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13 hours ago, Gisbod said:

Seriously though, how is it done? 

 

Not a clue, I've seen guys on You Tube glue the PE on then mask with tape and blu tack then rip it all off and none of the PE moves, my PE has a tendency to fall off if I just look at it the wrong way...

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On 20/08/2021 at 20:28, Gisbod said:

Just moving on to the stern end superstructure, and I’m looking at the hangar door. I’d like to have this partially open (it slides along a rail) but there’s a separate part for a hatch door at the top (see picture) - presumably to give room for the tail fin of the Arado?

Does anyone have any pictures of the door open? I’ve looked but only come across closed ones. I just want to know if the top hatch swings open?

Thanks,

Guy

I assume you already found this thread http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=4696&start=766

and know these pics https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Bundesarchiv_Bild_193-16-6-31%2C_Schlachtschiff_Bismarck.jpg  (closed)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/Bundesarchiv_Bild_193-03-1-10%2C_Schlachtschiff_Bismarck.jpg (half open, but the sliding door's rail ...)

http://www.kbismarck.com/photo010.html ("left" hand side)

 

and probably you won't care about other builders' interpretations (who can't even agree on the underwater color of the boats)

https://www.wettringer-modellbauforum.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=47992

https://www.wettringer-modellbauforum.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&postID=598198#post598198

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On 8/20/2021 at 9:03 PM, Adm Lord De Univers said:

the main hanger port side door opens on its left vertical (as you look at it, I though across the top horizontal) according to the anatomy of a ship book.

 

 


Thanks David, so it swings open to the left like a door, not sure I understood the horizontal top bit though? 
 

 

On 8/21/2021 at 5:15 AM, johndon said:

 

Not a clue, I've seen guys on You Tube glue the PE on then mask with tape and blu tack then rip it all off and none of the PE moves, my PE has a tendency to fall off if I just look at it the wrong way...


 

I can’t believe that either, if you look at my Bismarck funnel, there’s zero chance of masking that.. surely the only way would be to paint first then apply the PE which is a no-no for me! 
 

 

@Jochen Barett

 

Thanks Jochen, no I hadn’t seen those! Awesome references.. that’s going to really help. 
 

 

And just a bit further on.. the rear superstructure as it stands…

 

Thanks,

 

 

Guy

 

 

F913899-F-DE01-40-BE-8826-034-C7-DC152-C

 

 

 

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On 21/08/2021 at 05:15, johndon said:

 

Not a clue, I've seen guys on You Tube glue the PE on then mask with tape and blu tack then rip it all off and none of the PE moves, my PE has a tendency to fall off if I just look at it the wrong way...

Just a thought, what about liquid mask ?

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4 minutes ago, Faraway said:

Just a thought, what about liquid mask ?

 

 

I'd thought about that but, in my case, the edges of the camouflage are all dead straight and I'm pretty certain I'd not be able to paint the liquid mask on in a straight line.

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29 minutes ago, johndon said:

 

I'd thought about that but, in my case, the edges of the camouflage are all dead straight and I'm pretty certain I'd not be able to paint the liquid mask on in a straight line.

I see, liquid mask is not the most well behaved medium. I hate to say it but this sounds like a job for Mr Paint Brush. 
“Solderman”

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Yep, I think I would have to say, none of those options are for me, I’ll just have to avoid camo, which is a shame, but it’s beyond me I think. I’d have no enjoyment in doing it… 
 

Guy

 

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1 hour ago, Faraway said:

I hate to say it but this sounds like a job for Mr Paint Brush. 

 

Also problematic for me unfortunately as I use Tamiya Acrylics which are hopeless for brushing large areas...  

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45 minutes ago, johndon said:

 

Also problematic for me unfortunately as I use Tamiya Acrylics which are hopeless for brushing large areas...  


 

Colourcoats! 😀

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10 minutes ago, Gisbod said:


 

Colourcoats! 😀

 

I know :) I should give them a try sometime but I've used the Tamiya acrylics for so long now and love the way that they airbrush.

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Morning,

 

I’ve been a bit slow the last few days.. But I have done about 1000 PE steps😵 There’re all over the place! 

 

75-C8-E982-F5-ED-4-D66-8552-77-B37-A9621

 

 

9-BC4233-E-5-F4-B-410-C-BDA2-67-B51-CFCF

 

And another Range finder…

 

 

5-B5-E6-BFC-64-E9-4-A1-C-B615-DB9-EFCB15

 

 

Guy

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18 minutes ago, FAf said:

One step at the time... 😁

Looks great though!

/Fredrik


I see what you did there Fredrik! 😆

 

Guy

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Gidday Guy, I was going to say something deep and meaningful about a long journey beginning with a single step, but I think some chap named Confucius has beaten me to it. 🙂 And you've gone a lot further than a single step I see, all of them looking very consistent also. This is looking very well done. Regards, Jeff.

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Good work Guy. The thing with all those steps and the like is that you can sink so much time in to them and at the end there is precious little to show for it. At the end, however, they are the subtle details that transform a plastic kit into a model ship. You'd notice them more on someone else's OOB model that lacked them. They're the sort of thing made conspicuous by their absence once you know they existed.

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Don't forget to add the ventilation ducts at this point, I didn't do it, I'll add it later. This detail was given to me by Stein Gildberg. 
These ventilation ducts have been added because of the sea breeze at this point in 1941.

 

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/bb/dkm/Bismarck-200-sg/index.htm

 

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=246667

 

Bismarck-27.jpg

 

P1030139.jpg

 

 

Screenshot-2021-08-28-13-46-26-174.jpg

 

Screenshot-2021-08-28-13-46-55-966.jpg

 

Screenshot-2021-08-28-13-52-22-856.jpg

 

Screenshot-2021-08-28-13-52-46-360.jpg

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Suddenly, everyone’s a comedian.. 🤪

 

Thanks for the links Pascal, they’re great. Yep, I intend to go through all the instructions before I commit to paint to check for all the things I’ve missed. It doesn’t help when you flit around like I’m doing.

 

I've just moved onto the side hangars and have another door question! Does the right hand side of the door slide across the left hand door…

 

 

C310-AE3-F-E12-D-408-A-8-D6-E-6-F0-C7108

 

 

 

 

 

Then they both swing open as one…

 

 

 

828-FE63-C-119-B-40-A6-918-A-5-BFCE88-FF

 


 

Thanks,

 

 

Guy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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