Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

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Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by paulcadogan » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:28 pm

Folks,

How about this behemoth of a model kit? Due in November:

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Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

http://www.freetimehobbies.com/TRP3702.aspx
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by RF » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:20 pm

Nice colour picture - I see ''Pacific Front'' is this a supposed image of Bismarck in the Pacific, as the camouflage scheme seems to be absent.....
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by paulcadogan » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:48 pm

RF wrote:Nice colour picture - I see ''Pacific Front'' is this a supposed image of Bismarck in the Pacific, as the camouflage scheme seems to be absent.....
No....Pacific Front is the Freetime Hobbies website that sells ship kits.

The box art for this new 1/200 kit looks to be depicting Bismarck as she was during the DS battle with the Baltic stripes painted out. But to nit pik :wink: - the fall of shot is wrong. None of PoW's salvoes ever landed astern - all were in line, either short, over or straddling with a few shells from the last 2 cetrally controlled salvoes falling ahead (thereby possible sending that splinter into the Prinz Eugen.

But at 1/200, this kit will be over 4 feet long and, with today's technology, the detail should be amazing - plus all the after-market upgrade sets that are already underway - one being put out by Trumpeter itself. It will take a stout heart and a DEEP pocket to take on this one! Do I hear KARL saying AYE!!?? :D
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by José M. Rico » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:50 pm

I was just wondering, did anybody get this kit yet?

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by paulcadogan » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:45 pm

The comments are starting to come in on the ship modelling sites regarding errors. When you get to this scale, the finest details become important and they seem to be finding some that those who insist on absolute accuracy will have to correct.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by Jon Ryckert » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:03 pm

I got this kit this past Saturday and is it a monster. The detail looks good. Some things that I noticed right off of the bat that are missing are the loops at the bow that hold the anchors in place. I also noticed that there is no photo etch handrail for the rangefinders that have no dome. I'll be more than happy to give out more details when i get a chance to start this kit.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by José M. Rico » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:42 am

Jon, I look forward to seeing your progress. :D

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by Dresden » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:36 pm

For anyone who wants to get this, squadron.com has a sale this weekend (at least through today) and I was able to order one for $216.00 total, as opposed to a list price of $400.00.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by GUY » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:40 pm

Dear all,
Just registered as a member.
I too ordered the Trumpeter 1:200 Bismarck ; and the huge box arrived last Friday.
As you know, one of the 'extras' is the detailed Main Gun.
I'd be very grateful if someone can advise on the color schemes one should use to paint the interior as acciate as possible.
Thanks very much in anticipation for any assistance/advise.
Guy

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by paulcadogan » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:30 pm

Hi Guy & welcome!

Your question was also asked in another thread in the General Discussion section - see post #7 from tommy303:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3760

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by GUY » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:59 am

Many thanks for the prompt reply Paul.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by CrossofIron » Fri May 31, 2013 10:06 pm

Hi guys,
Just gone out & bought the 'beast' myself & found this site researching the ship.
I must be quite away's behind you now!
Can anyone tell me if there is a final decision on what paints & colours to use?

Found the White Ensign Models site & looks good but would appreciate some other opinions/input...

Also, see the superstructure (Hellgrau 50) is a differant colour to the hull (Dunkelgrau 51),are the ancillary items like the cranes, vents etc. the same as superstructure.

Look forward to your thoughts!

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by paulcadogan » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:48 pm

CrossofIron wrote:Hi guys,
Just gone out & bought the 'beast' myself & found this site researching the ship.
I must be quite away's behind you now!
Can anyone tell me if there is a final decision on what paints & colours to use?

Found the White Ensign Models site & looks good but would appreciate some other opinions/input...

Also, see the superstructure (Hellgrau 50) is a differant colour to the hull (Dunkelgrau 51),are the ancillary items like the cranes, vents etc. the same as superstructure.

Look forward to your thoughts!
Hi,

Not sure where you are located, but you may or may not be aware that WEM is now unable to ship their paints overseas - the airlines won't carry them any more because they are enamels. This is a recent development and it has really hurt us modelers who've come to depend on WEM for their accurate and previously easy to get colourcoats. They are being urged to start an acrylic line to get by the shipping ban. Who knows how long that will take...

For more info on building your Bismarck you could have a look here:
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/vi ... =47&t=4696

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by CrossofIron » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:47 pm

H Paul,
Many thanks for the information & I am very fortunate (or not) to be living in the UK & have ordered my paints from WEM!
Checked out your photos & your Bismark looks GOOD!!
Thanks
Steve

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

Post by paulcadogan » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:16 am

CrossofIron wrote:Checked out your photos & your Bismarck looks GOOD!!
On no! Those aren't my photos! Certainly not! :shock: My Bismarck is an ordinary out-of-the-box built Trumpy 1/700 waterline, painted as she was on 24 May 1941 in her moment of triumph - but no comparison.... :oops:

Did you watch the youtube video in this thread?:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5584
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