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Tamiya 1/350 king george v
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 12:23 AM UTC
Amazing shining gold, Ken! That's quite some boxes and small stuff on the deck...

Your King is looking great, though!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
Ken,

I see a lot of metal sitting on the deck, nice work getting it all in place.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC
Hi all, well apart from the Oerlikons all the deck furniture is done, i think, hope?





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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC
nearly there Ken.

You're a brave man working on sub assemblies like that: I'd have squished them good by now with my fumble fingers...
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC
Yes still to add them
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 01:06 PM UTC
Ken,

Nice progress. What are all holes on the stern decking for, weapons?

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
Hi all nearing the end now ( I say that hopefully) 

As is now





With all the PE on the decks



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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 06:56 PM UTC
Hi Ken,

The pompoms look great in place, very tidy work Ken.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC
Ken,

Nice work on the mast, good to see that you got it in place without damaging anything around it.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 07:48 AM UTC
Hi all teeny tiny bit more done 









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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
Finally got the pompoms done on this part (get less and less modelling time these days)




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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:12 AM UTC

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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)




Yes they do Ken! After finishing the pom poms and boats on my KGV build I had to take 18 months off from her!


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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.




I think all of us who dabble in the salty side are a little bit of both
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
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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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 09:43 AM UTC
Hey Ken!

great job on the range finders! Currently battling my way through the same on my kit...
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 03:38 AM UTC
They're the range finders for the guns
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 02:43 PM UTC
Ken,

That superstructure is really taking shape. I have to ask but what are those PE thingy things in the top-down photo? Cannot make them out.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC
Hi all well I finally got some modelling time (Its a rare thing these days)





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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 05:59 PM UTC
Oerlikons: Shudder!
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 09:15 PM UTC
Hi Ken,

She is coming on very nicely, some fine etch work, he radar on top of the main director looks rather impressive.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC
Great work, but all that PE looks a nightmare. I have enough issues right now with 1/35 armor PE, let alone something a factor of 10x as small.
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 07:19 AM UTC
Thanks Russel
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 soooooooooooooooooňoo 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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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
from what I can see on my references, Ken, I don't think there were windows.
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
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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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 05:46 PM UTC

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Hi all loads still to add to this part, slow going but I do feel I'm getting there

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.



Believe you me, Ken, it took me years to get halfway good with PE. Best thing I ever did was buy an opti-visor to magnify my work!
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC
Hi all loads still to add to this part, slow going but I do feel I'm getting there









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.