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Germany’s Pride just arrived...

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:20 PM

I’ve been watching those on ebay for a couple weeks now. Price has dropped in half and is so tempting. Alas, i will have to build through your thread! Looking forward to your beginning Big Smile

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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    September 2017
Posted by Jrock83 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:12 PM
Mark, your Bismarck is absolutely superb. I hope my Tirpitz lives up to those standards.
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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:06 AM

After doing her Sister not long ago, I will be watching this Build with interest.....Cheers mark

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  • Member since
    September 2017
Posted by Jrock83 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:49 AM
GM, thanks for the heads up on the build. Luckily the box lid opens straight up when you’re looking at the box art head on. They packed everything in there very well and braced both hull halves and the deck sits on top of everything w cardboard inserts where the funnels will go. I definitely plan on taking all the time in the world if need be lol. I have been watching a guy on YouTube under the name ebroin song I think his name is, anyway just watching him I am learning a lot. I chose this over the Bismarck as it isn’t as talked about as much as her sister. Bakster, I definitely will do a WIP build as the fine folks here always have good advice to relay.
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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 10, 2019 9:06 PM

That should be a cool project, looking forward to it. Would love to see it as a work in process. Hint. Hint.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 10, 2019 8:15 PM

The Lonely Queen of the North

I'd be super excited. That's a kit that will build up well. May I  offer the following:

I build ships primarily and they take a while. I'd probably spend at least 6 months to a year to get this one done. So if possible, and given the price and those 2190 parts, figure out some storage box or shelf or etc. where it can be safe while you work on it.

Those Revell of Germany end opening boxes are a nightmare and a sure way to break or scratch up parts. I suggest you either empty it once and set it aside, or usually I solidly tape all of the corners closed and cut the top on three sides so that it opens like a lid.

PE companies are a little notorious for showing their product installed on models unpainted. It looks swell as brass and advertises the product, but don't do it. Paint everything before you install it, in particular the stuff that goes on those beautiful wood decks.

There's at least one review I found, a footnote on the scalemates site, by Modellversium, a German modeling site. Use the translate button and read it. I thought it was well written. It points out the important differences in the ship with her sister. None are particularly consequential, but the kit is/was originally a Bismark, and it sounds like Revell included the added parts for some of them. But it explains how to go about fixing them if you are so inclined. Probably the only one I personally would care about is the shape of the bow, probably a little tricky to fix, but not really critical to the success of the build.

I like your taste! Have a good time building it.

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