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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > TAMIYA. King George V.
TAMIYA. King George V.
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colinhubbard
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Forum Posts: 186
26th Sep 2017 20:07  
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Hi all, on way back from hospital appointment I called into charity shop and spent 25p. On boxed unbuilt model of King George V. When I got home and checked it out, its all there and about 75 % painted. All paints also in the box with glue as well. It looks big enough to convert to a sailable model, has anyone done this model and do you have any tips or information that would help, I'm a plastic kit total beginer.
Thanks Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
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26th Sep 2017 21:41  
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Hi Colin, what scale is it?
If you Google 'Plastic Magic' you should get lots of example of this from 350 / 400 scale carriers and battleships down to 72 scale Vosper MTB, KM S100 / E-Boat etc. There are also several Plastic magic articles in Model Boats magazine. The general principles are always the same: lightweight miniaturised electronics incl. servos! Do a max payload test on the bare hull as the very first thing. Weigh the major superstructure assemblies and decks and subtract from max payload: that's what's left for electronics and battery!
The kit props are generally useless, no pitch, so make your own out of tinplate or 0.5mm brass. can be a little oversize, no one will know😉 Prop shafts and tubes: 2mm OD / 1mm ID brass tube with 1mm silver steel or piano wire shafts. Couplings from shrink sleeve. will dig out some motor types and sources tomorrow, there are also some given in the Model Boats mag articles. That's where I found the Micron Radio tip😊

Can heartily recommend Micron radio for the smallest combination RX and ESC on one tiny board that I've ever seen! Talk to Andy Rutter, he offers excellent advice and will fit tiny connectors and pre-program the RX board to match what you want to do. He also has very very tiny servos which are ideal.👍
http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/
Look under RC components - 'Deltang Ultra micro'. you ain't gonna get no teeny weenier!
I went weak today 😲 and ordered a 350 scale Prince of Wales, to match my 350 scale Bismarck, Hood and Ark Royal. Battle of Denmark Straight here we come! Cost a tad more than 25 pence though 🤔 Good luck Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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26th Sep 2017 21:44  
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BTW: how's the 'shipyard' coming on ?
😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
colinhubbard
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26th Sep 2017 22:03  
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Thanks Doug, it's 1/350 scale and reading the instructions sounds like a great boat, I hope I can do it justice. Bit nervous though as the parts are rather smaller than I'm used to, with my arthritis it will be a challenge. But so is life, like risking 25p on a boat that could well have been incomplete or bits missing. So I'll do my best.
Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
colinhubbard
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26th Sep 2017 22:17  
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Workshop ready for action, just waiting for all clear from doctors, today saw specialist and he is happy to operate on my knee as apparently I have a split cartilidge in my joint that has allowed the bones to rub together and start to ware away (I was told that in 2002 but they wouldn't operate as they said I was too young.) Hope my appointment for opp comes through soon, apparently my hip pain is down to knee problem and should reduce once knee is cured.
Best regards Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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26th Sep 2017 22:21  
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Hi Colin, in model boats mag May 2017 there is an article from Tony Dalton on converting both the KGV and Prince of Wales from Tamiya. Just what we both need! Tony has done many of these conversions and written them all up in Model Boats. If you register with the forum (free) you can read online and print pages. Or buy a back issue.
Don't worry about the most filigree bits, leave 'em off until the boat works on the water. Then you can consider if they are worth fitting, or making more robust; e.g thin mast bits from brass wire instead of the plastic. have fun anyway. Cheers Doug 😎


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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26th Sep 2017 22:32  
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Hi Colin, crossed mails!😉
Good news about the workshop, and even better about the OP 👍😊
Try to read Tony Dalton's article, he describes a very logical sequence which helps to minimise / eliminate many potential problems. At the end there is always a list of components he's used with sources / web links. He's bin there dun that many times. His article on the Airfix 1:72 Vosper MTB is what got me started on Plastic Magic.
Oh woe 😲 just poured my last tot of Jura Superstition!
I shall drink it to your health and successful OP.👍
Slainte, Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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26th Sep 2017 23:07  
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Hi again Colin, apropos prop tubes and shafts for plastic magic, here's a good method-
http://www.building-model-boats.com/model-boat-propeller-sha...
and here how to make the props themselves, for us method 2 is adequate.
http://members.dodo.com.au/~sjbatche/making_propellers.htm
Happy snipping! Cheers and good night, Doug


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
colinhubbard
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Forum Posts: 186
27th Sep 2017 09:48  
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Thanks Doug, will check them out, by the way I can't locate the article by Tony Dalton about the King George V. It said I have to have a subscription to the magazine to view it. I signed up on the free bit, which let me read lots of forum stuff, most interesting, but not what I was looking for. God feel totally pi***d this morning from my pain killers.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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27th Sep 2017 13:39  
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Hi Colin, see what you mean!🤔
I have a digital subscription to Model Boats so I can read it online😉
Have 'extracted' the KGV &PoW article as pdf file. 😉
Unfortunately the stupid HTML reader only lets you 'print' two pages at a time so I ended up with 5 files! PM me your email and I will send them to you. This site has no pdf file handler🤔😡
In the meantime here's an article from the same guy describing the RC conversion of KM Bismarck, at 1:700 !! 😲 It's from the Forum.
http://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/plastic-magic-km-bi...
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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27th Sep 2017 14:30  
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Hi, Just to whet your appetite! 😜 A few jpegs from the pdf article, so you can see what you've let yourself in for 😉 I wouldn't mess with the brass etched parts unless you've done it before! I nearly went bonkers making quad 0.5" Vickers machine gun mounts at 1:600 for my HMS Manxman 😆 350 scale is better - slightly!
Have fun, Doug 😎


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug