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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2018, 05:50:29 PM »

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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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2018, 03:24:34 AM »
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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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2018, 02:34:25 AM »
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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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2018, 12:16:59 PM »
Stand looks very basic compared to what you're putting together there.
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2018, 03:55:55 PM »
Like contrast of wood look main deck with light & dark gray superstructure.  Is good.

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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2018, 02:10:02 AM »
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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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2018, 03:20:34 AM »
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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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2018, 02:24:39 AM »
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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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2018, 02:10:08 AM »
To me, PE is the definition of insanity and I hate it so much I refer to it as photo retch. When I try to work with it, I end up sling-shotting pieces all over the place that are never found or at least not found for years until stuck fast to some part of my house.

I cannot commend you enough for your bravery and skill working with this stuff.

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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2018, 02:36:14 AM »
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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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2018, 03:42:13 AM »

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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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2018, 09:51:28 AM »
I'm not sure the effort of PE in that scale is worth the h-f but, even though the kit parts are good, the Eduard version does look brilliant. 8)

Good luck! :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2018, 12:38:27 PM »
I'm not sure the effort of PE in that scale is worth the h-f but, even though the kit parts are good, the Eduard version does look brilliant. 8)

Good luck! :smiley:
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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2018, 03:48:30 AM »
Hi all, well I seem to have so little time for modelling these days, i would have done double this in a day a yr ago, it's annoying how little time I get for modelling these days.








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Re: Tamiya king George v
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2018, 04:07:25 AM »
hi all more PE done sorry for the glacially slow progress but I don't get much modelling time these days.