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DKM BISMARCK 1941 – 1/200 - Trumpeter, Pontos
elmarriachi
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 08:37 PM GMT+7
**** UPDATE ****

A layer of matt clear coat was sprayed over the hull to give it it's final shape.

Micro Kristal Klear was used for adding the glasses in the portholes. MKK dried clear and shiny and looks like glass when dry.





The next step will be the mounting of the wooden deck... which will be huge fun I think. Then the details on the decks follow as well as the black stripes on the bottom around each gun socket.

CHEERS - Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 10:43 PM GMT+7
very nice, Micheal!

Keep those updates coming
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
Looking very good Michael,

Really like the subtle weathering.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 05:06 AM GMT+7
*** UPDATE ***
The wooden deck is installed... in consists of 5 pieces (one large for the bow and stern, one for each side and one for the center part from left to right side). Once these were glued on the plastic deck, I added a washing in light grey oil colors before spraying the red parts of the markings on the deck. The "Hakenkreuz" is added as a decal from Blue Ridge Models, and censored on these pictures as these are uploaded via German site). A layer of clear coat matt on the deck follows, as well as also a light weathering of the markings.









The first add on parts for the main deck followed... Each added with several etched parts from the Pontos set, some completely built new. ALso some Resin parts added from CMK...... some more to come..... some of the skylights are open, some are closed. The same way I will go for the other skylights on the deck too. All these parts will be painted separately before mounting ....














And the ship on the later display.... testfitted ....




And last but not least ... the propellers are aded ...
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That's it for now ....

Cheers - Michael
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 09:12 AM GMT+7
Michael,

All I can say if incredible work. Your paint and PE work is clean and crisp. Great job. Looking forward to seeing more

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 04:14 PM GMT+7
Michael,

I can just second what Dave said, outstanding work indeed!

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 09:54 PM GMT+7
Thank you very much @ all!
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 08:28 AM GMT+7
Looking so far Michael,

The deck looks excellent down.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 05:13 AM GMT+7
Several add on parts on the maindeck were installed. Several parts made fully new with PE parts and brass, as well as resin components. Then painted and added on the maindeck, then washed with black oil colors .....














The first main part of the superstructure.... all details removed .... sanded.... then all parts added with PE parts new ... lot of "funny" work Small stuff... very small stuff





Cheers - Micha
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 05:18 AM GMT+7
Micha,

Beautiful work and very crisp clean PE. I am really enjoying watching your build. Look forward to the next update.

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
Awesome Micha, absolutely outstanding work!!! It is hard to believe, but you are really beating yourself here as compared to your first Bismarck. Great, and a fantastic build log to follow!

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Looking great Micha,

Excellent etch work.

Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 09:43 AM GMT+7
OMG that's a lot of brass on the superstructure!

looks good though Michael!
elmarriachi
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 12:06 AM GMT+7
**** UPDATE ****
The first "floors" of the main super structure is finished with PE and other brass stuff... also 3 or 4 plastic parts from the kit were added .... the windows opend... (later follows some "glass"..... the painting follows later once all parts of the super structre were finished ....









And some details:













.... Next step... next "floor".... removing all the details of the kit-parts.... adding pe stuff.... opening the portholes.... adding more stuff .... ....

Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 08:50 AM GMT+7
Micha,

Wow, that is an incredible amount of PE work. Great job, can't wait to see more

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 08:03 PM GMT+7
Great stuff Michael,

Some serious etched detail going on. Looks excellent.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 12:39 AM GMT+7
Wow, Micha, this is truly amazing stuff !! You are really making the most out of this Pontos set, I really don't know if I had the patience to do all this tiny portholes, scuttles and the like - but your results are most impressive!!

Cheers

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 10:32 PM GMT+7
*** UPDATE ***
The next steps ....








... some details ...







Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 11:37 PM GMT+7
Micha,

Your build is gearing up to be a phenomenal master price. The clean or work elevates the detail to new levels. I am in awe of your skill. Realy looking forward to seeing some color

Dave
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
Great, a fantastic job Michael.

Real dedication to detail.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:54 AM GMT+7
Thanks a lot guys.... but the parts seem to become smaller and smaller as far as it goes... and several parts are missing in the instuctions which seem to be really horrible.....
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 09:02 AM GMT+7
**** UPDATE ****

Some further pe parts from pontos added... also some plastic parts... and some pe parts which I still had "on stock" ...









... we go up and up and up ...

Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 04:09 PM GMT+7
Some tidy PE work there Michael! Moving along quite nicely!!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 04:19 PM GMT+7
Micha,

that's absolutely amazing work!!! Your PE work is magnificent!

At this stage of your build, can you compare it to the KA set you did before? I have to go back to your first 1/200 Bismarck build log some time and look at the bridge and superstructure next to this one...just curious...

Stunning build!! Looking forward to every new post here!!

Cheers

Jan
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
More excellent etch work,

The added detail on the superstructure is impressive.

Looking forward to seeing some paint on the various bits.

cheers.

Si