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1:350 Tamiya Bismarck Build
robinsonm
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 07:44 PM GMT+7
great work
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
Definitiv nice and steady progress, and clean and tidy work all along!

Very nice progress, Conrad!

Cheers,
Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
motoring along nicely Conrad
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:36 AM GMT+7
Thanks russell and ken!

today I painted the hangar/ mainmast and catapult...


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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 07:45 AM GMT+7
That's looking impressive
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:32 PM GMT+7
The wooden deck is really making things 'pop' Conrad.

Really starting to come to life now...
PuddlePirate
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan!

I'm hopping to paint some more pieces this week and put on some details
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 04:39 PM GMT+7
Hi Conrad,

very nice and swift work! Really good progress, she's starting to look like a Bismarck!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 05:54 AM GMT+7
hey Rory,

the ebay seller for the pe set was daiyee_cn1 and the one for the deck was hugohk

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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 03:59 AM GMT+7

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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.



Can you remember the ebay store were these came from? $30 seems very competitive and in my price range
PuddlePirate
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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
d6mst0
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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.

PuddlePirate
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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...












RussellE
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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: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:49 AM GMT+7
Very nice paint job on the hull. She is really shaping up.
PuddlePirate
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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
JJ1973
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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: 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: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Nice work going on here Conrad.

Good detailing on the shelter deck
PuddlePirate
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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
PuddlePirate
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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
JJ1973
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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: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Nice work Conrad,

The Hood looks excellent too.

Cheer

Si
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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: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 01:54 PM GMT+7
Nice, quick and clean work here Conrad.