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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1300 on: May 16, 2010, 07:26:26 AM »

Mark is correct Martin, it does seem very strange to have a gun mounted on a gun,
never seen it before or heard of it, tossing up whether to attach it or not..........

Roy

I don't anything about this but I have seen quite a few model of older battle wagons with smaller guns mounted above mains guns ) mostly pre WW I ships, dreadnoughts, ironclads etc. alther the 3rd 7 4th photos below are from the WWII IJN Yamoto). I asked several models about these guns and how / when they would be used but I've not had a satisfactory answer... surely the concussion of the main guns would kill the gun crew on top of the turret!

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1301 on: May 18, 2010, 06:20:10 AM »

Hi guys, been absent for a while, all stop on the Bismarck for now, garage is wrecked, can't get near my work bench!!
 I read with interest about the guns atop the Bismarck turret, I did see a photo on line of her getting the stripes on the hull 'touched up' on the starboard side. Looking toward the bow and the turrets were pointing to starboard. It did look as if 'something' was on top of 'Bruno', could have been an AA gun??
Perhaps these were fitted for defence while in port??.... Dave.

P/S I read that the blast from  the 18'" guns on the Japanese Battleships could take a persons skin off from 15 metres!!!
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1302 on: May 18, 2010, 02:18:19 PM »

Hi all I have been lurking for a while but I have collected all the issues of this build and I am about to embark on constuction, so I have it all to come, the highs, the lows, the acheivements and the frustrations. This is my first build of this sort as I have been used to plastic model aircraft so its new territiry for me. I dare say I will come across problems with ill fitting pieces, plus the hull sounds like a bit of a nightmare but if I can get that done I guess the rest will be easier. I will keep you all posted as and when I start and let you know how I get on. %% %%
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1303 on: May 19, 2010, 04:36:05 AM »

Hello Welshtrooper, I'm sure this 'wooden' kit will try your patience for sure, as do a lot of kits!, and without doubt you'll come accross a few 'ill fitting' parts,  you can get these with 'plastic' kits as well, you've  just got to 'adapt' to the different materials..... and fix it!!
The hull is'nt quite the 'nightmare' you may think it is, study and understand the instructions, but if you're like me, I 'deviated' a lot from them and did it my way. Look through the forum and all other relevent material on other sites, there's a lot of help out there that will benefit you as a 'new starter'
So good luck, be patient with it and you'll end up with a great model, always be thinking ahead.
So, I wish you happy building 'Welshtrooper', and please remember, members of this Forum will only be to glad to assist you if need be.....Dave
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1304 on: May 19, 2010, 06:12:29 AM »

Thats going to be 140 weeks. the human race could be extinct by then. there has to be an easier and cheaper way to build this ship. %)
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1305 on: May 19, 2010, 09:45:04 AM »

Neither the Bismark or the Tirpitz had a gun mounted on the turret :-))

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1306 on: May 19, 2010, 02:13:08 PM »

Richard,

Sorry me old mate but you are wrong on this one pal, the Gun in question was
installed when the shipwas about to be commissioned as a aid to help with aircraft bombing and strafing
and then taken off after it originally left for it's testing or fettling run........


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« Reply #1307 on: May 26, 2010, 10:23:28 PM »

Just a wee thought for today, May 27th 1941 Bismarck is sunk....Dave
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« Reply #1308 on: May 26, 2010, 10:39:11 PM »

Many WW2 warships had anti aircraft guns usually on B turret and rear turret if it was a single, they would never be placed on a turret which had a turret above it. On early dreadnaughts some turrets had anti torpedo boat light guns on them but they were soon discarded but not due to blast problems. They were to be used on small targets to close for main guns which would not be firing at the same time.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1309 on: June 02, 2010, 11:56:43 AM »

Small question but what diameter and length propeller shafts should I get?
And also what rudder size also?
Thank you all in advance
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1310 on: June 02, 2010, 01:39:51 PM »

Going out to the shed in the morning and will be putting
on the three flags on the Bismarck and it will be finished :-)) :} ;D


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« Reply #1311 on: June 02, 2010, 08:45:54 PM »

Well done Roy.  It'll be a good while before I'm doing the same!
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1312 on: June 05, 2010, 02:16:05 PM »

Just to show that it is finished a couple of pics..........


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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1313 on: June 05, 2010, 05:51:15 PM »

Nice, really nice Roy, well done sir!  O0
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« Reply #1314 on: June 05, 2010, 11:27:37 PM »

nice job Roy... at the rate I am going I am around seven months behind you lol  {-)
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1315 on: June 05, 2010, 11:54:46 PM »

Great job, Roy, it looks wonderful.

Is the Swastika reversed deliberately?

Peter.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1316 on: June 06, 2010, 11:01:41 AM »

Peter,

I have been sent Pms about the sticka, mistake actually no one took
any notice of which way it should have been, at least it will stop the whiners I suppose............ {-) {-)



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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1317 on: July 01, 2010, 10:50:07 AM »

I have some new pictures on of my bismarck here is one
for the rest go see my topic O0 
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« Reply #1319 on: July 25, 2010, 10:38:57 AM »

here a film about the bismarck, youtube link over here

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjQMyLM6JSw

enjoy :police:
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1320 on: July 25, 2010, 07:00:07 PM »

What colours is everyone using ? The instructions give RAL numbers but very few of these corespond directly to Humbrol.

Thanks

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1321 on: July 26, 2010, 03:10:31 AM »

Hi all.

Im just using Spray paints that look right. Im not too fussed about getting the exact colour. As long as it looks right to me then im happy with it. I tend to get the =plastic-kote projekt paint= range. They are a pretty good colour match.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1322 on: July 26, 2010, 06:53:54 PM »

Eventually... I will be using various greys for the upper works and the hull much like this...



http://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/paint_schemes/paintbism1941rheinubung.html
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1323 on: July 27, 2010, 11:27:50 PM »

I remember when you just used..'Battleship Grey', now as you all say, there's heaps of different shades out there, I'm using light and dark 'sea grey' looks good to me!!....Dave
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #1324 on: September 08, 2010, 12:45:58 PM »

Any idea when you will be carrying on the Bismarck build Martin??
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