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Ships of the German Flag GB 2020

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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:57 PM

Looks like it says 1/72, so about 5 times the size of a 1/350 turret.

That should be a nice little build.

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:03 PM

Finally I'm finished with the Graf Spee.  There have been a lot of diversions  between house problems and my fight with the V.A. but with my case finally  determined and out of the way, here's my shots of the ship as it awaits its travel to its owner:

I'm debating on starting another ship if I can find something.  I do have the Bismark but Maybe something a little different might be in order, a destroyer or something....

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:10 PM

modelcrazy

Well well well, lookie what I found and just ordered.

It'll be here somethime in Jan.

 

Nice. I had seen the Yamato one and was hoping they would do a Bismarck. Some how missed kits release. Look forward to seeing how it turns out, i am deffinetly keen on getting one.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:12 PM

The Spee turned out really well, nice build.

I don't think i wiull get back to the u-boat this side of new year. Need to get another tank done for my British Army GB, thats if these harriers ever get finished.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:42 PM

Can't wait to see that one Steve!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    September 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:31 PM

ikar01,

Nice finish on your Graf Spee, she really looks sharp and displays nicely.

Marcus Beer

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:12 PM

That a nice looking Spee right there Ikar.

Great job on the camo.

I'll get your metal to you when I get home tonight.

I understand about things coming up, that's why my ships GB's go so long. 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, November 20, 2020 6:55 AM

Steve, not sure if you have sen it, but just read a review on that turret on The Modelling News site. Not a lot of info, i am guessing that did not have the kit in hand at time of writing.

https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/10/a-patton-jeep-combo-bruno-from-bismarck.html

It says that 5 different marking options are included and i am guessing this covers the different paint scheme that Bismarck had.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 20, 2020 8:41 AM

I was wondering about that.

They may also include the Tirpitz markings.

Ikar,

I have you up on the wall. I'm still working on your metal, trying to make it diffrent from Chris' (first to finish)

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, November 20, 2020 9:25 AM

I have been woundering that. According to Bismarck.com, there were 6 different schemes used on the ship. And i can make out 5 different schemes for the turret. Drawing 2 and 4 look the same. 1 and 5 look almost the same apart from the darker barrels on 5. So that could account for the 5 options in the kit.

http://www.kbismarck.com/drawings.html

The box art looks like its in scheme 3 worn during trials in the baltic.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 20, 2020 9:41 AM

Good point. I wonder if one of the schemes are of the hypothetical yellow tops 

I will probably paint it in the Operation Rheinübung scheme, same as I will do with the Revell kit.

BTW, I saw Andy's Hobby Headquarters open the Yamato turet kit on YouTube. That thing is HUGE!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:21 AM

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:22 AM

Ikar, here is your medal. The high seas fleet badge.

For those who build U-boats I have the U-boat medal, E-boats, the E-boat medal. And for the one civilian ship listed, the auxiliary medal

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:28 AM

Nice build Ikar01 Beer love that deck. Your fb photos allow some good close ups.

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:58 AM
Ikar01, great work on the Graf Spee.
 
Steve, looking forward to seeing that Bismarck turret built.
 
I’ve been stalled on my little U-Boat. The kit is pretty bad and I’ve gotten frustrated enough that I had to stop on it for now. A lot of the parts don’t want to line up, don’t fit or oversized or a combination. I’m thinking about just fixing some of the glaring issues and just trying to enjoy the build rather than getting bogged down trying to fix the little model.

 
  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:14 AM

GS, I found that sometimes you just need to enjoy. A piece of advice I need to heed myself Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:00 PM

modelcrazy

Good point. I wonder if one of the schemes are of the hypothetical yellow tops 

I will probably paint it in the Operation Rheinübung scheme, same as I will do with the Revell kit.

BTW, I saw Andy's Hobby Headquarters open the Yamato turet kit on YouTube. That thing is HUGE!

 

I would guess it does. I would do the one from the box top as i plan on doing my 350 kit in its Baltic scheme with the full strips.

I like those medals, would anyone dare going for all 4 Big Smile

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:56 PM

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Havent been on here much lately. Life has been crazy. 

 

I did just buy the new tool Bismarck from Trumpeter, if you could add that to my list on this GB. Havent started on the Konig yet. My North Carolina is still a WIP. But she is getting close! 

 

As soon as I start working on one or the other of my german BB's I will be posting pics. Some excellent work and talent in here so far! Hope i can relate!

 

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:32 PM

BB is that the 1/350 or 1/200?

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:38 PM

modelcrazy

BB is that the 1/350 or 1/200?

 

 

The new 1/350

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 30, 2020 9:40 PM

Hello friends.  After a consultation with Großadmiral Modelcrazy earlier today, and a hefty bribe of Schnitzel und Schnapps, I have been given the green light to bring another addition to the group build.  My next entry will be the 1/35 Bronco Land Wasser Schlepper. Although it looks like a modified tank, she was actually a maritime craft designed and developed to serve its life in many roles including tugboat and floating mobile cargo carrier.  The tracks served her by allowing her to shunt trailers and cargo on land.  The LWS was going to be the workhorse of Operation Sea Lion ferrying barges across the channel and carrying supplies to shore during low tide.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 30, 2020 11:20 PM

got you down Chad. Just put a German flag on it

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