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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC

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Russ,

sorry for being so slow and sloppy with my commenting these days - well mate, at least you know why .



Its all good mate. Appreciate you dropping by when you can


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NorthStar is even more sloppy, still...



Honestly, Northstar have no excuse and are just sloppy these days. No fault of yours of course.

The relos are visiting from CZ at the moment so I'm taking a bit of a break from the bench. After they head home, I'm thinking I'll finish up the Trans Am, then if still no sign of the Pom Poms from Northstar, I'll finish up the clear coats and rigging on the KGV and just mount the Pom Pom directors to the KGV when they arrive


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But your King is really looking royal - fantastic clean and crisp work, worth every hour you spent on her. Just awesome!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks mate. Really quite proud of her, even though she's not quite there yet.
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 05:08 AM UTC
Russ,

sorry for being so slow and sloppy with my commenting these days - well mate, at least you know why .

NorthStar is even more sloppy, still...

But your King is really looking royal - fantastic clean and crisp work, worth every hour you spent on her. Just awesome!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC

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Looking really great Russ,

Very close to commissioning.

Base looks good too.

Cheers


Si



Thanks Si

Good to see you back on the forum mate

KGV's on a bit of hiatus at the moment whilst I wait for Northstar to send the Pom Pom directors.

Also got the relo's over for the next few weeks as well, so there'll be little chance of any bench time at all.
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 07:18 AM UTC
Looking really great Russ,

Very close to commissioning.

Base looks good too.

Cheers


Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC

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Nice update Russell, looking superb and that base is the biz, well done!!



Thanks Ned
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 08:40 PM UTC
Nice update Russell, looking superb and that base is the biz, well done!!
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 09:54 PM UTC

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Great progress towards the finish. The King looks majestic!

A downer that NorthStar no longer ship to this part of world so I hope you can get your parts soon.

cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael! Too right brother! It's a real shame they won't send stuff out here anymore as it was always pretty good-oh well. We'll make do
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM UTC
Great progress towards the finish. The King looks majestic!

A downer that NorthStar no longer ship to this part of world so I hope you can get your parts soon.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:31 PM UTC

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She looks great Russell and the Base sets her off beautilfully.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark! I can almost reach out, and if I stretch my fingers, I can touch the glacier I've been chasing all these years! Come on Northstar-make with the Pom Pom directors!!!!
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:33 PM UTC
She looks great Russell and the Base sets her off beautilfully.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC

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Looking really good. Awesome to see some more progress!



Thanks Rory! She's been a long and tedious build for sure, but it's nice to be in the home straight with her


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Russ,

Your KGV is looking awesome! The revised base sets it off nicely... but waiting for parts...yech!



Thanks Tim! Yep, I know what you mean, it's really frustrating waiting for these parts, but on the other hand it gives me an opportunity to work on some other projects (IE the STASH) that have been neglected for far too long.

Agree, a quality base is what makes a ship model "pop" when done in a museum style build.
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC
Russ,

Your KGV is looking awesome! The revised base sets it off nicely... but waiting for parts...yech!
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 02:01 AM UTC
Looking really good. Awesome to see some more progress!
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 11:25 PM UTC

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Russel,

She is a really fine looking ship you built, can't wait to see her rigged out.

Mark



Thanks Mark!
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
Russel,

She is a really fine looking ship you built, can't wait to see her rigged out.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:42 PM UTC
Update 23rd June, 2019

Another long break between updates it seems, for which I have no excuse other that to say with littluns running around and early starts for work, I've only been getting an hour or so each night to work on her.

Anyways, here she is, as far as I can go until Northstar come to the party and send out the Pom-Pom directors I need to complete her to a stage where I can apply the clear coats and the rigging and fix her to the base.

Here's the pictures...












And the keen eyed among you will notice that's a new base I've had made. The old pine one was riddled with issues, not least of which was the colour.

So I had a new one made, painted it up, applied the felt and chocks and that's all good to go. For anyone interested in the process, I've detailed that on my Prinz Eugen build.

For now the big guns and 5.25's are only dry fit as I plan on painting the clear coats before I permanently afix them.

Now folks, we must wait for Northstar to deliver. Thanks to everyone for following along this build. It seems like another lifetime when I started her all those years ago...
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:57 PM UTC

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Beautiful work on the Masts Russell. BNA in Melbourne now stock North Star.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark

unfortunately BNA confirmed to me that they will no-longer deal with Northstar for reasons unspecified.


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Good to see some more progress Rus, getting close to the end now on an epic build log. Great work as usual. Getting me motivated to follow suit.



Thanks Ned

It's definitely closing in on the finish line now, I can almost reach out and touch that glacier

Glad to hear that I've been able to be a positive influence
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 08:45 PM UTC
Good to see some more progress Rus, getting close to the end now on an epic build log. Great work as usual. Getting me motivated to follow suit.
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
Beautiful work on the Masts Russell. BNA in Melbourne now stock North Star.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 10:58 PM UTC

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Russell,
This is the first time I've stopped here. You seem to have developed the ship-building bug!

The detail work you've done is excellent! I'm quite impressed with your masts and yardarms.

Looking forward to seeing some paint!

Gaz



Thanks for dropping by Gaz, and welcome aboard :-)

Yep, I've been well and truly infected by ships for as long as I can remember now: from the saturday morning slammers right up to the latest projects after I got back into the hobby...

Although... The The Prinz and the The King have come close to curing me of my madness
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 08:34 PM UTC
Russell,
This is the first time I've stopped here. You seem to have developed the ship-building bug!

The detail work you've done is excellent! I'm quite impressed with your masts and yardarms.

Looking forward to seeing some paint!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 02:37 PM UTC

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Progress is progress no matter the pace. Nice Update Russ! Glad to see you have spent your spare time wisely and not just lurking over in the car section

cheers
Michael



yes, true that, Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:17 PM UTC
Progress is progress no matter the pace. Nice Update Russ! Glad to see you have spent your spare time wisely and not just lurking over in the car section

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:57 PM UTC

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Hi Russ,

It is great to see you back on the job with KGV! And those mast assemblies... awesome. I'm about to start on some mast work myself, and I must say, your gorgeous work is inspiring. Now I know how much fun it is to hang out with the in-laws, but your time with the King has been well spent!



Thanks Tim

yes, the time with the Mother in Law has been fun. Certainly been a good help in expanding my Czech vocabulary

Good to hear that I've been in some way an inspiration. Kit masts to me seem to be victim to the limitations of injection molding, so it's always nice to see modellers upgrade them however they can


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Hi Russ,

what Tim said, great to see the Progress. The King is looking regal!

Bad news all these guys not supplying you. I don't deal direct with north Star any more, their delivery times to the UK are so unreliable, I go through Starling Models, and only order when they have what I an after in stock.


Looking forward to the next update.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si

Agreed-I was quite shocked to see Northstar pick on Australia exclusively. I've had deliveries from them before that have arrived with no problems, albeit slow.

I've ordered some things from Starling models too, but they seem to be the only people willing to deal with Northstar. Unfortunately they were out of the UP directors that I need.

Even our LHS sites won't deal with them anymore


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Russel,

Wonderful job with that mast assembly. Your King George is looking mighty fine.

Mark



Thanks Mark

She's getting there-I did a bit of a celebratory dance on Friday (thankfully no-one saw it )when I realized I actually had run out of things I needed to do before painting all these items!

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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:20 AM UTC
Russel,

Wonderful job with that mast assembly. Your King George is looking mighty fine.

Mark