced that these upscale kit manuf. engineers try to take the detail to the max as a challenge (I bet they can't do this). So, I just take it as a challenge and give it my best shot. Some times I make it, sometimes I can't do it and I just move on.  Looks to me like you have most of it on there.. when painted (if you do), one will never know what has been left off (except the rivet counters).  I would like to comment that I think you weathering technique is stellar..... very nice and real looking. Do you do a dry brush with a thin wash?  Keep it up.  You have a fine looking model.  Best regards, Dennis (Yorktown, Ranger and a few others)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: warspite on July 09, 2018, 01:05:02 PM
If you think this is hard, try to do something on the scale of that genius from Wolverhampton (uk) Willard Wigan (last nights show - amazing), for our US cousins, he creates sculptures that fit inside the eye of a needle - the smallest - is an embryo inside the hollowed out piece of his own hair I believe that was 0.1mm wide - the embryo was fashion from a piece of carpet fibre - all by his own HAND and a microscope.

There are smaller sculptures created using nanotechnology and electron microscopes, like the sculpture that looks like the RR spirit of ecstasy but with arms in the surfing pose, but all by machinery.

You are doing quite fine carry on regardless.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on July 11, 2018, 07:57:43 PM

Hi all here is the next update,
This sub assy is finished (well as much as I'm prepared to do) I like the unpainted brass standing out against the weathered painted parts, i just wish I had the skills to use all the PE (although to be honest I don't think you would notice the bits I've left out)
(http://i65.tinypic.com/rkues5.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2hgye5k.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/3163hco.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/33xu2wk.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/ftljx4.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on July 20, 2018, 08:39:36 PM
Hi all here is the crane from the kit.
(http://i68.tinypic.com/b7avwk.jpg)
And here it is after the PE
(http://i65.tinypic.com/166j39i.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/i4ny90.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2s77wvs.jpg)
(http://i65.tinypic.com/jai0iu.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2e17fjs.jpg)
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.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: derekwarner 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

Derek
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: ballastanksian 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.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on July 28, 2018, 07:54:15 PM

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

(http://i63.tinypic.com/inbgvq.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/t0qmq0.jpg)

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

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2zrkqa0.jpg)

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)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/11u7o85.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/1629w60.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: dlancast 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
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: ballastanksian 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.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on August 27, 2018, 09:00:35 PM
Hi all well I finally got some modelling time (Its a rare thing these days)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2d82l3t.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/sfup1u.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/15yw0ft.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts 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)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/dytb4g.jpg)

Here are the unfolded magazine casings for the rest of them
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2ltsqba.jpg)

Here they are folded
(http://i66.tinypic.com/15gqs1z.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: dlancast 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
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on October 05, 2018, 08:49:44 PM
Finally got the pompoms done on this part (get less and less modelling time these days)
(https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2018/10/05/IMG_20181005_12728.jpg)
(https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2018/10/05/IMG_20181005_18475.jpg)
(https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2018/10/05/IMG_20181005_25973.jpg)
(https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2018/10/05/IMG_20181005_35698.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: dlancast on October 05, 2018, 09:45:00 PM
I must say that I really do like the brass color effect from all the PE parts.  It does add something special to the model and draws attention to some of the special scale detail points.  Great job Sir.  Dennis
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on October 16, 2018, 08:32:00 PM
Hi all teeny tiny bit more done

(http://i68.tinypic.com/1zd2owm.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/n6xiww.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2rolyzn.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2lbi3jm.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/10z787k.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: Akira on October 18, 2018, 12:26:43 PM
A while back you asked about windows in the crane roof. If they were similar to these, on a USN icebreaker and seen on other types as well, the controls were on the roof. Note the sailor running the crane. Enlargement also show the controls distinctly being roof mounted. The housing or body of the crane sheltered the two winch assemblies.Better late than never.Jonathan
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on October 27, 2018, 08:08:48 PM
Hi all nearing the end now ( I say that hopefully)
As is now
(http://i65.tinypic.com/k3vz3s.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/16jh3dg.jpg)

With all the PE on the decks
(http://i68.tinypic.com/izqb7p.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2db9xj6.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on November 08, 2018, 09:22:47 PM
Hi all, well apart from the Oerlikons all the deck furniture is done, i think, hope?
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2dviyhu.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2evgar7.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/j0jm2p.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on November 24, 2018, 08:17:00 PM
Bit of a catastrophe on this one missus knocked one of the sub assemblies off the bench, i can't find the pe range finder also can't find the bit the crane is held between on the 2 bits that both broke off to say I'm annoyed is an understatement, i was going to try and finish the Oerlikons this weekend, also some of the pe mast stuff is missing or bent (hopefully I can straighten that out.


(https://i.ibb.co/Jq10V0P/IMG-20181124-4358.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/fx06vnL/IMG-20181124-27682.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/jv6yw4s/IMG-20181124-36193.jpg)

Not sure what else is missing I'm hoping anything else won't notice.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: dlancast on November 24, 2018, 10:32:12 PM
So sorry sir, I do know how you feel.  I knocked one of my US Navy Destroyer models at 1/350 scale off its table while attempting to mount the ship to pedistals.  Of course, it flipped on the way down and had to land on its mast.  It was a mess of twisted PE, etc.  I did slowly rebend the PE and remount.  It will never be perfect, but good enough. Sick feeling when you watch all those hours of work to create, gone in a moment of time.  Its like watching a RC model airplane bite the dust......   you will recover.  Best, Dennis
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on January 04, 2019, 06:52:46 PM
Hi all well I finally got some modelling time and I've fixed what I can and I've now glued the sub assy's to the deck (I know it will make adding further pe problematical but I figure the whole ship will have to be knocked off the bench to damage bits in the future)
(https://i.ibb.co/2NkBZ2c/IMG-20190104-42774.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/N2Q6B7K/IMG-20190104-49529.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/M7w2PdR/IMG-20190104-14141.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/xLqbgQG/IMG-20190104-30207.jpg)

So now I have about a gazillion bits of PE to add to the  Oerlikons, then all the railings, build and add the last set of pompoms to the stern big guns, add the pe to those guns and the job should be a goodun.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: plastic on January 04, 2019, 08:12:39 PM
Very impressive! I don't have the ability or patience to do such tiny PE detailing. I take my hat off to you.  :-))
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on January 09, 2019, 08:50:07 PM
Hi all well all the Oerlikons are finally done as is the last of the pompoms (I accidentally stuck the shields on the wrong way round on the first of this set of Oerlikons and thought the brass showed up better so I've done all the rest the wrong way round (if you use the etched detail side you can hardly notice the pe)(here's a challenge try to find the ones with the pe the right way round they hardly notice)
(https://i.ibb.co/vJZSrHf/IMG-20190109-1158.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/XbTctDb/IMG-20190109-59397.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/Jy59LTT/IMG-20190109-496.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/1ndJHdt/IMG-20190109-16168.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on January 13, 2019, 08:08:47 PM
Oh how I wish I hadn't glued the sub assy's on putting the railings around them is proving to be a royal pita, I've even tried prying them off (why is it that you really glue something well and it falls off if you sneeze, you just tack something and it's stuck fast) grrrrrrrrr I think I've just made this a million times harder, i should not have got paranoid that the sub assy's would get knocked to the floor again.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on February 09, 2019, 07:39:23 PM
Hi all here is the best tip you will ever get, never ever glue the sub assy's to the deck if you're using pe this piece of pe took 2 hrs and ive left a piece out as I see no way of bending it and getting it in place (tbh it's so small even if I added it I doubt it would show anyway)
(https://i.ibb.co/Tr4nkL1/IMG-20190209-37390.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/MMWybvJ/IMG-20190209-44603.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/NFTwWZ9/IMG-20190209-51233.jpg)

Once again DO NOT GLUE SUB ASSYS TO THE DECK IF USING PE.
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on February 24, 2019, 03:47:45 PM
Hi all that's all the PE attached just the rigging to do now (not looking forward to that) I say all the PE there are some steps and platforms to add to the sides but I will add them after it's on a stand as I already broke the platform off the one set of stairs which I added and lost the platform for them, i figure it will be safer to leave them till last.
(https://i.ibb.co/Jx3XS4Q/IMG-20190221-8512.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/MhjSM2g/IMG-20190221-13504.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/pRKhbpW/IMG-20190221-46560.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/VVJDbbZ/IMG-20190221-51780.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/KrZfp1c/IMG-20190221-57579.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/n19d3wG/IMG-20190221-2828.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/WsKSQf5/IMG-20190221-56666.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/xsGGgTH/IMG-20190221-12661.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/x7qmS0w/IMG-20190221-33940.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/z8c1hHV/IMG-20190221-20944.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: raflaunches on February 24, 2019, 06:37:36 PM
Hi kp


I admire your patience with your PE brass work, your KGV looks really good. I spent an hour yesterday swearing at the aerial spreaders on my HSL! Got there in the end but your work is truly epic. Keep up the good work. :-))
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on February 28, 2019, 06:43:38 PM
Well she's finally finished, now I can get on with some of my other stalled builds.
(https://i.ibb.co/3CcHkc4/IMG-20190222-204159-560.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/D4rC5P1/IMG-20190222-204159-566.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/pfc0yLQ/IMG-20190222-204159-562.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/f0W0dfp/IMG-20190226-200031-680.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/RHVNLYZ/IMG-20190226-200031-688.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/8znKyYt/IMG-20190226-200031-676.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/5Y1vnG5/IMG-20190226-200031-684.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/FVTPz19/IMG-20190226-200031-678.jpg)
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: plastic on February 28, 2019, 07:33:58 PM
Very good.
Question - are you using ordinary superglue for the PE stuff and how do you control drop size / surface tension effects on such tiny parts?  How do you get a consistent joint?
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on February 28, 2019, 08:44:02 PM
Yes ordinary super glue and a tooth pick
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: frogman3 on March 01, 2019, 10:00:36 AM

Hi Ken she looks fanstastic  the amount of detail you have fitted on her v-well done an she looks real
chris :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Tamiya king George v
Post by: kpnuts on March 01, 2019, 10:28:16 AM
Thanks guys, many months of cursing and nail biting.