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Official: Sink the Bismarck Campaign
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:15 AM GMT+7
Thanks for running a Great Campaign Michael.

Have enjoyed taking part, and great job by every body that finished.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:13 AM GMT+7
Hi Tat,

Very nice job on you Bismarck, looks very good indeed.

Hi Steve,

Congrats on making it with the Rodney,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7

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Si,

Great work, my congratulations! It's excellent to see you finish him in time.

Michael



ThanKs Michael,

Was a bit tight, but very pleased to have made it, and thank you for your support along the ay.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:08 AM GMT+7

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Congratulations, Si - absolutely stunning work! It's been a pleasure watching your Bismarck coming together, and the final result definitely does not disappoint. Bravo Zulu!



Thanks Tim,

Appreciated your support and kind comments along the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:16 PM GMT+7
Nice to see Rodney in the gallery, Steve-O. Well done!

Rounding out with a nice finish, everyone!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 06:43 PM GMT+7

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Nice one, Tat! Great to see another finished product!

Michael



Thanks Michael!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:46 AM GMT+7
Well, my HMS Rodney is done for now.

I added a ton of detail to the Tamiya 1/700 kit, but I don't think it comes out well in these photos. Along with photo-etch, metal barrels and some 3D Model Parts AA, I did some kit-bashing with the Tamiya Nelson to try and represent the early 1941 fit. But overall, man was this a pain. Enjoyable for sure, but I am NOT going to attempt to correct an old Tamiya kit again. (What's left of that Nelson has been earmarked for the time when my 4yr old wants to build a model ship.)

Sometime soon, I hope to pull the Rodney off the shelf and add some more detail. I'm currently reading a book about her from "The Famous Ships of the RN" series, and finding small details I hope to add. Such as extra armor plating and a crated Pom-Pom that were lashed to the boat deck. And Radar - I wasn't fully confident which were carried (or even if there was a foremast) while they chased down the Bismarck, so I left it off for now.

This was a really fun campaign. A great theme paired with some really wonderful ships and aircraft in all scales.

Thanks for having me aboard!

- Steve







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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:41 PM GMT+7
Nice one, Tat! Great to see another finished product!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:31 PM GMT+7
My contribution to the campaign:






Quite happy to be able to finish a ship, as it sure was one experience for me putting those tiny bits on. It made me better appreciate the efforts of those who really put detail on their builds -- hats off to you all, and thanks for having me in this campaign!

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:53 AM GMT+7
Si,

Great work, my congratulations! It's excellent to see you finish him in time.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:55 AM GMT+7
Congratulations, Si - absolutely stunning work! It's been a pleasure watching your Bismarck coming together, and the final result definitely does not disappoint. Bravo Zulu!
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:51 AM GMT+7
The final push.

Railings.







Boat booms.







Ensign hoisted.



Commissioned.





Will post on the gallery.

Made it



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:17 AM GMT+7
Hi Mark,

Thanks for your kind comment.

The insulators are etched parts from the pontos set. initially painted with a thick white acrylic paint, then a black wash.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 03:05 AM GMT+7
SI,

The rigging looks awesome. How did you make the insulators, a glob of glue and black paint?
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 03:04 AM GMT+7
Fine looking Ark Royal. My hat is off to you for being able to do such nice work at 1200 scale.
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:23 PM GMT+7
Thanks Tim,

Glad you like the effect. I would think the overpainting was a bit of a rush job, so wouldn't have been perfect.

The maindeck railings are the big job, a few other details as well, off up I into the workshop shortly, so watch this space later.

Those little fulmars do look really to your Ark, great job mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:27 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan, Michael, Si, & Casey! The Ark Royal was a simple, fun build. The Fulmars were my favorite part-
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
Si,

Bismarck is looking better and better. I wonder if you will make the campaign deadline - it looks like you're close!

I like how the painted-over swastika on the foredeck is still just visible under the grey paint. Very cool.
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:56 AM GMT+7
Rigging done today.



The base painted and decaled.



The chain stoppers on the main cables.



Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 06:29 PM GMT+7
Great job on the Ark Royal, Tim and a fantastic job on those little Fulmars.
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 05:34 AM GMT+7
I will do my best Michael,

with a bit of luck I should get a decent amount of time in the Workshop this weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:41 PM GMT+7
Very nice job, Tim!

Just about a week left. You can do it, Si!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
Si,

nice progress on your Bismarck, looking forward to see you crossing the finish line!!

Tim -

just amazing!! You managed (almost) not to be distracted and build a beautiful model from an ancient 1/1200 - kit (almost OOB) - absolutely amazing!! Your Ark Royal looks really great!! And your aircraft seem from a different universe - that scale - the picture with one on your fingertip - standing alone, they could pass for 1/350. I really do like, and like building, fine and small detail - but your skills and patience - incredible. Just great. And congratulations on your commissioning!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
Nice job Tim,

The mighty Bismarck trembles in fear!!



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 01:05 AM GMT+7
Ok, finished - this time for real!
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With the ship painted and her airgroup aboard, my diminutive Ark Royal stands ready to help hunt down the mighty Bismarck!