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Flyhawk: Bismarck 1941
CMOT
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 01:59 AM UTC


Russ Amott takes a look at the Flyhawk offering of the German Battleship Bismarck 1941 in 1/700th scale.

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Thanks!
russamotto
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 07:33 AM UTC
Darren, thank you again for getting this up.

I will do my best to put a build log up to show how everything goes together. Be nice to build something with everything else falling apart.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 05:03 AM UTC
Impressive model. This may be the new standard for Bismarck models.
russamotto
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 05:43 AM UTC
Thank you, Fred. I think it is the new standard, not just for the Bismarck, but for 1/700 scale ships. Thinks are much closer to scale and the detail really is amazing. I have put a few things together and will start the build log to show what is there.
Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:38 AM UTC
Great kit! And actually more accurate with more detail than models twice the scale!


Hmmm...lost half the image.
Try again...

russamotto
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 01:23 AM UTC
Biggles, I saw your build and actually tried to link it in the review. It is amazing. Thank you for sharing the photos.
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 02:53 AM UTC
Yeah...just tootin' my own horn!
If you like, I can post more of my pics.
russamotto
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 04:24 AM UTC
Please do. It does give an idea of what the kit builds into.
Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 04:52 AM UTC
OK...here goes!





































It's amazing all the little errors that show up in close-up!


russamotto
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 09:16 AM UTC
Those are great photos, and with all the detail to look at I can't see any errors.

One of the sites I referenced, Bismarck-Class.dk, is no longer available-the server cannot be located.
Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 11:19 AM UTC
Thanks. You're too kind Russ!