Gundog's Bismarck build diary

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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Gundog » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:10 pm

The Brower book only has a starboard side profile below the waterline, so isn't much help.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby builder » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:40 pm

Mustang wrote:Hi Builder.

I haven't got the book, but I've googled and found that the Trumpeter 1/200 kit also has the inlets missing at the rear of the port side.
http://www.bmmmodels.com/TRUMPETER_1200 ... 50206.aspx

Look at the photo 4th row down 1st line.


K for that Mustang, thanks.
But where the h**l they get that information :?:
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby builder » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:46 pm

Gundog wrote:The Brower book only has a starboard side profile below the waterline, so isn't much help.


Gundog, it’s only the portsite of the ship that doesn’t have the inlets!
By the way I found this site: http://www.florymodels.co.uk/revell-1350-bismark/
Some interesting tips how to work and do things.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Mustang » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:50 pm

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Mustang wrote:Hi Builder.

I haven't got the book, but I've googled and found that the Trumpeter 1/200 kit also has the inlets missing at the rear of the port side.
http://www.bmmmodels.com/TRUMPETER_1200 ... 50206.aspx

Look at the photo 4th row down 1st line.


K for that Mustang, thanks.
But where the h**l they get that information :?:



I did wonder the same think, where do all these company's get there info. The ship is laying 15,719 ft down. And is there any detailed original drawing still around.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby builder » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:08 pm

I searched so many times for detailed drawing information, but I only found one from the Prinz Eugen with an overall drawing of that ship.
I put it somewhere in my Laptop, but I think it disapp into the dark corner of a subdirectory or so.
But anyway, there must be drawings of course, maby in the Bundesarchiv.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Gundog » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:01 pm

Quick answer from someone please. I'm just about to glue the main deck to the hull, prior to final gap-filling and sanding. I'm not planning anything fancy like lights. Any reason not to go ahead?
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Mustang » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:05 pm

Personally I would leave them off until it's time to do so in the build. They can get damaged very easily. Plus you'll need to spray the edge of the hull grey as the deck doesn't go all the way to the edge and you'll need to drill all the holes along the edge. You should be able to do all the filling with the decks off.

My decks won't be going on until I'm ready to start placing the superstructers.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Mustang » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:10 pm

I've got my hull to a state where it's ready for a top coat, but again this will wait as there is still a lot of work to do on the hull before that happens.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Gundog » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:16 pm

Wrong decks Ian! Not the detailed ones, just the deck structure.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Mustang » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:20 pm

Gundog wrote:Wrong decks Ian! Not the detailed ones, just the deck structure.


:doh: ok let's try again :lol:, again it's a personally thing. I've left all mine off to make the spraying/painting easier then trying to mask up all the deck sections.

All I've done is make sure that the decks can slip into place easy, by just removing a little from the edges.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Gundog » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:33 pm

'scuse my stupidity :oops: :doh: . It's these bits I'm checking on.

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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Mustang » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:02 pm

Are do you mean the planks from issue 17. The part that forum the basic structure of the deck.
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Then yes glue them in place if your doing a static version. I glued mine before doing the sides in order to keep the hull shape.

Is that right now :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Mustang » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:05 pm

:lol: from know on need issue numbers :lol: :lol:
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Gundog » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:19 pm

Perfect. Thanks mate.

Been trying to put together the signal station. Fiddly little Muther isn't it. I tried soldering to start with, but I just ain't good enough. Had to resort to :superlglue: but my ham-fisted efforts with heat have made a mess of one bit. Hope it won't notice too much. :pray:
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Mustang » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:29 pm

Yes it's a real fiddly piece to build. I went the other way and soldered mine, but I did buy a new soldering station so I had to try it out on something. :lol:

If you don't like it, you can always get another sort of parts and try again. I'd offer to build one for you but it might get damaged in transit back to you.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Mustang » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:33 pm

Here's mine.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby builder » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:28 pm

I once build a hull for someone and I used about 30 srews (8 in the middle) for the deck and not any glue.
And, it was a very good assembled deck (after 2 years, it’s still okay).
And, with my own hull, I will do that again :) .
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Gundog » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:03 pm

Well, the last two weekends have yielded this:

Aft superstructure

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Barbette for Caesar turret and aft gunnery control station

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Flak directors and catapults

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Signal station

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Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I forgot to turn the proper camera off after Sywell air show :angry-banghead:

I've also done some more work on the hull, but it's covered in filler at the moment and it doesn't want its picture taken :oops:
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Gundog » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:30 pm

First coat of primer applied to the hull. I bought it from Halford's but it didn't have the lid, so I didn't know what colour it was. Apparently, as you'll see when I post the pics, I'm doing the desertised version :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Yes, there's still a lot of work to go into it, but actually less than I thought.
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Re: Gundog's Bismarck build diary

Postby Gundog » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:27 pm

If Germany had done the (strategically( sensible thing and invaded Malta, Bismarck would have been well camouflaged in Valetta harbour in this colour :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

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