login   |    register

1200
German Battleship Bismarck

  • move
Michael Franz most recently completed his building and painting of Trumpeter’s massive 1/200 scale German Bismarck Battleship kit. Michael was kind enough to share photographs of his model with Model Shipwrights. Along with the pictures, Michael has kindly provided a little information about what he used to construct this kit and some of his experiences of his journey to the completion. Please enjoy!
Base Kit
Trumpeter’s 1/200 scale German Bismarck Battleship
Aftermarket parts used
- Trumpeter - Add on part set (used only the metal anchors) - MK.1 Design - DX Full Pack: • MD20003: - Complete wooden deck, 7 sheets brass photo etch, 1 sheet coloured photo etch • MS20001 Mast: - 1 sheet photo etch, turned brass parts for mast • MS20002 Armory: - Photo etch parts / details for armory, turned brass barrels (71 pieces), Resin parts • MS20003 add on parts: - Hand rails (photo etch parts and resin parts), metal chain, decals, metal horns, details (PE) for life boats - Modellschlachtschiffe.com: - Photo etch parts for the bridge and the hull, brass parts for the hull, flags - MZ Modellbau: - Anchor chain - CMK: - Life boats - G-Factor: - Brass propellers - Blue Ridge Models: - Decals for Swastikas
Paint and Weathering
Paint used: - Lifecolor set for Kriegsmarine, other Lifecolor and Revell Aqua Colors Weathering: - Oil colors different suppliers (for washes and creating other effects), pastel sticks, water colour Rigging and other stuff: EZ.line, Micro Kristal Klear, white glue
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move

About the Author

About Michael (elmarriachi)
FROM: BADEN-WüRTTEMBERG, GERMANY

Modeller with passion since childhood. Living in Germany near Stuttgart with my wife in our house where I have enough space for my hobby, specially for my big scale hobby - I prefer big kits with lot of parts, need lot of space. :) If I am not scale modelling then I like cooking, cinema, mountainbi...


Comments

Couldn't even begin to imagine where I would put one of these if finish!! but I think I want one! Fine bit of modelling Michael!!
MAR 11, 2015 - 06:36 PM
Michael, extraordinary!
MAR 11, 2015 - 07:45 PM
the scale and the details are really impressive
MAR 11, 2015 - 08:25 PM
An absolutely marvelous build. Kudos to Michael!
MAR 11, 2015 - 10:12 PM
Wow what a stunning build. Nice - going!!!
MAR 12, 2015 - 07:07 AM
In a word: Awesome! Great work Michael!
MAR 12, 2015 - 01:58 PM
Thank you very much
MAR 12, 2015 - 05:45 PM
Outstanding! That is a real class piece of work, thankyou for sharing Michael. Si
MAR 13, 2015 - 01:12 AM
He turned out to be a VERY handsome ship cheers.
MAR 14, 2015 - 03:50 AM
Great job! Increadable work!! Job well done!!
APR 01, 2015 - 08:26 AM