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Well gentleman, lets start the topics once again!

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It seems like every model manufacturer known to man has produced a Bismarck (and then usually a rebox as Tirpitz). Models have been available in scales from 1/1200 to 1/200. I'm not going to list them all here.

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Flyhawk Bismarck
Trumpeter/Pit-Road Bismarck
Trumpeter/Pit-Road Tirpitz
Revell Bismarck
Revell Tirpitz
Aoshima Bismarck
Aoshima Tirpitz
Dragon Bismarck
Dragon Tirpitz
Italeri (WoW) Bismarck
Italeri (WoW) Tirpitz
Samek Models Bismarck (oop)
Samek Models Tirpitz (oop)

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Trumpeter Bismarck
Revell Bismarck
Revell Tirpitz
Tamiya Bismarck
Tamiya Tirpitz
Academy Bismarck
Academy Tirpitz
MiniHobby Bismarck
MiniHobby Tirpitz

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Trumpeter Bismarck

There have also been 1/570 kits from Revell, 1/600 kits from Aurora and Airfix, 1/400 kits from Heller and Kangman, 1/450 kits from Hasegawa

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Great Bismarck sites:

http://www.kbismarck.com/
http://www.bismarck-class.dk/

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Ernesto "Junior" Bersabal Jr.’s Trumpeter Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Chuck Winton’s Trumpeter Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Paul Helfrich’s Aoshima Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Erick Navas’ DML Bismarck (and Italeri Hood): http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Kostas Katseas’ DML Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Joe Lavender’s Trumpeter Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Gabriel Gutiérrez-Prieto’s Trumpeter Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Jae-Hyun Park’s Trumpeter Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

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Hey all, I just got the Tamiya 1/350 Tirpitz and I want to paint her in her June July 1942 Scheme G paint scheme ( http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/pa ... rt_big.gif and http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/pa ... rd_big.gif ) I've asked on several other boards (including this one) but no one can tell me what colors I need to use, so...... can anyone help???

I've been to http://www.bismarck-class.dk/ and http://www.kbismarck.com/ and http://www.shipcamouflage.com and no one has answered my color question I hope someone can.


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1/570 and 1/600:
Paul Helfrich’s Revell Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Patrick Camilleri’s Airfix Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Steve Gardner’s Airfix Bismarck wreck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Steve Power’s Airfix Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Paul Helfrich’s Airfix Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Joe Rocha’s Aurora Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
William Snow’s Revell Bismarck (w/Prinz Eugen): http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Bill Keough’s Revell Bismarck (wreck): http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

1/400 and 1/450:
Robert Hernandez’s UPC Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Bernd Villhauer’s Kangnam Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Oliva M’s Kangnam Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Lawrence So’s Heller Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Jan Varga’s Heller Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

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Hey all, I just got the Tamiya 1/350 Tirpitz and I want to paint her in her June July 1942 Scheme G paint scheme ( http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/pa ... rt_big.gif and http://www.bismarck-class.dk/tirpitz/pa ... rd_big.gif ) I've asked on several other boards (including this one) but no one can tell me what colors I need to use, so...... can anyone help???

I've been to http://www.bismarck-class.dk/ and http://www.kbismarck.com/ and http://www.shipcamouflage.com and no one has answered my color question I hope someone can.


Very ambitious - I like that scheme. Being that is was mid-1942 (which, IIRC, was just before they developed the Norwegian blue/grey colors), I'd say you'd be safe using the following colors:

For the light panels at the bow and stern: Baltic Hellgrau

From lightest to darkest for the other colors:

Hellgrau 50
Dunkelgrau 51
Dunkelgrau 2

I know White Ensign has all those colors in their range.

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1/350 and 1/384:
Michael Taylor’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Steve Varhegyi’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Alfredo Vidal’s Academy Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Peter Coveney’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Alain Moitrot’s Tamiya Bismarck (and wreck): http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Digilio Fernández’s MiniHobby Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Luciano Rizzato’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Eric Mante’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Timothy Choi’s Academy Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Kaan Gök’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Simpson S.H. Chan’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Luigi De Maria’s Academy Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
David Theriault’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Kym Knight’s Tamiya Bismarck (w/ISW Prinz Eugen): http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Franck Böhme’s Academy Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Antonio Bonomi’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Kiernan Griffith’s Lindberg Bismarck (wreck): http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Kristian Dor’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Rod Sprenger’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Bill Code’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Alejandro Núñez’s Trumpeter Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Ed Keegan’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Les Foran’s Lindberg Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Philip LaVoie’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Erick Navas’s MiniHobby Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Jeremy Spencer’s MiniHobby Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Sylvain Auger’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Nicholas Boyd’s Tamiya Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Liem Hok Gie’s Academy Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Bruno Lorente’s MiniHobby Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

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Martin! Thank you so much! Now I can get the paints I need. I'll be sure to post pics for all you guys when I get started.

Does anyone know if she had the swatsikas on her deck in this scheme? Or did they remove them after they started moving/repainting her so often?

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1/200:
Ray Collyer’s 1/100 scratchbuild Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Volker Engler’s Aeronaut Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

Other Scales:
Ray Collyer’s 1/145 scratchbuilt Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Christoph Suchy’s Paper Model 1/250 Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Kai Eberle’s 1/250 scratchbuilt Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Shaohai-Wang’s 1/2000 Bismarck (and U-boat): http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html
Paul Helfrich’s 1/2400 GHQ Bismarck: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

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ArizonaBB39 wrote:
Does anyone know if she had the swatsikas on her deck in this scheme? Or did they remove them after they started moving/repainting her so often?


If you look at pictures of her from March, during Operation Sportspalast, she has at least a small one painted on her aft deck. From what I've read, that's pretty standard for Norwegian Ops, so I don't think you'd be wrong to add that. I don't know if there was one on the bow. If I get a chance, I'll look through my AJ Press books this week and see if I can find anything more definitive.

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Martin, for the camouflage scheme I want to do I've heard some conflicting answers, I have yours (the greys) and then someone else has said that they are a combination of greys, greens, and browns. Any insights on this?

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Martin, for the camouflage scheme I want to do I've heard some conflicting answers, I have yours (the greys) and then someone else has said that they are a combination of greys, greens, and browns. Any insights on this?


Not really - some publications (AJ Press, for example) show these colors to be greens and maybe browns. Other sources (can't remember off the top of my head) say they are greys.

Bottom line - it's your model. Paint it the way you want it to look. Personally, I'd go with the greys, I think that is more likely, given that the ship had recently transfered from Germany and probably had those paint stocks in hand.

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Alright, thanks again Martin!

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Abram,

This might help, I hope so. I didn't read the whole thing, but it seems pretty detailed on Kriegsmarine camo colors & patterns.

Bill

http://smmlonline.com/articles/kriegsmarinecamo/kreigsmarine.html

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The overhangs were trimmed with a very sharp knife (I actually use scalpels from Swann-Morton) Where I can I turn the piece upside down and make sure there is good pressure holding the pieces to the deck. Run the blade with progressivle firmer pressure until it is through. Just be careful when you reach the end of a run. Sometimes it is better to start pulling the cut the other way to prevent splitting the wood.

Follow up with sanding from the top side always moving downward or at most sideways to prevent ripping any of the deck up.

The wood is HO Scale 1X3's from either:

Kappler:

http://www.kapplerusa.com/y2k/p-ho-24b.htm

or Northeastern:

http://www.northeasternscalelumber.com/ ... ading.html

I usually buy the longer lengths, the width seems to stay more consistent.

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This was probably mentiont sometime before but...On operation Rheinubung, liferafts on Bismarck were yellow,right?

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This was probably mentiont sometime before but...On operation Rheinubung, liferafts on Bismarck were yellow,right?


The answer I got for this question a while back was that they were a kind of dark tan color. Don't know if it was 100% accurate.

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Ask and you shall receive! Stared work on the hull today, got the camouflage finished:

DKM Tirpitz Hull Camouflage 1
DKM Tirpitz Hull Camouflage 2
DKM Tirpitz Hull Camouflage 3
DKM Tirpitz Hull Camouflage 4

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:25 pm 
im new to this model ship building lark,

here are some screen shots of my TIRPITZ i have modelled on my computer. It was a project to allow to practice my CAD skills, i just a heller 1/400 set and the program is Pro Engineer Wildfire 2.

I have been building the model at the same time as modelling on the computer.

Its still work in progress.

Just wondered what you guys thought, i posted in the computer modeling section but no one posts in there!


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doh!

sorry link didn't work !

http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f310/misterp36/

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hi , can any1 tell me where to get those 4 sets of WEM PE sets from Canada or states ? or any websites that i can order beside the WEM site ?


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You can order them at WEM, that should be no problem.


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hi , can any1 tell me where to get those 4 sets of WEM PE sets from Canada or states ? or any websites that i can order beside the WEM site ?


You can also try Pacific Front Hobbies. They have a fast and great service. WEM and Pacific Front Hobbies are two of my favorite online shop.

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After my Fletcher is completed, hopefully in a month or so, I will start work on my favorite battleship, the Bismarck. However, I will have some trouble painting the swastika... My Jewish parents would never allow it! I don't think I could even paint it on their myself. Whatever, I'll see what to do when the time comes.

Some interesting facts...

During this last engagement 2,876 shells were fired at the Bismarck. They are
itemised as follows:

380 of 40.6 cm from Rodney
339 of 35.6 cm from King George V
527 of 20.3 cm from Norfolk
254 of 20.3 cm from Dorsetshire
716 of 15.2 cm from Rodney
660 of 13.3 cm from King George V
71 torpedos

Some of these were fired within close range. Moreover, neither the main belt nor
the armour deck were penetrated during the combat. Bulge was never penetrated
by torpedos.
Superstructure was completely wrecked.

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