great to see you re-start this one mine is still gathering dust on the shelf but will follow along for plenty of tips I hope
"Return of thr Kong" I love it.
I will get Peter Jackson on the phone now let him know the great news.
DIdnt see this one, have the kit and the pontos kit, going to have to catch up
I too have a big Tamiya KGV in the stash, and your experiences here will be a valuable reference when I finally get around to taking it on. Glad to see you back in the saddle with KGV again!
16th November 2015,
Hi folks, herein lies the progress pictures of the ships boats! All finished and shipped
Now, this will be my last update on the King for a little while I'm afraid. The last few months have been a real slog to get the pom-poms and boats out, and I can't say I've enjoyed myself too much. But I promise I will come back and finish her eventually, so sit tight.
For the time being, I'm going to build a few wing-things, a car, and generally try to have fun again building models. No filler, no sanding, and NO PHOTO ETCH!
You'll see me over on the Aeroscale forum as I post a few of these builds up, but I'll still be here among the docks watching everyone's great builds.
After that, I'm gonna try to finish the Prinz Eugen for the cruiser campaign, so I hope you can all join me for that.
Thanks for being a part of the journey so far and sharing the highs and lows. As I said above, I promise I will come back and finish her-just not yet.
Hello Russel, i missed a lot, your work on the "pom poms" is excellent as on the the boats !
Not every aftermarket product is an improvement in terms of accuracy, so its good to have scale plans. ( Hood has only three ! )
I am giving the Canvas Falcons ago. Not many pieces, no photo-etch, just some rigging which it a bit like masts...sort of
A superb effort of this ship to date.
I can totally understand how you feel.
My Airfix E-Boat has had the same effect on me.
You have plan which is great.
Enjoy the wingy things and I hope we see you back here with a renewed outlook.
Sorry to see The King! sent to the back of the bench.
I agree that sometimes the ships we build get bogged down in the attention to detail. But I will see you on Aeroscale as I have just completed a campaign there and signed up for another. Those wing things can be so much simpler!
All the best,
First off amazi,g work with the boats. They are icredibly clean and look amazing.
Can't say I blame you for giving her a bit of a rest. I can empathize as I am at the same point with the Maya. Luckily though I just need to clean her up a bit and she is finished
Good luck with you other builds
your boats turned out absolutely amazing - sharp, clean and spotless. As is your entire wonderful King so far! Every bit and detail shows the tremendous effort and attention not only to detail, but to sharp and spotless work!!
I am sad to see you putting her aside, but I can clearly understand where you are coming from - and trying to finish her 'somehow' just to get it done would not do this wonderful model justice, there's a good chance that you would spoil what you have accomplished so far. I know very well how important it can be to take a deliberate brake!
So I wish you lots of fun with your 'back to basic modeling' just for your enjoyment!! This is our hobby, so first of all it must be fun, if we don't look forward to some bench time, something's wrong!!
I'll be watching you on the other side, though I probably won't start commenting over there. And I am looking forward very much to see you resuming work on your Prinz, mate!! Remember, it's just over eight months to go in the cruiser's campaign!
Cheers my friend and you're doing the right thing! I'll be there watching your King progressing whenever the time is right for you!!
They certainly add colour and contrast to her Russell. They look great onboard.....Cheers Mark