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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:25 AM

Bish -That sounds like an excellent strategy. Those monotonous jobs go a lot better when you break them up I would agree. I'm anxious to check out the oil caning under primer. That probably adds the most realism to a sub of any technique. Gonna look outstanding.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 26, 2021 2:23 PM

Thanks guys. Still working on the oiul canning doing a few sections each night while i am also doing a couple of aircraft. Almost got one side done. Once i finish my 2 wingy things i plan on spending a week getting it all done and then fitting out the rest of the hull before priming. I'm hoping it comes out alright.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 26, 2021 3:14 PM

I'm sure it will look great.

Steve

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, July 17, 2021 4:48 AM

Ok. Nothing special, just a photo to let you all know that I am still in the game. I've tried some extra detailing which has given me headaches. But I'm nearly done.

250 x 300

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 18, 2021 11:03 AM

Looks good Dodgy.

No worries mate. I haven't even started mine.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 30, 2021 9:49 AM

I started on the Bruno Turret this weekend. It'll go together quick but I do have soem sugestions for those who want to built this.

First off, don't attach any PE until you have the seams filled ans sanded.

Second. There are two side pieces that attach to the side of the barbette. Once on, there's a wicked seam that's at the deck. I filled the seam with Milliput and it looks like it'll work out just fine.

Noe I need to work on the barrel seams, apply a black base to the deck, paint the deck and then add the rest of the parts. I'm hoping to show this at our local IPMS show this Oct and see if it's Nats worthy.

I really do wish Takom added some riffleing.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:43 PM

Continuing on with this beast, after getting rid of the seams I sprayed the primer coat on the seams and the deck. I sprayed the deck tan and will start varrying the shade probably tonight.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, September 2, 2021 1:41 PM

Will be watching this, keen to see how you paint. Thanks for the tips, i had seen that amount ataching the PE. And ye, rifling would have been nice.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 3, 2021 2:18 AM

Bugger it Steve, I wasn't interested in buying one of these things, but looking at your WIP, I'm starting to get twitchy......... Looks great so far.

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, September 3, 2021 7:52 AM

Dodgy

Bugger it Steve, I wasn't interested in buying one of these things, but looking at your WIP, I'm starting to get twitchy......... Looks great so far.

 

 

yeah same problem here! I've seen a couple of these and they end up looking really sharp. I need to stop cutting heads off the hydra tho haha

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 3, 2021 9:38 AM

Thanks mates Big Smile. I'm having a little issue with that seam although it's nothing to worrry about, I've dealt with worse. I'm out of Vallejo putty at the moment and am using Tamiya putty. The diffrene it the Tamiya is lacquer based and Vallejo, Acrylic. I'm sure someone will correct me but you know what I mean. Tamiya is more difficult to remove than Vallejo....but it holds better. I filled the little areas that needed it and started on the deck. I sprayed Tamiya deck tan first and cut masking tape strips to cover random planks. My next coat will be a slightly darker deck tan, rinse and repeat. Eventually I should end up with planks with a tonal variation. Then mask off all the wood and spray the grey.

The Bismarck was new and the turrets were repainted four, mayby five times. The weathering will be more on the streaking side caused by the salt spray with no rust.
At the point I'm portraying it, it will have been running the Denmark strait and had not yet engaged the Norfolk.

Steve

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:55 PM

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:55 AM

Looking good Dodgy

Steve

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Posted by Dodgy on Friday, November 19, 2021 5:35 PM

Thanks Steve. I meant to post two pics, the one above and this, but the website played tricks on me and I had to come back today to finish up. Will be putting on paint this weekend.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:37 PM

Hi Steve,

I figure that I'd better steam in with the old 1/700 Tamiya Gneisenau. I can't pronounce it but at least I can spell it, and maybe even build it :)

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:59 PM

You got it Tony

I don't speak German but as far as I can tell it's pronounced "Nighs in ow"

Steve

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:05 PM

MC, you got it down. The G is silent.

Tax, which ship.  WW I or WW II?

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:45 PM

goldhammer88

 

Tax, which ship.  WW I or WW II?

 

It's the WW2 one. I think Tamiya depicted it after it's late pre-war refit. I've made a start whilst away on vacation last week.

I'll spend some time blending in the multi part deck and hull, then get on with the superstructure itself. 

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 31, 2022 8:54 AM

I will never understand you manufactures split decks. Some, thankfully, do it where you can't see it, others, right there in the open.

I could tell that was the Sharn/Gneis just looking at the deck. Pretty pathetic huh Confused Like my father use to say of himself. My brain is full of uselss information taking up space for more important things.

Steve

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 31, 2022 5:23 PM

Steve, I reckon it was so that they could fit it in their standard box. I't a pain, because you end up eradicating the deck detail, and you have to reinstate itt, or get rid of all of it.

I don't have a P/E set for this kit. Somewhere I have an ancient Gold Medal Models railing set, but I think it was etched from stainless steel, it's much harder to user than brass. If I can find it I might at least add the railings...maybe.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:23 AM

Achtung Kapitane!

The time for entries is coming to a close. 31 July 2022 is the last day to enter a build!

If you haven't already entered and you want to, you have 6 days left!

The group build is still open ended so you have as long as it takes to complet it.

Großadmiral Modelcrazy

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:17 PM

Add the Revell Bismark in 1/350 for me. When i build it I'll post it as long as FSM is alive and well hehehe

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:41 PM

Got you down Chris Big Smile

Steve

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