Tamiya 1/350 King George V

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22 Apr 2018 20:00 #1

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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23 Apr 2018 08:19 #2

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25 Apr 2018 15:04 #3

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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26 Apr 2018 19:29 #4

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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27 Apr 2018 09:06 #5

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27 Apr 2018 09:28 #6

I like these ship builds.
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29 Apr 2018 19:43 #7

here is the next update.









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04 May 2018 20:17 #8

Hi all here is another update




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05 May 2018 09:52 #10


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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05 May 2018 19:27 #11

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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06 May 2018 08:41 #12

That's quality control and lack of observation for you. They do look OK though the frames tend to be a bit thick for the scale.
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06 May 2018 18:36 #13

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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07 May 2018 08:57 #14

That is one crappy stand so how about making up a wooden one.
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10 May 2018 18:41 #15

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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11 May 2018 08:07 #16

Ship looks very good and enjoy yourselves on holiday, but EVERY whim, in your dreams laddie.
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22 May 2018 19:23 #17

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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23 May 2018 08:36 #18

Don't fret mate there is nowt wrong here.
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24 May 2018 18:29 #19

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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25 May 2018 11:09 #20

No piccies Ken and they have all gone now even the ones I could see.

Re PE frets, what really annoys me is when they tell you that there are 4 of something when 6 are needed but then only provide 3. The use of 2 dimensional parts to replicate 3 dimensional parts is a waste of time and space. I've also found that some of the parts, although allegedly designed for the kit, don't even fit.

The other problem is more like making use of available space on the fret. I won't use Eduard now preferring other makes which are better thought out and provide ALL the parts.

To my mind Eduard's problem is that they are too big and produce far too much stuff consequently quality control has gone right down the pan, that's if it even existed in the first place or it's calculated to make one buy a second set.

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