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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #950 on: May 08, 2008, 02:53:58 PM »

new to this stuff but looks nice job ive got up to issue 59 but only just started building should catch up soon as wont have to wait for all the bits
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« Reply #951 on: May 22, 2008, 08:56:01 PM »

Hi Martin ,   Not seen any updates since January hows the build going ?.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #952 on: May 22, 2008, 11:36:44 PM »

Very busy at work and Wicksteed is this weekend so I'm hoping to have a I'll have a lot more time afterwards!
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« Reply #953 on: May 22, 2008, 11:40:23 PM »

Yes wicksteed , all the best for that , pity I Can't go , sounds like fun.
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« Reply #954 on: May 23, 2008, 12:53:57 AM »

been at it 2 weeks now easy enough got first layer of planking on doesn't look to bad i find if u taper the edges of planks they fit together better needing less sanding especially at the front of the boat witch can be a pain also i split some of the planks in half to get the right shape
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« Reply #955 on: May 23, 2008, 12:14:16 PM »

How's the build coming along Martin?

Apologies did'nt notice the previous post :D
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« Reply #956 on: May 25, 2008, 01:49:20 AM »

comin on ok second layer of planks esyiuer than first quite a nice job lookin good :angel:
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« Reply #957 on: May 25, 2008, 11:57:36 AM »

Finished up to issue 56 and still smoothing out the hull for painting prep. Hope all is dry at Wicksteed O0
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« Reply #958 on: May 25, 2008, 01:36:24 PM »

I've had a couple of customers rumbling about suitable electrickery for this thing, but I know nothing about it (other than it's 49" long and takes years to build). Can anyone please tell me exactly what version of Graupner Speed motors are included; are there just two, and what batteries folks are planning on installing?
I might as well have the b*ll5H1T prepared in advance!
FLJ

BTW I've just realised this weekend that www stands for "Wet and Windy Wicksteed".
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« Reply #960 on: May 25, 2008, 05:59:23 PM »


http://www.buildthebismarck.co.uk/bismarckoffer.pdf
Thanks, MD, but all I can glean from that fuzzy PDF is that the motors are "Graupner Spe". They make quite a few of these and they are bewilderingly and annoyingly all slightly different. Can you be a sweetie-pie and add the missing number and Voltage, please?
(I suppose the motors must have been left over from the Graf Spe, eh?  ::))
FLJ   
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #961 on: May 25, 2008, 09:46:46 PM »

Mine are Graupner Speed 400 but not from Hachett.
How's your German? - http://www.subifa.de/heftvorschau/die_bismarck_einbau.htm
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« Reply #962 on: May 26, 2008, 09:39:55 AM »


How's your German?


Oh, he's fine, thanks, but my Nepalese is looking a bit peaky.............  :D
Big Rob McH has filled in the missing gaps for me, so thanks to both. I now have a good idea of what's involved.
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« Reply #963 on: June 18, 2008, 01:48:57 PM »

Anybody else want to start to build the Bismarck?

Build the Bismark Issues (1) to (50) - Ebay Item number: 150256779248
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Build-the-Bismark_W0QQitemZ150256779248QQihZ005QQcategoryZ1189QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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« Reply #964 on: June 18, 2008, 03:23:53 PM »

I'd be seeing double as I'd have two :D
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« Reply #965 on: June 19, 2008, 11:11:31 AM »

Seems dead on here of late, has this project it been deserted in droves?

Think this series has just taken a downturn for the worst, just been told via a guy in Germany that issue 87 contains a large fret of laser-cut carcase parts cut from 3mm MDF, if that's not cost stripping then what is, and it's heavier than the 3mm ply they've been supplying!

Anyone else seen an RC model boat kit containing MDF?

For the unaware you want to checkout the handling of MDF as it's nasty/hazardous stuff to work with, what a daft idea and Amati have lost the plot :D

It can't be good news for the RC version as it's already looking like it's going to be top heavy with the mass supply of photo-etched brass cladding & parts.

Martin - How's your build coming on, give up on it yet?
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« Reply #966 on: June 19, 2008, 11:17:02 AM »

Nope.....
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« Reply #967 on: June 19, 2008, 11:46:38 AM »

Lets see some new pictures Martin. O0
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« Reply #968 on: June 21, 2008, 02:28:04 PM »

yes please show  O0
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« Reply #969 on: June 22, 2008, 03:23:59 AM »

Yeah, come on Martin, we're dying to see how you're doing :)
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« Reply #970 on: July 05, 2008, 11:21:40 AM »

If I remember correctly you're going to need the larger of the two stern resin pieces. The smaller one and the filler wood piece leave the anchor recess in the wrong spot. Have you started sanding yet, best thing is a sunny day, yeah right, and two wheelie bins and a board, saves your back a world of grief.
After that, its time to brass work for ever seems like. Im on issue 58 now and still loads of brass etching, but the laser etched decking looks superb, don't forget to order it or they'll send you the no so good decking.
Have fun. O0 
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« Reply #971 on: July 05, 2008, 11:17:30 PM »

Hi Rem,

Have you finished your hull?
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« Reply #972 on: July 06, 2008, 09:33:52 AM »

Let's try again, couldn't remember how to resize, doh. Yeah, I've pretty much finished the hull, all resin bits attached, doing a bit of filling and sanding. Just portholes and rc gear to install which I have yet to order.
Now need a few sunny days {-)
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« Reply #973 on: July 06, 2008, 02:21:10 PM »

Looks good to me!    O0

What sealing, filling, paint materials did you use?
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« Reply #974 on: July 06, 2008, 07:48:26 PM »

For sealing I used Glatfix, you can get it from Cornwall Model Boats, filler is just Ronseal white wood filler, easy to sand with 320 and 800 grit wet and dry, so far the paint was the cheapie primer stuff about 3rd cn of that now as it spray and sand....spray and sand...
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