Scale Plastic Model Kits

HMS King George V class battleshipKit

 
Following the tradition of naming the first battleship constructed in the reign of a new monarch after the current monarch, she was originally to be named King George VI (after George VI). However the King instructed the Admiralty to name the ship in honour of his father, George V. King George V was built by Vickers-Armstrong at Walker's Naval Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne and laid down on 1 January 1937, launched on 21 February 1939, and commissioned on 11 December 1940.

She was the flagship of the Home Fleet under the command of Admiral Sir John Tovey, and was involved in the chase for the German battleship Bismarck. On 27 May 1941, she and Rodney poured a large number of shells into to the hull of that ill-fated ship.
While escorting convoy PQ-15 to Murmansk on 1 May 1942, King George V collided with the destroyer HMS Punjabi, resulting in the sinking of the latter ship and minimal damage to the battleship. In the Mediterranean, King George V covered the Operation Husky landings at Sicily, as well as having the honour of transporting the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, back to Britain from the Tehran Conference.

From 1944 until the surrender of Japan, King George V served with the British Pacific Fleet, and was present at Japan during the official surrender ceremony. She was recommissioned as flagship of the Home Fleet in 1946. Just three years later, King George V was decommissioned into the Reserve Fleet and subsequently scrapped at Dalmuir in 1957.

 

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#180-148-9 Tamiya HMS King George V kit
Dimensions:
length:30-1/2" scale: 1/350 US$75.00 on Special US$66.95

#000-000-0 King George V acrylic paint set ($2.50 per color)

#000-000-0 Glue set 3 different glues including a glue for photo etched parts

Gold Medal Photo etched super detail sets in 1/350 scale

#178-819-8 Metal railing set (especially for 1/350 scale King George V and Prince of Wales )
* Railing in several styles including pre-shaped sections for upswept bow
* Vertical and inclined ladders, funnel cap grilles,
* Walrus aircraft propellers and wing struts,
* search and fire control radars,
* crane details,
* KGV degaussing cable,
* boat oars,
* yardarm footropes,
* 20mm gun armor shields
* watertight doors.
our web price US$50.95

#178-820-1 One hundred crewmen: Officers, sailors & signal men set
(for 1/350 scale ships) In various poses climbing ladders, pointing, waving, gesticulating & saluting. US$9.95

Gold Medal Photo etched detail sets in 1/700 to 1/720 scale

#178-799-4 Railing set for King George Class BattleShip
Photo etched metal railings, veritcal ladders, railings for stairways, crane details, lifeboat rigging & life preservers. (for the 1/570 to 1/600 scale ships) Mfg. US$54.00 our web price US$48.95

#178-788-1 One hundred crewmen: Officers, sailors & signal men set
In various poses climbing ladders, pointing, waving & saluting. (for 1/570 to 1/700 scale ships) US$4.95


Metal Anchor Chain
PH4413 Blackened metal anchor chain for 1/350 scale US$3.95
PH4403 Brass anchor chain for 1/350 scale US$3.75
PH4410 Blackened metal anchor chain for 1/700 scale US$4.75
PH4400 Brass anchor chain for 1/700 scale US$4.25


International flag set
#180-504-5 These flags are printed so that they appear to be blowing in the wind. Flags of several countries such as the Unitied States, Britain, Japan's rising sun, nazi Germany etc. This set includes flags in both 1/700 and 1/350 scale. US$9.95

#178-845-3 US Navy Hull Numbers
Shaded hull numbers, Unshaded hull numbers, Draft marks (water depth marks), "E" efficiancy markings in white and red, safety markings, etc. Scale:1/350 Price: US$9.95

Books


#104-909-1 US Battle ships in action Vol#1 US$8.65


#138-623-5 US Battle ships in action Vol#2 US$8.65

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