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#1 Posted : 15 March 2013 22:56:11

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It's useless to resist the madness. Here is the start of my Bismarck Build Diary, if nothing else, I will be able to post my rambling thoughts here and not on other people's diaries.
I have the Trumpeter Kit plus the Upgrade from which I will only use the Metal Anchors and the modified plastic mounts for the Metal Barrels. Plus I have the awesome Mk1 DX kit of Resin, Transfers, PE, Metal Barrels, Mast and Wooden Deck. I ordered this direct from Korea, there do now seem to be supply issues with this. I also have Brass Props from G-factor which again I got direct from the US. Pontos Model have been doing a lot of talking about even more enhancements but have yet to give even a date. I am currently in possession of something like 5,000 parts for this KitDrool Crying Confused
I think my view is that I want to build a model that looks good rather than get bogged down in historical Rivet Counting, but who knows as the 'disease' progresses.Bored Blink Confused
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Building:Samurai Armour, SOTS, Victory X-Section, Bismarck, D51
Finished:WW I Bavarian NCO, Caldercraft HM Bark Endeavour FFG 58 Samuel B Roberts,
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#2 Posted : 15 March 2013 22:58:30

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We seem to have a Trilogy on our hands!!LOL BigGrin Looking forward to the start of your build sir!!BigGrin
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#3 Posted : 15 March 2013 23:06:14
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Sounds a mega build Andy and look forward to watching it take shape Cool
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#4 Posted : 15 March 2013 23:18:15

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Hi Andy, looking forward to your build unfoldingBigGrin Kind regards Mike
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#5 Posted : 15 March 2013 23:18:18

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Yay Cool will add your link to my first post, we will have a fleet soon Cool

I understand that supply can not meet demand at the moment for the MK1 upgrade.
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#6 Posted : 15 March 2013 23:41:20

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jase wrote:
Yay Cool will add your link to my first post, we will have a fleet soon Cool

I understand that supply can not meet demand at the moment for the MK1 upgrade.


That makes sense there have been some very positive reviews of it and I suspect everyone's getting tired of waiting for anyone else to produce anything. It's worth the wait and it won't be long before you're cutting the 3 tabs on the minute Grab Handles and bending the 2 mounting feet on all 350 of them.LOL LOL
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Building:Samurai Armour, SOTS, Victory X-Section, Bismarck, D51
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court orchard wrote:
jase wrote:
Yay Cool will add your link to my first post, we will have a fleet soon Cool

I understand that supply can not meet demand at the moment for the MK1 upgrade.


That makes sense there have been some very positive reviews of it and I suspect everyone's getting tired of waiting for anyone else to produce anything. It's worth the wait and it won't be long before you're cutting the 3 tabs on the minute Grab Handles and bending the 2 mounting feet on all 350 of them.LOL LOL


No problem... I have copper plated Victory's hull Blink
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#8 Posted : 16 March 2013 00:22:39

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I have this idea that won't go away, of doing a Fairey Swordfish to go with this build. I'm thinking the Tamiya 1/42 with all the Eduard PE. It would be a kind of David and Goliath build. Anyone got any experience of this kit?
I've just finished reading 'Killing the Bismarck' and I am inspired by the craziness of those Stringbags taking on the Bismarck and that one Torpedo that decided the fate of so many men and ships.
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Building:Samurai Armour, SOTS, Victory X-Section, Bismarck, D51
Finished:WW I Bavarian NCO, Caldercraft HM Bark Endeavour FFG 58 Samuel B Roberts,
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court orchard wrote:
I have this idea that won't go away, of doing a Fairey Swordfish to go with this build. I'm thinking the Tamiya 1/42 with all the Eduard PE. It would be a kind of David and Goliath build. Anyone got any experience of this kit?
I've just finished reading 'Killing the Bismarck' and I am inspired by the craziness of those Stringbags taking on the Bismarck and that one Torpedo that decided the fate of so many men and ships.


I have built that kit and it is really good straight from the box I also have the Tamiya expert build guide for it that you can have if you decide to build it. The company that used to make them make military bridges now I used to work for them and my office was in the old doping shop!!
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1/200 swordfish!
http://www.scalemodelcol...overrideMobileRedirect=1
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#11 Posted : 16 March 2013 08:56:42

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BigGrin Hi Andy
Glad to see your getting going I will be watching this space
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#12 Posted : 16 March 2013 11:24:49

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So you are off and running on another build Andy... will be following to see how you tackle this one.... Good luck with her...BigGrin BigGrin

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#13 Posted : 16 March 2013 11:41:01

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Gandale wrote:
So you are off and running on another build Andy... will be following to see how you tackle this one.... Good luck with her...BigGrin BigGrin

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Not exactly 'Off and Running' on this one, more like thinking about getting up and going for a strollLOL LOL . The Kit was a Birthday present and I'm really waiting to finish the X-Section before making a start, plus we are Lambing at the moment. So I have done a little work on the Hull, but that'll be it for a few weeks yet. I've started the Diary for discussion purposes and ideas as I have been doing research etc. Well that's the plan anyway.Blink Bored Confused
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Building:Samurai Armour, SOTS, Victory X-Section, Bismarck, D51
Finished:WW I Bavarian NCO, Caldercraft HM Bark Endeavour FFG 58 Samuel B Roberts,
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#14 Posted : 17 March 2013 13:51:51

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Just preordered this, which is promising to be the definitive work on The Bismarck, it's been promised for some time but is now being published on 14th May. Has 540 illustrations!

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk...n-Asmussen/9781781550397
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#15 Posted : 17 March 2013 16:24:03

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My other reading/research material at the moment is

Killing the Bismarck; Not a bad read but a little too one sided for my liking and the Maps are poor.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing...id=1363533035&sr=8-1

German Capital Ships; About 100 good pictures of the Bismarck, plus text and of course lots of other ships too.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/German-...id=1363533272&sr=1-1

Ballards Discovery of the Bismarck; Can be found 2nd hand for next to nothing, some good pics of the wreck but some are artists impressions.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Dis...3533894&sr=1-1-spell

Kagero's Super Drawings; Fantastic for all that superstructure detail.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bismarc...id=1363533556&sr=1-1

I'm also probably going to get this too,
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AK-Inte...id=1363533677&sr=8-1


So a little light Bedtime reading thereBlink Bored
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Building:Samurai Armour, SOTS, Victory X-Section, Bismarck, D51
Finished:WW I Bavarian NCO, Caldercraft HM Bark Endeavour FFG 58 Samuel B Roberts,
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#16 Posted : 17 March 2013 16:32:14

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I only have one of those, having read many books on Bismarck i would recommend thisCool

http://www.amazon.com/Pu...-Bismarck/dp/0670583146

J
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#17 Posted : 17 March 2013 16:37:56

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jase wrote:
I only have one of those, having read many books on Bismarck i would recommend thisCool

http://www.amazon.com/Pu...-Bismarck/dp/0670583146

J


Just ordered a 2nd hand hardback copy for 97pThumpUp
Andy

Building:Samurai Armour, SOTS, Victory X-Section, Bismarck, D51
Finished:WW I Bavarian NCO, Caldercraft HM Bark Endeavour FFG 58 Samuel B Roberts,
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#18 Posted : 17 March 2013 21:25:22

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BigGrin Hi Andy
I have the 3d bookDrool aswell and have just ordered the Bismark Tuabman 1941 version 1/200 scale plans from the USADrool Love Drool , being at 1/200 it will save me having to scale up hull profilesBigGrin
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#19 Posted : 17 March 2013 22:24:57

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Have ordered the AK DVD. It must be because we share initials. LOL
Andy

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Finished:WW I Bavarian NCO, Caldercraft HM Bark Endeavour FFG 58 Samuel B Roberts,
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#20 Posted : 21 March 2013 09:33:33

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Mmmm.. lighting, I've just seen another build where the Spotlights are working and it looks pretty neat. I might go for that, as it did cross my mind some time ago.
See round about post 5
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_...ic.php?f=59&t=151888
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Finished:WW I Bavarian NCO, Caldercraft HM Bark Endeavour FFG 58 Samuel B Roberts,
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