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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC
Russ,

That is a great idea to glue some sandpaper to that rod to finish off the removal.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:31 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

as everybody already said, very cool progress and a really good idea/approach with the PomPom directors and your special tools!!

I wish you and your shipyard workers (and all those that have to tolerate that, aka family) a merry Christmas, wonderful holidays and all the best for now, Mate!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC

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The King is looking the part, Russ. Great use of the homemade tool! Can't wait to see the new directors in place - go North Star!



Thanks Tim

Thank goodness for AM companies like Northstar!


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Great idea Russ,

If you don't mind I will nick it when I get the P.O.W.

The North Star directors will look the business in place,

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si

please, be my guest and "nick" away


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Russ,

That is a great idea to glue some sandpaper to that rod to finish off the removal.

Mark



Thanks Mark


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Hi Russ,

as everybody already said, very cool progress and a really good idea/approach with the PomPom directors and your special tools!!

I wish you and your shipyard workers (and all those that have to tolerate that, aka family) a merry Christmas, wonderful holidays and all the best for now, Mate!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan!

Yep, looking forward to boxing day! This week will be full on!

Merry Christmas to you all and best wishes for you and your families for next year!
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:44 PM UTC
Russell! Found my way here via the pic in your avatar! You really have your work cut out for you with this one... Looking through your previous posts, this will be impressive when it's finished!

I've always been impressed by grit and a five year project surely matches that definition!



Magnus
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 12:15 AM UTC

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Russell! Found my way here via the pic in your avatar! You really have your work cut out for you with this one... Looking through your previous posts, this will be impressive when it's finished!

I've always been impressed by grit and a five year project surely matches that definition!



Magnus



G'day Magnus!

Thanks for dropping by mate, great to see you here.

Yup, this model has been a test for sure. Still that's not to say that this build has taken up the whole 5 years, as Prinz Eugen took around 2.5 years of that time.

It will however be a relief to finish the King and move onto some other models that have loitered in the stash for far too long To that end I've promised the mother in law I'll finish the King before she goes home to Europe in April

The dockyard should reopen on Sunday after an extended Christmas break!