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Tamiya 1-350 KGMS Bismarck

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  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Tamiya 1-350 KGMS Bismarck
Posted by surfsup on Friday, November 23, 2018 5:12 PM

This will be next build. One of my favourite Ships and surprisingly never built her in 350 Scale. Nice Kit but not big on detail so some updetail parts to add. Will start her shortly.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, November 23, 2018 5:19 PM

Looks like you've got your own little hobby shop, all ready to go!

Should be interesting to watch.

 

 

Greg

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    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 23, 2018 5:47 PM

The old Tamiya Bismarck is a reliable old gal. Like you said not much in the way of detail but with all that AM you have, it should make into a nice replica. I'm sure there are some inaccuracies I'm not aware of but I rather like that old kit as well as the rest of their 1/350 line. Should be fun.

Steve

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1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, November 23, 2018 5:49 PM

Will be watching this one. I am keen to see what those vetren Model sets are like. I have the AA guns but didn't go for anything else (yet)

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, November 23, 2018 6:40 PM

this should be good , looking forward to it . could you tell me where you got the swastika's from please .

 

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, November 24, 2018 8:56 AM

Thanks Gents. Steve I will let you know where I got them from.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:30 AM

Hi Steve I got the Decals and Swastikas from Custome Hobby Decals here in Australia.  Their Web is.....www.customhobbydecals.com......Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
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    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:32 AM

The first stage of the Build was to sand off the Hull seam Lines. Not a fun job but had to be done.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
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    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:35 AM

The next atep was to sand off the Moulded Hull Ladder Rungs near the Stren. They will be replaced with P/E Rungs.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
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    October, 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:47 AM

I'm watching this since I will be building mine this winter.

I bought some German Navy life rafts that I plan to add to mine. The tread on them is on here somewhere.

 

I also have the decals and swastikas from Custome Hobby Decals.

 

I just went back and saw you have the life rafts.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:22 PM

Yeah the only way I could start this Build was to buy the Add Ons when I could as it was just to costly to buy everything in one go. As for the Build the Prop Shaft Housings have now been fitted. They are an atrocious fit. Lots of Putty for them and lots of sanding to come.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 5:30 PM

The Skegs and Shafts have been added and were also a woeful fit. More to come soon.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL
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    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 8:09 PM

I don't recall fit issues when I built mine around 20 years ago, but then again, I'm not sure I would have noticed such issues back then. Huh?

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 9:06 PM

    Looking at the pix, is it possible the housings, shafts, and shaft supports are reversed or "handed"?

      I am looking firward to the build as I for some odd reason like battleships. GREAT work on cleaning up the putty lines, if mine were half as good on my aircraft... Keep up the pix PLEASE.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:07 PM

armornut

    Looking at the pix, is it possible the housings, shafts, and shaft supports are reversed or "handed"?

      I am looking firward to the build as I for some odd reason like battleships.

 

probably because they are awesome.

I thought the same thing looking at the shafts. Even if the parts are where they are meant to be, it might improve things to switch left- right.

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 6:55 PM

   Never got to serve on a battleship, yessir G they are AWESOME. I hope the OP doesn't take my observation the wrong way. I have never interacted with him... Bismark was a remarkable ship with a rich history for her short time at sea. This gentleman looks like he has the fixens and skills to do it proud.

   I have the Tamiya Missouri in my stash, Gulf One refit, still working on my fiddly bit PE experience.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Thursday, December 06, 2018 11:07 PM

Mark,

It’s great to see you back and posting again bud! Nice subject, so if you don’t mind, I’ll just pull up a seat. I am interested in seeing how you like the Veteran Flak guns. I’m queuing up the Trumpeter 1/350 Graf Spee and was thinking about picking them up. 

Steve

       

 

 

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