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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:18 PM

Hey!

     It's nice to see the H.M.S.King George the V in what would've been the way most English and American sailors would've seen her. Good job on that weathering !

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:42 AM

Looks excelent Chris. Water bases just add life to a ship model, like showing a plane in the air or with personal working on them. It just makes them look more real to me.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:34 PM

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:52 PM

I think if it's in rough enough water for a bow crash, most if not all of the lower decks will be wet, mostly from spray if nothing else. Closer to the stern may be dryer. 

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:46 PM

Thanks CapnMac, especially the extra detail about the superstructure decks ! I've wet the main deck down, left some of the hidden areas dry and as i progressed to the stern started making if more of a smooth glossy water rather than turbulent.

today i added color to the water. I’m through adding the tissue along the hull. Last, probably tomorrow, I will try to do something with the rollers out front of the bow. Each pic is another color until you get to the tissue.

 

 

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:13 AM

looking forward to more Chris

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:35 PM

Ask and ye shall receive Eats

i've finished painting! The 1st coat of gloss varnish is on the water. The boats and cranes are finished up. They're just dry fit in these shots. 


Now that I'm done messing around the hull I'm confident the masts can be put on. The odds are low I'll break one lol  
rigging and touchups while i put 6 or 7 more coats of varnish on the water 

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:57 AM

I alyways work from the inside out and top down when working on rigging.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:33 PM

modelcrazy

I alyways work from the inside out and top down when working on rigging.

 

Sage advice which I followed. Still could use some imrpovement however this one was my best rigging yet. No major glue bombs on the masts and everything stayed nearly straight even though it is still plastic.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:48 PM

A sunny day in Cincinnati was perfect to take my ready for inspection pictures. Pipe the Admiral aboard. 

My 1/350 Tamiya KGV was completed out of the box. A basecoat, oils, and Flory washes turned the plastic deck into something akin to worn and weathered wood. I used all Vallejo paints, primarily airbrushed, for the camo. Check out the close up of the big guins - I got the full 3 color camo lines on them. Hull weathering was done with oils and Flory washes. For chipping I dipped a drywall sponge into thin white paint and randomly dabbed it across the hull. Rigging is EZ Line. I chain drilled the cranes and carved out the sections between support bars to really open up the look amidships.

The ocean is Vallejo paints as well. TA base coat of Deep Sea Gray was topped off with medium and heavy acrylic gel to create the swells, wake, and waves. Then I applied a couple different lighter colors for turbulence. Several coats of gloss varnish and rayon cotton finished it off. 

I have about 2 months invested to complete her including the sea.

ModelCrazy feel free to select your favorite for the front page :-)

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 1, 2021 11:51 AM

You got it Chris! She looks good. Ship shape in Bristol fashion as they say. She also looks like she's about to send some hurt to some Jerrys.

I'll get pic 2 up for ya mate. Thanks for jumping in here.

One of these days I'll set her sis on these here pages.

Steve

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