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

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Working on the Bismarck on christmas morning. 

I just painted the last of the grey on the last 3 launches before I start on The tops of all the launches... this is a long process. 

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 I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to get a straight water line masked off. 

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only took 5 minutes of airbrushing today

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the result

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I knew I forgot somthing... the ors.  Oh well. 

Merry christmas everyone!

Edited by semorebutts

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 OK, so I’ve just been sitting here staring at these launches for the last hour.... in deep thought...thinking. 🤔

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 Originally I was going to prime them, spray them With xf-57 buff, brush on in oil based brown, wait for that  to somewhat dry, brush off the excess To simulate Wood Grain,  then finally spray a matte varnish. Thats what Flory did and it looks amazing but.... after thinking theres no way I’m doing all that and pulling it off! 

I starting looking at online photos. Some are white tops, I saw hull red tops,  And  I saw wood colored sprayed on which is what I think I’m going to do.  I just need to go to the hobby store and pick out a wood colored tamiya paint. 

Then I can just spray it on and call it a day!   

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2 hours ago, semorebutts said:

 

Thats what Flory did and it looks amazing but....

Flory makes everything look so easy to do. His speed tells me he has done this so many times, he could do it with his eyes closed I think and it would still look great.

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2 minutes ago, semorebutts said:

 Flory is amazing. Maybe someday I can have half that talent. 

I have often said my subscription to his website is the best bang I get for my modeling dollar, bar none.

Every plastic modeler should know and watch Flory. He really does know the right way to do things.

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Today I continued painting the launches. I started with the small ones. I brushed on vallejo old wood. 

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Before

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after

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all 3

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then i started brushing the deck fittings on the rest. 

Before

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after

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just 7 more of these, then the orrs and 2 canopies and I believe ill be done with the launches. 

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1 hour ago, semorebutts said:

I just found out trumpeter came out with a 1/200 yorktown cv-5!  I want to build it  Before the missouri  if i can! I wonder how long it takes pontos to develop a PE upgrade kit for it. 

My guess is that it will be quite a while. After all this time, there are not a lot of detail sets for the 1:200 Hornet.

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The grey hull above the waterline and the grey fittings break up the brown-red combination nicely.

On 1/7/2019 at 6:20 AM, semorebutts said:

I just found out trumpeter came out with a 1/200 yorktown cv-5!  I want to build it  Before the missouri  if i can! I wonder how long it takes pontos to develop a PE upgrade kit for it. 

I've said it before but I'll say it again. I really hope Trumpeter comes out with a 1/200 King George V/Prince of Wales and a 1/200 Yamato/Musashi.

 

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3 minutes ago, JohnEnglish said:

The grey hull above the waterline and the grey fittings break up the brown-red combination nicely.

I've said it before but I'll say it again. I really hope Trumpeter comes out with a 1/200 King George V/Prince of Wales and a 1/200 Yamato/Musashi.

 

Amen

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I finally finished the launches!  I don’t know yet if I should do the rigging first or install the lifeboats then rig around them. 

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these 2 are bare bones because I lost so many little parts.  It’s ok though, these 2 will be 70% hidden. 

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normally I would put on these props but I’ve had enough of these launches. So I opted to just call them done!

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