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1:350 Bismarck (Revell 05040)


12. September 2018 at 04:31:45 Share
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Bart Goesaert Nice start, also making a sidestep into ships... so I presume next will be a car?

What PE-set is in the background?
12. September 2018 at 08:59:55
Peter Hardy A very basic Eduard and I have a Toms modelworks limited pack coming this week. I also have a Pontos deck and turned metal barrels for the main and secondary armament. Not too involved, trying to keep things as basic as I can.
12. September 2018 at 09:26:32
Jason Gardiner Nice one! I'm also doing a 1:350 scale Bismarck but it's the Tamiya one with numerous add ons...Best of luck with your build
12. September 2018 at 09:26:54
Peter Hardy You too Jase, just found yours too!
12. September 2018 at 09:28:13
Mike Daniels Good luck Peter. Thats a very big box. Shame about the hull.
12. September 2018 at 09:42:25
Peter Hardy Thanks Mike, I'll probably need a bit of luck. That Kawasaki used up all my bad luck I hope! ;)
12. September 2018 at 09:55:12
Christian Bruer Surprisingly that the halves were that warped. I had the same with the Dragon Gearing Class Destroyer. Once glued the hull was disorted.
You should check the fit of the deck soon to avoid and mismatch between the parts.

Wish you a lot of fun with the kit!
12. September 2018 at 17:35:19
Lode Schildermans Yes, here she is. The announced build of KMS Bismarck. Looking forward to see this build ongoing, Peter.
12. September 2018 at 17:37:54
Konrad Limmer Another Bismarck build from Australia ;)! I'll take a seat here too!
12. September 2018 at 17:54:09
Peter Hardy Christian, I should probably have temporary fitted the deck. That might have assisted in ensuring the removal of a distortion. Too late now. Won't know till Saturday now! Don't you love the suspense?
Konrad, Australia is the logical place to build the Bismarck. No interference from the RAF here!
Lode, I shall try my best not to disappoint you!
12. September 2018 at 20:33:43
Lode Schildermans Peter, you won't. I have a strong belief in your skills. Tips & tricks on demand, but you knew that already. There are enough shipbuilders here to guide you through
12. September 2018 at 21:11:38
Spanjaard ok, so am i the the only one not building ships? nice job Peter
16. September 2018 at 22:55:05
Peter Hardy You are not building anything!
16. September 2018 at 22:56:12
Spanjaard not true.... i am simply not publishing it at the moment.... ;)
16. September 2018 at 22:57:30
Greg Baker Don't worry Spanjaard, I'm also not building any ships... although I did buy a Cutty Sark kit and turn it into an underwater flapping wing submarine boat... and I've been thinking about getting a 1/700 aircraft carrier and putting 1/72 tank treads on it and making it a land carrier...

I am keen to see how this one goes down though...
16. September 2018 at 23:21:55
Peter Hardy Ships aren't supposed to "go down" Greg!
16. September 2018 at 23:32:44
Spanjaard thanks Greg!
17. September 2018 at 05:05:28
Lode Schildermans So Peter, you've cursed my name while working with the PE. I find it nicely done
17. September 2018 at 05:58:46
Bart Goesaert PE on the Anton mount, didn't this mount had the rangefinders removed and covered after trials? ([img1]) source:
17. September 2018 at 07:44:43
Peter Hardy Well, maybe it's Bruno and I was fishing for rivet counters? You are right Bart, of course, how clumsy of me. Thank you for the correction.

Wouldn't be as nicely done Lode if your name didn't come up so often. Too much glue but starting to get the hang of it now.
17. September 2018 at 09:22:23
Bart Goesaert rivet counter is a bit harsh...
17. September 2018 at 09:41:53
Peter Hardy Sorry, didn't mean to offend.
17. September 2018 at 10:08:27
Martin Oostrom I've been AWOL for a while, but would like to have a seat. Can I come aboard Captain Pete?
17. September 2018 at 21:30:42
Lode Schildermans Peter, I ain't offended at all, mate. Glad to hear that I am an inspiration source for PE. It takes a bit time to dose CA glue, but you're pretty good on the way. If I may...don't put all the PE in advance on the ship. You've to see it in relation to the camo. In case of a uniform color, it is OK, but working with different colors could give a problem to paint them after put into place
17. September 2018 at 21:32:24
Peter Hardy Seaman Oostrom, stow your gear in your locker and report to the aft deck. There is some sanding to be done!

Lode, I was planning on just a fret or two of PE but, it isn't going to work that way. Now looking for another Eduard pack. I was planning on building each module in plastic and sanding off detail as I go. Railings on just before painting?
17. September 2018 at 22:56:31
James C How did I miss this one? Very cool project and one of my fave warships of all time!
17. September 2018 at 23:03:08
Lode Schildermans Good planning, Peter. Railing to keep to the last, since they are quite fragile
18. September 2018 at 04:49:33
Martin Oostrom Aye Captain. Um, Sir? There's a big hole along the length of the ship where the deck is supposed to be? Can't sand a hole Sir?!
18. September 2018 at 05:30:47
Spanjaard Are you questioning the orders seaman Oostrom???
There is a nice hole to keep you!
18. September 2018 at 06:39:22
Bart Goesaert Keep it filling till there's enough support for the decking seaman
18. September 2018 at 07:40:01
Martin Oostrom "There's a hole in the Bismarck, dear Captain, dear Captain, there's a hole in the Bismarck, dear Captain, a hole"
18. September 2018 at 07:58:10
Peter Hardy Martin, Spanjaard is right. You are insufferable! Just do as you are ordered if you ever want to sleep before the mast!

Awesome song by the way. Love Belafonte!
18. September 2018 at 08:06:06
Tim Heimer

I've got a sinking feeling I know how this ends!
18. September 2018 at 12:43:39
Lode Schildermans Yeah Timothy, there are you again. The comment master we've missed around
18. September 2018 at 19:35:38
Peter Hardy It'll be different this time, I'm in charge!
18. September 2018 at 21:17:31
Spanjaard remember captain Blight .... ;)
18. September 2018 at 21:52:17
Peter Hardy I hadn't considered a mutiny. I'll keep an eye out for discontent!
18. September 2018 at 22:53:46
Martin Oostrom If you keep ordering people to sand non-existing decks, you'll have a mutiny sooner rather than later ;)
19. September 2018 at 07:06:42
Spanjaard i will be more discontent if i actually need to sand the existing one! :D
19. September 2018 at 07:18:19
Peter Hardy You'll both be slapped in irons and locked in the brig it I hear any more balderdash from either of you!
19. September 2018 at 07:46:54
Greg Baker THIS is why I don't build ships... they make people crazy... just look what happened to Lode...
19. September 2018 at 08:44:18
Bart Goesaert Or Peter (definitely not Pan)
19. September 2018 at 09:08:19
Spanjaard ships did not made Peter crazy, job was finished before. well, maybe the cherry on the cake. he did not threat with whips before. not in public at least :P
19. September 2018 at 09:52:12
Kerry COX Looking promising Peter. I was wondering if the gap in the lower hull will have any effect on the width of the main deck. ? :(
And, while I am here....................get the second sheet of PE. Or we will never hear the end of it if you didn't.
19. September 2018 at 11:19:56
Peter Hardy Already ordered Kerry. Coming from Blighty. Got some new toys coming from HTA too.

Spanjaard, nothing wrong with whips and leather! Got to take a walk on the wild side occasionally. Want pictures?
19. September 2018 at 11:32:05
Peter Hardy Deck is very close to a perfect fit. As soon as the glue dried I was testing it! I was very worried.
19. September 2018 at 11:33:45
Kerry COX Excellent. :)
19. September 2018 at 12:18:15
Spanjaard hi Peter. sure, as long as you are behind the camera ;)
19. September 2018 at 13:38:55
Lode Schildermans Peter, goes smooth. Nice result so far
19. September 2018 at 21:19:52
19. September 2018 at 21:32:03
Christian Bruer Nice progress Peter
Are there blast bags for the main and secondary armament provided with the kit or detail set you use or plan to use?
22. September 2018 at 08:32:10
Spanjaard brass props? no cheating! good idea
22. September 2018 at 20:16:46
Peter Hardy Christian, no blast bags included but I think they are needed as the gaps around the barrels are too big to get away with. I searched the internet for weeks and only found resin bags for a 200 scale so I am planning on a 2part epoxy and shaping that. I have read about using paper but that would be something extra to get frustrated about and detract from my enjoyment of the build. I speculate here though!

Spanjaard, I initially thought it would be cheating too, and I am not above being an untrustworthy sneak, but, is pe a cheat? I think it is, and I also think that as we model in plastic we should spend hours whittling away at evergreen plastic to make a ladder! So because we are all sneaky untrustworthy cheaters, I have succumbed to the weight of common sense and accepted the fact that I am considerably less than I proport to be. And loving it!

Actually it is very interesting as Lode and I have had a few PM conversations on getting the 'right' colour for brass. We did not come up with a solution as we both tried many brands and shades, mixed many as well, and came up with .............. NOTHING! If you look at the two pics of the props they are two entirely different colours. So, for every builder who has had an argument with a judge about the colour of brass, there is none! You were right and they were wrong!

Ok why did I go looking in the first place? When I built the PoW last year I spent a lot of time thinning the props and sharpening the edges. I did a pretty bloody good job too! Did I enjoy it? No bloody way! I was s#$t scared I would break a blade the whole time as I am a big clumsy oaf. So I sneakily and surreptitiously started my search for metal things even I couldn't break! I don't care they were expensive, they look real. I only hope they are to scale!
22. September 2018 at 22:36:45
Spanjaard they look real... because they are real
and do not worry about adding "other materials" to plastic model... metal, paper, putty... if we were to remove anything that is not plastic or paint, we would have end with half of the models gone :P and do not forget resin ;)
about colors i take a pragmatic approach. colors depend on light condition, angle of the viewer, angle of the camera, humidity, previous exposure to Sun or other elements.... so if somebody tell me that my F-4J has the wrong shade of grey, i would say that unless we place it next to the real deal, it will not be possible for anybody to tell. and even next to real deal, you have the scale factor :P so relax :)
22. September 2018 at 23:14:18
Kerry COX BRASS. ??? Has anyone used AK interactive tube paint. ?
The brass is.........BRASS. Not a cheap gold look alike, and Peter, I will be bringing my tubes for you to experiment with. It really is true to the colour of brass, and, it is polishable too. !
I will be heading to 'Spotlight' down here before I get on the train Peter, hoping to get some scrap material that will come very close to the texture of the blast bag material for you, and we can get something happening for sure.
OR. I can bring some 3M 'Micropore' medical adhesive tape that can do exactly the same thing. :)
22. September 2018 at 23:25:02
Peter Hardy Well, it sounds like we will have a bit of fun experimenting with materials AND toys while you are here. Will I need a tin of Brasso?
23. September 2018 at 00:43:58
Kerry COX Indeed you will. :) heheheheh
23. September 2018 at 02:27:42
Peter Hardy pe on the secondary armament. 1 pic added
23. September 2018 at 23:42:31
Bart Goesaert Looks good
24. September 2018 at 04:14:47
Kerry COX The range finders got a bit of PE too mate. ? :)
The grab rails look round Peter. Or is that an optical illusion. ?
Most impressive mate. :)
24. September 2018 at 04:24:48
Peter Hardy Yoda. There is pe on the front of the rangefinder wings, not the rear. Lots of teeny weeny, wee, little, infinitesimal, microscopic hand rungs on the back or side of each turret. Looking forward to putting them on. NOT!

Thanks Bart. I have researched the rangefinders on the Anton turret. They were removed after the first sea trials. I can't take them off now so I will plead ignorance and go ahead with the Baltic paint scheme from the second sea trials as planned. She may have had both at one point between trials.
24. September 2018 at 04:43:00
Kerry COX I am seeing ladders and doors on the range finders...Yes. ?
24. September 2018 at 04:56:07
Lode Schildermans Your build is going smooth ahead, Captain. Nice work on the PE
24. September 2018 at 05:29:17
Martin Oostrom Smooth sailing it is. But beware, the Baltic can get real choppy, really fast. Better have your ship seaworthy before the storm hits.
Keep the good work coming Peter
24. September 2018 at 05:51:47
Peter Hardy No ladders on the range finders. Ladders on the turret housings only. There are forward facing doors on the rangefinder wings on all of the main armament turrets and on two of the secondary units. All turrets will have access doors on the rear of the houses.
24. September 2018 at 07:40:00
Kerry COX I will see it soon, so I wont panic. :)
24. September 2018 at 08:00:35
Daniel Klink Wow Peter that is a gigantic Project... Your progress is very promising and just hope you have enough superglue... All this bending and tweezing. Well, I will take a seat .
Cheers Daniel
24. September 2018 at 08:15:47
Peter Hardy Hey Daniel! Welcome aboard seaman! Bit of a learning curve here mate. Fun so far though!
24. September 2018 at 09:42:41
Holger Kranich A Project just for me! I´ll take a seat and enjoy!
24. September 2018 at 10:43:52
Tim Heimer And just think...Lode started all this ship! LOL
24. September 2018 at 16:04:58
Peter Hardy Welcome Holger! I'll have you piped aboard! Seaman Oostrom? Get Admiral Kranich a coffee and ensure he gets the armchair on the viewing platform. (I feel like Cnl Klink when General Berghoffer visits).
24. September 2018 at 21:05:43
Lode Schildermans Timothy, actual in hold. I've several other ships to finish before restarting my project Bislmarck. Peter will have his build done a long time before that
24. September 2018 at 21:13:32
Martin Oostrom Aye Captain Stubing! Er, I mean, Aye Captain Bligh! Er, I mean, Aye Captain Hardy!
This way, Herr General....
24. September 2018 at 21:35:32
Peter Hardy Couple more pics added.
24. September 2018 at 22:45:10
Tim Heimer Actually Martin I think it's captain Hook! Since there's always something that gets him on his models! LOL!
25. September 2018 at 01:08:10
Norbert Steffens I like all the tiny details. Great work.
25. September 2018 at 04:19:50
Peter Hardy Thanks Norbert. All new and exciting!
25. September 2018 at 04:52:39
Kerry COX But Peter, wearing 3D glasses does not make it better mate. :)
25. September 2018 at 06:24:36
Martin Oostrom Tim, that would be a great easter egg! A tiny Peter Pan figure somewhere in a mast! 8)
25. September 2018 at 07:05:32
Holger Kranich Ist a pleasure to be aboard, my dear kaptains and admirals! :D
25. September 2018 at 07:22:58
Tim Heimer Martin that would be priceless! only a few would catch it!
25. September 2018 at 13:06:15
Spanjaard as usual, to many admirals and generals, and only poor Martin working in this vessel .....
25. September 2018 at 18:41:44
Peter Hardy Enough with the 'Poor Martin' rubbish Spanjaard, if there is any more of this Captain Hook insolence he will be swinging from the yardarm. I'm going to change his name to Seaman Sandalot and keep him busy until Rodney relieves him of his duties!
25. September 2018 at 21:11:13
Spanjaard we will need to rename this canoe as battleship Potemkin if things continue like this...... :P
25. September 2018 at 22:01:03
Greg Baker I'd like to get in on the fun here... but I'm not sure where the on-ramp is in this thread...
25. September 2018 at 23:13:29
Kerry COX The new name for Peters creation should be very Australian. Like, "Kadiatcha". (Powerful aboriginal medicine man.)
26. September 2018 at 00:51:22
Tim Heimer Hey Peter Pan, It was me with the captain hook comment and Martin with the miniature peter pan figure! I hope you read instructions better than blogs! LOL!
26. September 2018 at 01:57:23
Peter Hardy Voices? Do I hear voices???
26. September 2018 at 05:29:55
Kerry COX Ssssssssh. ! Go back to sleep. ;) Things are ............just fine.
26. September 2018 at 05:45:09
Mac Felsing Hey Peter, this looks pretty good. After my current project, I have the Heller 1/400 Bismark to do, along with the the Trumpeter 200th scale monster. With the appropriate stupid amounts of PE, resin and extra parts. lol
26. September 2018 at 05:52:37
Peter Hardy Thanks Mac. Please don't let the ratings put you off. They get a bit revolting at times!
26. September 2018 at 06:46:17
Peter Hardy More pics of what I did last night. ??????????????????????????????????????
26. September 2018 at 22:27:56
Norbert Steffens Yes please...if they show your modelling activities :))
27. September 2018 at 04:18:53
Bart Goesaert In this fase: plastic modelling activities ;). Nice work on the heavy AA (
27. September 2018 at 04:27:49
Lode Schildermans Peter, the tiny things you mention in your pictures is called, photo edge :). Did you really thought there was just one ammo box on a ship. Keep on bending, mate :)
27. September 2018 at 21:33:08
Peter Hardy Bending away! Monday is a public holiday here so an extra day of bliss! ;)
28. September 2018 at 11:24:10
Lode Schildermans Familiar that one, a day of bending. An ideal moment to do some recurrent bending such as ammo boxes, aircraft guns, etc
28. September 2018 at 11:28:29
Kerry COX I hope it won't topple over from all this brass your using Peter. :-O
The same with mine.
I wonder if I need the plastic at all really. !
28. September 2018 at 18:03:22
James C Finicky work with all that P/E but looking good.
28. September 2018 at 21:01:58
Peter Hardy I need your patience and problem solving abilities Jimbo! I am learning but slowly.

Kez, I wonder if that was what happened to Lode's mast. Too much weight on a skinny mast?

Lode, lawn is mowed so Kerry won't have to do it when he gets here. So, now it's back to the foundry.
28. September 2018 at 23:33:33
James C Don't look at me mate as I have little to no experience with P/E unless its an engine grill etc.
Don't know how aplicable it will be for you, but I have found that ordinary PVA glue is best for attaching very small and flat P/E parts such as SKP head and tail lights on armour builds, as it allows me plenty of time to shove it around and into postion with a tooth pick, where as if using CA, I've had trouble with them not positioned correctly due to the CA curing too quickly.
29. September 2018 at 02:50:44
Kerry COX Peter. I can bring some brass rod if you feel your mast can't take the weight of your rigging. Yes. ?
29. September 2018 at 05:31:01
Peter Hardy My mast stands perfectly well without assistance thank you! ;)
29. September 2018 at 07:25:14
Bart Goesaert Tss, assistance isn't always a bad thing, either case...
29. September 2018 at 08:12:46
Tim Heimer Now Peter won't admit that Mrs. Hardy doesn't help from time to time? LOL
30. September 2018 at 14:11:16
30. September 2018 at 14:28:42
Jason Gardiner Looking great mate! The extra details with the PE is really paying off!
3. October 2018 at 01:30:09
Lode Schildermans Peter, PE goes well. Talented with those metal tiny parts. Top
3. October 2018 at 04:47:39
Martin Oostrom Don't get boxed in by those boxes. You're doing a great job Peter
3. October 2018 at 06:06:55
Spanjaard absolutely.
3. October 2018 at 07:31:45
Bart Goesaert all joking aside... nice work so far...
3. October 2018 at 09:04:29
Kerry COX G'DAY fellas. :) Having a ball here with Peter in his most amazing hobby dedicated work shop, spinning yarns and getting some tips and tricks from each other on how to go about getting things done. :)
All in all, an amazing and thoroughly enjoyable time, much more enlightening than b ing in a club situation with very little being discussed in a personal manner .
Peter is so keen to learn, and as keen as mustard to apply what I have to pass on. ;-y
When I get back to my place and download the images I have on my phone and camera, I will write a more detailed report. As I have only, this week end, been able to understand how to use my I pad. !
See you then. :)
And to my mates who were expressing some concerns about my welfare, I am really touched by your wanting to know from Peter if I am OK. That really means a great deal. Thank you.
5. October 2018 at 20:40:15
Christian Bruer A lot of patience is required to build all the tiny PE parts and it seems to me you have the patience cause you did a very good job on it Peter
8. October 2018 at 17:27:52
Jason Gardiner Wow the detail the PE gives is amazing, and you obviously got a better PE set than I am using for the Tamiya kit. While the Eduard set adds detail it doesn't add the super-detail your set does. Keep up the awesome work and love those 10.5cm high angle guns.
8. October 2018 at 21:03:25
ice You had me at "little boxes". I like your humor. Keep up the good work too! :D
13. January at 23:21:06
Peter Hardy Well, we all have a little fun here!
13. January at 23:25:58
Lode Schildermans Peter, I like the photos which show your patience with PE. It is 'in your fingers'. I'm looking forward to see some more progress on this beauty. As for me, I read your comment on Vallejo putty and I had the same feeling about it. next time, I'll try milliput; which has been recommended to me.
15. January at 06:07:08
Peter Hardy There is a technique to it Lode, I have had a couple of successes and a lot of "far que" moments with the Vallejo putty. The bikes will be done in a month and then I will make some progress with the Mighty B. One thing Kez taught me was to take more care with the join and the putty may not be needed.
15. January at 07:27:31
Kerry COX Seams are meant to be sealed and smooth. And hated with a passion. The 'enemy' you can do something about. ;)
15. January at 07:46:45
James C One of my fave warships of all time. Cant wait to see you pick up on this one again. ;)
15. January at 19:28:47
Tim Heimer So what happened with this that made you stop? I'm quietly doing the Missouri. my B-day present to myself.
16. February at 03:44:13
Peter Hardy In a word, pe. Just needed some plastic. I'll be back at her next weekend. Think I'll be finishing the Hondas next Saturday. Will also be getting a plastic fix at the same time with, wait for it ............... a biplane!
16. February at 04:08:23
Michael Hickey Heavens above, an aero plane, you do know it has a pair of wings. ;)
16. February at 05:39:37
Peter Hardy And not one single solitary flippin' shark tooth anywhere!
16. February at 08:12:42
Martin Oostrom That is easily solved :D
19. February at 22:17:54
Tim Heimer Good one Martin! LOL
20. February at 14:00:14
Peter Hardy Some call you two friends!
20. February at 20:56:37
Spanjaard do you need a decal Peter, i am sure i can find one suitable ;)
20. February at 22:34:27
Peter Hardy Sometimes my dear Spanjaard, you are insufferable!! ;)
21. February at 01:13:22
Spanjaard :D :D :D nooooo :)
25. February at 22:16:56
Michael Hickey Nice going Peter.
18. March at 02:45:40
Kerry COX When does the champagne bottle come out. ? ;)
18. March at 03:29:25
Peter Hardy December 30th!!!
18. March at 04:12:56
Christian Bruer Good to see you back on this. Nice progress
18. March at 04:41:27
Lode Schildermans Nice to see you've picked this one back up, Peter. Looking good
18. March at 06:02:13
Peter Hardy Thank you All. Pic has exposed a hole I didn't see and need to fill.
18. March at 08:33:47
Martin Bishop Glad i caught this build, some lovely work there, will be following this one.
18. March at 09:09:11
Holger Kranich Nice Progress, Peter!
18. March at 10:30:19
James C Cool to see your working on this one again.
18. March at 19:05:44
Lode Schildermans My next one, Peter. But 1/200. Hope all you mates follow
18. March at 19:22:23
Peter Hardy Welcome aboard Martin. Holly & Jimbo, I will pick it up and put it down a few more times before being finished but I will work on it for another month or so. I will be all pe'd out by then and will need a plastic injection! Lode, enjoy the pe on that then! I know you love the stuff!
19. March at 02:30:25
Martin Oostrom The original was completed in August 1940. Funnel your efforts and finish this build before her 80th birthday!
19. March at 07:55:54
Peter Hardy Don't rush an artist Martin! Creativity takes contemplation and recreational beer time!
19. March at 11:33:35
Bart Goesaert In what order? Looking good so far...
19. March at 12:05:47
Holger Kranich Recreational beer time? Finally the answer of what i am doing in my man cave! :D
19. March at 13:03:02
James C Hehe, if that's true... then that must make me a creative genious! :D ;)
19. March at 18:47:29
Lode Schildermans Contemplation and recreational creativity takes beer time, hips...does that make me a recreational genious?
19. March at 19:54:04
Peter Hardy No doubt about that Jimbo & Lode!!
Holly, no matter what the question, beer is always a suitable answer!
Bart, if you have to ask that question, you need beer!
19. March at 23:18:48
Holger Kranich I absolutely agree, Peter! Prost, Cheers, Nunc est bibendum! :D ;)
20. March at 07:19:49
Martin Oostrom Ad Fundum!
20. March at 09:40:42
Holger Kranich Well said, Martin! ;)
20. March at 09:54:49
Peter Hardy Huh? I can speak a little Thai, but can't write it! Germanic languages are beyond me! Feel free to inform me when someone is taking the p!ss out of me? Please???
20. March at 21:21:21
Martin Oostrom It's Latin ;)
Ad Fundum roughly means Till the bottom, or Bottoms up.
Nunc est bibendum means It's time to drink.
Combine the two and It's time to drink till the bottom :D
20. March at 22:08:44
Tim Heimer After learning that and then doing that Peter you'll be the one pissing! LOl Ad Fundum!
21. March at 01:04:51
Peter Hardy Add your own fun dum! Mine is chilling in the fridge. Nothing worse than an educated Dutchman. Or an educated German, Holly, don't think you are escaping my simulated wrath!! :)
21. March at 01:20:06
Holger Kranich Aaaaahhhhhh no! ;)
21. March at 08:08:42
Peter Hardy Beer drinking time is now only 24 hours away here.
21. March at 09:08:06
Holger Kranich You mean the Weekend? 1 & 1/2 Day to go in Germany. It is Thirsday (means that i am thirsty). ;)
21. March at 11:39:23
Peter Hardy Germans are always bloody thirsty when beer is available!
21. March at 21:02:39
Bart Goesaert Only Germans?
21. March at 21:30:39
Holger Kranich Bart is thirsty, too. Bart is always thirsty. ;)
Only 8 hours to go. Beer is in the fridge and my Faun is waiting on my bench. Hands up high, its weekend! 8)
22. March at 07:29:37
Konrad Limmer Beer the only thing I hear is BEER...
Now I get thirsty.
Btw Peter your build looks great !
Cheers to all of you and a happy modelling Weekend ;)!
22. March at 08:33:27
Holger Kranich Yeah cheers and happy modeling! 8)
22. March at 08:44:38
Peter Hardy Modelling? What a great idea! I might bend some metal and sand some plastic this weekend. Thanks Konrad and Holly! You blokes are full of excellent ideas!
22. March at 10:55:53
Martin Oostrom Don't forget paint. You might need some as well
22. March at 10:57:14
Holger Kranich 4,5 hours to go... I can already smell it...
22. March at 11:03:40
Bryn Crandell Someone say Beer? I'm in.
Awesome build by the way.
22. March at 11:29:48
Bart Goesaert [img1]

too bad it's loaded with water and not beer...
22. March at 12:01:09
Holger Kranich Looks as Peter is building the Beersmarck. ;)
22. March at 12:22:07
Martin Oostrom He could paint her in his favourite beer brand colours. And the waves in the diorama could be beer-golden, with the crests like the foam on a beer.
But not in Heineken livery please. Like Bart said, Heineken isn't exactly beer, more a beer flavoured lemonade.
22. March at 12:28:20
Holger Kranich Grandiose idea, Martin! And he could make the crew jumping into the sea of beer! And in the background plays "Always look on the bright side of life"! :D
22. March at 12:39:37
Bart Goesaert bright side = brewed side ;)
22. March at 12:41:56
Holger Kranich Brewed side, for sure!!!
22. March at 13:19:11
Tim Heimer LOL! Great ideas and you haven't even cracked one open yet!
22. March at 13:35:53
Lode Schildermans Eh Peter, don't swith the activities after a few beers. It is better to avoid bending plastic and sanding PE. BTW, Westmalle trappist time :)
22. March at 17:39:00
Konrad Limmer The Beersmarck I cant believe what a great idea LOL!!! :)
22. March at 17:48:06
Peter Hardy I got nothin'! You blokes are better modellers than comedians! It's Saturday morning here and I am eating my Wheeties thinking about bending plastic and sanding pe on the Beersmarck. Some beer disappeared from my fridge last night, should call the Police.
22. March at 21:23:51
Martin Oostrom Still Friday evening here and enjoying a Løwlander IPA. Next up is a Maredsous Triple.
Hope to paint some in the morning. Good luck to you my friend
22. March at 21:44:19
Holger Kranich It's Zaterdaag afternoon. Have my first beer. Sitting here with my New Kit. Faun L900 from "Das Werk". What an extraordinary kit. Absolutely enjoyable or is it the beer?
23. March at 15:20:31
Peter Hardy Probably both. Ahh, the thrill of a new kit, Martin and I remember it well!
24. March at 00:22:45
Martin Oostrom Didn't anybody notice you made some progress? Shame on us!
3. April at 21:43:53
Peter Hardy I just get ignored.
4. April at 01:53:38
Holger Kranich Oh poor Peter. What a shamy behavior from all of us! ;)
4. April at 06:19:50
Kerry COX Peter's hobby room is cluttered up with so much stuff, it is impossible to find the dummy once he looses it. (heheheheheh) '-)
4. April at 06:26:53
Martin Oostrom Kerry, be nice to Peter! He's on a roll now, do not distress him…..
4. April at 07:53:28
Peter Hardy Yeah Kerry, you gotta be nice to me, Martin said! It's ok, sniff sniff, Holly ... I'll just sit here, sniff, all by myself, sniff, and eat worms. Actually Kez I'd better do a clean up in there this weekend, Mammy asked me to vac last weekend.
4. April at 08:10:37
Kerry COX Mate. I am sorry if I did say something wrong. ;)
My place constantly looks like a nursery for angry babies, full of old dummies, and getting worse.
You know I love you mate.
4. April at 08:23:56
Martin Oostrom Did we scare you into hiding Peter?
10. April at 17:08:04
Peter Hardy Sitting in the corner sucking my thumb.
10. April at 21:14:07
Tim Heimer get your thumb out and get back too work! I am! LOL!
18. April at 01:47:10
Michael Hickey He's been sucking it for a while now, if it was a lollypop it would be gone by now. ;)
18. April at 07:17:49
Kerry COX Superglue takes a lot longer to soften, and Peter uses so much of it, some was bound to end up on his thumb. hahahahahahahaha :) :) :)
18. April at 07:32:15
Martin Oostrom Leave my friend alone! He's suffering from pe-overexposure. He needs help, not being mocked :D
18. April at 07:44:37
Peter Hardy Strewth! With mates like you lot who needs antagonists!
18. April at 07:57:30
Michael Hickey We were just seeing if your still around. :)
18. April at 08:12:48
Peter Hardy Been swamped at work and am looking forward to the first day off in two weeks. The Bismarck is in Dry Dock with Kerry's Arizona. Got another little project happening.
18. April at 08:29:43
18. April at 09:25:56
Kerry COX Peter. My Arizona is now a waterline unit, having so many deformations in the lower hull, nothing was sitting right, so I took it to the saw doctor for a 'realignment. ;)
18. April at 11:01:57
Peter Hardy Beer isn't a bad idea Holly! To tell the honest truth, I wasn't enjoying all the pe so it was time to enjoy myself. I should have something to post by Tuesday.
Kez, interested in what the Doctor saw? :)
18. April at 11:50:19
Michael Hickey I'm sure what your working on Peter goes vrmmm, vrmmm. :)
18. April at 12:10:16
James C And I thought you may have gotten bitten/eaten by the local wildlife? :P

LOL, nah seriously, I can understand wanting to take a breather from something so large (and not to mention complex) so a smaller and simpler project may be just the thing to get the mojo back. ;)
18. April at 18:56:52
Chris Greathouse Holy crap! I just looked at the box, 659 pieces!!! That's intense! I think I'll keep quiet about my 70 piece car. :P Watching for sure!
18. April at 19:11:12
Lode Schildermans Yeah mates, ships aren't that easy ????
18. April at 22:28:42
Tim Heimer It's like one of those 3D jigsaw puzzles but miniaturized!
18. April at 22:28:45
Peter Hardy Chris, 659 pieces of plastic and over 800 pe pieces. The important thing here gents is, when you find you are treating it like a job you don't like, put it aside, get the mojo restarted and revisit when you are more motivated and are getting pleasure again. I model because I enjoy it. If it ain't happenin' IT ain't happening!

Jimbo, you are indeed a perceptive man! Desmosedici on the bench!

Lode, everyone knows that ships are the pinnacle of modelling challenges. That is why you and Christian are held in such reverence by your mates!

Tim, ahhhhhh, #uck it, I got nothin'!
18. April at 22:43:04
Lode Schildermans Peter, heart of the bunch, you've nailed it again. What you're saying is so trough. It is not a job, it is enjoying and everyone has his preferences in builds. That is why I like so much the bunch, you make tremendous bikes, Kerry and Martin alrounders, Holger and his beautiful planes, James who drinks often but makes fantastic builds, and impossible to quote all builders in this bunch...all talented. Thanks for sharing all
18. April at 23:04:53
James C I'll drink to that! :P
18. April at 23:26:48
18. April at 23:28:27
Chris Greathouse Perfect statement about enjoying, but knowing when to set it aside for awhile if you start to lose pace and enjoyment. Enjoyment is the name of the game after all. :D
18. April at 23:33:26
Michael Hickey That's it fellas, if it feels like a choir then why are you doing it, best to get something else out that puts a smile on your dial, like Pete said. My only problem is when I put them aside I don't want to touch them anymore because of the bad memories and feelings that brought me down about the build to start with.
19. April at 02:54:49
Peter Hardy Yeah, there is that too!
19. April at 03:20:51
Martin Oostrom And yet, stubborn as I am, I will finish what I started :)
Most of the time it is just one (minor) speedbump. Some struts that don't fit, or the need to mask of a very curvy part.
The satisfaction of finishing a frustration build is grand. And yes, sometimes a kit gets restarted a couple of times. Who cares? :D
Keep the juices flowing! See you all back here in this thread in a couple of months.
19. April at 06:30:47
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