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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 04:11 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents much appreciated. Karl they should not be there at all by my references. I will cut them off and replace them with metal wind deflector with one top bar railing. Thanks for the pick up.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC
Yet again some fine work with PE.
However you might want to check instructions again for the AA/searchlight platform above admirals bridge, the upwards angled walls should be towards superstructure, unless its just unbent yet.
Caught my eye cause I just built that bit myself.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 06:49 AM UTC
Every day on this site is an adventure Mark and you and all the others make it so for me.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 02:11 AM UTC
Good start on the bridge tower Mark,


Nice base there for all the superdetailing to go on.


Cheers, Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 06:33 PM UTC
Thanks for your comments Gents much appreciated. Have done some work on her forward Superstructure. Very plain with lots of Details to add. More soon.....Cheers mark













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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 03:57 AM UTC
That is one good looking deck!
And that is some clean PE there.
Nice one.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 02:31 AM UTC
Mark,

Looking good!

I remember seeing a neatly built up out-of-the-box Tamiya Bismarck in a hobby shop shortly after it came out when I was a kid... It didn't even have railing, but I thought it was the coolest ship model I'd ever seen! I now recognize that despite its good basic elements, the kit is by today's standards somewhat lacking in detail. It is great fun watching you add the sharp paint job, wood deck, and photoetch details that are really bringing this old classic to life. Keep up the good work!

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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents much appreciated.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 05:29 AM UTC
Very tidy etch work on the funnel, Mark,

Brings it too life.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 05:35 PM UTC
nice clean work on the funnel there, Mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 04:57 PM UTC
Thanks Gents. For a change I started working and adding Details to the Funnel. More to come soon.....Cheers Mark













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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 06:26 AM UTC
Mark,

Nice clean PE work you got there.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 02:59 AM UTC
Mark,

ditto to Si, bridge detail looks really good!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 02:19 AM UTC
Hi Mark,

Looks good to me.

The New AOTS book has some nice 3D rendered views of the open bridge areas, could take a couple of pics if that would help.

Cheers

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC
Thanks for your comments Gents. Work has started on her Forward Bridge area. Very plain details .Added Bridge Stakes and Resin details including Voice Pipes and Compasses. P.E included Engine Room Vents, Bridge Wings etc. More to come soon.....Cheers Mark









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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 07:20 PM UTC
I fully agree - anchor cables look really smart in place!!

You installed them quite early on - I'm tending to leave that until very late, since I'm always afraid to destroy them with some clumsiness while working other parts of the ship...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:26 AM UTC

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Anchor cables looking good Mark.

Cheers

Si



Ditto!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 08:49 PM UTC
Thanks for your comments Si.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 08:14 PM UTC
Anchor cables looking good Mark.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 06:40 PM UTC
OK back to the Build. Now working on her Bow area. More to come soon.....Cheers mark





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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC
Mark,

beautiful work on your Bismarck, the paint job looks great!! And the few days she spent off Norway, with the hull still in baltic camouflage but the superstructure already painted over is quite my favorite appearance. (Not the least because painting the stripes on the superstructure is really tricky)

On a side-note, normally I am staying away from any 'political' discussions here, since we are talking modeling. But you may have seen I call her, Bismarck, a she. I honestly don't no about the Kaiserliche Marine and Wilhelm II talking about male ships, that may be the case but I need to do some research on that one. However, as Si already remarked, that came out of fashion pretty soon. For Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine all ships were female. And I do know the stories around Bismarck and 'he'. Well, Lindemann may have stated that, however, it was not the mind and inspiration of a German naval officer behind that, but ultimately the political system and the one guy that ruled Germany during those years. I'd therefore prefer to go by 'she' , if I may say so as an active duty German Navy Officer.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:04 PM UTC
Hull's looking very good Mark!

Catching up on all that's going on here at MSW after a week away camping!

I think the dockyard here will re-open this week too!
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC

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Thanks for the comments my Friend. Kapitan Von Zur See Lindemann said that a Vessel with her power should be called a He and not a She.....Cheers Mark



Hi Mark,

If I may be so bold, referring to Warships as "He" goes back to the Kaiserliche Marine. Someone will correct me if I am wrong, I believe it was Wilhelm II that decreed it should be so. The practice may we have dropped out of favour in the days of the Reichsmarine.


Cheers, Si.
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 05:09 AM UTC
And who am I to argue with the good Captain, If German Naval Captains were anything like my Colonels then their opinion is the only thing that counts.

I shall look into purchasing the two USN paint sets by AK based upon your post. Thanks, it is much appreciated.
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 08:27 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments my Friend. Kapitan Von Zur See Lindemann said that a Vessel with her power should be called a He and not a She.....Cheers Mark