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BISMARCK 1/350 Revell + Pontos.
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:22 AM UTC
Thanks Michael.

The small stuff isn't that bad, I have a production line system, aided by a bit of smooth jazz, eases any frustration.

The etched canopies I wasn't sure about, but now they are in place they are in effective.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:18 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

They are, but so far so good with the construction. They are fortunately a bit simpler than the really big ones.

Still cannot believe I didn't spot my scale error as soon as I opened the box of the 1/200th ones. Need an eye test!!!


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:31 PM UTC
It's been a while since I checked in on this build and it is looking fantastic. I admire your work with all the small armament. I think those fiddly bits would have been too much for my patience.

Nice job on the planes. They look good with the etch canopies.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 09:22 AM UTC
those 37mm sure get tiny at 1/350 don't they 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
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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: 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: 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: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 04:00 PM UTC
Wow Si!

those 20mm a microscopic!
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:29 PM UTC
Looking mighty fine. Those 37mm don't look 200 scale, its a shame that you couldn't use them.
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 08:23 AM UTC
Work started on the veteran single 20mm.





The quarterdeck capstans.



Two twin 37mm finished



One small problem, they are 1/200th scale! don't know how I managed to order the wrong scales and not notice. have sourced some of the correct scale, should be on there way within the next few days.

Anyway, on with the more successful bits.

Capstans fitted.



after 37mm deck splinter shields in place.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 06:19 AM UTC
Will be watching mate.

meantime Sunday's progress.

The rangefinders and such for the after superstructure.



Searchlights on the funnel,



with the cover open on the forward light on this side, but closed on the other.



The after control positions and searchlights done.



More soon

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 09:24 AM UTC
haha, I know what you mean mate. All this nano engineering is doing my head in

there seemed to be a lot more brass in the flyhawk kits, but either way-oh so tiny!

Mine are racked and painted waiting for the barrels to be painted a dark grey before shipping-hope to post something this weekend
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 06:34 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

There is more resin in them than I expected, but the resin gunners seats and sight bar work well, but as you say they are fiddly, and with lots of parts, hence slow progress on them, (keep going crosseyed)

Looking forward to seeing your variants Mate!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 09:55 AM UTC
The Veteran twin 37s look quite differently engineered to the ones I'm building from Flyhawk Si...

Such fiddly b*ggars either way though
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 10:07 AM UTC
More work on the veteran twin '37's









two units finished, they do go together well, there are just rather a lot of parts, over 20 per unit.

Another view.



Back to the structure of the ship.

The Bulwarks around the aftermost pair folded to shape and test fitted.



And painted and fitted around the pair on the after superstructure.



Ammo boxes for the after superstructure folded up and readied for spraying.



Railings in place around the upper 37mm gundeck.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:32 PM UTC
Thanks Russ,

Rather a lot of little leaps coming together, a little detail around the places the sub assemblies have come together.

Its great to see him with his bridge tower together.

Cheers

Si