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 Post subject: Bissyboats portfolio.
PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013 19:25 pm 
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So here's my humble effort of making a portfolio.

Like many other youngsters I did my share of Airfix and Matchbox model kits, and I was like kid in a candy store when I got my airfix 1/72 Lockheed Herculees on my thirteenth birthday. After 25 years of a dry spell, my passion for modelling was rekindled when I watched the movie "Sink the bismarck" for the first time. I became deeply engrossed into battleships and the history of the battle at Denmark Strait. From that moment on, I was simply hooked on boat building. My first boat built, was naturally the Bismarck 1/350 scale. I find boat building soothing, and a great way to unwind.

Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck 78013
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Revell 1/720 heavy cruiser Blucher Product ID: 80-5049
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Revell 1/570 - HMS King George V - RV05016
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Trumpeter 1/700 French Jean Bart Battleship 1955 TSM-5752
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Tamiya 1/700 HMS Rodney 77502
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Tamiya 1/700 Scharnhorst 77518
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Revell 1/350 - U-Boat Type VIIC RV05093
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Airfix HMS Iron Duke 1/600 A04210
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Revell 1/700 Zerstorer Z38 A (Mob) Narvik Klasse (05106)
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013 19:56 pm 
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Some cracking ships :boat:

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013 20:02 pm 
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Im not a boat/ship modeller but seeing your builds would inspire anyone !
Love the dazzleship paintwork on KGV.
BTW ....why was Rodney built with all the guns up front ??

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013 21:06 pm 
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A fine fleet :clap:

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013 23:03 pm 
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Thanks on your kind comments Andy. :)
The dazzle camo on the KGV has no historical accuracy of course. I was only winging it and treating the paint job as an experiment. :) The Rodney and all Nelson class ships was fitted with three 406 mm guns on the front. I believe some of the reasons why this was done is arguably because:
A: it was the only way to accommodate space for the guns.
B: By fitting all the guns on the front, it meant that the battleship didn't have to modify the size which would exceed the allowed tonnage of 35.000 tons according to the Versailles treaty.
C: The ship was only 216,5 m long and the guns could only be fitted on the front. :think:

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013 23:36 pm 
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Very nice floaty things there- well done.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013 01:19 am 
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Fantastic builds. The paintwork on the Scharnhorst and the weathering on the U-boat is especially good
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013 07:27 am 
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Thanks for all your nice comments guys. :)

Really appreciate it. :fish:

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013 10:41 am 
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Some nice models in here.


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013 11:56 am 
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Thanks Chris. :)

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013 12:24 pm 
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Thanks ever so much James. :)
I´m pleased with the painting of the Scharnhorst, as doing camouflages is not my strongest forte. I did the weathering by battering the hull with a bristly toothbrush. :pirate:

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Great builds :)


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013 22:11 pm 
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Thanks thomas. :)

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013 22:20 pm 
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Super Ships !

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Superb work on all those ships! A great start to your portfolio. The disruptive patterns and overall weathering are fantastic. :clapping:

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013 02:55 am 
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What a terrific job of those ships, imagine how good they would be if they were planes? :lol:


Really, fantastic work mate. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013 10:25 am 
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Hehehe Thanks a lot Nex. :lol:
The idea of flying battle ships is most appealing. It´s going to take some massive engines to elevate those monsters. You gave me an idea though for a futuristic experiment. Perhaps I will make a conversion of the Bismarck into a space cruiser. Like the battleship "Argo" from "Starblazers" :Pilot:

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Well Bissy, I'm gobsmacked :shock: , your builds and paint jobs are brilliant! Your Revell KGV certainly makes mine look very drab!

Well done! :clapping:

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Thank ever so much Neil! Means the world to me that you appreciate my work. :cheers: No your KGV is immaculate. It´s a very clean and neat build. But if you wish to give her some battle scars, just run over the hull with a bit of dry brushing :pirate:

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You havn't seen my Revell KGV yet, it's still in the "to be repaired" box (it's a BIG box)!

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