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  1. Kpnuts

    Warren's New HMS Rodney Adventure.

    Wow that is some incredible detail work.
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    Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck

    Hi all started on the base I've tried to get the seabed undulations as like the photos as I can, still got some fine tweaking to do to it yet. I've drawn some of the damage on the hull and decking I'm thinking of using a soldering iron to inflict it.
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    Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck

    Hi all I had to drill out the lower deck to allow for the details I have to add as the turrets won't be there. And gave the decking it's first coat of paint As you can see the traversing gear needs a bit of work
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    Tamiya king George v

    Hi all proof I've not given up on this. Here is one of the four pom poms on the next part (they just take so long) Here are the unfolded magazine casings for the rest of them Here they are folded Now I just have to cut the magazine's themselves and bend them then fit them, oh and then cut out and bend the body's, then cut off the magazine's off the plastic parts, oh then bend the cages for the magazines. I really don't think I will do PE pompoms again. I saw somewhere where someone makes resin and PE pompoms for 1/700 scale ships that have 100+ parts, including metal barrels. Whoever undertakes those is either a hero or totally insane, or maybe a masochist.
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    Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck

    Hi all drilled out a couple of the big turrets bases and added the traversing gear to the inside of one of them (still got to deepen the shaft and add some internal detail)I'm only planing on making the base a little larger than the model, should I still add the missing turrets and other superstructure that came off even though they were found a long way from the wreck. Encase anyone thinks I've stopped working on the KGV I've not it's just the part I'm working on now has 4 pompoms and the PE takes ages.
  6. Hi all we are down sizing (big leak in outhouse and boss not prepared to fix it) Our outhouse leaks like a sieve all my model not in boxes seem to have avoided the water (same cant be said for unbuilt kits in boxes) anyone interested in any of my kits (nowhere near all in pics) either collect or pay for postage. All have to go if not they will go in bin.
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    Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck

    Hi all before risking the actual ship to my first attempts at an underwater dio I tried an experiment does this look convincing took me ages (well 15 mins) I'm quite happy with it. I'm trying to get it to look like this. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Bismarck+Wreck+images&client=tablet-android-samsung&prmd=inv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiq66XgqK7dAhUqBsAKHYSJA_UQ_AUIESgB&biw=768&bih=1024#imgdii=AsOOKmDJJz7KHM:&imgrc=jjP8_UgTvFSHiM: I photographed the process encase anyone is interested.
  8. Truly superb work going on here.
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    Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck

    Hi all well I think I'm just going to go with the wreck dio ( will need a fair bit of scratch building but I'm up for it) As an interesting angle on size and shape look at this. She was a tad bigger than the KGV but almost identical in shape. Anyway made a start on painting her Not going to go overboard with the painting as most of it won't be seen. I must say I'm going to really enjoy this as I love doing rusty things (for those who don't know me i love doing cars and motorcycles, which I usually do with a fair bit of ware and tear) As per this example.
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    Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck

    Hi all I got this last Xmas and although I don't get much modelling time these days I wanted to start it but as always with a difference I want to depict her during the battle as she's sinking and at the bottom of the sea, all at the same time. I realise she didn't break up and apart from 35 meters of the stern is still in one piece on the bottom. She landed practically on top of an undersea volcano which erupted and she slid down the side as the volcano erupted leaving her laying level on the seabed with her stern mostly covered. My problem is do I play with the historical facts and cut her into 3 sections to depict what I want or is there a way of depicting the whole thing whist keeping her whole.
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    Tamiya king George v

    Hi all well I finally got some modelling time (Its a rare thing these days)
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    Warren's New HMS Rodney Adventure.

    All that work is looking awesome mate.
  13. Superb work, totally amazing.
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    Tamiya king George v

    Here is the next sub assy I'm going to attack The eduard PE comes with PE Oerlikons but I like the kit ones One of the reasons is the barrels on the kit parts are round also the PE parts are too thin. I'm adding some of the PE to the kit Oerlikons to make them more realistic (I could add more PE to it but it's soooooooooooooooooòoo small I've left it off)( of course a lot of modellers would be able to add it but I don't have the skills)
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    Tamiya king George v

    Hi all here is the crane from the kit. And here it is after the PE Does anyone know did these cranes have windows in the top (I mean I don't think they stood out on those railings to hoist the ships boats on board) I can't find photos of the cranes details, I would think it would be a fairly simple job to add them if they were there.
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