HMS King George V 1940

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HMS King George V 1940

Postby DanaussieII » Sat May 31, 2014 6:53 am

Hi guys,

I have had to create a new account since the forum no longer recognizes my original account for whatever reason, so obviously Danaussie and DanaussieII are the same person...anyways, perhaps somebody could take a look into that situation for me because I have been having the devils own trouble logging on to the forum.

So my first Mongoose shipment arrived early last week, so I set to the task of painting one of them just to see what kind of model they were, and to see how well the paint takes to them. Here is my first go, the scheme is from a scheme she wore only for a short while, just after her completion, the HMS King George V was given this scheme so that she would blend into the imediate background of the shipyard in which she was mored in early 1940. This scheme can be found in Alan Raven's Warship Perspectives Volume 4 on page 3 guys. Anyways here she is, HMS King George V....thanks Mongoose, these things are terrific!

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The basing is done with Vallejo Water Effects (Pacific Blue), it has been dry-brushed then with 4 shades and a final wash of Vallejo Blue Shade Wash. The model itself has been painted in a combination of Vallejo and Citadel acrylic colours. Inks and washes by Art Spectrum.

Thanks for looking everyone...and great to be here. :D :D :D

Dan
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Re: HMS King George V 1940

Postby Da Boss » Sat May 31, 2014 10:57 am

Thats really lovely work - great to see
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Re: HMS King George V 1940

Postby AdrianH » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:30 pm

Agreed - that paint job would be impressive enough on a 1/600 scale model, let alone a little 1/1800 scale wargaming miniature!

Have you a similar shipyard scheme for HMS Prince of Wales? That ship did go into action pretty well straight from the shipyard, with some civilian workers still on board!
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Re: HMS King George V 1940

Postby DanaussieII » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:44 pm

Hi guys,

@Da Boss - Thank you very much what an honour. Truthfuly, as I wrote to Mathew, the sculpts are so good they practically paint themselves, what I mean is not much needs to be done in terms of shading or helping to hi-light detail that is hardly there. These models make painting a breeze, it took me back to the days when I used to paint GW figures...just a joy to paint.

@AdrianH - Cheers mate, what an incredible compliment, in answer to your question, I dont believe I have a "shipyard scheme" for POW in my archives, I have the well known Admiralty Disruptive Pattern that she wore throughout most of the war.

You guys will have to forgive me...I am not much of a naval expert, terminology and general naval history generally fails me, Im a guy that loves to paint naval miniatures and loves to play WWII Naval Miniature Wargames. I wont pretend I know any more than that. :oops: :lol:

I'm most definitely in love with Mongoose though.

Cheers guys thank you very much indeed. :D :D :D

Dan
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Re: HMS King George V 1940

Postby rcbecker1 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:50 pm

Very nice work as always. :wink:
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