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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 05:20 AM UTC
Thanks for the reply. Bismarck is one of histories top ten most beautiful ships in my estimation, and from what I have seen so far you are doing her (or is that he) with the justice it deserves.

Glad to hear that the AK paints are good for brushing. Most of my work is on the little fellows in 1/1200-1250 and a good accurate paint that can be brushed is a must,
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 08:31 PM UTC
I am portraying her as at may 18 1941, Her Hull had Baltic Stripes but her Superstructure was painted out. Her Air Recognition were painted over in a dark sea grey Colour. After that Date her Hull was also painted over. Late in her failed Mission her Hull Camo started showing through. When Bob Ballard visited the Wreck Sea Water and Time eroded the Paint on her Deck to reveal her Air Recognition Markings. Half of the after one is missing as this is where the Stern broke of from her Hull. As for the AK Paints, they take a lot of tweaking to get the correct Paintflow through an Airbrush. They are great for Brush Painting, If you Airbrush be prepared to spend some time cleaning your A/B as it clogs easily in the Brush. To Airbrush I suggest using a Paint Retarder to get good results.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 06:01 PM UTC
I hope you will not put the air recognition paint job on this model Mark. That insignia is vile, but that notwithstanding would it be accurate?

Bismarck was in Norway, before she set out on her mission. She was camouflaged, as far as I can tell the way you have her here. Beautiful job by the way. There would be no need at that time of the war for her to carry air recognition marking in some cold back water as she made preparations. Part of those preparations that have been fairly well documented is that the Baltic stripes were painted out prior to departure. The paint subsequently washed off as it was not completely dry and cured, and the sea left it in a state where the stripes partially showed through the paint meant to cover them.

There would be a need for air recognition marking as the Bismarck passed out of the Baltic Sea and into the Atlantic, but once she was deep into the Atlantic, intent on commerce raiding such stripes would again not be necessary, in fact a hindrance to mission.

So my question, and I really don't expect an answer, is, did Bismarck ever carry her air recognition markings and Baltic stripes at the same time? Tradition says yes, but the operational parameters of the mission would suggest no.

How's that for a late night question before I go to bed?

Please report on your thoughts concerning AK paint Mark. How does it brush?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC

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Very neat paint job Mark, the Baltic stripes look excellent.

He is starting together very well.

Cheers

Si



Ditto!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Very neat paint job Mark, the Baltic stripes look excellent.

He is starting together very well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:46 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments Si much appreciated. Her Hull is now Painted and the A/M Wooden Main Deck has been laid. More to come soon.....Cheers mark









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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 08:33 PM UTC
Nice job on the turrets Mark,

Brass barrels look good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 06:56 PM UTC
Thanks Gents and I have never had a problem before doing it this way Tim. Just a quick update. Her 15 Inch and %.9 In Turrets are completed with their P/E updates. More to come soon.....Cheers Mark



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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 05:25 AM UTC
Great progress Mark!

You are brave adding the etch before assembling the major components!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 05:35 AM UTC
Nice touches Mark,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 09:39 PM UTC
great progress Mark!

Nice custom touches too
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 03:27 PM UTC
Thanks Mark and Si. Have started detailing the Bow Section. Have opened up the forepeak Anchor Hawse and one of the Companionways to Port of her Turrets. Have also added the Bull Rings from scratch for each of her Hawse Anchors. More to come soon.....Cheers mark





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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 12:49 PM UTC

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Nice work Mark,

I like the addition of detail to those bland bulkheads, also the removal of tired moulded on "detail".

Cheers

Si



Ditto!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 06:29 AM UTC
Nice work Mark,

I like the addition of detail to those bland bulkheads, also the removal of tired moulded on "detail".

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 03:22 PM UTC
Thank you for the comments Gents much appreciated. Have started work on her Midships Deck. I have removed her moulded on Gun Cleaning Tubes which I will replace with some scratchbuilt ones. I have also detailed her very plain Bulkheads. More to come soon.....Cheers mark













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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 05:42 PM UTC
Mark,

Those 37 and 20mm guns are looking mighty fine, nice work on the assembly.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 02:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Tim. The Base Finials are from Pontos and the Base is actually White Malamite Shelving from a Hardware Store.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 02:13 PM UTC
Mark,

Those pedestals and that base look to be handsome accents - can't wait to watch you progress with this one!
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 01:59 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents. Checking Base fitment and the Camo Colours. More to come soon.....Cheers mark









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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:06 PM UTC
What Si said, Mark: Those Veteran model upgrades look very tasty!
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 08:49 PM UTC
Those veteran light AA guns are little gems Mark,

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 06:04 PM UTC
Thanks Si and hope you had a great Xmas also. OK this is the last of the Resin updates for a while. Here are her 37mm dual Mounts and her 20mm Quad Mounts. More to come soon.....Cheers mark











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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
4.1" and the searchlights look good Mark,

a real improvement over the Tamiya parts.

Merry Christmas.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 09:58 PM UTC
continuing on with the Resin work, Here are her aft 4.1 Inch Mounts and her replacement Searchlights. More to come soon.....CHeers mark













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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 09:07 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents.....Cheers Mark