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PostSubject: Tamiya king George v    Sun 22 Apr 2018, 9:04 pm

Hi all I was given this and the Bismark for a Christmas pressie from my daughter and son I bought what i thought was the pe for this kit (which cost more than the kit and I now discover is still not the full pe for it, i will buy the rest but just have to wait a bit) so I was thinking I quite like the pics by Eduard and pontos (others are availiable) of the pe on the finished ship with no paint on it and was thinking maybe I would do that with just a slight difference being I would weather the pe but leave it unpainted. What do you all think, I quite like the pe showing I think it adds interest(i know it's not very accurate but let's face it I'm pretty rubbish with this modelling lark and I very seldom build as per the instructions anyway.
So here is my start on this build




Made a start on the decking (Will be using pastels for the decking this is just the base coat.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Wed 25 Apr 2018, 4:07 pm

Well im a bit annoyed with eduard.
I started putting the pe portholes on and got 10 done and thought hang on theres something wrong here ( they give you 50 pe portholes) counted down one side theres 63 (it does say optional parts) optional or not they should at least supply enough for the job. And now im thinking about it what about all the pprtholes on the super structure.
When i built the warspite i had loads of parts left on tge sprue that wernt mentioned anywhere in tge instructions ive since discovered they were ment to be portholes they look a bit different to the ones eduard supply but maybe i will use them.
I managed to get the portholes off without damaging the paintwork too much. As i say maybe i will try the warspite ones will have a count up and see if theres enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Thu 26 Apr 2018, 8:31 pm

Hi all well I've done the decking and weathered the hull.

I'm surprised how much bigger this is than the warspite she also quite a bit wider.









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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sat 28 Apr 2018, 8:00 pm

Beautiful! The decking looks great and the hull is off to a great start.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sun 29 Apr 2018, 8:50 pm

here is the next update.









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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sun 29 Apr 2018, 10:14 pm

That's looking GOOD!


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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Mon 30 Apr 2018, 8:47 am

Great progress, the small craft look the business.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Mon 30 Apr 2018, 2:42 pm

Coming along nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Fri 04 May 2018, 9:22 pm

Hi all here is another update




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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sat 05 May 2018, 10:35 am

Looks great
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sat 05 May 2018, 11:05 am


Hi all well the rest of the eduard pe has arrived now I have to cut off all the little boxes I just spent ages painting on the decks also the blast shields and all the doors off all the superstructure 
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sat 05 May 2018, 8:44 pm

Hi all well I've added a miniscule amount of the huge amount of pe to this and I've realised someone made a big mistake how do you open these doors.





Encase you can't see from the pics there is a box about 1 mill in font of a 3 mill door 



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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sun 06 May 2018, 7:41 pm

Well it's been a long time since I put a ship on a stand (usually I have them in a dio of some sort) I think the last one I put on a stand was the La Royale de France.
I'm not sure I like the supplied stand maybe I will put her in a dry dock.



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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Thu 10 May 2018, 7:45 pm

Hi all well this will probably be my last update before we get back from our hols we will be packing tomorrow night.
Got to say I'm really looking forward to a week in the sun doing nothing at all with a drink in my hand and my every whim catered for.





I'm thinking of drilling out all the portholes (I say thinking as there are a lot of them)
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Fri 11 May 2018, 10:12 am

The PE really makes it pop. Great progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Tue 22 May 2018, 8:28 pm

Hi all the pe really does make a big difference, I'm still not great at it but even with my ham fisted efforts I still think it looks better (of course if I painted it it would help to hide my errors) I still like the improvements though.
The first 2 pics are how the parts would be oob that is the completed part.


And this is with the added pe


And here it is in place



That part is only 10mm so is really small.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Wed 23 May 2018, 8:09 am

Looks brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Thu 24 May 2018, 7:49 pm

Hi all well to say I'm disappointed with eduard pe is an understatement I've removed the plastic from the deck that the eduard instructions tell you to so how do I put the box when folded in the first two pics over the larger box.





There are several more folded boxes so I assume I will have the same problem with them, that is problem one with the eduard set number two the instructions show 2 part 30 and there are indeed two boxes on the deck which need those parts here is what eduard supply



As you can see only 1 part 30 and of course as I've already mentioned earlier in the build there are no where near enough scuttles supplied.

Number 3 their numbering on the frets has no logic at all number 84 being next to number 172 171 being next to 80 takes longer to find the part than it takes to atattch it.

Number 4 the folding instructions are pretty much non existent. 

I've not had a lot of experience with pe but considering eduard are up there with the priceyest. I have to say it's the worst I've used so far. I think I will stick with mk1 and pontos from now on.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Thu 24 May 2018, 8:53 pm

These things are sent to try us. The model is looking great, stress not
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sat 26 May 2018, 7:54 pm

Hi all here is an example of the eduard instructions.

The circle shows pe to be added to the top of the boxes (anything to be removed is highlighted in red) as you can see from the pencil arrow and as you can see from the fret it's not even the right shape the boxes as modelled by Tamiya (who I'm inclined to believe above eduard) are oblong eduard model them square. I'm using the eduard pe as I bought it but judging by what I've seen so far I don't trust eduard, Tamiya on the other hand are a well respected model producer with years of experience behind them. This is definitely the very last eduard pe I will buy. What annoys me most is they are supposed to be a premium pe producer as I've now discovered paying premium prices with pe dosnt mean you get premium products. 

I've not had much experience with pe but the cheapest I've bought so far is the mk1 pe and it blows eduard out the water.

Someone said they do great aircraft pe (the best available, well I say to eduard stick to aircraft, I don't build aircraft so not a product I'm ever likely to buy)











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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sun 27 May 2018, 12:04 pm

Despite the PE problems and reservations the model looks superb.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Sun 27 May 2018, 4:49 pm

Awesome progress, mind boggling amounts of PE detail. Even with all the issues it still looks fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Mon 04 Jun 2018, 8:51 pm

Thanks mate
Hi all well now we've got our phone and internet back I can start posting again
Here are the kit supplied pompoms


Which to be fair are pretty good
Stupidly I used the eduard ones to be fair they are amazing trouble is I have to now make 7 more of them.




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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Tue 05 Jun 2018, 9:53 pm

WOW, That is getting busy ! Seems like a lot of boxes cluttering up the deck ! But what do I know about it ? nuthin.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya king George v    Wed 06 Jun 2018, 9:17 pm

Thanks mate yep loads more boxes and pe to atattch. Sometimes I wish I hadn't started the pe, that said it is a huge improvement over the standard kit
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