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Title: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on August 06, 2010, 07:56:51 PM
Hello friends! It is nice to see you again in my next relation. As you see below, this time I decided to get a ship-legend on my desk - german II WW battleship Bismarck (scale 1:100 R/C a full scratch polystyrene made). In my opinion it is boring to write a lot so I'm going to concentrate on photos. Have a nice watch!
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Post by: Tomasz on August 06, 2010, 07:58:10 PM
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Post by: Tomasz on August 06, 2010, 07:59:06 PM
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 06, 2010, 08:02:41 PM
Wonderful!! What plans are you working too?
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Post by: Tomasz on August 06, 2010, 08:23:48 PM
Wonderful!! What plans are you working too?
Bismarck - Modellbauplan (http://www.christian-schmidt.com/product_info.php?products_id=85)
AJ-Press monography Bismarck-Class Battleships part. 15/16/17/18/19 (http://aj-press.home.pl/archiv_euro.HTM)
Das Original im detail (http://www.simonfreyverlag.de/index.php/unsere-buecher?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=5&category_id=1)
Anatomy of the ship (http://www.bismarck-class.dk/miscellaneous/book_reviews/conway/conway_aots_bismarck_book_review.html)
Internet (http://www.google.pl/search?hl=en&q=Bismarck&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=)
 ok2
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on August 14, 2010, 08:45:08 PM
Arado Ar-196 A4
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Post by: Edward Pinniger on August 15, 2010, 07:27:20 PM
Wow! That's some seriously impressive scratchbuilding work  :-))  Is the anti-slip texturing on the deck made up from individual bits of styrene rod/strip?  :o
Styrene plastic is also my favourite material for modelling non-wood parts of ship models, though I don't have quite your level of skill!

Will you be building the hull from scratch (if so, what material/technique) or using a pre-made moulding?
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on August 15, 2010, 10:25:20 PM
Wow! That's some seriously impressive scratchbuilding work  :-))  Is the anti-slip texturing on the deck made up from individual bits of styrene rod/strip?
yes

Will you be building the hull from scratch (if so, what material/technique) or using a pre-made moulding?
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I don't know
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Martin13 on August 16, 2010, 12:57:50 AM
Tomasz,

That's outstanding craftsmanship O0

I think this build should be under the Masterclass heading.

Looking forward to the rest of the build.

In Awe - Martin doon under :o
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Post by: Tomasz on August 20, 2010, 10:07:48 PM
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Post by: bassplayer1 on August 20, 2010, 10:51:37 PM
Fantastic job my friend! Your work is out of this world! I love to see scratch-building of such quality and level, you've really made my day! PLEASE, keep posting!!!
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Post by: Tomasz on August 28, 2010, 04:32:17 PM
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Post by: Tomasz on September 02, 2010, 11:34:21 AM
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Post by: Tomasz on September 12, 2010, 07:01:51 PM
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Post by: bassplayer1 on September 12, 2010, 07:14:26 PM
Great!!! Keep the pictures coming!!!
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Post by: Tomasz on September 16, 2010, 12:06:15 PM
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Post by: bassplayer1 on September 16, 2010, 10:56:30 PM
Amazing!!!
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Post by: Ticonderoga on September 18, 2010, 04:43:38 PM
Watching with envy     :-)) :-))
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Post by: Bowwave on September 18, 2010, 06:31:48 PM
Simply outstanding .  :-)) :-)) :-))
Bowwave
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Post by: Tomasz on September 19, 2010, 10:42:59 AM
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Post by: Tomasz on September 20, 2010, 10:16:38 PM
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Post by: oldiron on September 21, 2010, 11:01:22 AM
Unbelievable work.! Keep the pictures coming.

John
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Post by: Rex Hunt on September 21, 2010, 12:49:15 PM
Excellent work......I am waiting for that Arado to fly!

Rex
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Post by: awvs on September 21, 2010, 01:50:15 PM
Usually I don't follow any posts in the warship category, but this one is simply outstanding.

Regards
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: pugwash on September 21, 2010, 05:34:05 PM
I just started my first build on the forum and after following this thread I know I'm down in the Blue square league.
This build of tomasz is definitely premier league

Geoff

But I do hope to get promoted as the build really gets underway- well make the playoffs anyway.
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Post by: keef666 on September 24, 2010, 09:45:11 PM
The workmanship on the Arado puts some kitmakers to shame,  if i live to be 200years old i couldn't reach your level,    <:(
Hope you keep building  as i for one would love to see her in her full glory. :-))
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Post by: Tomasz on September 27, 2010, 08:50:47 PM
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Post by: Tomasz on October 03, 2010, 10:25:37 PM
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Post by: derekwarner on October 03, 2010, 11:12:27 PM
Hi Tomasz ....I have never studied the Bismarck ....but what are those 40 different sized pipe or tube protrusions around thye top of the funnel proper?..... Derek
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Post by: Eric65 on October 04, 2010, 05:48:06 PM
These pipes are outlet exhusts for the diesel engines I belive.

Making my 1/200 Bismarck as I am, and the detail involved in THAT, I am amazed at the level of detail on this model!
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Post by: Tomasz on October 09, 2010, 10:18:52 AM
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Post by: pugwash on October 09, 2010, 11:31:59 AM
Tomasz, how did you get all the curves in the material you used on the funnel - looks fantastic

Geoff
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Post by: Tomasz on October 09, 2010, 12:21:06 PM
Tomasz, how did you get all the curves in the material you used on the funnel ...
it's magic  ok2
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Post by: Bunkerbarge on October 09, 2010, 05:50:04 PM
These pipes are outlet exhusts for the diesel engines I belive.

Making my 1/200 Bismarck as I am, and the detail involved in THAT, I am amazed at the level of detail on this model!

Quite an assortment of tank vents such as fuel & lube oil etc. as well as things such as boiler safety valve vents, there were twelve boilers as well as eight 500w diesel generators which probably vented outside the main funnel as well as possibly crank case vents. 
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Post by: tt1 on October 10, 2010, 01:59:36 AM
Unbelievable ---- Have just decided that I'll no longer post my beginners efforts on here anymore, there just can't be a comparison of interest.  {-)

       Tomasz, you can't get away with "magic", come on share the how to do it bits for us novices you clever bu--er!

                       Regards, Tony.  :-))

                   
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Post by: Martin13 on October 10, 2010, 02:22:17 AM
       Tomasz, you can't get away with "magic", come on share the how to do it bits for us novices you clever bu--er!

                       Regards, Tony.  :-))                  



I feel the same - looking at Tomasz build post my build log of Brave Borderer seems a total novice job (and it really is)- I'll keep building BB but no more posting. <:(

Come on Tomasz, tell us how you do it - I will NEVER reach your standards but I can improve my current and future builds with your advice and practical knowledge. :-)) :-)) :-))

Martin doon under
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Martin13 on October 10, 2010, 02:27:22 AM
In my opinion it is boring to write a lot so I'm going to concentrate on photos. Have a nice watch!


Tomasz,
This is the only mistake you have made with your post. Myself and others would agree that you writing some stuff would be NOT BORING at all. So please write some stuff and explain HOW YOU DO IT...

Martin du

I think I repeated myself O0
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Post by: CJ1 on October 10, 2010, 11:30:29 AM
Dear Tomasz,

I want to add my voice to the requests for more information please. Your work is outstanding and it would be a real help for just a little more detail on how you do it. I'm sure it would help us all achieve more or better, and for a lot of us, that is why we model.

many thanks,
Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on October 10, 2010, 01:20:34 PM
Hello Friends! Sorry but the main problem is the fact that I'm not able to explain you everything due to lack of my english language knowledge. That is why I decided only to put photos and I feel sorry for that. But I hope that it's not a huge problem for you. Greetings Tomasz
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Post by: tt1 on October 10, 2010, 02:15:40 PM
Hello Tomasz, one thing for sure -----  you could learn to speak fluent English far quicker, than I could EVER, build models to your standard!!   O0

                     Regards, Tony. :-))
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Post by: bassplayer1 on October 10, 2010, 10:50:42 PM
Keep the pictures coming my friend! Fantastic work!!! And a little bit of explanation of how you do it PLEASE! I'm sure you can do it!
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Post by: Tomasz on October 16, 2010, 11:37:49 AM
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Post by: Norberto on October 26, 2010, 05:05:23 PM
for me is a wonderfull job and care with the construction

superb :-))
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Post by: Tomasz on October 29, 2010, 10:55:11 PM
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Post by: Bowwave on October 30, 2010, 01:11:25 AM
Holy mackerel  this guys  is GOOD . Tomasz my congratulations on  superb build .
Bowwave  O0 :-)) :-)) :-))
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Post by: Edward Pinniger on October 30, 2010, 04:57:46 PM
That is some seriously impressive workmanship! On my first glance at the photos of the painted funnel, I genuinely thought it was a 3D rendering rather than an actual part.
(as an aircraft as well as ship/boat modeller, I really like the Arados too, they're as good as most 1/48 models I've seen!)
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on October 30, 2010, 08:28:45 PM
for me is a wonderfull job and care with the construction

superb :-))
Thank you for your comment! I hope that I will manage to keep the same high scale of details until the end  Moreover I also keep eye on your model, it is also an excellent workmanship! Greetings!
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Post by: Bernd on October 31, 2010, 11:37:43 AM
Very nice build of BISMARCK!  :-)) Keep us updated, please! :-)
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Post by: Tomasz on November 03, 2010, 05:57:55 PM
Hello Admirals! On sunday I managed to paint funnel decks and today other details but it's not the end of my "paintbrush funnel story" There is a need to correct a little colours in a few places and of course what is the most important to paint characteristic black and white strips. The main grey colour is definitive. All painted by Revell enamels. Greetings!
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Post by: Tomasz on November 05, 2010, 06:22:06 PM
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Post by: Tomasz on November 06, 2010, 06:24:58 PM
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Post by: AlisterL on November 06, 2010, 07:42:34 PM
Hi Tomasz,

that really is very, very good work.

A quick question: when painting the camouflage, did you use masking tape or something similar to get the straight lines or just do it by freehand?
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Post by: Tomasz on November 06, 2010, 09:21:49 PM
Achieving such effect by freehand would be very difficult so I decided to use tamiya masking tape and alluminium foil.
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Post by: AlisterL on November 07, 2010, 10:42:29 PM
Hi Tomasz,

the reason I asked was I thought it might have been difficult to get the masking tape around all the bits and pieces!
Keep going - you are doing great work!
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Post by: Tomasz on November 08, 2010, 09:53:48 PM
Good evening friends!
 Little by little and we've got another funnel detail  This time silver coloured top (by Humbrol 56)
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Post by: Bernd on November 09, 2010, 08:14:43 AM
Very nice paint job!  :-))
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Post by: Tomasz on November 14, 2010, 03:00:36 PM
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Post by: oldiron on November 21, 2010, 11:03:31 AM
Absolutely fabulous work!!

John
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Post by: Tomasz on November 27, 2010, 08:23:24 PM
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Post by: bassplayer1 on November 29, 2010, 01:28:16 AM
Keep posting my friend!
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Post by: dreadnought72 on November 29, 2010, 12:40:37 PM
Anyone else going to take up knitting, with me?  %%

Fabulous work.  :-))

Andy
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Post by: Tomasz on December 01, 2010, 08:51:33 PM
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Post by: oldiron on December 01, 2010, 11:18:24 PM
Anyone else going to take up knitting, with me?  %%

Fabulous work.  :-))

Andy

Yeh....now where'd I put that scane of wool?    O0

John
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Post by: Tomasz on December 05, 2010, 01:58:18 PM
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Post by: keef666 on December 07, 2010, 01:57:58 PM
Wonderful work manship, but i've already said this before, with regard, the knitting! since i have being watching this build, i haven't touched a model boat, i have a 5 foot HMS.Daring Type 45 to finish off, i go to my model room and look at her, and think, nah! what else can i build, and i have been making aircraft and armour kits from 1/72 scale up to 1/32 nd, i have just lost the feel for boats about now! i don't blame Tomasz, its all me,  maybe need i another hobby!
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Post by: Tomasz on December 07, 2010, 10:00:48 PM
Wonderful work manship, but i've already said this before, with regard, the knitting! since i have being watching this build, i haven't touched a model boat, i have a 5 foot HMS.Daring Type 45 to finish off, i go to my model room and look at her, and think, nah! what else can i build, and i have been making aircraft and armour kits from 1/72 scale up to 1/32 nd, i have just lost the feel for boats about now! i don't blame Tomasz, its all me,  maybe need i another hobby!

Thanks again for your complements! But do not even try to give up!Type 45 destoyer is a very interesting, contemporary ship worth of finishing! If you stop your project I will stop mine!  Greetings!
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Post by: keef666 on December 07, 2010, 10:55:29 PM
Ha Ha! If you stop doing yours i would have everyone after me!, maybe in the New Year, when its no so cold i will give it another go,  i do want to see it on the water, as no idear if she will float!
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Post by: Tomasz on December 08, 2010, 09:43:36 PM
Ok, so I am waiting for next year sea trials
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Post by: Perkasaman2 on December 08, 2010, 11:38:59 PM
Hi Tomasz, I found this newsreel  film which shows the launch of the Bismarck in Hamburg:

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=7879

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Post by: Tomasz on December 10, 2010, 08:27:50 PM
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Post by: tt1 on December 11, 2010, 01:50:49 AM
Hi Tomasz,  PLEASE tell me you've been modelling for forty years and that your a time served professional model builder! ------------------ PLEASE??  {:-{  {:-{

                breathtaking Tomasz,  :-)) kind regards, Tony



                 
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Post by: AndrewB on December 11, 2010, 06:09:29 AM
Could do with a bit more detail   ok2

Stunning work!!
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Post by: Tomasz on December 14, 2010, 03:06:07 PM
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Post by: Roadrunner on December 14, 2010, 04:02:46 PM
I have to say it, Stunning Work Tomasz!

 Its disappointing to read that some modellers consider giving up after seeing work like this, to me its something to aspire to! 
Remember its models like this that probably first attracted many of us into the hobby in the first place. Never give up just keep going one day you will get there!  :-))
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Post by: WLU SSY on December 15, 2010, 03:22:22 AM
Excellent work so far, this rates up there with some of the best modeling I have seen in the over 30 years that I have been in the hobby and industry.
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Post by: Ticonderoga on December 15, 2010, 11:21:08 PM
Some how I have to turn this quality of work into inspiration and not depression........... :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:


Great work, love looking at the outcomes

Andrew
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Post by: Tomasz on December 18, 2010, 10:01:28 PM
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Post by: kenthompson on December 18, 2010, 11:47:30 PM
How many times have we said, that`s fantastic,

                        then somethink like this comes along, and tops it???

Absolutely fantastic workmanship,

Ken.
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Post by: AndrewB on December 26, 2010, 09:20:48 PM
Stunning work Tomasz!!
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Post by: Tomasz on December 30, 2010, 03:07:01 PM
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Post by: tt1 on December 30, 2010, 05:45:55 PM
Absolutely amazing Tomasz,  :-))   You really must have excellent dexterity in your fingers and perfect eyesight!
                  Regards, Tony
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Post by: Tomasz on January 02, 2011, 09:19:31 PM
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Post by: Tomasz on January 05, 2011, 07:17:48 PM
primer
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Post by: oldiron on January 05, 2011, 08:31:35 PM
  that's it........I'm giving up modeling and take up knitting.  Absolutely fabulous work. Keep the pictures coming.   :-))

John
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Post by: Tomasz on January 06, 2011, 10:38:51 PM
this is the final coat of paint and the piece is finished
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Post by: CJ1 on January 07, 2011, 10:00:29 AM
Tomasz,
Thank you for sharing your work with us. It's stunning.
Although I won't get even close to your quality, it really does help to have something so good to aspire to!
Please keep the photos coming.
best wishes,
Chris
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Post by: Tomasz on January 19, 2011, 08:21:39 PM
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Post by: Wetwater on January 19, 2011, 10:29:29 PM
   Only one word to describe this build.

   Fantastic, Amazing, Brilliant.   :-))  OK, three words then.  Keep the pictures coming Tomasz.
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Post by: Ticonderoga on January 23, 2011, 12:02:39 PM
Wonderful Tomasz, thank you for sharing.

 :-)) :-))
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Post by: Tomasz on January 24, 2011, 09:08:13 PM
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Post by: carlmt on January 24, 2011, 11:11:38 PM
I am ABSOLUTELY gob-smacked!!! And I thought I was anally retentive when it came to detail!!!!! %%

This is incredible - Tomasz......do you hold classes?????

Are ALL these pieces produced from scratch or do you resin cast repetitive parts such as the searchlight or the handrail fixings?

I am in awe...
Carl
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Post by: oldiron on January 25, 2011, 12:01:39 AM
 Its been said before, the detail leaves me aghast. However, I look at the time frame this being built in. The speed with which the model is going together makes this work even more mind boggling.

John
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Post by: Tomasz on January 25, 2011, 03:55:43 PM
Are ALL these pieces produced from scratch or do you resin cast repetitive parts such as the searchlight or the handrail fixings?

Hello! I am glad to hear such a nice words  Everything is only polistyrene made. There are no any resin cast pieces because polistyrene is an excellent material with amazing capabilities so thanks to this I am able to construct wide range of parts only by my hands.
Greetings.
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Post by: Bowwave on January 25, 2011, 05:36:10 PM
Superbly done with such dexterity and attention to  the fine detail .  O0 :-))
Bowwave
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Post by: Tomasz on February 12, 2011, 11:22:04 AM
Dear Captains! Sorry for a little retardation in my shipyard but my friend from Thailand have proposed me a little restoration of his model. Here below some photos before and after restoration:


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Post by: Shipmate60 on February 12, 2011, 11:46:23 AM
Very tidy restoration.

Bob
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Post by: WLU SSY on February 13, 2011, 05:53:01 AM
Nice work on the little restoration...er Major rebuild is more like it Tomasz.

I look forward to your next installmant on your Bismarck.
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Post by: Tomasz on April 12, 2011, 08:21:25 PM
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Post by: Wetwater on April 12, 2011, 11:56:22 PM
    Welcome back Tomasz.  More BRILLIANT work, as usual.  :-))
    Keep the pictures coming.  O0
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Post by: Eric65 on April 13, 2011, 12:50:02 AM
Brilliant, just pure brilliant. I am looking forward to seeing this masterpiece finished.
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Post by: carlmt on April 13, 2011, 12:57:19 AM
How in God's name do you do it??????????????????????

Amazing - and thank you for sharing!!!!
C
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Post by: CJ1 on April 13, 2011, 09:36:01 AM
Tomasz,
Amazing work.
Is there anyway that you could show us, in a series of photos, how you achieve such delicacy of work please?.... Just once...please!

I'm serious. If you could post some pictures to show what you do to cut out such small parts so accurately, and assemble them with such precision. Don't worry about the text, the words; believe me your results say everything.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Chris
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Post by: Dave13 on April 13, 2011, 09:47:05 AM
All I can say is wow!!!!!
 :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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Post by: Tomasz on April 16, 2011, 02:42:44 PM
So, this time I would like to present you "step by step" how I did my superstructure
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Post by: richtea on April 16, 2011, 07:29:07 PM

Just found this build, WOW  :o
The funnel and searchlight platforms are a work of art,
the detail is exquisite even down to the first aid boxes.
Salute Tomasz.  :-))
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Post by: pugwash on April 16, 2011, 09:18:11 PM
Tomasz There would be many people looking forward to you showing us a   step by step guide,

Geoff
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on April 21, 2011, 07:20:16 PM
All these elements have been drawn in CorelDraw and printed on ordinary sheet of printing paper. Next step is to transfer drafts from paper to polystyrene. The clou of this part is to mark all main points what in case of square parts is very easy and what we have to do is only to focus on 4 corners. Of course in case of rounded shapes there is a need to make much more marks which are necessary to reflect original element.

The element has been cut by using steel made ruler and Olfa’s knife. To achieve desirable effect I had to cut polystyrene a few times because due to it’s thickness one cut was not enough. Of course in case of rounded shapes I am not able to use ruler so such elements are cut by my own hands and it’s not a huge problem.

What about these rounded corners of my superstructure I was able to kick this problem by using an appropriate diameter steel made cylinder or upper part of drill. In case of bending polystyrene without help of such a “complex and sophisticated”  item the effort could not be acceptable because of possibility of cracks

Finally, the easiest part – to fix all these elements to frame. To realize this part quickly and without problems I prefer using instant glue (in polish “CA” or “Cyjanoakrylowy”). The crucial factor before fixing both polystyrene parts is to harsh their surfaces by a sandpaper - this operation gives us guarantee that joint will be very strong. Of course if time is not essential I will use an ordinary glue for plastic models. The main drawback of this “long lasting” option is the fact that simple glues for plastic kits need a lot of time to achieve an appropriate effect and are not able to put together another very important material – foamed PVC. The foamed PVC is the main material to construct hull’s frames.
This time that’s all. Pending your questions.
Greetings
Tomasz
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Eric65 on April 21, 2011, 08:34:14 PM
You make it look easy, but that level of precision is phenomenal!

Thank you for sharing this with us, we are all in awe!
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: CJ1 on April 22, 2011, 07:16:08 AM
Dear Tomasz,
Thank you for posting a description of your work. It really is a great help for those of us trying to improve our modelmaking techniques.
I know you said in an earlier posting that you prefered using photos only as you were worried about your English. You shouldn't have worried, your English is good and totally understandable.
In English we call the glue CA too (cyanoacrylate).
Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: steve pickstock on April 22, 2011, 11:30:55 AM
Oh my! And there was me thinking you had a thousand tiny elves doing this magnificent workmanship for you.
 :o

I look forwards to reading more and learning more from your work.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on April 22, 2011, 03:43:23 PM
Firstly, I would like to thank you Chris for your complements. Such kind of opinion makes me eager to intense work  But now let’s leave these complements and go back to my report.

So, I have prepared a superstructure sides and cut square illuminators. I did them also by engraving main points and cutting out lines between the points.

Sometimes there can be problem with suitable cut so I prefer to reduce a little the size of cutting out shape. This gives us ability to make some corrections in case of poorly cut holes. The corrections can be done for example by using small, flat file.

Next step is to glue 0,25 mm thick polystyrene stripes from the other side (later in my relation I will answer what was the cause of this move)
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on April 22, 2011, 03:46:37 PM
The next step was to glue these narrow stripes of polystyrene to a superstructure. Their main role is to imitate steel edges which separate wooden covered deck.

As you see here below I showed drilled holes – future illuminators. After a few attempts I realized that the best method to achieve excellently rounded holes is to use designed to wood drill (just like this one on the photo).

Another work was to glue the superstructure’s sides by 0,25 mm thick polystyrene stripes but a little bit wider than the sides.

The wider strips were necessary to acquire an appropriate ridge which was clearly visible on original ship.
Greetings
Tomasz
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: sailorboy61 on April 22, 2011, 04:34:13 PM
I have also been pleased with the results using a wood drilling bit, especially if you can back the plastic on a wooden block for drilling.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on April 23, 2011, 06:04:42 PM
Welcome again sailors! As far as the superstructure deck details are concerned this time I decided to show you my battle command center version. During my work with this element I used all methods that I have presented before excluding rivets, so in this part of my tutorial I would like to present you how I made them.

An Upper part of this construction is made from 0,25 mm polystyrene with marked points – future rivets sites…

…then I used a mill to have rounded socket

Thanks to suitable stick with diameter a little bit smaller than sockets I forced rivet’s heads..

…which after everything look like on photo below

The next step was to secure future rivet’s by using CA. Glue gives us guarantee that rivets will not deform in the future.

To gain an appropriate rivet’s shape a little sandpaper work was necessary

Thanks to a little converted needle I made square holes in rivet’s heads

Finally, this “technology” gave me ability to start mass production of rivets…

…and the effect you can see below:
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Yarpie on April 24, 2011, 07:53:55 PM
Firstly, I would like to thank you Chris for your complements. Such kind of opinion makes me eager to intense work  But now let’s leave these complements and go back to my report.......................................................


Just hold it there a cotton-pickin' moment Tommy boy! <*<

Let's not leave the compliments ......... you are more than worthy of every compliment that comes your way.

In the first case, your English is wonderful and a joy to read. Very, very well done Tomasz. :-))

And in the second instance, your build quality is second to none. Excellent work with the greatest attention to detail. :-) :-)

Thank you very much Tomasz for taking the time to share your wonderful project with us on Mayhem. It serves to inspire us all to reach the standard that you do.

Good luck on your exceptional build my friend and I just hope that the paths (or courses) of my HMS RODNEY and your SMS BISMARCK do not cross. If they did, I think that this time the RODNEY would run a mile in appreciation of the BISMARCK's vastly superior craftsmanship. :-)) :-))

Once again, very many thanks and keep 'em coming.

Yarpie.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on May 20, 2011, 01:48:46 PM
Armoured command center has been covered by primer and received a few details.

Last few days were also spent on building next level of superstructure.

And here below is my primer by Motip
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on May 20, 2011, 08:48:07 PM
Here below is presented a test illuminator which has been ordered in Mr Piotr Czerkasow company "MASTER". (http://www.master-model.pl/) The external diameter is 5 mm and the quality of this product seems to be excellent.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on May 24, 2011, 07:33:23 PM
So, little by little another stage of superstructure has been almost completed. A small part of next stage has been covered by acquired to the role of grating - cut furniture tape.

Simultaneously an admiral bridge was build

And…I couldn't resist from assembling all almost done elements.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Norberto on May 25, 2011, 02:31:38 PM
Thomasz outstanding work :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: pugwash on May 25, 2011, 02:36:01 PM
Tomasz Brilliant work as usual.  I really enjoy your posts.

Geoff
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: thebackways on May 30, 2011, 02:39:36 PM
this model will look insanely awesome when its finnished...
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Bernd on June 01, 2011, 11:13:42 AM
Very nice build!  :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Wetwater on June 01, 2011, 10:49:36 PM
this model will look insanely awesome when its finnished...

     It looks insanely awesome even BEFORE it's finished.   :-))   
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on June 08, 2011, 02:32:43 PM
Another level of superstructure has been completed. As you see below it has received final shape and colours now it's time to complete some details like for instance - AA guns.

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: pugwash on June 08, 2011, 02:55:03 PM
Tomasz as usual your work is top class

Geoff
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 08, 2011, 04:00:04 PM
Beautiful paintwork Tomasz, what do you use for masking?
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on June 08, 2011, 04:03:15 PM
Tamyia masking tape.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Roadrunner on June 08, 2011, 04:28:28 PM
uff i feel like quitting after seeing this! VERY nice work Tomas i always look forward to reading your updates, i'm looking forward to the hull work though  :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on June 17, 2011, 03:17:50 PM
I started laying of a wooden deck. External boards firstly
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Bernd on June 17, 2011, 06:08:18 PM
Nice!  :-)) Keep on posting, please.

Bye.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: marinemole on June 17, 2011, 08:29:53 PM
Only just discovered this thread. Fantastic workmanship and look forward to seeing more.

Andy
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz on June 18, 2011, 09:09:03 PM
...
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: keef666 on June 24, 2011, 03:57:08 PM
When they were handing out Brains and Talent, i don't know about being at the back of the line, i wasn't even in the queue

Its not fair! as he picks up teddybear and kicks it out of the window!  >>:-(
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 24, 2011, 04:56:38 PM
He must have 1:100 workers working for him!!!  :o
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: bassplayer1 on August 17, 2011, 09:55:49 PM
Absolutely amazing!!!
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: bobk on August 18, 2011, 04:24:20 PM
Tomasz, I must add my thanks also for sharing your wonderful build.  Honestly, this is better quality than many official Shipwrights models in museums.  I can never make to this quality, but I have learned much that will hopefully help me improve my technique.
More please !   :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Jonjonzilla on August 31, 2011, 02:05:16 PM
Beautiful, Well done

John
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: CJ1 on November 03, 2011, 08:24:45 AM
Tomasz,

How is your build going? I'm sure I speak for most of us on this forum when I say I miss your build photos and descriptions.
Please post again soon.

Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: WLU SSY on January 23, 2012, 10:53:46 PM
Tomasz:

Where have you gone, for those of us who have been following your Bismarck Project, some are getting concerned.  I hope that your in good health ant that we will see you here again soon.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: xilsoe on January 24, 2012, 10:04:10 AM
Tomasz:

Where have you gone, for those of us who have been following your Bismarck Project, some are getting concerned.  I hope that your in good health ant that we will see you here again soon.

Agreed with that
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: DickyD on January 24, 2012, 10:29:32 AM
Tomasz was last on the forum Today at 04:54:16 AM so he's still around.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: RichyB on January 24, 2012, 10:50:25 AM
Tomasz has really been an inspiration to us all, my own building skill could be compared to an apprentice watchmaker with a 2lb hammer compared to this.  It certainly has given me the inspiration to try harder with my own builds, and to be a little more patient at learning new skills.  Really looking forward to more from this master builder.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 24, 2012, 01:16:47 PM
 
 I had a PM, he says, "I'll be back... shortly!"
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on May 16, 2014, 07:34:32 PM
Two Admiral boats
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on May 25, 2014, 06:58:16 PM
........
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on October 19, 2015, 03:03:19 PM
Hi again !!!! :)
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: deadbeat on October 19, 2015, 03:41:21 PM
Welcome back, I missed seeing your build thread which to my mind is the best model I've seen in a very long time.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 19, 2015, 05:16:28 PM
Just out of curiosity....


How long will a 1:100 Bismarck be?


Make my Tirpitz look like its been put together by gibbons :(
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on October 19, 2015, 05:42:03 PM
Welcome back, I missed seeing your build thread which to my mind is the best model I've seen in a very long time.
big thx  :embarrassed:



How long will a 1:100 Bismarck be?

hard to say, 5-10 years (maybe)  ok2
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 19, 2015, 06:35:32 PM
It will be 100th the length of the original ship - you can look that up.

Colin
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on October 19, 2015, 08:57:47 PM
2.5metres long (8foot 3inches long), so definitly a Trailer, estate car or two part hull job. That is still excellent work Tomasz. I am inspired by it and will keep my eye out for further progress. Sometimes, huge projects burn your enthusiasm out, so pace yourself!
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: carlmt on October 19, 2015, 11:34:19 PM
Bloody hell!!!! That is incredible work. :o
 
So glad that this build hasn't fallen off the radar........... O0
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: TheOldMan on November 04, 2015, 07:23:16 AM
Can't wait to see the Finnish model,  if only I could be a quarter that good  <:(  keep up the good work.
Chris  <:( <:( <:(
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on December 07, 2015, 04:55:16 PM
Flakvierling C38
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on December 07, 2015, 08:36:45 PM
better quality  ok2
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: derekwarner on December 07, 2015, 09:39:00 PM
Tomasz......that is amazing scale quality  :-))

Interestingly, I found versions of the Flakvieling C38 mounting that used hand elevation drive [two men = four hands] as opposed to hydraulic drive.....

Studies have shown that these Flakvieling C38 mountings were far superior to the AA mounts as used by the RN at the time.......Derek
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: TheOldMan on December 08, 2015, 09:08:36 AM
Welcome back  . I have missed your work,  the flak guns are amazing, as to be expected from you. I for one can't get enough of your work.  :-)) :-)) :-))
Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on December 23, 2015, 08:38:52 PM
   another detail completed
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 23, 2015, 10:12:12 PM
 
Those matches look so real!  %)
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on December 23, 2015, 10:39:55 PM
 :} Excellent work Tomasz. I love the spent casingsl baskets.

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: raflaunches on December 23, 2015, 10:58:50 PM
Tomasz
Brilliant work and build quality, some thing I'm sure we all aspire to- I certainly do! Look forward to your next instalment.




Derek
The C38 may have been supposedly superior but it suffered a massive flaw- it was designed to predict modern aircraft for the time I.e Messerschmitt 109 speeds not Fairey Swordfish, due to the predicter sights set to shoot down modern aircraft the AA guns continually fired forward of the Swordfish never getting close to the them!- so the closer the attacking Swordfish got, the further the sights were out, the poor old swordfish wasn't fast enough for the modern AA sights! Which meant the Bismarck was defenceless against an obsolete torpedo bomber.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on January 04, 2016, 05:03:13 PM
...and next  :-)
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on January 04, 2016, 08:11:14 PM
2cm FLAK30s Tomasz? Lovely work :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on January 04, 2016, 08:18:04 PM
2cm FLAK30s Tomasz? Lovely work :-))
thx mate
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: TheOldMan on January 05, 2016, 01:53:20 PM
Tomasz  I have just got a book by Kagero it's a Polish- English publication,  topdrawings No 15. The Battleship  Bismark,  it's by WaldeMar Goralski.
Have you seen this?. The drawings and detailed pictures are brilliant  and a big help to anyone making a model of Bismark.  I am so very impressed with your model work its fantastic,  keep up the good work. :-)) :-)) :-)) .
Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on January 05, 2016, 02:09:53 PM
Tomasz  I have just got a book by Kagero it's a Polish- English publication,  topdrawings No 15. The Battleship  Bismark,  it's by WaldeMar Goralski.
Have you seen this?. The drawings and detailed pictures are brilliant  and a big help to anyone making a model of Bismark.  I am so very impressed with your model work its fantastic,  keep up the good work. :-)) :-)) :-)) .
Chris

   give me your e-mail address, I show you something  ok2
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: TheOldMan on January 05, 2016, 03:20:05 PM
   give me your e-mail address, I show you something  ok2
Have sent you a personal message. Thanks
Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: littoralcombat on January 05, 2016, 04:10:15 PM
Well Done Tomasz,

Every now and again, a Model Maker of note comes to the surface who gives us all inspiration. And you my friend are one of those!!
I look forward to watching your progress, and hope that one day I can attain your level of skill.

Nige
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: TheOldMan on January 25, 2016, 05:36:24 AM
Hi Tomasz,  what colour grey are you using for the superstructure, as every site I go on gives a different colour, >>:-(     
        Which make of paint and number ? the one you are using looks right  :-)).  Speak to you soon.
Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on January 25, 2016, 11:05:10 AM
Revell
Grey          - enamel 32374/ acrylic 36374
Tank Grey - enamel 32178/ acrylic 36178
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on December 15, 2016, 06:35:27 PM
hey created more items

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: TheOldMan on December 16, 2016, 05:38:36 AM
Welcome back :-))  it's been nearly a year since your last update, please tell us how far you have got with her.




Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on January 15, 2017, 04:11:28 PM
I have nothing more, everything shows on a regular basis  {:-{
16 mm height, 116 elements each

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: warspite on January 15, 2017, 04:22:53 PM
Picture on post 174 - thought it was a bunch of star wars gun ships from film 4 (episode 1), lol
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on January 15, 2017, 09:59:40 PM
Twin 37mm AA guns? Lovely work as ever Tomasz!
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: TheOldMan on January 16, 2017, 04:27:13 AM
These guns are models in there own right,  :-))  I would be proud just to do them, let alone the ship itself. Can't wait to see more  :-)) :-)) :-))


Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on January 16, 2017, 03:43:06 PM
a little better quality  ok2
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Yarpie on January 16, 2017, 04:27:10 PM
Tomasz, thank you for your continued updates.

After so long building, patience really is a virtue mate.

Very well done so far, every aspect has proved to be a work of art.

Sandy.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on February 11, 2017, 08:30:30 AM
created 105mm guns
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: warspite on February 11, 2017, 12:36:58 PM
Love to see your crew if you ever create any, those guns are works of art at that scale, I struggle with crude crew at 180 - never mind highly detailed at 100 (and believe me - my crew is as crude as you can imagine  {-) )
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on February 12, 2017, 06:44:11 PM
little change
left side old element - right side new element
now I'm happy


Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on February 13, 2017, 11:00:58 PM
Wow! They could have been completly different mounts.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on February 21, 2017, 10:38:34 PM
assembly takes
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on March 02, 2017, 12:03:11 PM
all shileds ready
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on March 27, 2017, 06:35:52 PM
..
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on March 27, 2017, 09:31:39 PM
There is no let up what so ever in your quality Tomasz! In a way it is a shame you are not moulding and casting the parts as you would bring scale modelling to a new level with detail like that. I am sure there would be a market for super detailed weapons and fittings for  large scale plastic ship kits  :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on April 07, 2017, 08:57:22 AM
fun with wires

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on April 08, 2017, 06:39:27 PM
and again ...
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on April 08, 2017, 10:22:52 PM
That is amazing! Lovely and first rate work Tomasz.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on April 17, 2017, 07:49:37 PM
after painting primer

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: derekwarner on April 17, 2017, 11:24:28 PM
So crisp at that scale Tomaz  ....well done :-))

It would be very interesting to see a 1/2 section GA of the gun mount hood as there is a huge amount of space FWD of the mantlet axis....

Derek
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on April 24, 2017, 05:45:50 PM
cannon finished

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: steve pickstock on April 25, 2017, 07:27:42 AM
Exquisite!
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: spooksgone on April 25, 2017, 09:23:46 AM
Amazing. :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on May 07, 2017, 05:02:02 PM
another caliber under construction

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: crabbersnipe on May 07, 2017, 07:52:21 PM
Hi Thomasz,


First time I had a look at this thread and am completely gobsmacked - what a FABULOUS model , I can hardly believe this is 1/100 scale and you doing all this in styrene ! Never even thought this level of detailing was possible with styrene....


Can I just ask two questions which may help me with my build ? I spotted some very nice (well, everything is just bloody brilliant !) handrails, how did you make those, especially the thicker 'knobs' where the handrail meets the supporting spacer ?


Secondly, what glue do you use when fixing the metal parts to the styrene without having excess glue blobs ?


Thanks for your advice Thomasz, am in absolute awe for your model - keep the shots coming :-)


E
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on May 07, 2017, 07:54:41 PM
Amen.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on May 07, 2017, 08:10:48 PM
Can I just ask two questions which may help me with my build ? I spotted some very nice (well, everything is just bloody brilliant !) handrails, how did you make those, especially the thicker 'knobs' where the handrail meets the supporting spacer ?
next time I will show the guide
Secondly, what glue do you use when fixing the metal parts to the styrene without having excess glue blobs ?
all elements are assembled using Super Glue (cyanoacrylate)
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: crabbersnipe on May 07, 2017, 08:13:55 PM
Thanks Thomasz.....would be very obliged.
Stand to learn from the master here, I really am...hat off...don't think I have ever seen anything like  this...those gun turrets are out-of-this-world...


E
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on January 12, 2018, 04:56:20 PM
150mm gun's painted with a primer paint


Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on January 12, 2018, 09:19:04 PM
Beautiful work Tomasz!
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on January 28, 2018, 05:12:41 PM
 :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: steve pickstock on January 28, 2018, 07:04:00 PM
I am sure that I have said this before, but your work is exquisite! I would be happy to turn out one turret that looked as good as these, but you produce six to the same high standard. I always enjoy your updates.

Chapeau! sir.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: ballastanksian on January 28, 2018, 07:06:31 PM
Truely gorgeous Tomasz.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on March 22, 2019, 08:02:11 PM
testing superstructure scuttle
1 grosz Ø 15,46 mm

Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: steve pickstock on March 22, 2019, 08:28:47 PM
Your work as ever is exquisite.
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Post by: Tomasz. on March 25, 2019, 01:35:56 PM
details ;)
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Post by: TheOldMan on March 25, 2019, 02:26:47 PM
I am absolutely speachless, it's incredible the very small delicate detail you do.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on April 06, 2019, 04:32:31 PM
work in progress
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 06, 2019, 05:02:12 PM
 
                :o
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Post by: Taranis on April 06, 2019, 05:18:08 PM
Unbelievable
How does the whole ship look now after all this time? 8)
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Mark T on April 06, 2019, 05:37:22 PM
Goodness me - Just simply amazing!
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Post by: Akira on April 07, 2019, 12:41:45 PM
Wow, such big fingers! :}
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: deadbeat on April 10, 2019, 09:47:05 AM
If a museum don't offer you lots and lots of cash for this model then they'd be missing out on the finest model of Bismarck ever made.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on April 11, 2019, 08:37:46 PM
small observation devices
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Post by: Tomasz. on May 07, 2019, 08:42:48 PM
admiralty bridge - paint primer
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: plastic on May 08, 2019, 08:54:00 AM
Wow.    :-))
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Post by: TheOldMan on May 08, 2019, 02:04:21 PM
I'm speachless  %%  this is such amazing work . How the hell did you get to this level of modeling .


Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: warspite on May 08, 2019, 04:31:17 PM
From what I have seen of Tomasz's work and other Polish modelers - they are extremely competitive in attaining the highest of accurate details and are what I wish I could have been able to achieve. Doffed cap in deepest respect.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on May 08, 2019, 05:11:19 PM

a lot of work and good documentation;
and the most important thing is not to hurry
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on May 22, 2019, 04:26:24 PM
in progress
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Post by: derekwarner on May 23, 2019, 12:04:41 AM
Tomaz......

Both stainless steel and brass can be chemically blackened ...so will you treat these incredibly fine etched radar antae filigree  thus to maintain the super fine structural detail?


Derek


PS....certainly in real life, the word 'filigree' is the appropriate to describe this material, but cannot think  %) [size=78%] [/size][/size]of any other word to offer the same meaning[size=78%]
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on May 23, 2019, 04:19:55 PM
Both stainless steel and brass can be chemically blackened
the paint is also good ;)
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Post by: ballastanksian on May 26, 2019, 06:35:40 PM

Blooming heck that is great progress Tomasz! I really like the railings on the Admirals Bridge, all the odd but necessary nooks and crannies all added in brass wire!


Brilliant work  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on May 30, 2019, 04:47:30 PM
the hull is waiting for the remaining elements  %%
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Post by: ballastanksian on June 01, 2019, 01:50:50 PM
Wow!  :-)) :-))
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Post by: Tomasz. on June 03, 2019, 07:43:07 PM
equipping a superstructure
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: dougal99 on June 03, 2019, 08:28:06 PM
simply stunning workmanship  :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on June 03, 2019, 08:32:39 PM
simply stunning workmanship  :-))
THX, I try to ;)
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Post by: crabbersnipe on June 03, 2019, 08:56:39 PM
Is this the real ship we are looking at  %) ;) ? Incredible craftmanship.....stunning
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Post by: carlmt on June 03, 2019, 10:03:00 PM
This is stupendous workmanship - a Gold Medal winner without question.


I am awestruck!  I really wish I had the time to produce such details.
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Post by: steve pickstock on June 03, 2019, 10:22:39 PM
I showed these latest pictures to my wife and said 'I have been following this guy for 4 or 5 years', then I realised it's 9!! Nine years.

If there was such a thing as a Global Modelling awards not only would you be up for 'most breath-taking piece', but there'd have to be an award for 'sheer dogged perseverance'.

Amazing work.
 
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on June 29, 2019, 12:22:45 PM
done
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: TheOldMan on June 29, 2019, 02:58:36 PM
There are no words that can give this the credit it deserves.  Tomasz I salute you.  :-))
Chris
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: dougal99 on June 29, 2019, 03:08:14 PM
Simply stunning. Wonderful work. Congratulations.  :-))
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on July 07, 2019, 07:14:35 PM
small step forward, front radar and rangefinder
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: steve pickstock on July 07, 2019, 09:02:47 PM
Is there any chance of seeing these parts all together as they are in a general view of the ship?
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on July 08, 2019, 08:24:26 PM
random photo
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Post by: steve pickstock on July 08, 2019, 09:02:32 PM
Oh my! That is beautiful, thanks.
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Post by: Tomasz. on July 21, 2019, 08:40:46 PM
Next element. Forward rangefinder 7m and Fumo 23 radar.
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: old man on September 06, 2019, 04:58:25 PM
Just awesome Sir.
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Post by: crabbersnipe on September 06, 2019, 07:46:58 PM
There are no words to do this proper justice, it is almost like looking the real thing ! Beautiful and excellent crafftmanship !


E
Title: Re: Battleship Bismarck - 1:100
Post by: Tomasz. on September 23, 2019, 05:06:07 PM
next small step
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Post by: frogman3 on September 23, 2019, 08:47:09 PM

Fantastic work sir
chris
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Post by: Akira on September 24, 2019, 01:04:57 AM
What do you do for fun? LOL Museum quality. Simply awe inspiring.
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Post by: B.B on September 24, 2019, 05:22:04 AM
Simply incredible  :-))