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BISMARCK 1/350 Revell + Pontos.
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 04:00 PM UTC
Wow Si!

those 20mm a microscopic!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:23 AM UTC
Hi Mark,

I will be honest, I didn't realise they were until I tried to fit them.

Might have build this baby in 1/20oth just to use them up.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:27 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

You aren't wrong mate, but the resin pedestal with the cradle cast in makes them easier to assemble than the Pontos ones. (easier, but not easy!)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:39 PM UTC
Si,

I agree, those Veteran Models 20mm mounts are fantastic, and, in my opinion, hit that sweet spot between "perfect" scale appearance and buildability.

Your Bismarck is coming along beautifully!
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 07:28 AM UTC
Thanks Tim,

Have to agree with you, good use of materials, the resin castings to ease the assembly, and the etch adds the finesse.

Thanks for looking in and your kind comment.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 09:52 PM UTC
Bit more progress.

Quarterdeck, practice loaders and vests / skylights down.



Ammo boxes around the after light AA fitted.



More vents / skylights. The black squares mark spots they have to be fitted.



Boxes fitted high on the after superstructure.



Lifebelts on the after superstructure, need painting yet.



companionways up on the quarterdeck fitted, again yet to be painted.



Overall view of the back end so far.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:32 AM UTC
Hatches, skylights etc on the Quarterdeck done.



There are four accommodation ladders stowed against the superstructure sides, folded, ready for spraying.



painted , and with their racks fitted.



first one fitted, lifebelts also painted.



The production line for the paravanes.





Four done.



Overview of the big bad boy himself.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 05:52 AM UTC
Latest update.

12 single 20mm built and ready for paint



six paravanes.



cable reels under way.



Cable reels painted and ready to go.



example of the 20mm and paravanes.



detail down on after end of the superstructure.



20mm on the funnel platform



20mm and paravanes down up front.



and on the bridge.



overview of the stern, showing all the additions including the after gun cleaning rod stowage,



with a bit of luck might get an hour or two in the shipyard tomorrow,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 06:05 AM UTC
One job achieved today, the Arados,

No waffling, just Kit parts at the top, polished up with Pontos etch at the bottom.











Cheers Si
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:39 PM UTC
those arado look much nicer in grey styrene than in clear.

All four of your builds are coming along nicely Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 04:07 PM UTC
I agree with Russ - those Arados look much better in gray than clear. Did Revell provide the airplanes this way? If so kudos to them; I am not a fan of those clear plastic airplane moldings.

Anyway, your planes look the part outfitted with their photoetch!
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hi Russ & Tim,

Thanks guys, the arados do come in grey plastic, and I heartily agree with you, grey plastic is far better for aircraft.

Revell do provide clear canopies, which is nice too, but I thought I would go with the etched ones, see what the effect is.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 08:11 AM UTC
The correct scale 37mm arrived.

ordered a spare set, just to be on the safe side.



How didn't I spot the first lot were overscale????



Construction under way.





paint going on the Arados.





The cradles for the Arados.





The cranes under way.



Cheers

Si