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

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I only worked half a day today so I got a little bit of shading done. 

I started with the garage door area. Over all it looks ok. 


here is a before and after shading. There is still some dark spots that I need to soften up



I am allways worried that it wont match the rest of the super structure when I put it on the ship so I checked. I think the shading looks even  throughout. 


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I actually got alot done today in a relatively short amount of time. 


First I got done shading the main piece.


then I installed the wooden deck.


then I glued on the second floor. 


next came the piece on stilts. 


the hole for the main mast lines up perfectly with the stilt piece. 


thats it for today


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Somehow, I managed to miss your build thread until today. Your work looks superb.

I have the exact same kit and detail sets in my stash of models to do one day. It's build threads like yours that give us the inspiration to move ahead. Hope to see more of your fine work in the days to come.

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One of my favorite parts of building this model is when all the hard work is done and it's time for all the deck fittings to go on. I love when it really starts to fill in and look good... like rite now. 


In this next photo those big air filters look awesome! Looks just like they are dirty from catching dust for a while.  You Can't see it in the photo but trust me...awesome!


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I would love to see a build thread for the 1:200 Hornet.

I remember a modeler here who built the 1:200 Iowa with Pontos Detail sets. He found a huge problem with the way the hull was molded, it was inaccurate. He went through extensive cutting and rebuilding/reshaping of the stern portion of the hull, shafts, and screws. It was very well done, but something I would not tackle for a lack of reference, and would be concerned I would lose interest before I completed it. 

It turned out magnificent on his part. 

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I saw your comment about "sloppy" work and will only make the point that as the actual builders of the models we make, we tend to be too close to our work -- both literally and figuratively. It's important to keep "stand-off viewing distance" in mind. Apart from the fact that your work does, in fact, look very good when seen close-up, from a stand-off viewing distance the overall effect is fantastic.


BTW, I also vote for Hornet.

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