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DKM BISMARCK 1941 – 1/200 - Trumpeter, Pontos
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, December 25, 2015 - 10:30 AM UTC
Great use of the lego Micheal-looks like a real ship yard!
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 10:30 PM UTC
*** UPDATE ***

The next task is the detailing of the main deck. I will start at the bow and work to the stern part after part....

Starting with the small mast for the flag at the bow (brass parts and etched parts), the anchor chains (two sizes) and the anchors, then the first two paravane booms on both sizes. Two more follow at the stern. I have decided to show it folded out as it looks much more interesting.

A small detail on the mast at the bow - a folded etched "Hakenkreuz" on the top of the mast ....

















Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 02:19 PM UTC
Little details like that can make a Model really stand out. I love them.....CHeers mark
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 01:11 AM UTC
This model Bismarck is amazing.
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 12:50 PM UTC
*** UPDATE ***

Several add-on parts on the maindeck and on the hull later ....






















Some further small boats ....








All these works follow on the other side now.... then the handrails around the maindeck follow ...

Cheers
Micha
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 10:32 AM UTC
Just stunning Michael!!

Your attention to detail is unparalleled!! Certainly the best Bismarck I have seen so far!

Now you are approaching the finish line - great for you, for me it's almost sad to realize that soon there will be no updates on this project any longer...

Once more, fantastic work!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:46 PM UTC
I agree Jan!

seeing the finish line approach is bittersweet-great to see such amazing work finalized, but sad to know there's no more updates to come...
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 04:42 PM UTC
Just amazing detail!! Clean work to the fiddly finishing parts! Bring on the final push!!
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Thank you very much!
Now addid the first railings on the main deck. Using the 2chain railings from north star model which is more realistic then the ones from Pontos or trumpeter.
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 06:16 PM UTC
Hello @ all.

I am thinking about some final ideas at the moment.... and I wonder what you think about it ....

Figures ... I have a package of 1/200 resin figues from North Star Models, together with German leader A. Hitler... thinking about placing them on the deck as it could be seen on several pictures, Hitler walking in front of the Bismarck-crew ..... Or no figures on deck..... What do you think?

Also thinking about adding the stairways on the side of the hull... or without ...... What do you think?

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Michael
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:41 AM UTC
Ahoy Mica

I think the figures would add a great touch as would the stairs.

Colin Swager a leading New Zealand ship modeller and a member of this forum incorporated figures on one of his recent builds (including ships cat) and it was a superb touch IMHO.

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 04:26 AM UTC
Michael,

First, the are not enough words to clearly express how impressive your work is...truly amazing.

As far as the figures and side stairs, I have to agree that it would add another dimension to the story being told by your build. I would vote a yes to both.

Cant wait to see more.

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 09:55 PM UTC
*** UPDATE ***

All the handrails around the maindeck are installed. I used the ones by North Star Models instead of the kit- parts or Pontos parts, which are both not correct. After that I placed the stairs on the side of the hull. Made of PE-parts, painted in brown, grey and gold...











LG
Micha
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:33 PM UTC
Once more absolutely amazing work and great effects!! The stairs look great, they really add to the whole model.

I do like the idea of having a part of the crew assembled on the quarterdeck - however, I would leave out that one single person. Maybe I'm pre-occupied, but in that case I can live with it...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:45 PM UTC
This is simply amazing. Great work. Im envious of your abilities.
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:26 PM UTC
*** UPDATE ***

... And one last update, before the final fotos for the gallery could be made

The stairways are finished, painted and mounted. Also some further add-on parts on the maindeck. The flaggs (fabric) are formed with white-glue and water mix, then glued to the masts with super glue.

The display was painted in palisander and clear coat.... then the name plates follow on both sides.

Generally speaking - that's it..... most of the work is done, just some reworks to be done, which I will note during the next days I think ..
























Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 01:19 AM UTC
Ahoy Micha

Very very impressive build indeed.

Well done.

Take a bow.


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 03:25 AM UTC
Take a bow, indeed, Micha!

Most inspiring!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:28 AM UTC
Micha,

What Russell stated...truly amazing work

I am in awe.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 11:56 PM UTC
Micha,

I can only second what was said - that's absolutely impressive work Absolutely awesome and inspiring!! I just can't stop looking at those pictures!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 03:48 PM UTC
*** FINISHED ***

Hello,

it is done .... here we go and finish this project today.... finally, the Bismarck is finished!


I want to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your interest in this project. Thank you for your assistance, for your help, criticism, infos - for all your feedback during all the time!


I will add some more pictures during the next days here .... I think a lot of photos as I am knowing me... sorry for that


Here a small appetizer on the coming gallery - and the end of this build ....





Thank you very much once again to all readers, watchers, writers, followers, ... for your interest in this project!

Cheers

Micha
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 04:19 PM UTC
Thank you Micha, for sharing your most excellent build!

Well done and congratulations on a superb build!

Definitely something to be proud of!
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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 07:35 PM UTC
this is a true masterpiece. very well done.
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016 - 12:09 AM UTC
I can second that all!!

Great job Micha!! Congratulations to your commissioning of your Bismarck, and thanks for sharing this fantastic build!!

Your Appetizer is one indeed - looking forward to your pictures very much - don't be shy the more the better !!!

Cheers,
Jan
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:47 PM UTC
Battleship Bismarck
Scale: 1/200, Manufacturer: Trumpeter

Additional upgrade-parts:
Pontos: Advanced-set (etched parts, resin parts, turned brass parts, wooden decks, dry transfers), CMK: Blast bags, range finders, boats, Arado airplanes water hose drums, Blue Ridge Models: Decals for the markings on the main deck, North Star Model: chain railings on the main deck, Trumpeter: metal anchors, 3D-printed anchor chains

Colors and other things:
Colors by Lifecolor and Tamiya, Valleyo black primer, oil colors from several suppliers, Micro Krystal Klear, plastic card and profiles, Tamiya tape, EZ-Line, aluminium parts for the display.