Revell 1/1200 Bismark build.....

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  1. spanner570

    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    I intended to take this kit on my jollies. I bet you're thinking how sad is that, but when you consider that according to tradition, millions of Scottish Midgies hatch and take to the skies or skin around about now, I needed something to do when trapped in our motorhome - hence this small kit.......However, I couldn't resist starting it.
    So I've spent the last few days in the sunshine, starting to build my Bismark.

    Here she is next to my 1/350 Bismark. Sorry about the big one's awful deck colour - time for a refit me thinks!

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    One piece moulded main deck fitted
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    first coat deck colour.
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    Superstructure, funnel, catapult and boats added.
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    Apart from the jack staffs, rigging, swastikas and general fettling, she's ready for the sea.
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    Some nice detail. The cranes are a bit naff, but overall a nice kit and surprisingly quick to put together.
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    Sorry for the indecent haste, but needs must......

    Cheers,
    Ron
     
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    flyjoe180 Joe

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    That's looking good Ron
     
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    papa 695 SMF Poster

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    That's looking great Ron, but by the time your jolly's are here you'll need another kit at this rate.
     
  4. spanner570

    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Joe and Ian. Thanks for your posts boys!

    Apart from some inevitable 'touching up', here's the final painting stage. A very crafty hull pattern to make the ship appear shorter. Confusing as to which way she's going and finally double thickness boot topping at the armoured belt to make the ship appear lower and therefore smaller. Clever stuff, eh?

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    Cheers,
    Ron
     
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    Gern 'Stashitis' victim

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    Wot! No pics?

    Edit: My apologies Ron - pic finally arrived. Using the computer at college which doesn't work as well as mine at home!
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    David, shouldn't you be lubricating the dear sweet cherub's Abacus bead rods, instead of spending your time on the Forum?
     
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    Looing great Ron, just had to play with the photo :).

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    Have fun, John
     
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    Gern 'Stashitis' victim

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    "... dear sweet cherubs..." eh? You've obviously not met any teenage students recently. As for their abacus bead rods, I'd like to use them as canes. This is a family forum so I can't say what I'd like to do with the beads. I will say however, that my students would be extremely glad the beads are smooth and round!
     
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  9. spanner570

    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Well, seeing as John's torpedoed my Bismark, and I can also relax in the knowledge that our teenage student's maths education is in Dave's capable hands, I might as well clear off on me 'ols.


    Hopefully back with my mates on here soon......

    Take care,
    Ron
     
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    Happy Jollys Ron
     
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    flyjoe180 Joe

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    Have a great trip Ron
     
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    Have a good one Ron mate, enjoy the beauty Scotland has to offer.

    Have fun, John
     
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    Back at this....

    I've added the two swastikas on the red bands and completed the hull B.W. stripes.

    Before I went on my 'hols' I did some rigging and whilst I was away, the stuff bent the main mast. I had to remove all of it and re- fix the mast. so I'll re do the rigging later.
    Here is the ship ready for the said rigging and a final touch up of the paint work.

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    I can now turn my attention to thinking about a base for her....then re - rig the thing!

    Cheers,
    Ron
     
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    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    Just seen this one nice work on something so small and to small for my hands
     
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    Lookin' good Ron, I'll try not to sink it this time hehehe

    Have fun, John
     
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    just come across this one,Ron,great work as a;ways ,do like how your,
    done the camo,on her,looks great,you and ships work so well,:D
     
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    dougie searching for the time to build and post on SMF!

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    That's looking very nice so far
     
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    But you've got to sink the Bismarck John, Winston said so. :)
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Don't encourage him, Ian.

    Mind you, where she is now she's out of reach.......To find out where, go to 'Completed Ships'..;)
     
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