Bismarck

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s a Bismarck!

At least in the making… 🙂
We’ve initially applied the camouflage that was used during the Battle of the Denmark Straight following May 24th, 1941.
Although she might not be as appealing as her sister Tirpitz with her Baltic Camo, it’s easily visible that this painting scheme is very effective against a bright horizon in the North Atlantic. It’s a painting scheme for a work horse!

Please note the hastly overpainted Black & White pattern on the hull, and the wetness effect at the waterline.

Compare with https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1984-055-14%2C_Schlachtschiff_Bismarck%2C_nach_Seegefecht.jpg

Please note the hastly overpainted Black & White pattern on the hull, and the wetness effect at the waterline.

Compare with https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1984-055-14%2C_Schlachtschiff_Bismarck%2C_nach_Seegefecht.jpg

The swastikas on the main deck were overpainted to on May 22nd, 1941, as they weren’t needed anymore once Bismarck operates outside of the range of German’s Luftwaffe

Rear Superstructure, at the bottom a turret of the 10,5cm SKC733 Flak is visible, right in the middle a 3.7cm SKC/30 Flak and on the left side a 20mm Single AA mount.

The structure in the middle is the after artillery post, and on top of it there’s a 10,5m Rangefinder, with a FuMo23 (FuMo = FunkmeßOrtung = Radar).

Under the dark grey hood there’s a High Altitude Rangefinder for the Anti Air Defense

 

Catapult for the Arado AR 196 Floatplanes, and one of the two cranes to get them back on board.

A few of the boats above the hangars for the floatplanes.

New wooden planks material

 

Wooden Planks material with slightly worn off paint effects.

New thread plate deck material.

 

New thread plate deck material (closeup).