Author Topic: Tamiya king George v  (Read 3698 times)

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2019, 06:33:16 PM »
Mostly do aircraft builds.  Considering a ship in 2019.  Turned attention to study of King George build pictures.  Is complex-intricate when drilling down to fine detail you are.
What happens to most of PE ?   Is it painted to ship color or left bare ?   Never used it; certain adhesives you do or don't recommend for PE ?
Some parts look too fine to manipulate.  Impressive crackerjack build.  :o  :smiley:

Offline kpnuts

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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2019, 04:47:46 AM »
Hi all well all the Oerlikons are finally done as is the last of the pompoms (I accidentally stuck the shields on the wrong way round on the first of this set of Oerlikons and thought the brass showed up better so I've done all the rest the wrong way round (if you use the etched detail side you can hardly notice the pe)(here's a challenge try to find the ones with the pe the right way round they hardly notice) 





Hi mate normally the pe is painted after attachment (some pe detail is so fine painting will hide that detail) also some is so small as to be pointless to add (as an example on my warspite build)(warspite gets a few scars) there is a small gusset (acctually 4, 2 each side)under the catapult that  measure 1.5 by 1 millimetre, what is the point of them once on no one will ever see them,. My personal opinion is use what you want of it to avoid hours of frustration.
I use Poundland superglue unless the part might take a while to get in the right place in which case I use pva glue, i use a cocktail stick to apply the glue to either the part or the area the part is supposed to be placed (sometimes the latter is easier especially when using pva glue)

Offline kpnuts

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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2019, 04:06:48 AM »
Oh how I wish I hadn't glued the sub assy's on putting the railings around them is proving to be a royal pita, I've even tried prying them off (why is it that you really glue something well and it falls off if you sneeze, you just tack something and it's stuck fast) grrrrrrrrr I think I've just made this a million times harder, i should not have got paranoid that the sub assy's would get knocked to the floor again.