Dawie van Rensburg Posted January 5, 2015 Share #1 Posted January 5, 2015 (edited) For the record - here goes . . . . Build Report 01 Still awaiting the delivery of the actual Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck model. Has been cleared through customs and should arrive soon! Ordered and received the Pontos 27001F1 Detail Up Set Advanced upgrade kit late November 2014: Promptly started to short all the different parts: Started building the catapult first - less intimidating? Small gets another meaning when you work with photo etching parts: Good progress with the masts and some ladders and walkways: Again, small gets another meaning - building the 20mm flack guns: Some of the upgrade parts completed, painted, weathered and ready to be fixed on the actual model: I decided to complete the future base for the model as well. Dimensions 1450mm x 400mm - ironwood. (6mm glass panels to be ordered on completion of the model). I think once the hull is completed and painted, I will mount it to the base and work on the rest of the build from this position. Lessons Learnt 01 Early days, but I feel can share the following: 1. The Pontos upgrade kit is both excellent and intimidating! Don't underestimate the patients and skill required to construct these parts. 2. In some cases their is a definite lack of detail to construct some of the parts. This makes it difficult and sometimes very frustrating to complete! Will appreciate any feedback, comments and/or build suggestions going forward. Regards, Dawie. Edited January 5, 2015 by Dawie van Rensburg schooner, Brian the extraordinaire, ccoyle and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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