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Bismarck by Semorebutts - Trumpeter - 1/200 scale - with MK1 detail set

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Hey guys, 

I basically did all I can do on the Arados before painting ( i need paint) Theres this huge hobby store 30 min away from me(hobby emporium) that im going to visit. It does not open till noon. That means I won’t be airbrushing today. 

Heres what I did so far. 

Assembled the 2 cockpits and canopies. 

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assembled what plastics I could. 

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 But then I changed my mind. Instead of having both planes with wings folded I’m going to have one with wings out.  I have already cut the wings so I had to glue them back together  on one of the planes. 

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thats it for now. Oh I know what I can do  while I wait for the store to open.   Paint and assemble the new radar to replace the one that broke 4 months ago.  I guess i will be airbrushing today 😀

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Work continues today.  The planes dollys are folded and soon to be painted...grey?

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next i installed the planes cockpits

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ya know what... in the spirit of getting this done and since the other side of the ship wont be veiwable I think I might just do 1 arado.  

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anyhoo the paint is ready to go. I hope model air airbrushes ok. 

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I started to bounce around. I cut out and folded the stairways.  And some life rings to possibly go ontop of the launches. 

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thats about it for today. Oh and my new favorite tool. These toe nail clippers are wonderfull! 

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untill tomorrow...

 

Edited by semorebutts

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30 minutes ago, semorebutts said:

but all I have is my stupid iphone se camera and it sucks ☹️

It's been doing well enough to get a bunch of oohs and aahs from everyone who has been looking in! Just another example of how good your model is. It stands proud even when using a poor camera!

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The flag looks great.  The foil trick blew me away as the only way I've ever done flags is to fold, put onto a piece of "shaped" (for lack of a better word) foil and then paint profusely several times with 50/50 mix of white glue and water.  

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Thanks semore

 

Mark

Do you think that coating with glue/water softens the flag enough so that it is not as stiff as semore's method of folding the dry flag over the glue/foil?

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