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Tamiya Bismarck 1:350 WIP (Build)
Posted by Kien on Friday, September 29, 2017 5:11 PM

Well, this is my first WIP thread I'll be doing on the forums. This thread is for my Tamiya 1:350 Bismarck build, kit #78001. This is the older Tamiya Bismarck kit from the 70s which I got for a solid price at a model show. Along with it I bought a small photo etch set; Tom's Modelworks #3512, and a wooden deck from ebay. 

  IMG_2624 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="cannon 1 " />

  IMG_2627 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="cannon 2 " />

  IMG_2623 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="Bridge" />

  IMG_2620 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="rangefinder" />

  IMG_2618 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="rangefinder 2" />

  IMG_2617 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="tower" />

The bridge has only been built with the main structures, AA armament, railing, and other detail will go on after painting, over the wooden deck. 

Making blast bags https://youtu.be/eFNpySXFFHI

Thanks to all if you watched the video and also for following in on this thread, 

Kien

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 29, 2017 5:25 PM

Kien

Here is the link to the google photos album, and please tell me if there are issues accessing it with the link. If so I will create a flickr or photobucket account to get the image to directly show up on the page. 

Photobucket is now charging $399 a year to enable third party hosting. Flikr looks to work. I'm using Fotki.

Model looks great so far. That's a nice kit too.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, September 29, 2017 6:32 PM

I'm not much of a ship guy, built one ww1 torpedo boat, but I thought your video was informative and well produced. Those bags looked great and that 2 part ribbon epoxy seems like some nice stuff. It's pliable for a few hours? IMO I think you need to figure out how to post pics directly so you can see your pics on the thread and don't have to use a link. Just my opinion. Keep up the good work bud.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 29, 2017 6:52 PM

Ditto

Im not much for one to follow links to look at photos or videos of builds. I'll bet there are more like that on here besides myself.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 29, 2017 6:58 PM

Griffin25

 IMO I think you need to figure out how to post pics directly so you can see your pics on the thread and don't have to use a link. Just my opinion. Keep up the good work bud.

 

Much frowned upon here by the bosses. If everyone did that, it'll kill the bandwidth.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 29, 2017 7:44 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Griffin25

 IMO I think you need to figure out how to post pics directly so you can see your pics on the thread and don't have to use a link. Just my opinion. Keep up the good work bud.

 

 

 

Much frowned upon here by the bosses. If everyone did that, it'll kill the bandwidth.

 

 

Whats much frowned upon is this site hosting the photos directly, a la Facebook or Scalemates, which both allow uploads directly. This site, like many others, requires an image hosting site. And the PB extortion caper showed the weak spot of that situation.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, September 29, 2017 10:37 PM

Are we talking pics or videos? I think people like to see the pics in the thread but a link to a video is understandable. By pics directly I mean through a third party host not a link you have to click. I am aware you cannot post pics directly without a hosting site.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 29, 2017 10:54 PM

well done kien , your model look's like it's coming along nicely , pleased to say I was your first subscriber , I learnt something today ,Hopefully I learn a lot more from you ,

steve5

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Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:06 AM

Looks like a good start,nice work on the PE.

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

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Posted by Kien on Saturday, September 30, 2017 1:26 PM

Griffin and Stikpusher, I went ahead and used Flickr to host the photos directly on the forum. Took some fiddling around but was worth it, you should be able to see photos on the forum now. Also, Griffin, the 2 part epoxy is nice, you can work with it easily for an hour, after that it starts to get little harder. You can freeze it to work with it later, but won't be as pliable as it first started. Dries after 4-5 hours to a hard finish. I'd use small strips at a time not to waste any. 

Thanks for all the other comments, and hope the pictures properly show up on the forum. 

Kien

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 5:11 PM

Thanks for the info Kien. I'll definitely try some of that ribbon epoxy. Pictures look great.

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Posted by GlennH on Sunday, October 01, 2017 8:27 PM
Partial to the Flickr site since I have used it for years and years. The big plus I have found is that when I click on your images I can see them LARGE. I don't know if it was just something I was doing wrong but whenever someone posted using that extortion site I could never see an image larger than what was on the forum.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by ejhammer on Monday, October 02, 2017 8:40 AM
I still can't see any pics here. Tried to open the links on the first post also with no result either.

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by Kien on Monday, October 02, 2017 2:55 PM

ejhammer
I still can't see any pics here. Tried to open the links on the first post also with no result either.
 

Griffin and GlennH were able to see the updated Flikr pictures, and seems to me as if people were also able to see the google photos album before that. Is there anything showing up on my first post? Maybe a link without the photo, or an empty space with no image? I am not sure why that's happening. If there are any others who the photos aren't showing up for maybe they know. I will post some more progress photos later on today, hopefully they will show up for you. 

Kien

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Posted by ejhammer on Monday, October 02, 2017 3:17 PM

Kien

Well, this is my first WIP thread I'll be doing on the forums. This thread is for my Tamiya 1:350 Bismarck build, kit #78001. This is the older Tamiya Bismarck kit from the 70s which I got for a solid price at a model show. Along with it I bought a small photo etch set; Tom's Modelworks #3512, and a wooden deck from ebay. 

  IMG_2624 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="cannon 1 " />

  IMG_2627 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="cannon 2 " />

  IMG_2623 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="Bridge" />

  IMG_2620 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="rangefinder" />

  IMG_2618 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="rangefinder 2" />

  IMG_2617 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="tower" />

The bridge has only been built with the main structures, AA armament, railing, and other detail will go on after painting, over the wooden deck. 

Making blast bags https://youtu.be/eFNpySXFFHI

Thanks to all if you watched the video and also for following in on this thread, 

Kien

 

 

This is what I get.

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by ejhammer on Monday, October 02, 2017 3:18 PM
Clicking on the links and trying to open in a new tab or new page does nothing.

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, October 02, 2017 3:52 PM

this is weird , on the forum , I get nothing , but I get the e-mail sent to me , click on to them I see em'.

 

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Posted by Kien on Sunday, October 08, 2017 12:00 AM

Hello again, 

Here is the progress from this past week of working on the ship. I've pretty much finished the main assembly of the ship's superstructures. None of the superstructures are actually glued onto the ship, they will be painted separately. I will add on all the AA guns, deck details, searchlight covers, railings, lifeboats, and seaplanes after I paint and add the wooden deck, just so handling and painting can be done easier. 

I am currently working on the assembly of the lifeboats and seaplanes, and once that's all done I can begin painting the model. I also have a little cleanup to do on the superstructures.

Apologize for the photos, they aren't the best this time... I will be switching to a proper camera instead of my phone.

  IMG_2670 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="Bismarck" />

  IMG_2667 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="stack/catapult" />

  IMG_2666 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="bowtower" />

  IMG_2665 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="rangefinder" />

  IMG_2664 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="PE ladders" />

  IMG_2663 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="crane/catapult" />

  IMG_2662 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="sterntower" />

  IMG_2661 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="aircraft hangar" />

  IMG_2659 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="catapult" />

  IMG_2658 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="mast" />

  IMG_2657 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="mast/hangar" />

  IMG_2656 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="crane" />

  IMG_2655 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="bismarck" />

 

Thanks for following the thread, 

Kien

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Posted by Kien on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:49 PM

Hey,

Here is some more progress on the build, I am not sure if any are still following this thread since I got no replies on the previous post, but I will continue just incase. 

In the past 10 days, I've painted up the model completely and begun weathering with oils and some washes. The hull and all superstructures were painted with the base color of dark seagray (tamiya acrylic, and primed model first). The hull was then masked and painted with hull red tamiya, and then black/white for the stripes. The stripes were masked with Tamiya 6mm and then painters tape to protect more. 

I am doing the 1941 Rheinubung part 2 scheme for the ship, so the stripes conveniently stay only on the hull... without need to mask superstructers! The horizontal surfaces parallel to ground are painted with german grey Tamiya, this includes the flat part of central deck, and the upper surfaces of all the cannons (main, secondary, and the 105 mm). 

I did the streaks on the hull using Winsor and Newton artist oils (winton series) and then brushed/blended the dot downward to create streaks. Also did few dot filter/streak mix on some cannons and superstructers. This was done using Paynes gray, burnt sienna, and burnt umber. The faded red streaks on the lower part of hull (painted hull red) were done with cadmium red oil paint. 

Lastly, washes were used in some of the air vents etc... to bring out detail. Some of the floodlights aren't painted yet, that's why the glass is still grey (also the 2 aa guns arent painted yet, just put in place).

Please tell me if the pictures do not work for you, if so I will post another using post image (I tested it out and it worked on my computer - both flickr and postimage). 

  DSC09166 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="hull" />

  DSC09164 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="streaks 1" />

  DSC09162 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="streaks 2" />

  DSC09161 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="streaks 3" />

  DSC09160 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="part of control tower" />

  DSC09154 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="control tower front" />

  DSC09153 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="stack" />

  DSC09142 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="380 mm 1" />

  DSC09141 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="380 mm 2 " />

  DSC09145 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="lifeboat" />

  DSC09146 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="secondary cannon" />

  DSC09156 by Kien Deshpande, on Flickr" alt="mast" />

 

Kien

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:44 PM

The pictures are loud and clear.

 

Very nice clean build! I'm looking forward to more posts.

 

Bill

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Posted by Kien on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:57 PM

GMorrison

The pictures are loud and clear.

 

Very nice clean build! I'm looking forward to more posts.

 

Bill

 

Good to know the pictures work for you! Thanks for telling me. 

Kien

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:38 PM

not me , I see in my e-mail , but not on the forum site , weird .

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:47 PM

Nice looking build but I am concern about the weathering you are doing on the superstructure.  I doubt if the Bismarks suffered that much weathering to her upper decks and structures in her short lifetime after coming out of a refit.  She was the pride of the German navy and would have been kept neat as possible.

 

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Posted by Kien on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:59 PM

Hello Steve5, 

Here is one picture with post image, if it works, tell me. If you want I can repost pictures also with postimage if it works for you. 

Marcus, 

I completely agree with you, I had doubts that the weathering I did on some superstructures would be realistic or not. But I found that the plain grey superstructures weren't too interesting, and I was willing to add a little more "artistic" effect in turn of sacrificing a little of the "realism" aspect. I think that when building models there is "realism", and then more of artistic weathering. For example if you search up Adam Wilder models, some of the results have unrealistic weathering but they look great. But yes, I do agree with what you said, that the superstructure weathering may be unrealistic. This is my first ship model, so I've been figuring stuff out as I go, but I'll know for next time. 

Post image test

Kien

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:34 AM

no , it still won't work kien , but as I said , at least I can see it on my e-mail's . Wink

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Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:11 AM
No pics here either

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:11 PM

Kien,

I use a dark wash on the everything above the waterline plus some dry brushing or pencil on edges and things to give them more dimension.  I leave the rust for the ship's hull and the amount is based on the length of time at sea.  The more time the more beat up I make the hull.  Weathering is one thing I look forward to after a long ship build. It is hard not to get carried away.

I chuckle everytime I see pictures of the ships in Tokyo harbor at the time of the Japanese surrender and seeing how beat up all those ships look after months at sea.  You can pick out the ones that just joined the fleet after a recent refit.

Marcus

 

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