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MSea

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King George V aircraft carrier
« on: March 28, 2017, 07:53:49 PM »
Still working on the WW2 Soviet house and it is at the stage with lots of painting of small figures so started the next model.
As you can see from the box it is the battleship HMS Prince of Wales - but not as you know it.
The model was in a sale and I think it was not just the 3.99 sale price but was also half price to get rid of it.
Now for the model will it be HMS Prince of Wales as she was with the Bismark - NO - it will be one of the class taken out of lay-up after the war and converted into an aircraft carrier with large scale armament ( yes Kiteman its all out of my head and other dark and strange places ). So the hull is now fastened together before making it a waterline model. She will then be given a transom stern and an enlarged hull shape from the mid to back sections. It will then have an angled flight deck with a ski-jump but retaining the ford 4 x 14inch gun.

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Re: King George V aircraft carrier
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 08:50:33 PM »
Oh, No..........

The Genie has escaped the bottle again..................................!

Different, Msea this one for sure.  Are those mushrooms on sale in Walkington again............?

Angled deck, 4  x 14in Guns,  does it submerge also??

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Re: King George V aircraft carrier
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 09:27:49 PM »
Oh, No..........

The Genie has escaped the bottle again..................................!

Different, Msea this one for sure.  Are those mushrooms on sale in Walkington again............?

Angled deck, 4  x 14in Guns,  does it submerge also??

Bigkev

Not at the moment but thanks for the idea !!!!!!!!!

MSea

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 01:39:13 PM »
The hull cut down to waterline and some balsa added to bulk out the aft end. When this is dry it will be sanded down smooth and a skin of plastic added - then the fun begins.

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 02:38:57 PM »
Still waiting for the balsa to dry - so drilled out the portholes and added some brass doors to the main accomodation block

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 08:20:22 PM »
Working on the funnel guard and adding a thin plastic surface to the hull.
Next job is to sort out the exact size of the flight deck, get it fitted and then add the underneath supports.

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 07:18:10 AM »
Interesting stuff, you don't do anything easy do you?

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Re: King George V aircraft carrier
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 07:42:03 PM »
You scare me sometimes!

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2017, 12:45:02 PM »
Plastic deck added with cut out's for the small guns and enclosed sections for the ships boats.
A start made on the ski-jump from brass and plastic sides.

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 01:23:49 PM »
Excellent stuff Martin, you could join the steampunk navy.

MSea

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 10:35:00 AM »
Thank you Admiral Zak, sign me up.

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2017, 03:42:24 PM »
Excellent stuff Martin, you could join the steampunk navy.
Don't encourage him!!

Kiteman

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Re: King George V aircraft carrier
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2017, 05:39:25 PM »
Very Martinesque!

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 06:59:14 AM »
Very Martinesque!
Could even be Martinique.

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Re: King George V aircraft carrier
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 07:50:51 PM »
Just a test trying to get new comp working