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1/200 Trumpeter Bismarck in the works

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  • Member since
    October, 2016
  • From: Illinois
1/200 Trumpeter Bismarck in the works
Posted by SpikeS on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:51 AM

I started my Bismarck about a month ago and am working on the photo etch now on the decks before I put them together.  I'll post pics soon when I figure out how to do

I got the hull done along with the lifeboats and the cranes.  The PE part of it is very tedious and will take some time to finish it.  I have the wood deck laid down and of course, Pontos did another great job with that.  One thing I did notice was the numbering of the port hole covers.  On the instruction sheet, it is numbered #1358 and on the sprue, it's #741, #744 and #745.  I guess they'll still work....ha ha.  Why they put an extension on the nose of the bow I'll never know.  But the glue lines weren't hard to hide.  A little bit of flash here and there but all in all, not too bad.  But I do like the one piece hull and main deck.  

I'll get some pic's up here soon, I hope.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:37 AM
Should be impressive

  • Member since
    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:10 AM

I recently saw this kit at Valleycon,Chicopee,Ma. for what I thought was a steal (<200.00) and almost screwed myself up to bring it home.Couldn't pull the trigger but anxious to see you knock it out.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    October, 2016
  • From: Illinois
Posted by SpikeS on Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:50 PM

If it was $200, then that was a steal.  Mine was $264 and I thought that was a good price.  It's a massive model but very impressive.  The model comes with 13 sheets of photo etch and a free main gun that's clear and see through turret and metal guns.  I think I figured out how to post pictures so I will do that pretty soon.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:35 PM

OH YEAH!! Yes Not only a ship but a bigin. My buddy in our IPMS club received the 1/200 Rodney and another has the 1/200 Yamato but none of us has the 1/200 der Bismarck. 

I will definitely be following this.



1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

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    March, 2010
Posted by Bocks Suv on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 3:44 PM

Youre brave. How tiny are the plastic parts? The camo paint needed on the overhanging  and recessed decks on these large ships totally scares me off. 

  • Member since
    October, 2016
  • From: Illinois
Posted by SpikeS on Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:42 AM

The plastic parts aren't that small actually.  The 200 scale parts are easier to handle.  There won't be any camo paint on my Bismarck.  A lot of plastic parts are replaced by PE parts.  Maybe the Carriers are the ones with the camo on them.


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