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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #850 on: December 12, 2007, 03:28:58 PM »

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #851 on: December 12, 2007, 04:34:30 PM »

Yes Martin I saw it too but did not like to mention it. Anyway it is not half as good as yours is going to be and look at the fun you had. Cheers Graham.  O0
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #852 on: December 18, 2007, 07:01:55 PM »


Another one, a bigger one on ebay America...

1:150 scale Battle ship Bismark RC over 5.5 feet RTR

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #853 on: December 18, 2007, 10:24:07 PM »

Looks like that Jamara rubbish...  >:(
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« Reply #854 on: December 19, 2007, 12:03:50 AM »

looking good martin, I'm tagging along with issues 31-35. have a good christmas :angel:
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #855 on: December 19, 2007, 12:18:06 AM »

Looks like that Jamara rubbish...  >:(

"Never mind the quality, feel the width!" ... as we say over here! ;D

What's the German expression for 'something is rubbish but look how much rubbish you get for your money?'

PS. Just received parts 37-40... more Bxxxxxxx planking than you can shake a stick at!

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #856 on: December 19, 2007, 07:38:21 PM »

Hi All,
I have just received issue#43 a day earlier than usual.
Now, please tell me that I have either sanded the hull planks too much, or the bow stem resin part #207 is wider than it aught to be, because there is at least 1mm sticking out wider than the wooden hull. I suppose that I will have to bodge it with filler and sand it all down later. Or have Hachette made the part 207 too big? :-\

Gerry
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« Reply #857 on: December 20, 2007, 08:06:01 AM »

No your right, the Bow resin part is oversized by approx 2mm, you will need to carefully sand it to meet the level of the 2nd planking ;)

So far the resin parts for this kit have been rubbish >:(
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« Reply #858 on: December 28, 2007, 08:14:11 AM »

Last night, on French TV, I saw the first advert. for Hachette releasing Issue 1 of "Build the Bismark" here in France.

I shall not be tempted!

Roger in France.
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« Reply #859 on: December 28, 2007, 08:27:32 AM »

Is the Flying Scotsman being advertised on UK tv at present one of theres, again its 150 issues @ 4 95 and the Motor and rail is extra , does look nice though . I think its brass but it would then need painting. :P :(

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« Reply #860 on: December 28, 2007, 06:20:29 PM »

The Flying Scotsman looks like a pretty good buy actually. I did the maths and you are only paying 34 quid more than buying the model outright. It's an interesting offer.

More maths and link in my blog: http://philsworkbench.blogspot.com/2007/12/build-flying-scotsman.html

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #861 on: December 28, 2007, 06:39:43 PM »

so you can buy it as a kit .? any links

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« Reply #862 on: December 28, 2007, 07:06:22 PM »

Yes, in the blog - Tower Models. Look under DJH O gauge kits. http://www.tower-models.com/ I don't think they do 2 different A3 kits.

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #863 on: December 28, 2007, 07:25:56 PM »

Thanks for that.

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #864 on: December 28, 2007, 09:47:13 PM »

Hi guys .....been doing model railways for donkeys years.......wonder how many people have seen the add and think they can make the loco look like it does on the telly.      Most will not realise it is etched brass . and needs soldering . and that any white metal parts will need low melt solder etc.......i can see a lot of unfinished locos and unhappy people.. :'( :'(
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #865 on: December 28, 2007, 09:57:33 PM »

have to agree with djrobbo brass loco kit are not the easiest especially for beginners. Me thinks there will be a fair few on ebay in the not to distant future.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #867 on: December 29, 2007, 10:54:40 AM »

hi , elmo that was very intresting reading.
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« Reply #868 on: December 29, 2007, 11:38:52 AM »

hi , elmo that was very intresting reading.

Thanks, yeh, good stuff eh?

I do try very hard not to let myself get suckered into these things (you should see my collection of Napoleonic cavalrymen though!  O0 ) which, lets be honest, look absolutely fantastic at first, especially when you see the ad on the TV (as we are meant to be taken in - exactly as per that article suggests) for that finished A1 loco, all shiny, authentically painted and lined out (which is an art in itself - or an expensive sub-contract out-source even IF you manage to put the kit together!)

I think I've also read somewhere too, that perhaps they should offer a pre-partwork tutorial on soldering brass sheet and low-melt solder requirements for white metal parts etc., etc., etc., as something like the A1 Flying Scotsman model would surely have a very wide appeal across all age ranges, but only a few would probably have the knowledge or the skill or the equipment necessary to make a start.  :-\
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #869 on: December 29, 2007, 12:52:07 PM »

An etched loco kit doesn't have to be difficult to build. It's perfectly possible to design a model that can be assembled with screws, bolts and superglue. It's just that in the UK, loco kits are built down to a price and so are harder to put together.

DJH's main business is high-end kits for Europe & the USA. These markets will pay for ease of assembly, especially in the States.

They do make a couple of beginners kits in 4mm scale where the only soldering required is for the pickups. The Flying Scotsman needs the same apparently. With sufficient sales quaranteed, I bet Hachette have got a good deal from DJH and so this will be one of the top-end kits.

And you don't need to solder whitemetal. If the bits are any good, a quality superglue will work fine. My loco's have survived years on the exhibition circuit with glued on chimneys and domes.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #870 on: January 01, 2008, 08:56:57 PM »

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #871 on: January 01, 2008, 10:24:23 PM »

Hi Martin,
A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all forum members AND
When can we next expect an update on your Bismarck O0

Cheers
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #872 on: January 02, 2008, 01:26:19 AM »

It floats
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #873 on: January 02, 2008, 01:39:01 AM »

Ebay - unfinished bismarck battleship which i subscribed to hachette partworks 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/build-the-bismarck-battleship-kit_W0QQitemZ200187243549QQihZ010QQcategoryZ1189QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

Martin I thought yours was further on ?  ;)  why are you selling  :-\  :D  ;)  ;)

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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #874 on: January 02, 2008, 08:45:40 AM »

Martin

Sad to see its up for sale, how come your moving it on, thought you got it as a freeby?
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