GPM 1\200 Bismarck card kit

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I couldn't wait to give this one a go and as I have had some experience of this type of kit I know what I am in for.
First up will be the first third bulkheads and keel section.
The keel has to cut in half in order the first the mid section former\strengther.332710332711332712332713332714332715332716332717332718
 

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Hi Peter
Are the parts just drawn out on the card or are they ready scored? On Ron's ferry the parts were already coloured/painted. Are these parts just white card?
Looks a huge undertaking. Certainly not one for beginners.
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Hi Peter
Are the parts just drawn out on the card or are they ready scored? On Ron's ferry the parts were already coloured/painted. Are these parts just white card?
Looks a huge undertaking. Certainly not one for beginners.
Jim
The bulkhead and keel parts are printed on paper and need to be glued to 2mm card the rest is pre colored but still need to be cut out.
 

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Thanks Peter. Looking forward to the rest.
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That will be one great looking ship Peter.
Rather you than me, mind, because after making my fairly straight forward card ferry, I know what lies ahead - And so do you........:anguished:

So best of luck. I'm sure you'll crack it.

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Here comes the next part pretty easy at the moment just construction of the upper and lower bulkheads with the keel.
And I have the bow section and mid section finished reading to join together20190315_153122.jpg20190316_130936.jpg
 

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I have forgotten to add that I will be adding reinforcement between the bulkheads in order to avoid what has happened to my previous and abandoned aircraft carrier build witch is the same type of card kit.20190316_165634.jpg20190316_150111.jpg
 

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HI Peter lookin good I gather this just gonna be a static model ? hopefully soon I'll be doin this in wood an I gather the above model is the one that dint work out
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HI Peter lookin good I gather this just gonna be a static model ? hopefully soon I'll be doin this in wood an I gather the above model is the one that dint work out
chris
Not quite sure let's say it's a long time abandoned.
Who knows this well may Inspire to continue with it.
 

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Looks to be a massive build from the cutting out alone, with plenty of stiffening.
Will follow this a well Peter.

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I have just finished off the final keel sections to the full length and I have popped in my 1\350 Bismarck for a size comparison20190317_164923.jpg20190317_164817.jpg
 

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Hi Peter
Looks like you are making steady progress and from previous models know the pitfalls to avoid.
Looks like Teddy is keeping an eye on things :tongue-out3:
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really lookin good Peter all the hull formers look nice an straight as some time its its easy to get carried away building an when it glued you notice a damm
former not quite up right
 

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Nice progress Peter.
Folks who have tackled this type of model know that just a gnat's bo**ock out with this part of the build, and the whole hull is kaput!

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Nice progress Peter.
Folks who have tackled this type of model know that just a gnat's bo**ock out with this part of the build, and the whole hull is kaput!

Ron
Yes you are right their Ron as I will have to be carefull when I start my build as if a hull frame out of alinment it might be a banna hull good for only goin round corners lol but peter's done -v well I think
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After a few days of fiddling around I have finished off the spacers in-between the bulkheads and nearly ready to start covering.20190322_134448.jpg20190322_134504.jpg20190322_134516.jpg
 

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This looks huge to its plastic counterpart
Defo not for the faint hearted eh
Looking good Peter, I wonder is there a bigger version
 

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I have just finished off cladding the underside I did give I a respray but that has shown up all the glue marks so I have put an undercoat of a different colour and hopefully this will sort it.20190324_150620.jpg20190324_150626.jpg20190324_162135.jpg20190324_172921.jpg
 
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