DKM Bismarck Picture Sites?

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by RichBohlman, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    Anyone know of any sites/modelers showing pictures of the DKM Bismarck paper model under construction?

    I have already done a web search and have not found to much information.
  2. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

  3. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler


    Great site with some really good detail pictures :D
  4. JRSeese

    JRSeese Member

    After the first couple pages my jaw unhinged. What an extraordinary model. The level of detail is not to be believed.

    Were those photo etched parts sheets I saw on the first page?
    Where would you get models in this line currently?
    Rich, are you thinking of building this work of art?

    P.S. Ye Gods I wish I understood Polish!
  5. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    I just received my copy of HALINSKI's BISMARCK this week.

    I'm a 911 dispatcher and working this weekend BUT plan on laying down her keel this coming Monday :D
  6. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member


    I own the HMV Bismark (1:250, but it's still flat, without the photo etched parts). It's a very impressive kit, lot of parts, a lot of very small parts. I would say it marks the end of buildable paper models. you may compare it with the halinski jeep carrier USS Gambier Bay, although the scale is 1:200 (you may build 25% smaller parts having the same physical dimensions :lol: )

    try to contact (the original publisher) to get the kit.

  7. cadwal

    cadwal Member

    (edit: raimund was faster)

    That is HMV:s version of Bismarck by Peter Brandt. More than 7000 parts and the photo etched parts set is another 2500 pieces. is the homepage of the store owned by the same people that is behind HMV-verlag.

    Cap Arcona is available in the same series, but according to the review on it has some errors.
  8. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Jrseese,

    That you none Polish understands, no problem is
    I am the one of that that Bismarck builds
    I answer everyone your question!

  9. JRSeese

    JRSeese Member

    Thanks Scorpio! I won't be building it anytime soon, I've got a lot to learn before I tackle a kit like that. I would love to have it just to gaze lovingly at the uncut pages though...

    Really I wished I could understand Polish so that I could understand the post on the website that was referenced, the pictures were very very nice but I'm sure the comments that went with them were also entertaining and educational -


  10. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    There is a machine translation site for Polish to English (
    It's limited to short texts but seems as good as Babelfish. That is - don't expect good English to appear - but you may get the general sense of the text.


  11. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

    IMtranslator plug-in for Internet Explorer is good:

    I'm using it on some Russian navy texts, and while it is confused by some technical terms, you can get the sense of what is written. Works in a variety of languages including Polish, Russian etc.

  12. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    I still have a lot of original photos of the ship
    if somebody has interest, I send the pictures by e-mail

    Sincerely yours
  13. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Does anyone know of a dealer who sells the HMV kit and takes Pay Pal payments?
    This is not a model, its a work of art!
    Gives us all something to aim for in my dreams :wink:


  14. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

    NNNOOOOO! Don't put information like that in front of me!!! Have you no mercy??!!! Oh my poor Paypal account!!!

  15. barry

    barry Active Member



    They are in Hamburg they appear to be the main dealer for hmv kits, it will probably cost about 10 euros to ship it price of kit is around 50 euro without the photo etch

    Sorry Tim !!!! :cry:


    Terms and conditions

    EU foreign country, Liechtenstein? Switzerland: from a goods value of 125 Euros we deliver free of forwarding expenses. For orders with lower goods value we calculate for a postage-all-inclusive and for packaging-all-inclusive of 8.90 Euros. The payment occurs either about credit card (Visa/Diners/Master/Euro) or cash on delivery (plus of a COD charge of 3.60 Euros and the post-usual paying-in form fee of the respective purpose land). Unfortunately, in the following countries no cash on delivery is possible: Greece, Great Britain, Ireland? The Netherlands.
  16. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    :D :D Cheers Barry

    If this pans out my Pay Pal account will be hit again tonight

    Thanks a lot

  17. lgl007

    lgl007 Member

    You guys may also want to try

    That is where I get all my card board models and accessories. Service is second to none.

  18. Atomsk

    Atomsk Member

    I'd like to second the endorsement of Lighthouse. I put in an order last Sunday, and it arrived here in Texas on Wednesday.
  19. j77ason

    j77ason New Member

    I built the Supermodel 1/200 model of the Bismarck - talk about a walking nightmare - it took me 18 months, but it was worth it.
    That is for static scale or radio control, built my way
    I don't suppose any Supermodel kits are out there anymore, but if I was going to challenge myself Supermodel is the way I'd go.
    Pix soon here
  20. lgl007

    lgl007 Member


    You gotta post some pics of your build mate... I'd love to see the outcome especially since I'm building the Halinski Bismarck even as we speak :)


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