Battleship Bismarck

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Scorpio, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Scorpio

    Outstanding, what else is there to say!!
  2. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Looking amazingly realistic as usual, Scorpio!
    Keep them photos coming!!
  3. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Scorpio, I think they switched sites on you in the last 24 hours, and your last photo is on the old site, not this one.
    You might want to post it again...and I will repost my questions too. :D
  4. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Amazing, Scorpio! :shock:
    Do you do any thing special to the paper or card stock parts, like soak them in CA to make them more rigid before cutting out such fine details?
    And can you tell me what the barrel is made from? Is it rolled paper or some other construction method?
    Last question (for now :D ); how did you make that hand wheel?
    Just incredible, Dear Sir, just INCREDIBLE!!
  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Jim,
    I use for the construction special for the model done photo etching-parts.
    The hand-wheel is a part of it.
    So small part possibly is not from carton with the quality writes out.

    I don't know why my last contributions are not to be found on the forum?

  6. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Here one of 10 2 cms of MG C / 30 single carriages (test construction)

  7. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Thanks, Scorpio:
    I appreciate the info.
    As to your last postings not being included here, Ron mentioned in his notice about the web host change that the last few messages or posts were not moved in the shift because of the timing.

    That's okay, I posted to the old site a few times before realizing I was in the wrong place. :roll:

    I have to tell you, Scorpio, and it bears repeating, I look forward to every day to see what new little gem you have made and posted photos of! Each part you have made is amazing, and the assembled model itself is turning out to be a thousands times more so amazing. :shock:
    Thanks for sharing with us so many, many photos and tips!!

  8. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

    Has anyone noticed how many times this thread has been viewed??!!

    Not surprising, really....

    Tim P
  9. Ajax

    Ajax Member

    Hadn't really noticed that, but now that you mention it... :!: Over 4800 views now and closing in on 5000! :shock:

  10. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    That is the latter 6 part for Bismarck.
    Now comes rigging, retouching, UV protection and in the end
    Model becomes varnishes (Matt)

  11. barry

    barry Active Member

    wonderful pictures, wonderful model sad it's almost finished really.

    I await your rigging with interest.


    ps I vote for Rodney
  12. Corporal_Trim

    Corporal_Trim Member

    Looking stellar. Scorpio !

    What do you plan for rigging materials ? Also, the UV protection ? Never thought about it, but you're right ! What a waste it would be to build something so magnificent, only to have the sun gradually bleach it out.
  13. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Corporal_Trim

    For the UV protection, I use Marabu UV-lacguer mat
    , at transparent (protective and weatherproof)

    For Rigging, I myself take done plastic from thread. , photos see,
    I have plastic from old kits.
    If plastic is warmed up, pulls then slowly.

    With the best greetings
  14. Ron

    Ron Member

    Making lines and rigging from sprue is a great method. I found a tip somewhere that works really well for tightening up sprue rigging that sags.
    Light a match and blow out the flame. When the match head is still hot, hold it very close to the affected piece and watch it shrink right into place.
    I did this on my old 1:72 eindecker and it was almost miraculous :)

    On second thought, maybe the tip came from here? Whoever thought it up is brilliant :)


    Scorpio, words can not describe your Bismarck. It truly deserves to be under glass in a museum. Thanks so much for sharing it with us :)
  15. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Emphasis on the "blow out the flame"!! :shock:

    I haven't tried using sprue just yet, but it certainly has flexibility in getting just the right size rigging I imagine.
    I had no idea you could tighten it up that way.

    This forum is indeed a wealth of valuable information and talent!!
  16. Atomsk

    Atomsk Member

    A product I'd like to try, for rigging etc. is Berksire Junction EZ Line. It's intended for HO scale telegraph lines, but it should work for rigging line in ship and aircraft scales as well.

    It's slightly elastic, so it will always look tight. Plus, it won't break if you just touch it.

    It'll probably look better on sailing ships, more like rope than wire, but the effect should be good for most ships and planes. For steel lines, maybe use the white, and rub it with ground up pencil "lead".
  17. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    Today I want to show you what will lie near the model
    These are all colleagues in my construction report have taken part.

    With the best greetings
  18. jrts

    jrts Active Member


    Hi scorpio

    Very nice idea and thanks very much for showing use all the hard work and the tips.


  19. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    here the first photos of my work.
    In the instructions the rigging has been shown very coarsely.
    Absence z.b. where are mounted the rope on signal bridge?
    Therefore, I must very often fall back, on original photos.

  20. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    And today (this is not yet everything)

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