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S4Simon

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    Bismarck, Mk 1 Spitfire. Completed: Millennium Falcon, R2-D2

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  1. That's good news. Just thinking about what to build next after the Bismarck. A nice weathered Leopard Tank would hit the spot. πŸ™‚ And a twelve month build option looks very inviting.
  2. Ebay πŸ™‚ Universal warship crew 1/200 WW2 I chose Version B. I think they were cheaper.
  3. πŸ™‚ Crew Added πŸ™‚ Well just 20. Another 100 to put somewhere.
  4. A box of 1/200 scale Bismarck crew. They’re very very small. πŸ™‚
  5. AA guns, wing bridges and railings installed.
  6. I went the Custom Hobby Decals route. Simple to apply and looks good.
  7. Usually removing standard sized snapped screws is a difficult job, but in this instance since we're using seriously tiny screws it makes the job.... much, much harder to resolve. Drilling out is difficult and could cause more problems. ie. damaging threads. But since you oiled the screw prior to fit, removal should be slightly easier. I propose to get a small hammer and a very small flat screwdriver with a hardened tip, or even better just a hardened pointed tool. The object here is to try and etch in a deep mark (make an indent) in one side of the snapped screw head (near the
  8. We ll I can confirm that the second gun has elevation control, so would expect the same fitout for all 4 guns. πŸ™‚
  9. I put the front one on straight away. When you receive the decals they give you the option of painting the red background and then just applying the white decal, or you can put on the full white on red decal. I panted my deck red and then applied the white decal and sealed it with micro sol. Bought my decals from customhobbydecals. The flag decals come with the set.
  10. A couple more black and white shots - really brings out the detail. And some shots showing the decking after the wash was applied.
  11. ... And success. Part 84 - A stress free and enjoyable build.
  12. Short 1 minute video showing build and wobble test. πŸ™‚
  13. I wanted to try and improve on the stand that is supplied in issue 84, where we have to hold our masterpiece in a slightly insecure way. Anyway, I found some offcuts in the shed and spent an hour building an improved jig that holds the deck securely in place. First batch of pics shows the build process - very simple. Deck is locked in place by the 6 screws. 2 at either end and another 2 on the sides. Good News - I installed the module last night and connected up the wiring. No catastrophes, no issues and no stress. It was actually a very enjoyable process. Happy Days.
  14. In reality, know one knows as no-one has a completed model yet. These videos are just testing the hardware. The finished ship will have audio so any mechanics should be muffled. The clicking noise is the testing of the guns firing. These will only fire once upon command when the ship is completed. I suppose we'll have to stay tuned to the German subscribers as they will be the first to finish.
  15. Nice. πŸ™‚ Was thinking of doing that myself.
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