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by Bluemill
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Photo etched puzzle
Replies: 0
Views: 2047

Photo etched puzzle

I can not seem to do the PE rails on a 1/700 Dragon Bismarck, which is exquisite in its detail. I have tried 3 kinds of crazy glue, Testor's glue for PE, and Future floor wax. I've tried several different ways to glue, both trying to bond the back lower edge of the rail to the outside side edge of t...
by Bluemill
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Photo Etched - how to?
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Photo Etched - how to?

I have started the Dragon Bismarck premium edition, and it appears to be the most accurate I have ever built, and my first was in 1962 with the first by Aurora. The previous most accurate was the Tamiya 1:350, although I have not done the Trumpeter. My problem is that I have never done photo etched....
by Bluemill
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: DK Scharnhorst - 43 yr. old mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Gneisnau turret

That is so cool! I never knew that happened. I had read recently that they were going to regun the Scharnhorst & Gneisnau with 38 cm twins, but the RAF kept bombing them so it never got done. Thank you, that is a treat indeed. Am I to assume that is "A" turret because it lacks a range ...
by Bluemill
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: DK Scharnhorst - 43 yr. old mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Bergen?

Thank you for your reply. I find it interesting that you are so close to where Bismarck stopped in so long ago. Are there any remnants of Tirpitz at or near Tromso? Sorry if my spelling isn't quite correct. I have a friend who went to Lillihammer when the Olympics were there. He said that the people...
by Bluemill
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst, 1:570 by Revell Germany
Replies: 0
Views: 1643

Scharnhorst, 1:570 by Revell Germany

I have yet to see a model of this version of the Scharnhorst on any of the model websites. Can anybody comment on it? The old Revell Bismarck is a disaster, almost a cartoon, but most companies have better molds today as a result of obtaining accurate plans. As an aside, I have a version of the earl...
by Bluemill
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: DK Scharnhorst - 43 yr. old mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

DK Scharnhorst - 43 yr. old mystery

The one and only model I have been able to retain 95% intact from childhood is the 1:600 Airfix Scharnhorst I built in 1965. At that time, I referred to a photo from an old U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings issue that (Jan. 1960) that showed the ship before the Atlantic bow was installed. The picture...
by Bluemill
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Historical Naval actions that would make good movies?
Replies: 70
Views: 23418

The U.S.S. Salem

Hi, Can you point me in the direction to get a US format DVD or VHS of Pursuit of the Graf Spee or The Battle of the River Platte ? I did an extensive search on the internet and could only find European format DVD's for a reasonable price. Only E-bay had a copy for a "rip off" price. I am ...
by Bluemill
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 81031

Battleship Top Ten...........

Thanks for that tip. I will try a Barnes and Noble to see if they may carry that mag. Try this URL if you haven't been there already: http://www.battleshipcove.org

I am very interested in Naval History, mostly 20th century.

Best,

Bluemill
by Bluemill
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: History's last true Naval Gunnery battle.
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

Last great surface actions.........

Yes you are correct. From the German point of view the Scharnhorst's
final battle was the last. Leyte Gulf /Phillipene Sea are probably the last where surface ships slugged it out.

Best,

Bluemill
by Bluemill
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Salvage - better peace then nothing
Replies: 15
Views: 12991

Yamato

I wonder if there is an english language DVD of this film. Thanks for the URL.

Bluemill
by Bluemill
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 81031

How about the Italians?

It seems to me that the Littorio class were a modern efficient design. They did not have very good torpedo armour as was evidenced by their demise at Tarranto at the hands of the RN Swordfish crews! They had 9 -15" or 38cm guns in more modern triple mounts, 30+ knot speed, and decent armour. I ...
by Bluemill
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: History's last true Naval Gunnery battle.
Replies: 7
Views: 2209

Battle of North Cape?

Wasn't the valiant end of the Sharnhorst after this? Like December 26, 1943? I think I'm correct on this.

Best,
Bluemill
by Bluemill
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Salvage - better peace then nothing
Replies: 15
Views: 12991

Yamato movie?

Did you just write that there was a movie with the Yamato in it? What is the film?

Best,
Bluemill
by Bluemill
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck RAL colors - Denmark Straight
Replies: 0
Views: 1938

Bismarck RAL colors - Denmark Straight

Hello Master Marine Modelers! I assume that the most universal color code is the RAL system. I'm using Testors ACRYL whenever possible, because I can buy it in a local shop, and it covers and is so workable vs. other water based paints. In looking at the 1:50th Blohm and Voss model, it appears that ...
by Bluemill
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: BISMARCK 1:50!
Replies: 8
Views: 3555

This is a magnificent model but......

Check out the admiral's bridge windows. The front looks good but the sides should have 4 windows, not three.

I can't speak or write German so someone who can should let this guy know.

Bluemill

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