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Author Topic: Academy 1/350 Bismarck  (Read 2759 times)


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Academy 1/350 Bismarck
« on: May 23, 2010, 11:09:22 am »

I'm planning on buying this model.
 I know it's a cheap copy of the old motorized Tamiya one, but without the hardware.
 What I'd like to know is what do I need to make up the propshafts ?
  I've got the other bits and pieces for the RC side of it.
   Any advice would be most helpful, and I'm sure some of you have done this conversion !
    (there's quite a few video's of it on You Tube !)

                                           Thanks     John

Patrick Henry

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Re: Academy 1/350 Bismarck
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 04:20:48 pm »

You can either buy a couple of shafts and props from Cornwall Model Boats, they do some which ideal for plastic conversions, or you can use 1/16" brass wire with brass tube to suit and utilise the kit props.

In my Revell Titanic I used brass rod/tube and kit props, same with my Tamiya USS Missouri, the Tamiya Enterprise carrier I used CMB shafts in. I've almost finished the Italeri Landing Craft and that has brass rod/tube with the kit props as well.

Both work well, so it's down to your own personal choice.

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