Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Built the Bismark ?
See this ? By conventional wisdom, it can't exist.
For those not into model boats, this the Bismark. The model has been built using the "Build the Bismark" part work. The one that lots of people leapt on to the web and slated saying it was too expensive and these things never complete the run leaving people with half-built models.
Not this time it appears. I took the photos of this model at the Model Engineers show because my Dad has the same boat under contruction, from the same source. He also has all the parts to the series.
The thing we have been most impressed with during the build, is the quality of the etched brass parts. They are easily as good as the ones supplied for model railway items, not always the case and in this case, high praise. As they are designed to be assembled using superglue rather than solder then it's all the better.
I'd go so far as to say this is probably the most detailed battleship model I've seen. There are many built but this one seems have a density of detail that is particularly impressive. I'm sure it's not the best but for a model aimed at beginners, it does seem very impressive.
Whatever, it does give lie to the idea that part works are all rubbish. Excellent news since Dad is now spending my inheritance on the HMS Hood follow-up !