Hi Steve, looking very tasty with the wood on now, have you a thought on the funnels, been informed that the rear funnels is incorrect, but you can get an aftermarket one, just another thought on the smoke theory, wonder if one of the smoking gizmos from the 1/16 r/c tanks could be an option, I wonder if Doug has a thought on this. regards,😊 Peter
Never give in Marky, was told I had the big C, Feb 2016, had the tumour removed and a bit of radio therapy and all clear at the moment, 👍 building and sailing take the pain away, think positive and you will win, I am sure. My sincere best wishes for you,😊 Peter
Greetings Doug, I have a phrase for you " In your book, 'problem is just a misspelling of challenge". The business of changing the keyboard is to tech for me. I mentioned Landsberg because you put A H wrote his book in Augsburg jail, easily mistaken. It has been some 10 years since was in Munich, had friends there, and used to visit 5 or 6 times a year, but sadly all passed away now, they were either navy or army friends, so were getting on in years when I first met them, but some great stories were told, one friend from the Tirpitz, one from the channel dash (schnellboot) one obersturtmbahnführer, in Lah. they were sailors/soldiers nothing more.....😤 cheers Peter
Where do you get these great phrases from Doug? Many years ago when I was in Munich had some time so caught a train to Landsberg to see the prison, it is Landsberg I think, the guards didn't like me having a mooch around, very odd! My keyboard won't let me have an umlaut or such, very difficult when you need to send an email to German/Austrian friends. Regards, Peter🤔
Ready with the search party Doug🤓 will hold off for one week..... the decaperm is the one with gearbox, going for £50 to £60 on Ebay at the moment, bought the card model for my old age!!! not my scene really, thought at that price would be able to double it when selling it.😉 Yes! rather silly about the swastikas when you can put the rising sun on ships flags and red sun on planes, both Germany and Austria are worse than the rest of the world regarding the Hakenkreuz, it has it's beginnings in Sanskrit many years ago so nothing new there😁 regards, Peter
Fantastic photo's Doug, never seen these before. The one without the camo but with the bow & stern waves is an option in the trumpeter paint options, which I like best. Very quiet show at Heywood but got a decaperm 6v for £10 and a Marcle card model of Tirpitz @ 1/200 for ....£10, a bargain.👍 many thanks, Peter
Hi CB90, I also have quite a few of Hobbykings esc's and they have changed quite a bit over the years, needing different programming cards, have just bought three new esc's with their own card £39.00 from HobbyKing. I try any one with all the esc's and have never had a problem,just make sure you plug into the card, + to + and - to -, you should be OK with no damage to either. cheers, Peter
Great Doug, it's fantastic to think any problem your just a mouse click to solve to problem, many thanks. Could you please supply the link to purchase that 'big box of Extra time' you mentioned.😊 Off to the show at Heywood mutual boating club tomorrow, to see if there are any bargains to be had. regards, Peter
Many thanks Doug for the info. Itried to send Steve a link to an item on Ebay using the actions you have explained, but for some reason the link was 2 lines long, I will try and send you the same link and see if you can solve the problem merci Peter🤓
Hi Steve, decks still not arrived, have sent an email will see what happens. Doug mention the smoke maker from Marks Model Bits, I have one in a tid tug OK for a 1/32 boat but too big for Hood, the theory is using a nebuliser to agitate the water molecules to make a mist (steam)I now get mine from https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger Water Fountain Atomizer Air Humidifier 24V. Hope I got the link correct. It is powered by 24v but you can use a voltage booster to get 24v from 12v, and you could make it fit in the hull with your own design water tank. cheers Peter
You have aquired some great knowledge Doug, most of all you have kept it, well done. I was in Hamburg 1967 playing with a band at the Top Ten club on the Reeperbahn (learned a lot there), we used to go to a imbis next door to the club, the owner spoke a little english as I at that time spoke very little German. He told us a bit of his life story, he was on the Bismarck on sinking, he was picked up by the british and took to a pow camp near the Cadbury factory in England. He took a few of us to the B&V yard, and gave us a guided tour very interesting, he was call Fritz and he had a phrase he always used when we spoke of the war ' thats the vay de ball bounces', with a very heavy German accent. I spent many years in Germany and loved every minute of it. warm regards, Peter😊
Your knowledge is boundless Doug I am sure I'm not on my own when I say you have assisted many modelers on this sight with your instant information, the colour sheets you sent are fantastic.👍 I was in Hamburg in the late sixties, and also visited said yards, still very impressive, and spent some time in Kiel. cheers Peter
Many thanks Doug for the paint info, I notice there are 2 hellgrau on their lists, one light grey and one Baltic light grey, would that be the colour in later life of the ship? It's a pity that they are enamel paints, where lifecolour are acrylic, could you suggest the colours for my Bismarck. many thanks again, Peter👍
Greetings Doug, Wow! you do have a collection, and I thought I had plenty, is your enterprise the tamiya one, now, but they seemed to have vanished, what colour paint would you suggest for my Bismarck I bought the Lifecolor German Navy WWII set 1, but not enough paint for the whole ship, Trumpeter quote UA603 Hellgrau DKM 50...but what light grey?🤔 cheers Peter
Hi Doug, Is your revell bismarck the 1/350 scale? I have read that it is a very good replica for scale, loads of problems with the 1/200 version, have bought loads of aftermarket PE sets to correct the inacurate bits, just got to find the inner strength to attempt to put them together. Would be verry interesting..... to compare both kits Yah. Zum Wohl Peter
Hi Steve, Many thanks for those very informative tips. I mention the sticky problem, only that I have a trumpeter Bismarck, and I attempted to put on the forward deck, I tried to line it up with the first barbette ( I think that's the correct title, maybe wrong spelling), only to find I was off 1mm on the starboard side, tried to lift it, and #=*# it snapped,very fragile. Just noticed the time, talking boats at nearly midnight Wierd..... Peter
Not received yet Steve, but had an email telling me it's on it's way along with tracking details. Looking forward to getting it though, yours looks brilliant, is the adhesive very sticky, or can you position it before making permanent ? Peter
Hi Steve Many thanks for posting the ebay details for the HMS Hood wooden deck, have just ordered one myself, last one available they state. Totally agree with you, great price and looks good too, have also got the Bismark, had it for months now,but very little time to start it yet, got the deck from Australia, but cost more than this one. Please inform us when you get your deck, will do the same. Peter.
Hello Garth, You have not done anything wrong, just someone being pedantic over a post. If you don't get fixed up with a kit, I have a spare old Sea Commander that needs a bit of TLC foc, if you are near Manchester. regards, Rooky
Dear Doug, I repeat once again. I never said to search on Ebay....I know the chap who sells the aerokits plans, as I have purchased many of them in the past. If Garth had contacted me I would have given him a direct link as I have 'Belcrank 1' in my saved sellers! Hope this clears the matter.
Hi Garth, If you are not bothered about having a kit for the Sea Commander, there is a guy on Ebay, who sells the plans and the templates for cutting your own from wood/plastic. I built mine no problem, the templates even give you the wood thickness required, if you have problems finding him, let me know and I will give you his details. Cheers Peter.
Hi Alan, I bought mine at a model engineering show, a pinstriping set by 'BEUGLER' a USA company. My kit has three sizes of pinstrip,1/16,1/8 and 3/32, they have a wide selection of sizes, try them on the website, not cheap but good quality. Peter