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by Kit-Builder
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck plans in Soviet hands
Replies: 8
Views: 6855

"Did the Russians learn anything about the ship from these plans?" That I can't say. I suspect that warship plans were the least of their concern as army group center arrived outside Moscow. Then there was the protracted job of removing the intruding German army from their homeland. "Did they pass ...
by Kit-Builder
Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck plans in Soviet hands
Replies: 8
Views: 6855

Welcome to the site Coyote850 :wink:. My understanding is the Soviets had 70% of the ships plans before the outbreak of hostilities. This is no surprise about this as the soviet military mission to German had been given an open-house approach by order of Hitler as part of the treaty between them (re...
by Kit-Builder
Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Machinery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 11099

....By disgrace our problems with reciprocal feelings deny me to ask her ... Now this has come out of your translator all “cock-eyed” but I think there is a normal story here. Her father worked in a shipyard but since your relationship with her ended unhappily you can not ask questions about her fa...
by Kit-Builder
Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Ship models go to war
Replies: 1
Views: 2376

G’Day Ulrich (and everybody :D), I was surprised by the level of detailing considering they were just for general silhouette identities, very impressive. These will make quite a collectable set in the future (“complete” historical collections are way more expensive than partial sets), something to h...
by Kit-Builder
Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Have a look at my 1/350 Hood custom etch set ! (large pic)
Replies: 4
Views: 2890

G’Day Foeth, I’ve looked at you’re work just quickly, earlier in the week, but had no time to comment as I was very tired from work. Now that I have had a better look I would like to congratulate you on this extremely intricate and professional work :clap: :clap: . I don’t even have the techniques t...
by Kit-Builder
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Bismarck Main Turrets
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

Thanks Antonio I will e-mail you soon. You have been very busy with the Tirpitz history and I don’t wish to impose too much on your time so I will make it very quick questions for you.
Regards Steve
by Kit-Builder
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: USN fast BB liquid load arrangements?
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

In an attempt to offer assistance I re-posted your question where I thought you would get a better answer. There was a re-direct to the site below but you must register to post there. I am sorry I can’t help you any further and I wish you good luck :wink:. http://p216.ezboard.com/bwarships1discussio...
by Kit-Builder
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Encyclopedia of Warships/AJ Press vol.18+19
Replies: 23
Views: 10435

G’day all,
Is this a good book for the hobby-modeler or more for researchers, historian. By this I mean would I find things directly useful in building a scale ship or is it more about a total understanding of the weapons?
Regards Steve
by Kit-Builder
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The Battleship Bismarck. Anatomy of the Ship. By Jack Brower
Replies: 22
Views: 11626

G’Day all, Matthias, yes it’s evergreen again like on the Tamiya Bismarck. The disc is 1.0mm thick and the base plate/turret floor is 0.75mm. 0.75mm is the best for this as it is strong but flexible too. Today I have been building an internal frame for the turret plating to glue to and give it a cor...
by Kit-Builder
Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Translating speed commands
Replies: 3
Views: 2517

KF Kleine Fahrt (lowest speed) Ahead slow LF Langsame Fahrt (slow speed) Ahead 1/3 (one third) HF Halbe Fahrt (half speed) Ahead half GF Große Fahrt (high speed) Ahead 2/3 AF Alle Fahrt (full speed) Ahead full AK Äußerste Kraft (extreme speed) Flank speed ahead ST Stop! (stop propulsion) All stop H ...
by Kit-Builder
Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: USN fast BB liquid load arrangements?
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

G'day Dave,
I can't help you but I do know a site that can (all they talk about is US ships :lol:).
Here's a link, http://members.boardhost.com/Warship/, I hope that helps you out :wink:.
Regards Steve
by Kit-Builder
Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The Battleship Bismarck. Anatomy of the Ship. By Jack Brower
Replies: 22
Views: 11626

G'Day mate, Sadly this is looking to be the case (all the faults in the cover artwork should be a warning in advance :shock: :shock:). The upside is that it’s a treasured gift that was very thoughtfully given to me. I’m trying to make use of it now (1:100 Turret) and I’m finding inconsistencies to s...
by Kit-Builder
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Bismarck Main Turrets
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

G’Day Bgile, the question is…. How could I tell if the image that I’m looking at is a mirror (flipped) image or not if I’m looking at the Bismarck heading towards me? Is there some unique characteristic on either side of the ship that I can use to orientate the image? I know that there is not much “...
by Kit-Builder
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Re-decked a 1/350th Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 6346

Thank you all for the comments :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol:.
I hope that you all find it as helpful and motivating as I find this place.
Regards Steve
by Kit-Builder
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Bismarck Main Turrets
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

Bismarck Main Turrets

G'Day everyone, How would I tell port from starboard if I was looking at the Bismarck head on? The reason for this is that while studying “Anatomy of…….Bismarck” I’ve got conflicting drawings of the main turrets (p102 and p110) that are mirrored to the vast array of online photos of all 4 turrets. O...