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1/350 Revell Platinum Edition Tirpitz WIP

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A few months ago i started my 1/350 scale Revell Tirpitz. The kit is the Platinum Edition from the earlier Revell Tirpitz kit.

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Time to put some photo's over here. I made a careful start on this beast. i'm used to build bigger scale, so this will be my first ship building in plastic medium, i hope everything will turn the way i like it.default_cool.png

There's enough instructions to get lost on this one.

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The hull is separated into two half's, which both are nicely moulded, some seam lines need to be removed, but it's no difficult job to do.. The fit of the two half's is fairly good.

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I just wanted to know for sure how this kit would fit, so i did a dry-fit of both half's and the upper deck.

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Also the two inner bulkheads gave a very good fit into the hull.

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Dry-fit of the upper deck gave a good alignment, so for this i was happy.

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Time to glue the two half's together.

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When the glue is dry, i will glue two nuts into the hull, for later connection on a base plate. Also i will use epoxy glue into the separation seam for a secure connection.

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Indeed, yes, i put in all my models my signature and starting date of the project, let's say it's for good luck...........default_piratebo5.gif

Hull of the Tirpitz was glued together, resulting in some unequal seams, so they need to get some putty. While drying, i tackled the 150 m/m gun towers.

Without PE they look like this....

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But this kit got a load of PE and brass barrels onboard, so let the fun begins.

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And just to show how small these gem's are.......

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Ok guy's, it's a massive update, and that's how thing's are at the moment, i keep you guy's posted on this.

Regards

Danny

 

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Oh yeah !!.........harv :popcorn:

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12 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Coooooollllllllll Danny, been looking forward to your build.......:popcorn:

 

Thank's mate:thumbsup2: The hull is painted, just a clear coat and the propellers (or how do you call those on a boat??)

11 hours ago, harv said:

Oh yeah !!.........harv :popcorn:

Nice to see your hopping into the boat mate.:):thumbsup2:

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I'm not so much a ship builder but will follow with interest, as I have a 1/350 scale Queen Elisabeth with lots of metal and wooden goodies in my stash. A good chance to sneak some how to's and good ideas out of your build, mate.

Some minutes ago I recieved the AK newsletter for February and there was that, which might be of interest for you:

https://ak-interactive.com/product/modelling-full-ahead-3-bismark-tirpitz/?utm_source=AK+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0f3e669057-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_08_12_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f616cf204e-0f3e669057-144389585&goal=0_f616cf204e-0f3e669057-144389585&mc_cid=0f3e669057&mc_eid=adfdb29a3d

Cheers Rob

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6 minutes ago, DocRob said:

I'm not so much a ship builder but will follow with interest, as I have a 1/350 scale Queen Elisabeth with lots of metal and wooden goodies in my stash. A good chance to sneak some how to's and good ideas out of your build, mate.

Some minutes ago I recieved the AK newsletter for February and there was that, which might be of interest for you:

https://ak-interactive.com/product/modelling-full-ahead-3-bismark-tirpitz/?utm_source=AK+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0f3e669057-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_08_12_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f616cf204e-0f3e669057-144389585&goal=0_f616cf204e-0f3e669057-144389585&mc_cid=0f3e669057&mc_eid=adfdb29a3d

Cheers Rob

Thank's for hopping into the boat mate.:thumbsup2: And for sure thank's for the link, i think i will get that book.:)

Yesterday and today i did some work on the Tirpitz. The hull was painted completely, and the deck received the wooden deck it deserved. 

So now onto the painting of the hull. Revell instructions gave two choices to paint the model, but something tells me that it is not very accurate, don't ask me why, but when i look at this link, i don't find any color variation like the ones depicted into the Revell instructions.

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So, to be honest, this is my first ship build, the camo pattern like shown above is just to complicated to paint it for a novice, so i decided to go a little easier. I did some research and i came up with this color scheme

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It's a fairly simple color scheme, but still, i like it, so, this is the one i will use. 

I started with the primer coat, i use black.

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Some taping to do and next color is the bottom of the hul, the red-brown color.

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So i build up the colors, side of the hull, the dark and light grey colors.

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After that, i airbrushed a gloss clear coat onto the model and afterwards it was time to tackle the wooden deck, something is wasn't really thrilled about to do.

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To be honest, this is just easy work, the wooden deck was added withing about an half an hour and it was done.

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Regards

Danny

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11 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Really like the wooden deck..........

 

Thank's Phil. The wooden deck is really a nice add-on to the model, and it's fairly simple to apply. 

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Just finished work on the four 380 m/m guns of the Tirpitz. I also made one 20 m/m AA gun to place it on one of the 380 m/m gun turrets. You wouldn't believe it, but this 20 m/m AA gun exists of 25 PE part's which are folded and glued together.

The basic ingredients for the four 380 m/m guns.

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Some turrets showed some scratches on their surface. Nothing serious, just a little bit filling and the job is done.

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Next, replace the plastic gun barrels with new brass ones.

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On top of one of the turrets comes a 20 m/m AA Gun. Two choices, plastic or .......pe..........which exist out of 25 pieces.....:omg:

I decided to take the plunge, this is the result.

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For comparison, a toothpick and my finger, just to show how small these suckers are...

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And the whole bunch together.

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Regards

Danny

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How about your eyes mate :icon_eek:, everything still in operational mode? These guns look great, specially the tiny AA guns. 
I remembered now, what turns me a little down on ships, it's redundancy ,too many repeating tasks, like the wheels of tanks, but one of theses days, ...

Keep it coming

Cheers Rob

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4 minutes ago, DocRob said:

How about your eyes mate :icon_eek:, everything still in operational mode? These guns look great, specially the tiny AA guns. 
I remembered now, what turns me a little down on ships, it's redundancy ,too many repeating tasks, like the wheels of tanks, but one of theses days, ...

Keep it coming

Cheers Rob

My eyes.......not good to be honest:wacko: i keep seeing AA guns all the time since i made this tiny guyB) No serious, you just have to stay focused on the subject to put everything in good order together. I worked more then 4 hours alone on the bending and preparing of the tiny pe part's. Glueing the part's together was done in about a hour. That's why i decided to work the different part's of the ship, piece by piece, just to keep some variation into the build. Like now, ik tackled the 380 m/m guns, and one AA gun, tomorrow i will paint those. That way, it stay's fun.

Greetz

Danny

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Watch your air pressure and don't feed the carpet monster with blown away parts.

Cheers Rob

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Good grief Danny that AA mount would suck all the joy out of me on it's own. :icon_eek:

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2 hours ago, DocRob said:

Watch your air pressure and don't feed the carpet monster with blown away parts.

Cheers Rob

It all ready happend today when some tiny pe part's ejected from my tweezers into thin air.:piliot:

22 minutes ago, GusMac said:

Good grief Danny that AA mount would suck all the joy out of me on it's own. :icon_eek:

It's a micro kit on it's own, my wife needed to reanimate me from time to time during the battle with the pe.....:lol::lol:

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Just the thought gives me a headache. I've never mastered the art of getting small enough amounts of CA to glue PE effectively without big blobs all over it, so I take my hat off to you for the pristine finish.

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14 hours ago, GusMac said:

Just the thought gives me a headache. I've never mastered the art of getting small enough amounts of CA to glue PE effectively without big blobs all over it, so I take my hat off to you for the pristine finish.

It's fairly simple to do mate. I use a home made device to apply ca glue to certain part's. It exists of a copper wire placed in a pin-vise. Just dip this into the ca glue and apply it onto the part that needs to be glued. From time to time you need to clean the copper wire from dried glue with a sharp blade, et voila, ready to use again.

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