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Ron Bell

Airfix 1/600 HMS King George V

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This is actually a pretty nice kit with decent detail. Old molds, so there are a lot of seams and the fit is problematic in some places, but with care, it can look nice. I used a WE PE set for the KGV, but it had mostly radars that were fit after the Bismarck campaign, which was what I was going for. A set of Tom's Modelworks generic railings was also used. Clear stretched spru was used for rigging, which is my weakest suit.

 

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Very nice ! It looks like you did a lot of work to "hollow out" the boat interiors.

Could you list, by boat type, the colors used ? The big motor boats appear to have a black hull ?

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The ship's boats are OOTB. No work done other than to clean them up a bit.

The hulls of some of them are a deep blue. Saw this in a couple of photos and thought it would make a nice splash of color. The boats that would have had "decks" and the interiors of the rest, had them painted a natural wood color. I've also seen them all done in just plain grey, interior and out. Pretty dull looking. The red thwarts in the boats by B turret are a bit of fancy to add another splash of color.

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The ship's boats are OOTB. No work done other than to clean them up a bit.

 

Hmmmm, I guess they improved the boats compared to Ajax & Iron Duke ....

Thanks, looks like I'll have to add KGV to my shopping list ...

 

I did the dark blue hull on the ID motor launches, hull red bottoms also -- look good. I'm at point of painting the Ajax boats and looking for some examples to avoid the overall grey ....

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Hmmmm, I guess they improved the boats compared to Ajax & Iron Duke ....

Thanks, looks like I'll have to add KGV to my shopping list ...

 

 

John,

 

For Airfix this kit is in a different league compared to Ajax which was one of their first kits. It is really nice, bettered only by Belfast, Prinz Eugen and their best of all Repulse.

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Neat work here, and certainly nice paint job.

 

This was not waterline, I think, and wonder if you cut off the lower hull.

 

Thanks

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Yes,the hull was modified using a cut-off wheel in a Dremel tool.

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