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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 02:15 AM UTC
Great Russ, good to see an update on your King and I do like very much what you did to the compass platform!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 09:48 PM UTC
Russell, you must be one of the cleanest builders on-line
Looks fantastic mate
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Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 - 04:49 PM UTC

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Great Russ, good to see an update on your King and I do like very much what you did to the compass platform!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan. it's slowly getting there.

Your Repulse is really looking great!


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Russell, you must be one of the cleanest builders on-line
Looks fantastic mate



Thanks mate! I'm probably my own worst enemy in a way cos it slows me down so much
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Posted: Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 03:22 PM UTC
7th December 2014 update!

Paint! At last!

Well, primer any way












I even managed to get some paint on a long standing hangar queen wing thing!


Thanks for looking
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 01:50 AM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Nice update.

Is the garage/man cave now complete?

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 02:04 PM UTC

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Ahoy Russell

Nice update.

Is the garage/man cave now complete?

Cheers

Sean



Ahoy Sean!

thank you yep, the garage/man cave back! Not yet complete, but nice n shiney n new

Russ
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:35 AM UTC
Amazingly clean, Russ, just amazingly!! Good to know your man-cave is back and operative.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 02:20 AM UTC
Thank you Jan!

yep, that Spit sure does look like it's had a wash 'n wax! The decals need to go on now, then I'll be adding the weathering over the top before sealing it all in under a coat of clear matt.

The King will be staying nice 'n clean though I like my ships to be museum style when they're full hull, and this means no weathering-not that I'm opposed to weathering, it's just not my style for full hull builds...

Hopefully I can get some masking added over the Christmas holidays prior to hitting it with AP507B, but I'm not holding my breath-there's all that food 'n wine that needs to be consumed, and the dockyard is on skeleton staff at the moment

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, (may there be some styrene under your tree ), and a very safe and happy New Year!

Thanks again for looking!
See you in 2015!
Russ
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 05:39 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

Looking excellent, stunning attention to detail.

Have a great Christmas and new year, and may the man in the red suit leave you something maritime under the tree.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 07:18 PM UTC
Russell,

Amazing work. She seems to be coming along quite well.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

dave
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Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 03:59 PM UTC

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Hi Russ,

Looking excellent, stunning attention to detail.

Have a great Christmas and new year, and may the man in the red suit leave you something maritime under the tree.

Cheers

Si



Here's hoping Si

Thanks for the kind words my friend!

Hope you have a very merry Christmas and hope the man in the red suit is generous with the styrene this year


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Russell,

Amazing work. She seems to be coming along quite well.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

dave



Thank you Dave

all the best for the new Year, and a very Merry Christmas!

Russ
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:16 AM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New year.

Glad your man cave is now operational.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:17 AM UTC
Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable festive season, a spiritually fulfilling Christmas & hopefully the man in the red suit was kind enough to leave something styrene under your tree-perhaps even of the salty persuasion

Sean. Sorry I missed your Christmas wishes mate!

Now for a picture free update on the dockyard situation: after a marathon masking session the components are now all but ready for applying the AP507B!

This will signify a major step forward as shipping of the superstructure can then commence!!!

I'll post pictures in a few days time, once the dockyard is back in full swing!!!

Russ
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 - 10:35 AM UTC
Happy new year to you, Russ

and great to see that your workers returned as well I think some extended leave is good for moral at the yard. It seems my workers were quite happy and relaxed and happy to get over all the wine and food of the recent weeks

Looking forward to your update 'in color' mate!!

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 04:29 PM UTC
Thanks Jan... here they are in full technicolor...

19th Jan, 2015 update

After having shot a coat of AP507A onto the 'deck' areas (of which I have been very remiss and not taken a photo) I have finally finished masking it all off!

The 'purple' areas you can see are where I used liquid maskol to fill in the centres as this is much quicker than cutting endless pieces of masking tape.

then a coat of AP507B



then the masking off







the big guns...


and dry fitting








and an overall view


now i have the eternal dilemma that we all must face-do i go ahead and fasten objects to the hull, and then clear coat the whole ship, knowing that there will be areas that i cannot hope to reach with the clear coat...

or...

do I assemble each sub assembly, clear coat separately, and hope that i don't destroy railings etc when i go to mount them to the ship? The benefit being that I will be able to access all the areas of the ship with the clear coat

Thanks for looking
Russ
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:19 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

great update, color makes such a remarkable difference!! and always nice to see your King progressing!!

As to your choices - at the time when I did my PoW I glued everything in place before applying the clear coat and it worked ok, however, if there is one kit of a major warship that you could build out of the various subassemblies in the very final stage, then it would be the Tamiya PoW/KGV kits due to their clearly separated, boxy structures. No way trying this on the Repulse, but looking back at the PoW actually both ways seem feasible here

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 02:27 AM UTC
Great stuff Russ,

The King is coming on very nicely.

Hope you can wrangle the forward funnel in ok.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 03:31 PM UTC

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Hi Russ,

great update, color makes such a remarkable difference!! and always nice to see your King progressing!!

As to your choices - at the time when I did my PoW I glued everything in place before applying the clear coat and it worked ok, however, if there is one kit of a major warship that you could build out of the various subassemblies in the very final stage, then it would be the Tamiya PoW/KGV kits due to their clearly separated, boxy structures. No way trying this on the Repulse, but looking back at the PoW actually both ways seem feasible here

Cheers,
Jan



Thank you, Jan

always good to see some colour go on-it gives a sense of progress that can otherwise stall a build

Your Repulse is looking fantastic. I see what you mean about it being very busy up top. The clear coat question is one I always struggle with. The hull is the easy part, but the superstructure always leaves me wondering until that last minute when I take the plunge and either glue or paint!


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Great stuff Russ,

The King is coming on very nicely.

Hope you can wrangle the forward funnel in ok.

Cheers

Si



Thank you Si,

yep, should be no problem wrangling as the parts are only dry fit and the moment and not glued down

Russ
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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:28 AM UTC
Hi Russell,

Good to hear, that area the way the after pompom decks interlock makes for a fun final assembly.

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 03:16 PM UTC
19th March Update...

It's been quite a while and I apologize folks for my absence! Real life has cut into bench time quite a bit, and I have been bogged down in the minutiae of the build...

The Eduard PE fills in the gaps in the WEM PE and they compliment each other very well.

Eduard PE bits and pieces

ladders, all 19 of 'em and every single step bent up-we must be mad!


more bits

DCT tower

funnels.. I still think the way Pontos do their funnels is the best


I love the way the director has turned out using both the Eduard & WEM PE.


Next up paint.
This will allow me to finalise the details so far before moving on to other items...
Thanks for looking
Russ
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 04:37 PM UTC
Very nice Russ!! Parts look excellent and a bit exciting seeing everything laid out for the best part...Painting!!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 06:05 PM UTC
Russell,

your fiddly parts look good as does the Gun Director. Very nice, clean PE Work. Looking forward to seeing all of tose parts mounted to the King.

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 07:25 PM UTC
Great stuff Russ,

Coming on in leaps and bounds.

Very tidy paint job & etch wpork.

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:17 AM UTC
Russ,

I know what you mean about how real life cuts into bench time - but things are looking great! I especially like the director with its mix of plastic and Eduard/WEM photoetch. Under paint all the diversity of its construction will disappear, but the depth and complexity will remain. Precise, clean work as always amigo!
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:38 AM UTC
Hi Russ,
Great to see an update on the King. That's very nice work with the PE. The delicate bits are looking very sharp.

cheers

Michael