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Revell 1:350 Bismarck Platinum Edition Build
DJBolan
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 07:28 PM UTC
Hi All,
After putting together a Star Wars Snowspeeder with my eight-year-old a few months back, I now seem to have acquired this as a birthday present.
If I'm going to build this I thought I might as well document it to give me a bit of motivation and - hopefully - help along the way.
It's a mass of plastic, most of which is thrown away or whittled down to replace with brass bits. Oh, and there's a wooden deck in there too. Just to make things extra confusing there's two conflicting sets of instructions that need to be followed in parallel.
Think I'm just going to spend the evening planning out how on earth I'm going to approach this.
All advice, encouragement and criticism welcome!
DJ
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 11:20 PM UTC
Hi DJ,

Just built this, albeit the standard version, with the Pontos upgrade set. I can tell you the plastic is pretty good, and there are aren't any major issues with fit that I found.

Good luck with your build, will be following along for the ride.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 03:18 AM UTC
I'm on board too Daniel
DJBolan
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 06:26 PM UTC


Hopefully this will show the planes so far. Trying to stick the brass guns in the back is insane - must be an easier way...
DJBolan
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 06:34 PM UTC


Figured rather than try to glue the things into the hole in the plane for the plastic gun, I'd just glue them into the base of the plastic gun, snip it off then glue the plastic bit into the hole in the planes. Lot easier to glue plastic to plastic rather than trying to use superglue, tweezers and hushed prayers.
DJBolan
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 10:04 PM UTC
Thanks both!