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DKM BISMARCK 1941 – 1/200 - Trumpeter, Pontos
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 09:42 AM GMT+7
Wow Michael!

I'm amazed at how you mask over all that fine PE work and still manage to get such crisp lines!

I'd have little to no chance at such a feat: I'd either end up destroying the PE or have that many paint bleeds, I would be spending as much time with a hairy stick as a I did masking it in the first place!
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:54 PM GMT+7
Wow that is some fantastic work.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 07:41 PM GMT+7
*** UPDATE ***

Once the black/white stripes were finsihed, all parts of the superstructure received a layer of Future as sealing before the weathering.
Then a first washing with highly thinned black oil color follows... then one with brown oil color... the woode decks received also one washing with light grey oil colors.
After a little drybrushing a layer of mattlack followed.

The parts of the superstructure is ready for the next steps now ....












Next steps.... glazing of the windows.... then painting of the details (hoses, signal lamps, ...).... then mounting the super structure on the main deck.... floor by floor... and adding stairways, handrails and further details ....

Cheers - Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:47 PM GMT+7
Looking sharp Michael!
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
Looks impressive with all the superstructure in place.

Looking forward to seeing the detail go down

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 04:18 PM GMT+7
Micha,

that is just one impressive build!!! Congratulations again on your baltic camouflage, that's about the best I've seen on a model Bismarck I can recall!!

Your weathering looks very nice, as well - subtile but very effective! Great job!

Cheers

Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:43 PM GMT+7
Love how she is coming along.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 03:51 AM GMT+7
*** UPDATE ***

Several parts of the kit were replaced by Pontos etched parts. The catapult is made of etched and turned brass parts. One side remains in standart position, the other side in extended position.
Also the two bridges were made of pe parts new... consisting of several very small parts too

All parts were painted before being glued in position:










Next step - floor by floor, parts being glued on the main deck, railways, stairs and other small parts added .... stairs painted 2-color, steps in dark grey, sides in grey/white. All equipment on the captains bridge were painted grey/black-grey, some signs were added in yellow, white or black on different equipments and on chests.

Also several furher details on the walls were added suchas life-rings, pipes, etc. The windows received their glasses too....















Cheers,
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
Micha,

this leaves me pretty much speechless... absolutely stunning work!!

Looking forward to every chapter of your Bismarck story!!

Cheers ,

Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 08:18 AM GMT+7
Great progress Michael.

Following with interest.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:01 PM GMT+7
That is some beautiful detail work. Well done indeed.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:04 PM GMT+7
Michael,

That is true My amazing work. I'm in awe of your skill and hope to be as good when I grow up..inspirational to say the least.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 09:12 PM GMT+7
Thank you very much
Now I am working on the top level of the superstructure. Pictures follow shortly
cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 05:33 AM GMT+7
*** UPDATE ***

some more parts mounted... some PE parts ... some brass parts... some details painted... some weathering ........





















Next step - mounting of the masts ... brass and pe parts....

Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:41 AM GMT+7
Micha,

that's just stunning work throughout!! Amazing!!

I do like your first picture very much as well, the head on view - impressive!

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 01:18 PM GMT+7
Michael, you keep raising the bar!
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 02:52 PM GMT+7
Michael,

Just absolutely stunning work. Just can't find the words.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:40 PM GMT+7
Thank you very much mates
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 08:38 AM GMT+7
Stunning Michael,

The level of detail is outstanding, the catapult in particular has a real sense of engineering and depth.

Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 01:56 PM GMT+7
I am just sitting back and loving the work that you have done. Just gets better and better.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:50 PM GMT+7
Thanks a lot ....
I am working on the metal masts right now... fu** small parts
Cheers.
Michae
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 05:00 AM GMT+7
*** UPDATE ***

The masts are made completely new with brass- and etched parts.... for more stability some parts are soldered instead glued.....








After the painting the first mast is glued behind the superstructure. Once fixed several brass parts were added which are linking the mast to the superstructure.





Next steps.... rear mast painting and installing.... then i will go on with the cranes ...

Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 08:34 PM GMT+7
The Mast looks fantastic.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 11:26 PM GMT+7
Great Masts Micheal, totally agree with your choice of construction.
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 08:45 AM GMT+7
Masts looking good Michael.

Coming on superbly.

Cheers.

Si