SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

trumpeter 1/200 bismarck

5827 views
92 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:50 AM

cheers thuntboss , glad to have you aboard . 

painted the radar screens , used plumbers thread tape , to mask of the screens . no stickiness .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:54 AM

Micro Crystal Clear is good;

 I am unaware of costs there, It's been many years since I tread the fine soil of your land.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, January 1, 2021 4:23 PM

the forward superstructure is close to finished , still got railings to do , some painting weathering , etc .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:57 AM

 

 

absolutely , stuffed up this railing , so I got some 1/350 , didn't turn out too bad .

bit of a quick look at what the score is so far .

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2020
Posted by Thuntboss on Monday, January 4, 2021 11:59 AM

Definately coming along for sure and looks great!

"Do it as well as your experience and skill allow. Practice and persistence increase skill"

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:41 PM

cheers thuntboss , been working on the main guns , little bit more still to do . the blast bags were a nightmare . took nearly 2 hours of filing to get the barrels through .

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 11, 2021 1:26 AM

Wow what a project.  Looks awsome - I envy your PE skills

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:18 AM

thankyou keavdog , got the 150mm & 105 mm guns almost done .

the planes only need paint , any suggestions on the colour green please .

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:20 AM

Most likely the standard RLM 72/72 splinter pattern on upper surfaces and RLM 65 undersides.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:31 PM

thankyou GM

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:50 PM

Theres a pretty funny video of an Arado trying to keep up with a ship that's underway and hook itself up. At one point it hits a big wave head on and the engine falls off.

If you haven't read the book by the highest ranking surviving officer, you should.

Among a lot of fascinating details, he tells of a plan to put the ships logs and other documents into one of the float planes and set it adrift for later collection by a U boat, which never happened.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:23 PM

that sounds very interesting GM , don't suppose you know the name of the book ?

started on the boats , they are that fragile , the airbrush could damsge them .

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 18, 2021 8:13 AM

Hi;

    Your skills in P.E. and just building in general are Eye Candy for me. Keep it Up!

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 18, 2021 12:16 PM

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/383640.Battleship_Bismarck#:~:text=Burkard%20Baron%20von%20Mullenheim%2DRechberg,went%20down%20with%20his%20ship.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Monday, January 18, 2021 1:02 PM

I know it’s easy to throw superlatives around, but seriously, this is epic!   

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:30 PM

thankyou TB , coming from you means a lot .

cheers GM , got a free sample on kindle , about 20 pages , very interesting read . he didn't like hitler at all .

knox , thankyou for the nice words mate . unfortunately 1 of the frames disintergrated , trying to jerry rig something up , out of unused PE from other sets .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, January 22, 2021 9:52 PM

 

thats the boats done , not looking forward to painting though , the boat 2nd from the left , the framework just disintergrated , found a fret from the arizona 1/350 , was something like it , you shouldn't see the difference from any sort of distance .

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:02 AM

put what i had together for a look , getting there .

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:37 AM

Steve that's going to be a beautiful display piece!

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:32 PM

Hey Steve, top notch work. I love what you have done on this.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:44 PM

hey steve , nice to know your still looking in , mate .

cheers mongoose , don't know what I'm going to do with it though . I live in a cottage style house .

painted the planes , now for the boats .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:54 PM

forgot this little bloke , didn't worry about decals here , as the back end will be in the hanger .

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:31 PM

I would so love to see this in person.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:25 PM

my main hassel now knox , is when I ordered the PE for it , it all arrived except the main sheet of railing , it took 2 months for pontos to send the replacement parts , jan 2nd , still waiting . it was ordered through BNa model world . as I said still waiting .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, February 12, 2021 5:03 AM

I've had to end up using the generic kit supplied railing , 4 months is long enough to wait in anyone's language , I'll never buy pontos again .

this is where I am up too .

still got stuff to do , boats , weathering etc . the rails are a bit wobbly , but I'm getting better .

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 14, 2021 2:31 PM

Hey Steve, sorry to hear about your order problems. Frustrating to wait that long.

Nice work Sir. I like it. Yes

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:41 PM

cheers steve, not much I can do about it though , 

got a bit more detail done , all the railings are on , adding the boats and planes . the plane ramps have to be painted .

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:44 AM

all guns , masts , boats are on .

dum dum me forgot to add the access stairs

these still need the rails mended

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:39 PM

Look at that beast. It looks awesome. Nice work Steve.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:12 PM

If you weren't an ace at photo ask before you sure are now. This is looking really great. How close are you to coming down the homestretch with it?

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.