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1:350 Tamiya Bismarck Build
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
Hey Guys!
I just finished my trumpeter hood so I decided to start this build right away.
Pics of the hood will come soon but for now here is the start of the Bismarck.

For upgrades I got a PE set with barrels off ebay from a Chinese company for $30 along with a deck from a different Chinese company.




keel laid:



more will follow
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Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 06:50 AM GMT+7
Update 1

I started superstructure work with the funnel. There was a moderate amount of PE to put on for things such as the grate and the cranes. When putting on the PE, I found that none of it was fitting around the kit parts, which probably means the set is meant for the revell kit.















Next time I will have some more superstructure detail done.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 09:42 AM GMT+7
Hi Conrad

interesting set of after market you have there-will be watching with interest
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
Off to a great start Conrad! Stack i looking pretty good there! Keep it going!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russell and Todd!

I did some more work on the main superstructure tower today....











Next update will probably be the hangar and after deck
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:25 AM GMT+7
Conrad,

Wow, extremely clean work and fast paced. I think you might give Si a run for his money.

Amazing work.

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:50 AM GMT+7
Hi Conrad,

Coming on at a great pace.

Looking very good so far, will be along for the ride.

Dave,

Will certainly gibe me a run for my money, I reckon this going to be a great build

Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 06:33 AM GMT+7
Thanks Simon and David!
Simon, your build has been a great help and inspiration for me and it will be hard to come close to the masterpiece you have built

Yesterday I worked primarily on the hangar/ signal platform and mainmast












Chugging along nicely... only the afterdeck and armament to build before painting. Still waiting on the lifecolor set to arrive
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
Great job on the Hanger Conrad,

The etch you have does look very good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:17 AM GMT+7
Thanks Simon... etch is pretty good except for the cryptic instructions that come with it

I did some various work around the ship today...








Here's an overall look at the progress and a comparison with my 99% complete hms hood (just needs forward deck railings and some rigging repair)








maybe some guns will completed next time
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 01:54 PM GMT+7
Nice, quick and clean work here Conrad.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:25 AM GMT+7
Conrad,

Great work

I love the side by side comparison, really puts some things into perspective.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Nice work Conrad,

The Hood looks excellent too.

Cheer

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
Hi Conrad!

I'm joining in with my comment pretty late, however, I've been watching your build some days back. So I'm reporting on board for your build!

Very nice, fat and crisp job you are doing there! Splendid work!

I particularly like your comparison to the HMS Hood, as well - the Trumpf kit, I assume? I am doing the Trumpf one right now, only on a really slow pace...

Looking forward to your progress,

cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 02:13 PM GMT+7
Hey Jan, welcome aboard!
I've been following your build hood since the beginning and your work is amazing
Mine is the trumpeter kit also, but yours puts mine to shame:p

I hope to finish her up before the Bismarck hits the paint booth.

on a side note, I have just finished building a base for the Bissy which i'll post pics of asap
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
Well here's an update finally...

First here is the base I constructed for her which still needs a wood varnish...


I also did some work on the bare sides of the first deck...





It may not be 100% accurate, but it looks better than it did
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Nice work going on here Conrad.

Good detailing on the shelter deck
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
Hi Conrad,

Very nice work indeed on the on the superstructure bulkheads. That will really add depth to the end result, Under a coat of paint and a wash it will look right.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:44 AM GMT+7
Hi Conrad,

I just can second Russ and Si, the job you are doing on the shelter deck bulkheads is a really fine job, that's the things that Brin a model to life!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 08:47 AM GMT+7
Sorry there was no progress recently... I was on a trip and when I got back I got stuck in on the bismarck and forgot to take step by step pics of the hull painting
First I had to deal with the lack of vents/intakes on the hull. I cut the shapes out of a fine mesh and then glued them on the hull. I then masked them and puttied them over to make them not pop out.
Then I painted the hull using the lifecolor kreigsmarine set






Next up is the deck
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:49 AM GMT+7
Very nice paint job on the hull. She is really shaping up.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:08 PM GMT+7
The hull's shaping up nicely Conrad
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 08:59 AM GMT+7
thanks russell and mark!

So I got the deck on now with some of the superstructure painted and decked out. I also painted the air recognition marks on the deck...












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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
Looks like a real nice install you did with that decking. Any issues with not staying down? I would have one or two spots come up within a day or two.

Again nice work.

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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 12:04 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mark
The deck seems to be stuck down pretty well... the self sticking side was pretty sticky so I hope things will stay down