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BISMARCK 1/350 Revell + Pontos.
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 07:52 PM GMT+7

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Hi Si!

Now I asked you to post some more pictures, and it seems I am among the last to have a look at them...thank you very much for posting some more impressions of your masterpiece - and that she truly is!!!

You did a great, an awesome job there, Mate, and all the details are amazing. Just the busy bridge with all the additional equipment - lots of Veteran stuff, if I remember correctly?

A truly great job!! BZ!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

No worries Mate, the bridge was fun, most of references for the extra details came from a couple of very good photos of the Tirpitz Bridge in Patrick Bishop's book "Target Tirpitz.

This has been my most complex project to date, and I am pleased with the outcome.

Thanks for all the support and encouragement along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 07:59 AM GMT+7
Hi Si!

Now I asked you to post some more pictures, and it seems I am among the last to have a look at them...thank you very much for posting some more impressions of your masterpiece - and that she truly is!!!

You did a great, an awesome job there, Mate, and all the details are amazing. Just the busy bridge with all the additional equipment - lots of Veteran stuff, if I remember correctly?

A truly great job!! BZ!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 08:05 PM GMT+7

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Si, the detail shots don't do him justice. Great work mate



Thanks Russ,

He is not an easy chap to photograph, but I did my best!

Again thanks for all the comments and support along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 08:03 PM GMT+7

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Hi Si,

The last set of pictures truly shows how good of a build this was! Bravo!

Cheers,

Mike



Thanks Mike,

Appreciated your comments and support along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 08:01 PM GMT+7

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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



Thanks Michael,

it has been a long journey, but I have learnt a lot along the way, the rigging did test my knowledge of bad language, but like anything else in our great hobby it is just practice.

Thanks for all the support along the way.

As for what's nest, good question.

I am thinking on of the below, all 1/350, of course and as they say, in no particular order.

HMS Ark Royal, (although waiting for a package from North Star)
HMS Prince of Wales (Bismarck Chase)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (Med 1941/2)
USS Texas 1944
Sevastepol

Will be a week or two before I get much workshop time, so got a little while to make my mind up

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
Si, the detail shots don't do him justice. Great work mate
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:05 AM GMT+7
Hi Si,

The last set of pictures truly shows how good of a build this was! Bravo!

Cheers,

Mike
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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!

RussellE
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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 !
RedDuster
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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