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Bismarck
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:09:34 AM »

Well anyone falling for it? The Bismark part work. The most expensive way to build a model there is. The die cast hull will it be in sections ? I can't imagine it being whole.
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Re: Bismark
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 05:12:20 AM »

any links. not heard this one!
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Re: Bismark
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 05:32:34 AM »

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Re: Bismark
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 09:33:30 AM »

Why not just buy the Trumpeter kit and all the aftermarket upgrades for about the cost of 40 issues?
At a total cost for the part work of 1,258.60 GBP it would be cheaper to go to Howe's and buy either version of Graupner's Bismarck which is actually bigger too. If you buy the uncamouflaged version you save about 358 quid.
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Re: Bismark
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 09:39:42 AM »

I wonder what they calculate as being the expected number of subscribers  who do not make it over the 140 weeks and drop out
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Re: Bismark
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 10:31:27 AM »

"Die cast metal hull??" 1.25 metres long?  Thats a heck of a casting to fit in with a magazine.
http://www.battleshipbismarck.co.uk/your-model.php  seems to indicated a well detailed, but large, dust gatherer intended to do no more than decorate a shelf.
Did Martin ever finish his part work Bismark?
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Re: Bismark
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 11:20:17 AM »

The die cast hull sections are individually small.  However, you can't sail it or fit RC.
What is the chance if you subscribe to this they will ever complete all the issues?
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Re: Bismark
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 01:43:49 PM »


Did Martin ever finish his part work Bismark?
 

Nope!   :embarrassed:

 I thought it was just overly engineered / too many parts,  I suspect due to the amount of issues they wanted to publish but also the size limitation of what you can stick to the front of a magazine and it arrive in one piece!

 I just got frustrated with the weeks and weeks of planking.....  %%

https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4024.msg39250.html#msg39250


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Re: Bismarck
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 10:27:06 PM »

Just seen the advert - a big ornament with moving parts but very little play value.
Since the only part that anybody sees is the paint, the Trumpeter suggestion looks good.
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