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Trumpeter 1/700 Tirpitz & Bismarck

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  • Member since
    July 2012
Trumpeter 1/700 Tirpitz & Bismarck
Posted by Tom68 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:40 AM

Just picked up the Tirpitz kit. 

I see it is mostly the same sprus as the Bismarck.  As far as I can tell, there is only 1 spru that is different.

Can anyone tell me what it would take to build this kit as the Bismarck?

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:18 PM

Maybe search for the Bismark instructions. That may tell you. I know on my king George V they have certain holes marked with a K and others with P...because the parts are similar for the prince of wales. That's what made me think the instructions would tell you.

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

  • Member since
    July 2012
Posted by Tom68 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:35 AM

I have compared the instructions and searched on the net.  Not very enlightening.  I did find mention that some parts for the Tirpitz are actually incorrect and are correct for the Bismarck.

This will be my first ship build, so I'm not even sure how to research the differences between the two ships.

Anyone else got thoughts?

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:46 PM

Try a search for "calling all DKM Bismarck and Tirpitz fans".

That should get you to a forum that will keep you busy reading for quite a while.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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