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  1. Hey guys. Sorry no updates this weekend. My dad passed away Saturday night. I’m going to take a couple weeks off of modeling. But I’ll be back. Talk to you all soon.
  2. I glued on some grab rails and ladder rungs. after that I decided to prime the hull. then I could mark out the waterline. finally using Tamiya flat black I painted in the water line and pre shaded a little bit.
  3. The rudder are in, it looks like I will need to putty these too. next I installed the “prop shaft supports?” Or whatever they are really called. while I am back here I might as well drill out some .3mm holes for some ladder rungs. This was fun! First I taped on the stencil hopefully in the rite spot. Here’s the before And After, the results are wonderful. For the Bismarck I drilled by eye... this is so much better. I drilled with a Tamiya handy drill. It drills nice and slow. 9F017F7C-CF93-420C-87A8-B826C2D682EB.MOV
  4. I filled some cracks today. I also dropped in the two tub floors next was to attach these two guys. They are also going to need to be sanded then they will need putty these are confusing me, I don’t know if there is supposed to be a gap between the hull and them or if they are supposed to butt right up against the hull... which they don’t. I guess I’ll leave them be for now. the last thing I was able to do today was installing these two fins. First I taped them nice and tight to the hull glueing was a snap. Then I removed the tape. They came out really good. thats all for today.
  5. I started shaving some plastic then realized this tab had to come out also now the gap is to big. Good thing most of this gap is covered by super structure. seem like I’m going to have to use some plastic putty in a lot of spots. Big gaps everywhere.
  6. I agree. That affects the fit of the wooden deck now and who knows what else.
  7. After dry fitting the deck onto the hull I realized this won’t be easy. The fit is awful. I had to get rid of a tab underneath. I used a razor saw. then the front half went in ok i hate when the glue bubbles up like that. this is where I am now. The back half is 1mm to long so I have to shave that off of this side. also I have cut out the PE for the 50 or so 20mm guns.
  8. Oh wow thAnks Channell. Thank explains pontos not having enough porthole PE. It seems like and awful lot of drain scuttles. (16 on each side) maybe I should fill some in.
  9. Hopefully! The birds are mine though at my house. They are why the Bismarck is still at my parents house until I get a display case made. I’m sure the Bismarck looks delicious and tempting for them to destroy. Just look at those sharp beaks...just waiting for a model ship.

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