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by Bill Davidson
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 11492

Re: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945

Been a long road the last couple of years. Took on a senior management role with my local scout group just after the last post and it sort of consumed my spare time. Got the job under control and then seperated from my wife about 18 months ago after almost 20 years of marriage. Ended up fighting a b...
by Bill Davidson
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Phil's USS Wasp LHD-1
Topic: WASP LHD-1, The Build
Replies: 77
Views: 15957

Re: WASP LHD-1, The Build

Phil,

Looking nice. I like the flight deck; are you going to smudge all that work and weather it up?
by Bill Davidson
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: The Black Pearl...Kit Review & Modification ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 11445

Re: The Black Pearl...Kit Review & Modification ideas

Phil, Good to see movement is returning in the arm and your mind has ever been modelling in the virtual world x2x Looking at the images above, it would also seem that the deck above the bulkhead actually extends beyond the bulkhead, ie the bulkhead is recessed underneath an overhang as well as every...
by Bill Davidson
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: KGV 1941 Version
Replies: 6
Views: 4949

Re: KGV 1941 Version

Quiet weekend, Fathers Day here; chocolate for breakfast, skipped lunch and chilli chicken in filo for dinner finished off with a wee nip of The Glenlivet Nadurra. Did some work on the 5.25” casemates, not much added some doors and a few life rafts. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nsYLhgM52Bs/TmN...
by Bill Davidson
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Phil's USS Wasp LHD-1
Topic: WASP LHD-1, The Build
Replies: 77
Views: 15957

Re: WASP LHD-1, The Build

Phil, Good to hear you are on the mend, even if slowly. Looking foward to the day you return to modelling and Wasp continues her transformation from kit to display status on the lounge room coffee table or in my case, if I'm lucky, top of the cystal cabinet in the kitchen and then under some suffera...
by Bill Davidson
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: KGV 1941 Version
Replies: 6
Views: 4949

Re: KGV 1941 Version

Pete, Thanks for the encouragement. I'm am enjoying the research, my problem is knowing when to stop looking and start building and probably more importantly (for my sanity) when is enough, enough? I think I redid the bulkheads for the Shelter Deck 3 or 4 times before posting having found another sn...
by Bill Davidson
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: KGV 1941 Version
Replies: 6
Views: 4949

Re: KGV 1941 Version

Rob, Couldn't agree more. Have been marking up the Prince of Wales instructions with all the changes needed as I study the pictures and drawings. Despite being ships 1 and 2 in the class the external differences are quite marked, something I found surprising given the small amount of time (in warshi...
by Bill Davidson
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: KGV 1941 Version
Replies: 6
Views: 4949

KGV 1941 Version

Well, given away the uni studies for the semester; way to much psychology and sociology for my liking, was doing my head in. The up side is I get more time to model! x70x x71x Have added Roger Chesneau’s book; Shipcraft 2: King George V Class Battleships to the library – the plans are 1/700, which m...
by Bill Davidson
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 11492

Re: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945

Thanks Rob, Hadn't thought of Future, like Chris was thinking more along the lines of PVA, but I have a bottle of Future so will give that a go. The problem now is to locate some suitable wire, none of the local hobby shops have anything small enough, so will have to raid my box of electrical cables...
by Bill Davidson
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Phil's USS Wasp LHD-1
Topic: WASP LHD-1, The Build
Replies: 77
Views: 15957

Re: WASP LHD-1, The Build

Phil, Sorry to hear things haven't improved health wise, can only hope this time around the result is better. I always find a good malt whiskey helps a body relax, in medicinal doses of course although I had an aunt who swore by brandy coffee as a nightcap. Good the see you haven't let it get you do...
by Bill Davidson
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 11492

Re: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945

Thanks Phil, Been a frustrating couple of weeks, working both hulls and getting the degaussing cable to fit. Discovered that the stbd side quarter piece is too short so will have to add some brass strip to align with the drawings. Got most of the scuttles to align on both hulls, still deciding wheth...
by Bill Davidson
Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Phil's USS Wasp LHD-1
Topic: WASP LHD-1, The Build
Replies: 77
Views: 15957

Re: WASP LHD-1, The Build

Although this is the SPS Juan Carlos I rather than USS WASP, it does give you an idea of what the vehicle and well deck areas of a large amphib look like (and a bunch of ideas for making these areas look busy). Pages 4 & 5 along with the last couple concentrate mainly on these areas. http://www.foto...
by Bill Davidson
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 11492

Re: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945

Thanks for the encouragement everyone, provides the impetetus to go on. Spent the weekend preping the second hull (1941); have finished drilling out the anchor recesses and started building up the bow in preparation for fitting the hawse pipes. Last of the scuttles are done and the degaussing cable ...
by Bill Davidson
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 11492

Re: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945

PE makes a huge difference as I'm sure Rob and Phil will agree but it's painful to get right, each of those ladders averaged something like an hour to cut, shape and glue in place! Admittedly the time started to drop as I did more, but it's still a large investment on a single piece. The barrels are...
by Bill Davidson
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Bill Does 2 X King George V
Topic: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 11492

Re: HMS KING GEORGE V 1/350 - 1945

This week as a break from sanding down scuttles I turned to the turrets. The range finders were cleaned up, seam lines removed and sink holes filled before fitting to the turret. These were fitted flush with the top of the turret with gaps filled and sanded. The molded on ladders were removed and re...

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