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Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC
Light looks pretty cool Ken, like the impressions in I think Ballard's book it was.

Nich to have them adversaries sitting together there...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 09:02 AM UTC
Hi all well I've got lighting that seems more right scale wise, got another one of these to convert and ordered 2 more slightly different (just for variety) to add.





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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 07:21 AM UTC
Ken,

that looks terrible good... I really like your work, and the creativity you use!

As for the weathering, it's still up to you to decide if you want to depict her in late 1941, 1961, 1991 or whatever else you could think of...

Great work!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 04:36 PM UTC

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Yes I've not really finished the weathering (well really I've only just started) they do stand out a bit at the moment. Actually they were painted over when she was sank and the experts think that over time the sea has eroded the covering paint which is why you can now see them, probably in another 50 yrs they will be gone. Apparently at that depth you would only get about 1 cm of silt build up in a 1000 yrs so most of what is on her is what was disturbed when she hit the seabed and slid the 3/4 of a mile down the mountain which then settled back down again. They reckon she is one of the most preserved ww2 wrecks because of the conditions, also they say the crew scuttled her as well as there is no implosion damage which means she was full of water when she sank and there were no pockets of air to cause an implosion.



the thought of scuttling and going down with the ship makes me shudder...
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 01:28 AM UTC
You are skilled in many realms, Ken!

Much as I enjoy your modelling, I like your 2-dimensiinal work even better!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 09:07 AM UTC
Yes I've not really finished the weathering (well really I've only just started) they do stand out a bit at the moment. Actually they were painted over when she was sank and the experts think that over time the sea has eroded the covering paint which is why you can now see them, probably in another 50 yrs they will be gone. Apparently at that depth you would only get about 1 cm of silt build up in a 1000 yrs so most of what is on her is what was disturbed when she hit the seabed and slid the 3/4 of a mile down the mountain which then settled back down again. They reckon she is one of the most preserved ww2 wrecks because of the conditions, also they say the crew scuttled her as well as there is no implosion damage which means she was full of water when she sank and there were no pockets of air to cause an implosion.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 08:24 AM UTC
looks great Ken!

I think you've captured how the KGV and Rodney made a real mess of her...

One suggestion if I may: those swastikas on the deck wouldn't have survived underwater very long-maybe dull them down a bit???
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 08:17 AM UTC
Wow Ken

I guess saying its looking worse is a compliment?

Great job so far!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
Hi all built some more of the superstructure and added some more damage to the decking 







I know there is no debris from the wreck in the immediate area but I'm sorely tempted to use some artistic licence and add some.
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:16 AM UTC
Ken,

Very nice weathering. It really must be a challenge to get over 70 years of deterioration on the ocean floor.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
Hi all a bit more weathering on this 



Anyone see the tiny little sea anemone 



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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 06:58 PM UTC
What Russ said,

You are a braver man then I Ken, the damage and the internal detail on the barbettes are very well handled.


Keep up the great work.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 08:18 AM UTC
Looking good Ken

the good thing about this style of modelling is the amount of freedom it enables as compared to a "clean" museum style piece-I think I'm a little envious
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 07:58 AM UTC
Hi all added some damage to the superstructure 













Trouble with doing a wreck is now I have to find out what the inside of that turret that's had the armour blown off looks like.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 07:04 AM UTC
Hi all started weathering the deck.





Must say I'm a bit disappointed Tamiya don't supply and decals with this kit 
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 04:24 AM UTC
The barbette detail will look great once "weathered"!
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:15 AM UTC
Ken,

Nice detail for those barbettes.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 07:19 AM UTC
Hi all another small update 







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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:25 PM UTC
Wow Ken!

Really impressive!

Reminds me of my days in design school, where drawing, model making and design theory were all part of our curriculum!
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:58 PM UTC
Some of my artwork mate





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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:25 PM UTC
Wow Ken

you really have an artistic flare! Great to watch!
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 02:55 PM UTC
Ken, the submersible idea is great and if you get the right scale it will be a winner. Maybe you could have two of them floating around the kit.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
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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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 06:09 AM UTC
What Mark said,

Lots of depth in the paint job.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:04 AM UTC
Sweet, really liking the whale it gives every thing scale.

Mark