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1:350 Tamiya Bismarck
SS-74
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Vatican City
Joined: May 13, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 02:58 AM UTC
I am thinking about buying one 1:350 Tamiya Bismarck to build for display for my dad, is this model any good, I think since it's Tamiya, so can't be too off..

And I never built any Ship model before, mainly Armors, so is there any AM items for the ship, I mean any metal barrels for the 15" gun or something?

Any help and comment will be greatly appreciated.

lambertjr
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Joined: August 17, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 08:23 AM UTC
It is an excellent kit!!
There are some AM products out there for this model.
Unfortunatetly, I don't recall who makes those products
SS-74
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 12:58 AM UTC
Got myself the ship, now I really need to read this forum in full, it's my first ship.... #:-)
Rifle0311
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Joined: September 28, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 06:56 AM UTC
What are you looking for. I have a website which I sell products for models...... send me an email to jacob@jaxhobby.com or my partner neil@jaxhobby.com for what you are looking for and we can give you some prices..... I have the the model myself and I purchased the photoetech parts for it to give a better look.
NimitzFan
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Joined: October 24, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 07:29 AM UTC
White Ensign Models, Eduard, and Gold Medal Models all make photo-etch sets for the Bismarck. I think that GMM has the best overall set.

I also think that Clipper makes a set of 15 inch barrels.

Good Luck,