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#1 Posted : 18 January 2021 23:30:36
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Hi All,

I am running a couple days past when I said I would have this up, but here you go!

This massive kit is the new release from Takom. It is the 1/72 Bismark Bruno Turret. it looks like it will build up into a fantastic companion piece for any Bismark build.

the kit is comprised of 10 sprues, all of which are bagged individually. The molding is flawless, with no flash to be seen. The kit also contains a small fret of PE, for detail bits, and grating. If the two turret parts are any indication of over-all fit, this will need no filler. (see the pic of the turret underside)

The blast bags are rigid plastic, so there isn't an option for positionable elevation on the guns. Additionally, the firefighting hose reels have been molded with the canvas cover in place, so there is a bit more detail that could have been included.

Unlike the deck section for the Yamato, which is a hefty square footprint, Takom has made the Bruno base a circular footprint. the "under base" has a Roman Ogee profile, and it is all molded as one piece. (this would look outstanding, if done up in Mahogany, or Teak)

The decking is nicely replicated. I have been in touch with John DiTomasso of Scale Decks, and he is planning on doing his printed decks for both the Bismark, and the Yamato. Alan (Gandale) can vouch for how outstanding the Scale Decks products are.

Anyway, the PICS!!!
admin attached the following image(s):
box.jpg
base 1.jpg
base 2.jpg
sprue 4.jpg
parts all.jpg
sprue 1.jpg
sprue 2.jpg
sprue 3.jpg
turret.jpg
turret front.jpg
turret bottom.jpg



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#2 Posted : 18 January 2021 23:43:16

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That is a hefty size turret.

Looks like something that could be made into a very nice display piece.

Tony
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#3 Posted : 18 January 2021 23:54:33

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Now that looks like a stunning kit and agree it would be a great display piece next to the Bismarck. Due to its sheer size then it would have to sit next to the 1/200 Bissy, it would dwarf any smaller Bismarck kit. Will have to give some serious thought to this, all depending on how my Bismarck build turns out....Drool Drool

Am also thinking, with the size of this then you could possibly scratch build replacement blast bags from a spare sail or sail canvas.... that would allow easier positioning of the barrels.... just a thought to ponder over.....

As for Scaledecks products... Although I have the Pontos wooden decks I have to admit they're not as good looking or detailed as the Scaledecks version. Will take some pics of the Bismarck scaledecks version and post them up on my build diary.. will also post some comparison shots so you can clearly see the difference between the two.. Pontos decks will stay in the box.....Cool Cool Cool

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#4 Posted : 19 January 2021 11:48:07

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Hi looks a nice kit think I'll get one to go with my Bismarck, cheers mick. BigGrin
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#5 Posted : 20 January 2021 12:54:14

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Looks a very interesting model Mark and something that is quite different from the norm, should look great when built and quite an impressive size too by the look of it! Cool ThumpUp

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#6 Posted : 20 January 2021 14:01:31

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Looks great may get one to go with my BismarckCool



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