Tamiya king George v

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kpnuts
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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby kpnuts » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:29 pm

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.

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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby kpnuts » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 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)





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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby Vinny » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:04 pm

Fantastic work Ken :DX I still can't get over the amount of etch on this model. Every subsection is a big project in itself.

Well done!!

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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby kpnuts » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:56 pm

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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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby kpnuts » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:57 pm

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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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby kpnuts » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:13 pm

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 soooooooooooooooooòoo 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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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby Vinny » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:50 pm

[smilie=jaw-dropping.gif] That PE is ridiculous!!! Your eyes must be exhausted! @o)

Keep it going, amazing work!
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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby kpnuts » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:17 pm

Hi all well I finally got some modelling time (Its a rare thing these days)






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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby kpnuts » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:00 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)



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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Re: Tamiya king George v

Postby kpnuts » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:58 pm

Finally got the pompoms done on this part (get less and less modelling time these days)






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