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chipchase

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Nelson and Bismark
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:17:36 PM »

Hi all, just been going through some photos on my computer came across these two fantastic models.

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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 11:43:01 PM »

An interesting contrast. Despite what many people believe, the earlier Nelson class was in many respects superior to the superficially more modern Bismark which was based on the WW1 Baden design. HMS Rodney pretty much took Bismarck apart in 40 miniutes with minimal help from King Gerge V when it came to the crunch.

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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 11:46:16 PM »

Hi my mate chipchase
Brian C hasn't half made a good job of that AIRFIX KIT of the HMS Nelson hasn't he?  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Maybe one day he will be able to scratch build  :o :o %% %% {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 11:53:26 PM »

He certainly has John, here are a few shots of his air fix superstructure, .he will kill me next time he sees me. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 11:57:17 PM »

Oh God - the planking.....

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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 12:02:30 AM »

Joking aside John you must admit two superb models made by two really fantastic builders.#

Yes Colin the planking all individually cut.

Brian

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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 12:40:14 AM »

I  knew it was Brians as soon as I saw the photo.

Absolute work of art. :-))
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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 08:32:30 AM »

An interesting contrast. Despite what many people believe, the earlier Nelson class was in many respects superior to the superficially more modern Bismark which was based on the WW1 Baden design. HMS Rodney pretty much took Bismarck apart in 40 miniutes with minimal help from King Gerge V when it came to the crunch.

Colin

Yeah, that's obvious seeing the fact that Nelson has 3 triple 406mm guns, while Bismarck "only" has 4 double 380mm guns.
Bismarck was no match for Nelson's guns.

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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 08:39:49 AM »

hi chipchase  thanks for posting pics of my award winning (AIRFIX KIT)  nelson  {-) {-)  Malcolm's bismark was sold last month for 5000.00  such a pity, they looked great on the water together,  I'm starting to put together my next AIRFIX KIT, its 9ft 6" long    RMS MAURETANIA  (got any spare tubes of glue john) {-)
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Re: Nelson and Bismark
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 08:58:25 AM »

hi chipchase  thanks for posting pics of my award winning (AIRFIX KIT)  nelson  {-) {-)  Malcolm's bismark was sold last month for 5000.00  such a pity, they looked great on the water together,  I'm starting to put together my next AIRFIX KIT, its 9ft 6" long    RMS MAURETANIA  (got any spare tubes of glue john) {-)
looking forward to seeing her on the water Brian.
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