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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:03 pm 
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Hi All

Just new to the forums and Scratch building.

My first scratch build attempt is going to be a 1:100 scale model of the Bismarck, I have built over the years various scale models of warships from Tamiya, Revel, Academy ect so I am not new to model building, although the biggest scale on these were 1:350.

I know I face lots of challenges and headaches, time and patience but I am in no rush. I have quite a lot of resources at hand, pictures, articles and the following books, Anatomy of the ship - Bismarck and Kagero - The battleship Bismarck Super Drawings in 3D. What I am struggling to find is good scale plans, either in print format or preferably to scale digital plans. Any link I try for Nick Fox is no longer valid and I cant get anywhere with Hans Gally.

Can anyone provide valid links to obtain these plans or anyone with the digital versions be willing to send me a copy?

Also is there any other good resources on the Bismarck I should look into?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:33 pm 
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Here are some other great scratch built 1/100 Bismarck's on this site:

Capitão Norbert
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=42854

109
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=57213

Other sites:
http://www.kbismarck.com/models/bismarck-model-100.html
http://www.kbismarck.com/models/model1.html
http://www.kbismarck.com/models/model73.html
http://www.kbismarck.com/models/bismarc ... atata.html


The Scale Shipyard has a 1/100 fiberglass hull available:
http://scaleshipyard.com/Catalog%20Page ... html#WHU-B 12

If you are making it R/C here is a good site for that:
http://wmunderway.8m.com/home/home.htm

James


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:41 pm 
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shape ways has a lot of ship model parts . I'm building a 96 scale Bismarck got a lot of major parts from them RICK50

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Go to Profile Morskie on Facebook,they´re selling pdf plans in any scale


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:37 am 
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Hi All

I have been working on my 1:100 Bismarck for over a year now and the progress has been slow to almost a grinding halt, my hull is mostly done, have some sizing issues to fix but really haven't had much time to work on it. Getting close to the new year has giving me a little push to get on with this build and I will try to post pictures as I go from now on.

One of the things I am looking at just now is the hull decking which is driving me a little crazy. I have worked out from the Hans Gally plans and some other info that the deck planks are roughly 60mm x 1.2mm at 1:100 scale (6m by 12cm in actual size) please correct me if I am wrong on this.

So far I have tried a couple of methods Cutting strips of thin wood and using a charcoal pencil and cutting thin strips of Balsa wood and using black electrical tape to simulate the caulk. However even using a Balsa cutter I just cannot seem to get a perfectly straight edge so my decking attempts look terrible and not straight.

The tape method looks the best but its tedious trying to stick tape to an edge that is 0.8mm thick.

Because the decking planks are so small I am struggling to get them straight, so looking for any advice on cutting and aligning decking planks on this scale and other methods of simulating the caulk.

Are 109 and Capitão Norbert still around as there builds haven't been updated in a while and were both awesome examples of discipline to the craft.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:42 am 
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Just noticed nosferatau post about Profile Morskie plans, anyone got a copy of these plans and can tell me if they are good plans and what you get?

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send me your e-mail address so I can send you what I have on that ship.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:38 am 
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Hi David

Thanks, I have sent you a PM with my email address.

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6 parts sent


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Thanks David

That's really good of you :-)

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no problem, merry Christmas.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:32 pm 
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1druid1 wrote:
Hi All

I have been working on my 1:100 Bismarck for over a year now and the progress has been slow to almost a grinding halt, my hull is mostly done, have some sizing issues to fix but really haven't had much time to work on it. Getting close to the new year has giving me a little push to get on with this build and I will try to post pictures as I go from now on.

One of the things I am looking at just now is the hull decking which is driving me a little crazy. I have worked out from the Hans Gally plans and some other info that the deck planks are roughly 60mm x 1.2mm at 1:100 scale (6m by 12cm in actual size) please correct me if I am wrong on this.

So far I have tried a couple of methods Cutting strips of thin wood and using a charcoal pencil and cutting thin strips of Balsa wood and using black electrical tape to simulate the caulk. However even using a Balsa cutter I just cannot seem to get a perfectly straight edge so my decking attempts look terrible and not straight.

The tape method looks the best but its tedious trying to stick tape to an edge that is 0.8mm thick.

Because the decking planks are so small I am struggling to get them straight, so looking for any advice on cutting and aligning decking planks on this scale and other methods of simulating the caulk.

Are 109 and Capitão Norbert still around as there builds haven't been updated in a while and were both awesome examples of discipline to the craft.

Cheers

Druid

I have been building a 1/192 Missouri. I used 1/32 x 1/64 strips to simulate the planking. All different size strips are available from http://www.northeasternscalelumber.com/. They come in 24" lengths so you can cut them to any length you want. I used to rub a pencil along the edge to simulate the caulking strip, but I found at that scale, it really doesn't make a difference in appearance when fully planked.
Hope this helps.

Larry


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:44 pm 
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Hi Larry

Thanks for the reply, as I live in the UK the cost of the material, shipping and import duties make it a little cost prohibitive.

I have tried without simulating the caulk and it just doesn't look correct but I am doing a 1:100 build so the planks are more apparent.

I am currently trying out some laser printed decking to see how that goes.

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