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5 minutes ago, cog said:

My 2 cents:

Cross the bars, loop a wire over the cross piece, pul underneath the other bar, and loop over the other side of the cross piece. CA to fixate it. You can get the full metal look by opening op the holes in the original part and fix it in place as if it part of it ...

Which is exactly what my Option 3 was. You explained it better :D.

 

:cheers:  Danny

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7 hours ago, Dan Vadas said:

Which is exactly what my Option 3 was. You explained it better :D.

 

:cheers:  Danny

Thanks Danny. .. in this case the proverb "Great minds think a like" doesn't apply, considering my relative mediocre one.

 

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 Now I have the flu so I have time to think about it.

So you only think when ill !?

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Semore

I read where you "found" the AA guns in the last picture, but it was unclear to me whether these guns are the stock Trumpeter guns or the aftermarket ones. Whatever they are, they look good, but was curious which ones you used.

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Those guns are the trumpeter kit guns. I had thought I threw them out by mistake but dug them out of a pile of what I thought was spare parts minus the barrels. So I took 2 20mm barrels that I didn't use and used them, Problem solved. Now on to that darn range finder mast problem.  Acually I will procrastinate that as long as I possibly can... I have railings to glue next. 

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OC I caught the flu from her! We both feel like we've been put in a blender. I blame her for being so damn pretty I just had to kiss her! Then BOOM I'm sick too :(

 

Cog I got 1 hour 43 minutes of sleep last night and I'm trying to glue down some railings as we speak.  It's a gluey mess! I think I glued my arm to my workbench by mistake. :huh:

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Ah admirals ... if you don't give it they'll take it, or force it upon you as in this case ;)

 

1:43 ... that's rather precise, you must be having the shakes by now ... are you certain you will get those railings on straight ... " It's a gluey mess! I think I glued my arm to my workbench by mistake. "   Better tha havin the Bismarck attached ... at least you won't go far, and the chance of getting lost is quite small ... :) 

 

Scot,t Take care of that flu, and the missus

 

Cheers

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9 hours ago, semorebutts said:

OC I caught the flu from her! We both feel like we've been put in a blender. I blame her for being so damn pretty I just had to kiss her! Then BOOM I'm sick too :(

 

Cog I got 1 hour 43 minutes of sleep last night and I'm trying to glue down some railings as we speak.  It's a gluey mess! I think I glued my arm to my workbench by mistake. :huh:

Last I heard  - Ikea have a good A & E  for your stuck arm to workbench.;)

 

OC.

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Smart move. You'd hate to have to dismantle any work you did while you were ill. As many others have said, there is no time limit to complete a build. You're doing great. Keep it up to your standards. And get rest and drink lots of fluids.  This flu season is one of the nastier ones. ;)

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Just found your log as I am considering building a Bismark or Tirpitz in 1:350.

Done a b****y good job of it, and I particularly learned about adding PE from your build.

 

Re the Tamiya Flat Silver problem, I found it never looks right, as the flakes in the paint are waaaaayyyyy too big.  Humbrol/heller paint is a much better option - and should be easy enough to find.  Having said that, I also paint scale figures, and I have found Jo Sonja silver (acrylic) to have no equal regarding flake size, it is just one smooth surface wathever the scale - and even use it for highlighting bare metal.  Unfortunately this paint is not so easy to find :(.

 

If you are up to it (and think the extra effort is worth it) then you could very easily paint over the Tamiya silver using a brush.  Apart from the Jo Sonja, I dilute my paint to a milky consistency (or even a bit more watery), and prefer to apply several thin 'washes' works better than trying to cover with a single layer of paint.

 

I will keep following you log from now on.

Slainte,

Landrotten Highlander

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Thank you Slainte! I'm going to keep what you said in mind next time I need aluminum paint. I'm just going to leave it how it is at this point. 

  I put the stairs and the rest of the railings on. So basically its almost done.  I can almost install it onto the Bismarck. 

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all thats left is the ships bell.  Then It can atleast be put onto the ship. I just wish the bell was brass instead of aluminium. I'm debating  whether or not to paint it like I painted the props under the ship. 

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so bell, install onto ship then I will deal with the range finder. 

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Does anyone else find themselves reminded of the old Johnny Horton song, sink the Bismarck, every time you visit a Bismarck build thread? It's just stuck in my mind like an old bad habit.

Sorry to digress Semore. Just needed to get that out there. :huh:

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3 hours ago, CDW said:

Does anyone else find themselves reminded of the old Johnny Horton song, sink the Bismarck, every time you visit a Bismarck build thread? It's just stuck in my mind like an old bad habit.

Sorry to digress Semore. Just needed to get that out there. :huh:

 

Nah, but that's probably because I do not know the song, besides ... isn't it a pitty such a marvelous ship has been sunk, just like Yamato and a lot of other magnificent ships...

 

Scott,

Lovely job on the railings. I like the shading you have applied a lot ... would have expected a brass ship's bell though ...

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3 hours ago, cog said:

 

Nah, but that's probably because I do not know the song, besides ... isn't it a pitty such a marvelous ship has been sunk, just like Yamato and a lot of other magnificent ships...

 

 

You are a lucky man. It is only rivaled by the dreaded, it's a small world, Disney song that never leaves your psyche once you've heard it the first time. Truly an evil thing.

And yes, it is a pity these marvelous works of engineering lie at the bottom of the ocean. But at the time, freedom and liberty required it, and for that, we can rejoice.

 

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Hope you get better soon. Might I ask what adhesives you use. I bought some Gator Grip to work on a Veteran 40mm quad as

a learning project. The thin Gator isn't working too well. Probably because I'm an FSU fan. I am sure it is pilot error and not

the product. Gorilla super glue seems to be holding better. 

Thanks for a great log. For those like me who have not done a real PE project before, your skill can really be appreciated.

Feel better, Harley

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basically if the piece has a large flat area to apply glue I will use medium.  if the pieces to be joined are odd shaped or very little surface area I will use thin.  join the pieces together then just touch a tiny drop of thin glue to it and it just flows into the crevice due to the capillary action. then if you notice to much glue just touch a paper towel to the joint, it will suck back any extra glue.

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57 minutes ago, semorebutts said:

basically if the piece has a large flat area to apply glue I will use medium.  if the pieces to be joined are odd shaped or very little surface area I will use thin.  join the pieces together then just touch a tiny drop of thin glue to it and it just flows into the crevice due to the capillary action. then if you notice to much glue just touch a paper towel to the joint, it will suck back any extra glue.

I almost exclusively use Gator Grip acrylic glue for photo etch rather than CA. Although I do choose Gorilla Glue CA in the bottle with the blue top (a medium viscosity) in certain situations where a quick set is required.

The reason I prefer Gator Grip is because it can be cleaned up so easily without marring the PE or plastic. I also like the fact it takes longer to set as it gives me plenty of time to position parts exactly where I want them to be.

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