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The King! - HMS King George V, May 41
RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 09:36 AM UTC

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Hi mate,

joining in pretty late, sorry for that!! I did look at your glory pics some days ago (and didn't find the time to comment right there) - somehow they don't show any more today? Might as well be a problem at my side... - just fantastic. You did her honor in every possible respect. This is museum quality right there, absolutely amazing and it was great following you along all the years for the ride! Great job extremely well accomplished, BZ!!

Cheers
Jan



Thank you so very much for being along for what has been a very long ride, Jan!

Couldn't have done it without the support of all of you guys following along and providing the energy to get her finished!

Not sure what's going on with the images at the moment, mate. Seems to be an issue with the KM Gallery! Hopefully they'll get it sorted soon!
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 06:06 AM UTC
Hi mate,

joining in pretty late, sorry for that!! I did look at your glory pics some days ago (and didn't find the time to comment right there) - somehow they don't show any more today? Might as well be a problem at my side... - just fantastic. You did her honor in every possible respect. This is museum quality right there, absolutely amazing and it was great following you along all the years for the ride! Great job extremely well accomplished, BZ!!

Cheers
Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 11:13 PM UTC

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Just epic Russ!

Not just the final shots but the whole build and story. I'm glad you got there. I have a couple like this that some focus, so maybe when I move on from cars I can finish them.

cheers
Michael



Thank you Micheal Very kind of you.

I know what you mean about having a few too many builds on the go. Trying to limit myself to just 2 at a time these days


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My compliments on this beautiful build!

You have done the King George V proud, and it has been a pleasure to watch your build process unfold. Bravo Zulu!




Thank you very much Tim I'm humbled.


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Really great "glamour" shots Russ,

Excellent build, would not look out of place in any Maritime Museum.

Cheers,

Si



Thank you so very much Si. again, I'm very humbled.

So glad, so many of you have come along for what has been a long ride. Fingers crossed the next naval adventure won't take as long
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 07:41 AM UTC
Really great "glamour" shots Russ,

Excellent build, would not look out of place in any Maritime Museum.

Cheers,

Si
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 01:50 PM UTC
My compliments on this beautiful build!

You have done the King George V proud, and it has been a pleasure to watch your build process unfold. Bravo Zulu!

Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 12:18 PM UTC
Just epic Russ!

Not just the final shots but the whole build and story. I'm glad you got there. I have a couple like this that some focus, so maybe when I move on from cars I can finish them.

cheers
Michael
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 09:46 AM UTC

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PS. Thinking of something a little more modern for the next Naval Build, but it's a ways off yet, so don't want to say too much



Now that makes me curious... I have a bunch of modern ships in the stash. Maybe the next campaign idea



That's the plan Rory although, I have to say, naval topics and campaigns are hopelessly mismatched in my household


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Russell,

Wonderful work, she is a beauty. Great detail, paint work and the rigging is great.

Mark



Thank you Mark She was a labour of love, without a doubt
McRunty
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC

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PS. Thinking of something a little more modern for the next Naval Build, but it's a ways off yet, so don't want to say too much



Now that makes me curious... I have a bunch of modern ships in the stash. Maybe the next campaign idea
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 03:39 AM UTC
Russell,

Wonderful work, she is a beauty. Great detail, paint work and the rigging is great.

Mark
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 10:32 PM UTC
Thankyou Richard

Nothing planned as yet in terms of Naval subjects.

Currently trying to thin the stash of aviation topics. You can see me over in the Big Three Campaign or soon-ish in the Schwalbe Campaign

Alternatively, click on the banner below and you'll be able to browse through my Hangar Collection

PS. Thinking of something a little more modern for the next Naval Build, but it's a ways off yet, so don't want to say too much
rdt1953
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 10:20 PM UTC
Beautiful job Russell - I have enjoyed following along - thanks for sharing this with us. What’s next ?
Cheers - Richard
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 10:03 PM UTC
Well, I promised Glamour shots and I submitted Glamour shots. Not once, but twice!

Unfortunately, I don't think the feature article email address is being manned! In fact, there hasn't been any new feature articles on MSW since July 2019! Hopefully the powers that be (that's you, Admins ) can rectify this situation please?

In the meantime, here's the GLAMOUR SHOTS




























So there you have it!
HMS King George V as of May 1941, the Bismarck Episode!

Once again, thank you to everyone for following on and being a part of this journey!

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PS. The annoying thing about this was that currently (please Admins take note) the upload photo function isn't allowing more than one photo to be uploaded at a time making this a rather time consuming process
RussellE
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 09:42 PM UTC

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Awesome Build Russell and congrats on the long build. Great work and it looks great! Cheers!



Hi Mike

Thank you very much for the kind words and for staying around for the duration of the build- it really helps to keep the motivation up knowing people are continuing to follow the build


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Beautifully finished and displayed Russ. I think you took as long to build her as she was in Commission with the RN.... .....Cheers Mark



Hi Mark

Thank you so much and for following along since the beginning!

Hehee, yer sure was a long build. Maybe not as long as she was commissioned (around 15 years) but certainly longer than it took to lay down and commission her
surfsup
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:08 PM UTC
Beautifully finished and displayed Russ. I think you took as long to build her as she was in Commission with the RN.... .....Cheers Mark
mgrummitt
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 07:11 AM UTC
Awesome Build Russell and congrats on the long build. Great work and it looks great! Cheers!
McRunty
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC
*Waits for the final glamour shots*
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 11:06 PM UTC

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A fantastic build, Russell. She looks absolutely superb.



Thank you very much Timothy


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Great job Russ, love it!

Cheers, D



Thanks mate, at last I can say she's completed! That's 2 builds for the year (2019)


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Cracking job there Russell glad I could help in a small way with the rigging I just need to get mine fully back underway

Best wishes Keith



Thank you Keith! I couldn't have done the rigging without your help

Now, we just need to get yours wrapped so that we can have another King out there!
beefy66
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 10:57 PM UTC
Cracking job there Russell glad I could help in a small way with the rigging I just need to get mine fully back underway

Best wishes Keith
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 10:32 PM UTC
Great job Russ, love it!

Cheers, D
timmyp
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 09:07 PM UTC
A fantastic build, Russell. She looks absolutely superb.
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:53 PM UTC

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Love the rigging. Brilliant.



Thank you Stephen In some ways I find the rigging to be the most rewarding part of the build as it is what turns what could be a toylike creation into something more like a real "scale model"


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Russ,

sorry for falling behind once again, but let me say a very big 'Congratulations!!' on commissioning this fantastic build, mate! Really, an epic build, as was remarked!

Over five-and-a-half years...but it was worth it!! You can be very proud on your King, and on yourself, for not giving up despite some setbacks construction stops on the way. Se's just awesome!

Cheers
Jan



Jan, you've been here from the beginning mate, and stuck it through with me! Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement, and from everyone who's dropped in along the way to add their kind words.

It really has been the motivation that has kept me going!

I may yet add 2 more strands of rigging so that I can add the correct flags for "at battle stations"
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 06:53 AM UTC
Russ,

sorry for falling behind once again, but let me say a very big 'Congratulations!!' on commissioning this fantastic build, mate! Really, an epic build, as was remarked!

Over five-and-a-half years...but it was worth it!! You can be very proud on your King, and on yourself, for not giving up despite some setbacks construction stops on the way. Se's just awesome!

Cheers
Jan
StephenLarsen
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 07:42 AM UTC
Love the rigging. Brilliant.
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 10:30 PM UTC

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Russell,

Congratulations on your commissioning of the KGV! She is a mighty fine looking ship.

Mark [ ]



Mark, thank you for your continued support and encouragement on what has been for me a love/hate project, I've really appreciated it


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Hey Russ,

Congrats Mate, absolutely superb job after such an epic build.

Have enjoyed following along, and learned quite a lot of useful tips for when I get round to the Bismarck chase POW.

This commissioning deserves many to be raised.

looking forward to what comes next.

Cheers

Si



Si, thanks so much mate! You've been here from the beginning and I've really appreciated your encouragement and your productivity has been inspirational.


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Russell - congratulations on an amazing build. As Si said, definitely deserves quite a few frosty beverages in celebration.

Dave



Dave, always good to have your support mate. Definitely had a few to celebrate and coincided nicely with New Year's


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Russell,
Great job on your KGV! She looks a proud warship!

GAz



Gaz, it's been great having you follow along mate and I appreciate your kind words of support


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Fantastic work Russ, well done!!

Worth the wait to get such a great result, stunning ship model.

The rigging is the icing on the cake!



Ned, it's been a blast for sure! I hope that you've started another build before I do
Choowy
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:16 AM UTC
Fantastic work Russ, well done!!

Worth the wait to get such a great result, stunning ship model.

The rigging is the icing on the cake!