1/700 DKM Bismarck & tirpitz
Photo etch set by Tom's ModelWorks

One of the most popular models built today is the infamous battleship Bismarck. Tom's Modelworks has released a set dedicated to the two German Battleships. This set features relief etched aircraft shed doors and catapult covers to allow you to model the ship with the catapults extended or retracted, a nice touch. The bridge wings are specific to each ship and will give your ship a real scale appearance.

overall shot of photo etch sheet

Included in the set are;

The instructions are more detailed than some of the earlier releases, but could benefit from more auxiliary view in a 3D perspective, especially the Radar assemblies. They show all the individual parts and in most cases list the plastic parts they are designed to replace. The superstructure views showing the various radar mounting is a nice touch.

Instructions (click to enlarge)
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I am impressed with this set, the relief etching and custom tailored parts give the modeler the option of creating a super detailed German Battleship. That level of detail is usually reserved for 1/350 ships.



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