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Hi all, felt brave enough to post my first build in about 30 years HMS KGV by heller, the colour scheme is from Sovereign Hobbies and and it's the first time I've tried airbrushing,washes masking etc ,hopefully a practice run for the tamiya 1/350 of the same.Quite a few broken bits in the box so apologies for the wonky masts and so on all in all quite a job for a first attempt,thanks for looking

HMS KGV

 

HMS KGV

 

HMS KGV

 

 

 

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Thanks for the replies guys,honestly haven't made a kit since I was about 12,46 now, spent many hours on here looking for tips and ideas and the Sovereign Hobbies website was a godsend really as I'm colour blind so working out the colours would've been hard work🤷‍♂️definitely need some advice before attempting the 1/350....thanks again!

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Congratulations, superbly clean build, especially for a first one in such a long time. Very crisp painting on that cool camo scheme!

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Nothing wonky with this, magnificent. Great colours, great build, well done

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Very nice indeed!  Lovely decks. Looks like she just came out of Scapa Flo ready for the Bismark. 

 

I'll put the kettle on for a cuppa ready for the Tamiya 1/350...🍵

 

 

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Beautiful model, excellent paint job ,i realy like the way you have made the deck look realistic. 

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Thanks much appreciated, planning the next one now but I think I should get some weathering practice and some reference books if anyone's got any recommendations 

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I built one of these many years ago and, if I remember correctly, it had incredibly heavy plastic railings which, thankfully, you have left off!  Or is my memory completely wonky?!!

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Yes left them off they looked pretty bad same as the degaussing cables,i found out theres a photo etch set for it,but that was a bit beyond me for first time out,I'll give it a go on the next one though 

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