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General Ship Modeling: Super-detailing
Topics on photo-etch, metal-parts, and all types of additional detailing.
KGV additions
kemo
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Ohio, United States
Joined: October 07, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 01:41 PM UTC
Just bought Tamiya KGV 1/350. Want to add major PE and other details. Is there a company that is recommended for this? I know of Eduard, but I would like to replace cannons and guns also. Any help will be great.
treadhead1952
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 04:26 PM UTC
Hi Eric,

From what I have heard the White Ensign Models PE set is supposed to be one of the best available. It consists of two frets and is supposed to able to fit out one ship of either the KGV or POW.

http://www.whiteensignmodels.com/acatalog/index.html?http%3A//www.whiteensignmodels.com/acatalog/catalogbody.html&CatalogBody

You can do the copy paste routine or just go to their site and click on Site Map and look under 1.350 Photo Etch for Royal Navy craft.
DutchBird
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 06:04 PM UTC
They also sell a 3rd party set of gun barrels (IIIRC both for main and secondary guns)

Also available, if wanted, are sets of extra AA guns through them.
expusser
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 11:21 AM UTC
I've done two KGV white ensign and Gold metals make excellent sets
Phantom06
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 01:15 PM UTC
Hey Eric,
The KGV is one of my on going projects. I picked the Gold Medal Models PE set. It is one big fret folded, it supplies the boat cranes, AA gun detail, various radar, yardarms, railing and other parts. Also picked up replacement barrels from JB Models, the main and secondary replacements are great but the 2 pounders are so small I have not decided about using them on this build.
Hope that helps, Neil