IS ANYONE GONNA BUILD THAT BISMARK SHOWN ON THE TELLY ?

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Cracker of a model shown on the tv where you buy a mag an get a bit of the ship each month I think an its got working features as well any one gonna do it ?
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Would have to re mortgage the house :smiling: these things are normally very expensive to complete the set.
 

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Cracker of a model shown on the tv where you buy a mag an get a bit of the ship each month I think an its got working features as well any one gonna do it ?
chris
Would I be right in thinking that it is a reboot of hachettes build the Bismarck that came out in 2008/9.
 

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Would I be right in thinking that it is a reboot of hachettes build the Bismarck that came out in 2008/9.
Don't know Peter I think this one is bigger an has got working features eg. turning gun turrets an props turn my wife gave me a nudge when it was on so I only saw a bit of the advert
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OK, hold on to your hats!!!!!
Issue 1 is £1.99, Issue 2 is £5.99 There are 140 total issues, 138 @ £8.99 each
That brings a total of........................ £1248.60
Seems a little pricey to me! ( don't know if that includes paint, glue etc) Dave
 

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Don't know Peter I think this one is bigger an has got working features eg. turning gun turrets an props turn my wife gave me a nudge when it was on so I only saw a bit of the advert
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I have just found it is from the same people that did the original build the Bismarck partwork and the same of 1\200 but this one is much more detailed version and has the same amount of issues at 140 but double the original price.
 

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And that's if they actually print all the issues. Most of them stop because of lack of interest. Therefore you cannot finish the build
 

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And if you're lucky you can still pick up original one for miniscule price.
 

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And that's if they actually print all the issues. Most of them stop because of lack of interest. Therefore you cannot finish the build
HI Al yea I think you are right after what dave said about the price but think how much it cost to advertice on the telly I don't think they will get their money back
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This is an updated model,from the original. It has powered turrets, and working lights, that can be operated by remote control..........................
Bet it looks superb! However If I work on an average of £40 for my models, (an overestimate! ) that runs to a minimum of 30 models, for the same cost. Obviously it depends on your personal choice, but I know which I would prefer..................
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And that's if they actually print all the issues. Most of them stop because of lack of interest. Therefore you cannot finish the build
I've heard that too. It might be worth checking if you can buy all the issues straight away without waiting the nearly 3 years for them to be published (assuming weekly publication).

Having said that, I'll bet there are much cheaper versions available.
 

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It might be just me but I think it looks toy-like. The electronics are just too gimmicky and everything looks a bit too thick.
I have the Trumpeter effort with the Mk1 PE and wood deck - I think that will be far more convincing.
Only my opinion though
 
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For that price and if it is only 1/200 scale but the Trumpeter kit and all the extras you want to put on and in it. Say £300 a pop all in.
I know which way I would go...
 
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As someone with a passing interest in Aero-modelling, this reminds me of the DeAgostini flying model Spitfire. It was based on an older kit and had, from those who actually managed to build one, the flying characteristics of a house brick. Worse still, I believe it cost about 3 times the price of the kit on which it was based.
 
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Would I be right in thinking that it is a reboot of hachettes build the Bismarck that came out in 2008/9.
I think so. there was a completed one on display at the Cardiff Model Rail show a year last October. Fabulous but at a price over £1k. the girl who collected and build it was - quite rightly - very proud of it.
 
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One of the big plastic kits with all the after market stuff would probably be a lot, lot less expensive! These piece part series are OK I suppose, but I feel that they are a bit of a rip off. I mean, it is not as though the Bismark has not been done to death already in kit form. I recently saw an advert on the telly for a piece part Terminator Figure, and not so long back an E type Jaguar. Pricey when you do the maths after the issue one loss leaders go out. One of my favourite ships the Vasa is being done as a piece part kit. Artesana Latina are doing all the bits for it. Not advertised in the UK yet but being issued abroad at present somewhere. I think I will wait until Artesana themselves market complete kits of the Vasa.
 

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I did Revells 1\350 Bismarck and all the trimmings for £80 but this one is no challenge as it's all screw or click together I prefer the original kit as it a proper kit with more skill needed and more satisfacton in watching bits of wood grow into a proper model.
 

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I did Revells 1\350 Bismarck and all the trimmings for £80 but this one is no challenge as it's all screw or click together I prefer the original kit as it a proper kit with more skill needed and more satisfacton in watching bits of wood grow into a proper model.
Yes I aggree with you on that Peter
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I do wonder who these weekly modlesare aimed at. clearly not the hardened modeller who knows that here are much cheaper, and better versions. But wince we see these type of publications every year there must be some money in publishing them.
 
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Looks good if this is the one being spoken about http://www.battleshipbismarck.co.uk/

Looks like it is intended for people who don't model as I am assuming it is already painted and you just assemble it. It is also made from diecast metal in some areas eg the hull. Good for people who want a very large model 125 cm long who don't want to go to much trouble and getting the pieces each week prevents that feeling of being overwhelmed by looking at the kit in one go!
 
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