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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #500 on: July 17, 2007, 01:25:36 PM »

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Dear Readers,
 
As promised you'll find our answers regarding the points raised recently (2nd planking and portholes).
Regarding the 2nd planking, a few customers think it should not be necessary and could make the model out of scale. This 2nd planking is actually crucial for both the RC and static model of the Bismarck and it is very important to follow the step-by-step instructions. In both cases, the 2nd planking helps to re-inforce the structure, which is an imperative for the RC version. For the static model, the 2nd planking is also particularly useful for beginners as they will find it easier to get a neat finish, the 2nd planking being thinner and easier to apply.
If the modelers sand the 1st and then the 2 planking as per the instructions given in the magazine (from issue 11), all the pieces will fit perfectly as  we will show in issue 43.
 
Concerning the portholes, Amati has chosen to make the building process in 2 stages. This is here again geared towards beginners to avoid any mistake. We first give identical wooden section with holes for both sides. We then give a paper template for the left and the right side and you will just have to fill some holes when necessary  and drill some extra ones  When done, the model will have the right number of portholes which are correctly positioned. The final steps are explained in issue 54. 
 
We have put a lot of research in this model and we are confident that the finished model will meet your expectations.
 
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #501 on: July 18, 2007, 07:12:32 PM »


What a planker!

My Bismarck build updated.
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4024.msg49840#msg49840


Lessoned learnt: If you like your finish firm and smooth,  don't rush planking ..... just like women!  ::)
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #502 on: July 18, 2007, 09:15:34 PM »

Martin, I reckon you got it. Well done mate and all without steaming or using a planking grooving tool by the look of it. Not too much glue oozing everywhere like mine have either.  You will be doing any more planked models now then? Cheers Graham ;)
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #503 on: July 18, 2007, 09:22:30 PM »

At least the lime planks they supply is of good quality, cuts well and is not 'wooly' unlike the last plank on frame partwork I did which was the Bounty

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #504 on: July 19, 2007, 12:52:38 PM »

I think the general quality of the kit is good, but think it will be the poor advance thought re the build that let's the kit down; time will only tell on the accuracy issues in which Hachette now seem to be doing there best to put right all be it through cobbled together methods it seems.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #505 on: July 21, 2007, 02:55:30 PM »

The UK cost of the Hachette RC pack is 125 inc P+P.

It will be available to order via a leaflet supplied within issue 23 and a 10 deposit is required.

The RC pack is to be delivered to customers when issue 58 goes on sale (once the full balance has been recieved).


The set comprises of the following items:

2 x Graupner 'Speed 400' motors with suppressors

1 x Graupner 'Navy V40R' ESC

1 x Thunder Tiger 'Ace' 2-channel 40Mhz AM radio set with one Servo & AA type battery box

2 x 2:1 Gearboxes

2 x Rudder assemblies

3 x Propellers

2 x Prop shafts

1 x Dummy centre prop shaft

1 x 6-Volt 4.5ah Battery & Charger


A 2 year guarantee is given for the Graupner bits & the identical set is also being supplied in Germany.


The standard partwork disclaimer applies - items may vary from those shown

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« Reply #506 on: July 21, 2007, 04:40:02 PM »

Hi all, new to this scheme and am on week 11 anyone in Torbay doing this one? if so drop me a line.




Cheers robert
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« Reply #507 on: July 21, 2007, 04:53:05 PM »


Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #508 on: July 21, 2007, 06:01:37 PM »

Matin, you photos and build look great with good tips, I think your part 47 is wrong though, rfer to photo 10 week 9 the rib is backwards which is why your piece 47 is wrong, I hope it doesnt cause too many problems'  Cheers for the tips and photos again robert
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« Reply #509 on: July 21, 2007, 08:15:58 PM »

Oops Martin.....he's right :-[......... Well spotted Rem2007 :o

It also means you have rib 39a the wrong way round as the rudder servo support part 47 can only be located the correct way round  you have rib 39a the correct way round as shown in issue 8 step 9, (the Servo slot in part 47 should be facing you as in iss 8 tep 9 and not the opposite way round as you have got it.

It should not make a lot of difference as to which side of 39a the Rudder Servo is installed but we dont know for sure what else have in mind Amati at this stage ;)
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #510 on: July 21, 2007, 09:32:16 PM »

"I wondered who be the first to spot that! Well done corporal Jones."

 ............................. I meant to do do that to see if you were paying attention.  ::)
Fortunately, as you say it only means the rudders goes round the other way!
Remind me to tell Capitain Lindemann.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #511 on: July 21, 2007, 10:05:57 PM »

I think it was the rudders going the other way that doomed the original ship Martin!
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #512 on: July 22, 2007, 08:00:03 AM »

Can't get the staff ;D ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #513 on: July 22, 2007, 09:51:52 AM »

Building by the book eh Martin ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #514 on: July 22, 2007, 10:15:56 PM »

"Leave it!"
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #515 on: July 22, 2007, 11:31:47 PM »

Hope that doesn't ruin your build mate,...........still a newbie here and thought I should point it out. Just about to start planking and your photos and ideas are going to help. If only I could get my wokshop an deck built as quickly, but it won't stop raining. How does it look so far?
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #516 on: July 23, 2007, 08:36:28 AM »

It looks oke doke ;)

Keep it weighted down and so keeping the hull flat until you have the planking completed as all this damp weather can induce a twist n warp in the Hull, once the planking is in place it will prevent the problem ;)
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #517 on: July 24, 2007, 12:11:10 AM »

Yeah, was sanding tonite and my arm started to fall off. Thanks again here fo all the great tips. Went to the Park in Paignton on Sunday morning and no one was there. Maybe next week, but the little guy has footy matchs Sunday mornings when we get bcak from holidays. Well it will be 2 1/2 years before I launch this puppy as its my first rc build. Anyway gents cheers for the information and keep your keels straight.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #518 on: July 24, 2007, 08:53:46 AM »

We are all happy to help anytime you want to drop by ;)
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #519 on: July 24, 2007, 11:58:02 AM »

Hi rem2007,

All I'd say from what I've learned from my planking is;

1. Test fit EACH plank TWICE. Ensure it fits neatly against the adjacent plank and ribs before gluing.
2.  Despite the remtation to do 3 or 4 at a time and cover the whole lot in glue!
3.  Chamfer or bevel the edge of adjacent planks for a better fit.
4.  The planking clamps are very usefull.
5.  Don't rush it.


....... Hind sight is 20:20!

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« Reply #520 on: July 25, 2007, 09:14:04 AM »

for all the antipodeian members Ihave had this from Hachette in australia. Nicola is the girl rsonsable for the launch over there.

Hello,
This will be coming to Australia in August this year. TV advertising
will commence at the time of this launch.
Regards
Nicola
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« Reply #521 on: July 25, 2007, 09:22:07 AM »

Have heard it is also to go on sale in Italy & France about that time too.

The back of the RC offer leaflet suggests the kit is also to go on sale in South Africa & New Zealand

Seems the Bismarck is doing a world tour ;D

Nothing like pushing the boat out ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #522 on: July 25, 2007, 01:34:26 PM »

Daryl,

Do you have the ladies email address, I would like to join the Bismark Fleet........


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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #523 on: July 25, 2007, 08:15:49 PM »

My Motors have arrive from Marki53 & Germany!

Thanks Mark..... and you even get a bag of sweets!
How's that for service!  ;D




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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #524 on: July 25, 2007, 08:17:11 PM »

There I was all cocky with myself and look what's happened!  ??? ???





I can't see anything wrong, just looks like the glue didn't hold. Any ideas?


I've glued it back and clamped it down but I have no ideas and never had this problem before. Needless to say, I've gone round all the other but joints and applied more glue both inside and out.



Ah well, looks OK to me!  ::)
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