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kpnuts

Tamiya 1/350 king george v

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The thing with Eduard (and others) is that the designers seem to delight in making the smallest, most obscure items possible - possibly just to see if anyone is stupid / skilled enough to use everything. I certainly never do!

Cracking work nuts, keep going!

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Hi all here is the next update,

This sub assy is finished (well as much as I'm prepared to do) I like the unpainted brass standing out against the weathered painted parts, i just wish I had the skills to use all the PE (although to be honest I don't think you would notice the bits I've left out)

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Hi all here is the crane from the kit.

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And here it is after the PE

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Beautiful work nuts. The contrast between the RN Grey and the shiny brass really lifts this model.

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Here is the next sub assy I'm going to attack

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The eduard PE comes with PE Oerlikons but I like the kit ones

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One of the reasons is the barrels on the kit parts are round also the PE parts are too thin.

I'm adding some of the PE to the kit Oerlikons to make them more realistic (I could add more PE to it but it's soooooooooooooooooòoo small I've left it off)( of course a lot of modellers would be able to add it but I don't have the skills)

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Hi all well I finally got some modelling time (Its a rare thing these days)

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Looking good KP

 

beefy

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Ha, nice work KP.

 

It's funny to hear you dissing your skills and then showing us the intricate crane you've just folded up...  I'd say there was no shortage of skills here.

 

Matt

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I love the look of the PE against the paintwork, and your skills with the PE are clearly top notch, even when there's no good instruction!

 

Keep it up.

 

Geoff 

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Hi all proof I've not given up on this.

Here is one of the four pom poms on the next part (they just take so long)

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Here are the unfolded magazine casings for the rest of them 

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Here they are folded

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Now I just have to cut the magazine's themselves and bend them then fit them, oh and then cut out and bend the body's, then cut off the magazine's off the plastic parts, oh then bend the cages for the magazines.

I really don't think I will do PE pompoms again.

I saw somewhere where someone makes resin and PE pompoms for 1/700 scale ships that have 100+ parts, including metal barrels. Whoever undertakes those is either a hero or totally insane, or maybe a masochist.

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Finally got the pompoms done on this part (get less and less modelling time these days)

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Wonderful work KPnuts, the etch doesn't half make a difference, those pom-poms look great, albeit fiddly.

 

Ray

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Hi all teeny tiny bit more done 

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"I wanna be shiny..." crab was singing in Moana. And yours is of all that brass. Excellent job. 

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Hi all nearing the end now ( I say that hopefully) 

As is now

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With all the PE on the decks

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Hi all, well apart from the Oerlikons all the deck furniture is done, i think, hope?

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