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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. 


assembled what plastics I could. 


 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. 


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?



next i installed the planes cockpits



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.  


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


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


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


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



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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