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German Battleship Bismarck, ala' Trumpeter

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"MSW Crew-mate Kostas Katseas (angeleyes) shares a batch of images of his 1/700 scale Bismarck, in this "On Display" Feature!"



the vessel...
The German battleship Bismarck is one of the most famous warships of the Second World War. The lead ship of her class and named after the 19th century German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, Bismarck displaced more than 50,000 tons fully loaded and was the largest warship then commissioned. Her chief claim to fame came from the Battle of the Denmark Strait in May 1941 during which the battlecruiser HMS HoodTemplate:WP Ships HMS instances, flagship of the Home Fleet and pride of the Royal Navy, was sunk within several minutes. In response, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the order to "Sink the Bismarck", spurring a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy.

Two days later, with Bismarck almost in reach of safer waters, Fleet Air Arm aircraft torpedoed the ship and jammed her rudder, allowing heavy British units to catch up with her. In the ensuing battle on the morning of 27 May 1941, Bismarck was heavily attacked for nearly three hours before sinking.

More Bismarck background can be found at KBismarck.com



the model...
Base Kit Used-Trumpeter Models TSM 05711, 1/700 scale, '41 Bismarck German Battleship, a commission as requested, to build a Bismarck in rough seas....So I used the box art of the Trumpeter kit to get some inspiration from!







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About the Author

About Kostas Katseas (Angeleyes)
FROM: DRAMA, GREECE / Ελλάδα


Comments

Bravo Zulu Kostas! How did you sculpt the water? Kenny
JAN 19, 2009 - 05:03 AM
Very nicely done, superb water effect, thanks for sharing!
JAN 19, 2009 - 05:46 AM
The water is silicone which i shaped with my fingers.Just kept lubricating them with water so the silicone doesn't stick to them once starts setting.Then i added a bit of cotton right on top of a few waves ,painted white and bathed in ''Klear'' to add some glossiness and hold its final shape.
JAN 19, 2009 - 06:38 AM
Great build, Kostas. I really like the water effects. Nice trick with the cotton - that one is new to me. Thanks for sharing
JAN 20, 2009 - 10:06 PM
Very cool!
JAN 28, 2009 - 10:21 AM