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Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck

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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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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.

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She was a tad bigger than the KGV but almost identical in shape.

Anyway made a start on painting her

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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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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:

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I photographed the process encase anyone is interested.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And gave the decking it's first coat of paint

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As you can see the traversing gear needs a bit of work 

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Onwards and upwards ..... or may be downwards in this case.  Never realises that the tube below the gun went right down to the keel, and the only way in was through a hatch right at the bottom.

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Hi all started on the base 

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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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Hi all made a start on the damage, there is a load to add but I think it's an ok start.

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I'm afraid no more modelling for a week as off on hols.

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Hi all added some salt then a light grey wash to kill some of the colour, then knock some of the salt off add another thin sandy wash, knock some more salt off then a thin black wash. I feel it's getting there now.

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This is coming along well. A brave departure from the norm.

I don't know if these are any help regarding the turrets. Unfortunately not the Bismarck, they are from the Arizona;

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Thanks mate I've decided not to depict the main turrets as they are over a mile from the wreck so unless I make the base bigger than our house they wouldn't be seen anyway.

Can you guess what this will be.

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Started on a background 

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Put a blue whale in it which I've drawn to scale just to show how big the wreck is, i realise it don't look that great but I'm going to put dirty blue wash over the background so that should make it fade out a bit.

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I'm really enjoying this build. Looking forward to my birthday and my next project (not a ship)

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Hi all well I thought I could use this as the submersible used to light and film her, unfortunately it is totally out of scale so i will have to find something else, although I see that the effect will work quite well.

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