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JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 05:00 AM GMT+7
That's very cool work on the sea chests there, Si!! That will really add some depth to the model!

Very nice progress - and somehow I am afraid that there's more to come later today or tomorrow...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 05:07 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

You could well be right mate, just need to get the pics oof the camera.

It was either do something behind the grills or risk a see through ship.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 09:56 AM GMT+7
As it happens Jan, you were right!

Today's progress.

More minute etch on the outside of the hull. Starboard side fore and aft done.





Maindeck down, actually a very good fit.



Hatches and such done midships



Exterior paint on!



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 04:22 PM GMT+7
Why did I know it would happen?

Great progress on your Bismarck, Si - and I am a little envious about that clean and smooth hull...

Looks good with the deck fitted and your red primer on, looking forward to see more color!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 08:11 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

You must be psychic.

Might be some more paint going on today... if the rain holds off.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 07:09 AM GMT+7
Well the rain did hold off.

Masking the boot topping.





Sprayed citadel "Chaos Black".

The top edge of the boot topping masked,



and given a coat of mittlegrau.



colour, well shades of grey.... Soon

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 03:06 PM GMT+7
good rapid progress as usual, Si
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 04:27 PM GMT+7
You are certainly keeping your shipyard workers busy - be aware of the union, mate
But serious - looks good! Shades of grey - I'd be interested to learn what color you used, it certainly looks right on your pictures! ...and a nice touch, that you're keeping your garden chairs in 'Mittelgrau' as well...

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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 08:44 PM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

Thanks Mate, slowed down today, (off for the week, young Duster is home for half term), Raining, so no chance for spraying.

might get lucky tomorrow.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 08:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

Must admit I was pleased with the result, I used Tamiya AS10 ocean grey straight out of the rattle can, it also comes in a jar, out of stock on the bench, so can't remember the XF No.

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Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
Masking off the mittlegrau ready to add the dunkelgrau.







sprayed TS48 (Gunship grey) which looked like a good match to me.



The masking off.



well down and including the boot topping.



I have sprayed a light gloss coat prior adding decals, no photo as it would not look much different from above.

Next job, the decals, might tackle that tomorrow.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 04:16 PM GMT+7
Once more very nice progress, Si!! Now you are really running ahead...

That was a close call their with your masking tape and the PE stairs on the stern...glad you didn't damage anything!

The Oceangrey, I tried to track it down, is that the one also called 2 RAF, and may be same as XF 82? Looks pretty good, and the contrast with the false bow as well!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 06:41 PM GMT+7
Hi Si,
Great paintwork. Are you going for the final scheme i.e. as at the sinking with the painted over effect on top of the black and white or just doing the B&W stripes?

cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 08:03 PM GMT+7
Thanks Michael,

I am going for the painted over effect on the hull stripes, photographs of the ship at sea show the hull strips, as just about visible, but the superstructure completely painted out.

That is going to be a challenge to my airbrushing skills.

Next job, the decals, the kit provides some very nice stripes and false bow and stern waves. (might bottle the stern wave as I think it might cover some of the iron ladders.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 08:57 AM GMT+7
Today's progress,

All the masking removed, revealed a slight error in the masking. fix under way. a bit of work the hairy stick.





and done.



The strip decals on. a little thick, but went down well without any coaxing.



The false stern wave hand painted in.



I have also hand touched in the grey over the boot topping.

Next job another matt coat and then remasking, then the windy stick comes out of winter hibernation.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 01:04 PM GMT+7
I just chimed in on the campaign thread, but this is certainly worth a second coming....things are looking great Si! Enjoy that camo painting (not one of my favorite things to do at all)! Keep it going my friend!
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 10:13 PM GMT+7
Thanks Todd, not mine either, (Partly why I chose this scheme) Masking is not may favourite.

Nearly done now,

Cheers
Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 10:34 PM GMT+7
Masked up ready for the overspray.



Done.



Remasked ready to do the deck details.



Sprayed Hellgrau, and finally all the masking off, just the false bow wave to paint in then the screws and it will be time for deck down.

Will redo that pic, as it is not clear.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 05:12 AM GMT+7
Hi Si,

as far as I can tell from the pictures, the effect looks pretty much spot on!
Nice work! -and somehow I don't believe the Bismarck will take you a full year...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

Thanks Mate, I am quite pleased, so far.

I have had the advantage of a week off with the ability to get in the workshop for a couple for hours most days. I reckon at least 10 months minimum, with the amount of stuff in the pontos set.

The Duke took me nine months, and that set have 5 sheets of etch, this has eight, and more resin.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 04:29 PM GMT+7
Wow, was that really NINE months you were working at your DoY?!? Didn't seem that long to me... And the Pontos set has quite a lot of stuff in it - okay, I see, maybe it'll take you some time then

Cheers Mate,
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 09:06 AM GMT+7
It was actually almost 10 months Jan,

Keel laid 3rd May 2014, commissioned 28th Feb 2015.

Looking at that I am wondering if I have bitten off more than I can chew.

We will find out.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 09:17 AM GMT+7
Right, yesterday,s progress,

A better shot of the barbettes with colour on.



The screws base coated black.



sprayed humbrol 54 "Brass"



False bow wave painted in.



screws on, also little bumps on the rudder painted (decals provided, but I didn't fancy trying to sit those down.



Little tidy up needed as well.

Main deck sections readied for fitting.



in place.



Close up of the anchor ways, going to be fun masking the air recognition markings over those bumps



The Pontos set does include masks, I have put a couple mist coats of flat clear over the deck to seal it. That is next weekend's project.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 11:00 AM GMT+7
Nice job.
Chaps, if you were going to waterline the hull, would you do the 2 halves separately, or join them together first and then make the cut?

Also, what is the best method/tool to do the job?

I watched one online build of the Trumpeter Queen Elizabeth and the builder ended up scrapping the lower hull altogether because the waterlining didn't go to plan.
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 12:03 PM GMT+7
Boy that comes to life with the wood in place! Looks great Si! Wishing you luck on the markings!!