The 196 looks good.
You must walk with a sailors 'swagger' Lode. Having built so many naval masterpieces. hehehehehe 😉 👍 So good to watch you at work mate. 👍
Thank you, David. Yet a lot of work
Kerry, lol. I might, who knows. So many naval masterpieces, hahaha, Bismarck is only my 6th ship, so still a lot of progress I could make, I hope
Only your sixth. ??? OMG. I will never finish my first. hahahahaha 😉
May 2, 2021
Exquisite looking stern - the rigging, weathering & all - great detail with the machine guns too - 👍 I guess these were mounted only when surfaced, not like the "wet" 20´mils on WW2 u-boats?
Great project, I guess it´s quite different from the micro-management on the 1:200´s 🙂
Excellent finish, on this mean looking war machine, as would be expected 👍
You didi it again- on an most interesting subject. A wonderful model in every respect! A real feast for the eyes, congratulations!
Lovely with that wire rigging on it.
Thank you Alex, that is a most kind comment
Slavo, it is quite different and a good exercise. I loved it so much, that I've a type IX in my stash now too
Rui, the pleasure is all mine and I'm glad I could fulfill the expectations
Roland, thanks a lot for you comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it. And it is quite a interesting subject. I learned a lot
Treehugger, the rigging was nice to do. pinching a 0,2 mm wire through the ey of a needle...36 times
March 29, 2021
February 11, 2021
Nice to see this one again Lode 👍
You're welcome James. I didn't delete this album by purpose. It was thanks to Spanjaard that I got a reminder of this lost album, and viewing the comments, I restored the album that was still stored on my laptop
Wow. Just took a spin through that entire album and my mind is blown. Your PE skills are spectacular. Hats off to you sir. What's the significance of the random street scene photo though?
Ah, the Bismarck trophy winner is back!!
Great to have this "little gem" back on screen! 👍 I was already afraid a museum or a rich collector made you an offer and took it with image rights & co...😉
Gary, thank you for your compliments. Well, ships in 1/200 have some extended PE sets, such as Rodney. And the significance of the random strees photo is just an error (which I corrected after your notice)
Slavo, no way that I donate it to a museum (that's for my kids) and surely not a rich collector. Within a few weeks, my 1/200 should be ready so I can finally unbox again the Rodney
January 31, 2021
If I ever finish my Bismarck I'll finish the Hood for sure!
Top job as usual 👍
Roland, no worries mate. Thank you for your most kind comment. For myself, HMS Hood beats indeed my previous builds and I am quite satisfied with the outcome.
Peter, I am looking forward to it. Maybe we can already start to build the Bismarck together After that, no excuse to not build HMS Hood
Rui, thank you for your compliment. I do my best to as good as I can
January 27, 2021
January 2, 2021
Kerry, thank you for the link.
Drachnifel has indeed some nice stories on youtube. I saw this one and there are followers and opposants to this refit. IMHO it is only hypothetical, she would never have the time during the war for a refit as de QE class received. Even if she would have survived the war, she would have been needed.
Hood reveils her magnificant lines in het dreadnought look, but I am quite fan of the block towers, invented by the RN, and copied by other naval forces (the first were the Nelson class)
I'm glad you share it with me.
Lode. Thanks for your feed back on this subject. I just HAD to pass it on to you, knowing how much the HOOD has enthralled you for all these years.
Well my friend. I want to wish you a wonderful 2021 and I pray you stay safe and wear a mask.
Love and peace to you and yours my friend. Cheers.
Kezza Roo. 👍
I'm listening to Drach's videos when I want to go to sleep after a day of work... 🙂 In case I fall asleep = job done - in case not, good stuff to listen to... 😄
Those more interesting, I use to put on while driving to work. Which I haven't been doing too much, lately... :/
Hi Slavo. I have been pretty slack with my hobby of late. Not much ability to get out for some fresh air (A thing of the past with this virus hanging around. ) but I cant hack sitting in the one place for too long, as I get pretty stiff in a short time (My age really), so I surf the net looking for something relating to hobby items I havent discovered yet and I am finding some really interesting stuff on You tube. ! 👍
I do hope your staying safe over there. All modelling comps and promotional gigs have come to a grinding halt. :-/
I should imagine there will be some stunning items up for everyone's viewing when this pandemic is over. Much anticipation. !! hahahahaha Happy New year and catch you later.
(Wear your mask............................at ALL times.) !
November 29, 2020
Nice to see this one making a return Lode. Very impressive workmanship 👍👍👍
Thank you James. I always liked this ship. Yet the album of HMS Howe to restore and it crosses my mind to do another KGV-class battleship
And the old avatar. Ah, the good old times!
great to see this beauty again 🙂
I always liked the looks of this ship class. 🙂 Never got around to buy the Tamiya kit.
Very nice seeing the signal flags and all on the model. 🙂
Well Martin, build in the good ol' times when I didn't do weathering, no figures,... when it was all fun
Spanjaard, the pleasure is all mine
Treehugger, you're not the only one. I always had (and have) in mind doing all five of them
I don't understand how buying kits could be the problem 😄
But then I have 5 Black Friday kits en route from Poland
howe did I miss this one.Pardon the pun.
David, I restored the album which is probably why you missed it. My mistake
great to see this beauty back 🙂
a true masterpiece
I agree with Spanjaard and Lochsa_River. 👍👍👍
Spanjaard, Lochsa_River, Neuling, thank you guys
October 10, 2020
July 11, 2020
where is the waterline😉
kidding of course, it is looking great. I really like how the camo is looking.
Very sharp looking work Lode and great job on the camouflage. Looks like your about ready for the fun part... Friul track assembly!😉👍
Spanjaard, though it is a landbattleship, this one hasn't a waterline (yet?) The camo is a researched one, and freehand brushed. Particular camo that I didn't see a lot in builds, reason why I chose this one
James, thank you my friend for liking my tank work. You're a specialist. Friul track assembly...well that is new to me, but the kit is in the stash. Fortunately, we've someone in our club familiar with tracks. Well, I bought them with the help of Martin at a fair good price, so I had no choice
They are very easy to assemble and is also a somewhat therapeutic process I find.
Don't get hung up on the overall numbers or the repetitive nature and just go with the flow and they should fall together in no time. Happy to help if you want any assembly tips. 👍
I surely can use your tips & tricks. Repetitive work doesn't scare me off. I've experience with that. I'll come back to you when I start that process, James. But first finish my little ship. There will be some nice photos of the bow section by the end of next week
Tyger, tyger, burning bright...😉
Looking good with all that Zimmerit coat - very interesting camo pattern too... 👍 looking forward to any torture and martyrdom you deem it worthy in the weathering phase!
Make a diorama where it wades through a small river: instant battleship!
I'd say we can turn you into a real all-round master modeller yet Lode. You apply the same standard to your tank as to your ships 👍
Thank you Slavo
Martin, I'll stick to ships. Much easier than a tank. However, I like your idea of a diorama
Looking great. 👍 Can't wait to see it fording the river😉