King George V Class Battleship. Formerly the Prince of Wales, this model recieved more than just a new name during the refit.
About this creation
Displacing 38,000 tons at standard load, these ships were armed with 10 BL 14-inch Mk VII guns in a unique arrangement of two quadruple turrets, A and Y, and a twin B turret.
A couple of shots I thought might be useful to show the scale and internal structure of the ship's hull. As can be seen, most of the superstructure and the main battery removes on individual 'slabs' of deck to simplify construction.
A comparison between the Battleship and my light cruiser, HMS Belfast. They are to scale, with stands that place their waterline at the same height. The bow shots show how the KGV manages to weigh in at more than 3 times the weight of the CL despite being only slightly longer - damn tha's a lot of tonnage for a lady!
FANTABULOUS! so much detail, and the lines are so much to the real thing, the balance is very impressive! The top down shot of the KGV certainly shows that .... well done ... inspiring me to attempt a KGV in the 1/500 scale I'm working at ...
Amazing 5/5, I wanted to build a battleship myself but didn't think I had enough pieces, but looking at yours I'm going to have a go. Just one piece of advice, when taking photos try and do it on a white background it will make your models stand out more, trust I know I made the same mistake to start with. keep up the good work,I want to see more like this :)
I had most of the pieces already (my huge Star Wars ships were sacrificed), but some of the red hull plates and bricks used for the smooth underside had to be ordered. Other rarer parts had to be shipped in specially.
I tried to make her as detailed as possible, using Roger Chesneau's 'King George V Class Battleships', as my main source for designs and images.
Thanks for all of your comments, guys! I had no idea the community would react so quickly!