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BISMARCK 1/350 Revell + Pontos.
Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:16 PM GMT+7
Great build Si.
It's been a long journey to see it completed and the finished Bismarck looks amazing. The patience on the rigging, very good. What's next?

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
Here you go Jan.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves.



















Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:40 AM GMT+7

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wow Si!!

Great job, well done and congratulations to your commissioning of your really fine Bismarck!!! She looks awesome!! And you finished in time for the campaign!! Great job again, mate!!

I'll have to have a really closer look at your final pictures to enjoy all your detail work - amazing!! If you find some time, just post some more pictures, that would be great!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Again have really appreciated all the support and kind comments along the way,

I will see what I can do about a few more pics.

I have enjoyed this and learned a lot from the build.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:38 AM GMT+7

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Wow! Great job Si!!

Cheers to another great build and great looking ship!




Thanks Mike,

It has been fun, again appreciate your kind comments along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:37 AM GMT+7

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Congratulations on commissioning Si!

Lots of & are in order!

Well done on getting this huge build in time for the 'sink the Bismarck' campaign!

Thanks for sharing! Been a real treat to watch



Thanks Russ,

Apologies for the delay in replying, but I have been traveling for work this week. (Nowhere exciting - Grangemouth in Scotland)

It has been the biggest and most and most complex build to date.

A few were sunk in his honour.

Have appreciated your support along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 04:35 PM GMT+7
wow Si!!

Great job, well done and congratulations to your commissioning of your really fine Bismarck!!! She looks awesome!! And you finished in time for the campaign!! Great job again, mate!!

I'll have to have a really closer look at your final pictures to enjoy all your detail work - amazing!! If you find some time, just post some more pictures, that would be great!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 05:48 AM GMT+7
Wow! Great job Si!!

Cheers to another great build and great looking ship!

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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:20 PM GMT+7
Congratulations on commissioning Si!

Lots of & are in order!

Well done on getting this huge build in time for the 'sink the Bismarck' campaign!

Thanks for sharing! Been a real treat to watch
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

You must have posted whilst I was posting, apologies fir missing your comment.

The spreaders were fun! nice that the parts, including the insulators were provided in the etch, not always done.

I usually use paint to replicate the insulators, not separate parts, but went with it as they were there, made it a little more time consuming, but the end effect was worth it.

Finally finished the marathon, within time.... Just.

Thanks for all the support along the way Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:44 AM GMT+7
The Final push, this is it!

the first railings fitted to the fo'c's'le.



The trick bits round the anchors.



There are some grills that sit between the etch of the wood deck & the guard rails (32 in total)







Couple more cable reels (last of the big ones down.



first long lengths on.



Made a little mistake making of some of the other cable reels from the pontos set, so didn't have the correct parts left to make up the reels for the davits. Fortunately Revell very much to their provided some, In order to complete today, I have used the kit parts.



More railing, gaps are being left alongside the fairleads, the foremost pair also modified.





Railings on as far as the quarterdeck.



Railings done, and ensign staff on.



Jackstaff on.



Prop guard in place in stowed postion.



Mount for the after boat boom in place.



All four boat booms ready for fitting.



After boat boom in place.



And the forward one.



Platforms around the foredeck.



And finally the ensign hoisted,



Bismarck is commissioned.



Here are a few finished shots.











Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Great work on the aerial spreaders Si!

Nothing makes me more nervous than the thought of making spreaders for rigging...

Nearly there now in this marathon build
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
Thanks Bernd,

Combination of a good base kit, Pontos' full upgrade,and a few scratchbuilt additions.

Glad you liked the rigging, that did stretch mu knowledge of naughty words.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 06:04 AM GMT+7
Impressive build with "tons" of details, your rigging alone is great !
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:42 AM GMT+7
Today's progress,

Rigging, brass for the twin aerials, the first four have been have been removed,



The rigging going on, I am going to shut up and let the pictures talk.















Meantime a coat of paint on the base.



the rigging progresses.



Decals on the base.



The rigging done.



Little issue with the wood deck lifting sorted.



Chain stoppers on the cables.



Just the railings and a few details to go.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 05:18 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

I have everything crossed, (slightly uncomfortable) but provided I don't hit any snags with the twin aerial runs, and I get the rigging in the bag tomorrow, should have enough time on Sunday to get the maindeck railings and a few other details on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 08:54 AM GMT+7
Falling behind and catching up seems to become standard practice for me these days - simply great work and great progress, Si!!

I'm looking forward to your final push and commissioning - be careful, though, not to - - no, I'm not saying anything... Looking forward to see your fine Bismarck finished!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
Thanks Dave,

really appreciate your kind words.

Going for the final big push this weekend.

Rigging to finish a few deck details that I have missed and the railings, then time to hoist his colours.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
Si,

Amazing work on the aerials and rigging, truly a master piece.

Great work all around, he is now looking the part of a fearsome warship.

Cant wait to see him finished.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:52 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Really feel He is getting there.

Fair wind and plenty of time at the weekend, and (hopefully not prodding fate too hard with a sharp stick) I might just inch across the line,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:40 AM GMT+7
Wow Si!

You're really bringing Bismarck to life!

So close to the finish line now!

Fingers are crossed you commission in time for the Bismarck Campaign, after all your efforts!
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike,

It is getting there. Still have the four double aerials to do, (fortunately the spreaders for those are on the pontos fret) and few other bits and pieces before the final push on the railings.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 05:48 AM GMT+7
Wow, great work on the rigging! Looking great!
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
Today's progress.

Fore and main masts painted.



Funnel cranes painted.



Ladder from after superstructure in place.



and from the signal platform.



Funnel cranes in place.



Foremast in place.



and the mainmast.



An overview.



Rigging on the bridge wings.



Mainmast stays.



Foremast halyards.



The spider's web, aerials. stays and halyards.









The flak 30s and their trailers fitted.



Deck needs to be refixed, didn't see that till I took the shots of the camera... Ooops

More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 08:37 AM GMT+7
Masts done.

Mainmast.



The much simpler foremast.



Also, the jackstaff



and the ensign staff



Work on the two Flak 30s

The base.



One done.



The trailers, which sans wheels were lashed against the after superstructure, for some reason.



Both mounts done.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 06:06 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

The Pontos set is exceptional and frustrating at the same time, the amount of hours it has added to the standard build makes it well worth the money.

I am hoping to make the line, but we will see, depends on how well the rigging goes.

Cheers

Si