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My modelling year 2015

A happy new year to all Imodelers ! 2015 was a difficult year but i managed some builds and made some good progress on long time runnung projects like my H.M.S Hood in 1/350 scale.
The first completed kit in 2015 was Academys Junkers Ju 87 G-2 in 1/72 scale, oob with a winter camo on, done with Humbrols Maskol.
Next one was Dragons M4AA(76)W tank in 1/72, the Trumpeter StuG III Ausf. E in 1/72 followed and a third tank, Trumpeters E-25 project tank hunter in 1/35 was done also.
This one was build as a present and the “new owner” likes it very much.
2015 saw also the build or finish of three WWII fighters in 1/48 scale. The excellent Eduard Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 Profi Pack, Eduard Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat Profi Pack and the old tool Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.I ( still a lovely kit ).
The most important project in 2015 was the re-start of my naval projects. H.M.S Hood in 1/350 ( new progress pics attached), Revells Schlachtschiff Tirpitz in 1/700 ( 80% done but needs still tons of TLC ).
And as new projects on the bench Revells Bismarck and Tirpitz in 1/350 scale. The bow profile of Tirpitz was changed and i have now everything to detail up Bismarck.

2015 was also a good year to grew up the stash, beside some nice aircraft kits and tanks, i got Tamiyas Musashi, Missouri and New Jersey in 1/350 scale, Academys H.M.S Warspite, the Deluxe kit of the U.S.S Indianapolis and finally Dragons Schlachtschiff Scharnhorst in 1/350 scale. Thats the kit, that was for years on top od my wish list.

All the Best and happy modelling

Bernd 🙂

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26 responses to My modelling year 2015

  1. Looks like you had a good year of modeling. I’m strictly an airplane guy, but checking over your armor gives me some inspiration to “give it a go” some day. Nice work here, Bernd !

    • Thank you Terry, i am an aircraft guy as well but sometimes somewhat “abroad”
      My typical modelling in the past was, starting an aircraft, build it, finish it and start another one.
      After a while more and more projects landed unfinished in a certain box, upstairs and i started another one.
      It was time to mix it, i am fascinated by big gun warships since my childhood.

  2. All of them are masterclass models my friend.

  3. Nice out put there Bernd, far more than me.
    Looks like you have enough to keep you going for a while.

  4. Looks as though you may be leaning a bit more toward the “floaty-thing” aspect of model building, my friend. I delve into that genre once in a blue moon, but you appear to be [almost] committed to it exclusively….you must have a large display area I would assume (which I’d like to see when you get a chance). I commend you on your 2015 completions and trust your retail endeavor is flourishing. My best to Anja. 🙂

    • Cheers Craig, yes some more floaty stuff but the usual criss cross modelling pattern as in the last two years.
      The display “area” for these “floaty” things is still to do, they can t be displayed on my shelvs, dust will kill them, more soon and also best wished from my better half 🙂

  5. A banner year Herr Muller, looking forward to more projects and completed models in 16. Happy New year

  6. Great models, I do agree with Morne – masterclass. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year mate.

  7. Great job, Bernd. That Hood is certainly an eye-catching model.

  8. Excellent work. I’m a one-subject guy (aircraft), and I would suspect it takes a lot of talent to pull off so many different subjects with such stellar results! You can definitely be proud of your efforts!

    • Thank you very much, Greg 🙂
      Doing sometimes something else than aircrafts is working for me, no more messed up canopies ( because of faulty masking ) Worse fuselage bands ( same reason )for a while but other challenges like glueing myself with super glue on the bench or the sound of small photoetched parts impacting somewhere in the room.
      More soon 🙂

  9. Nice work! I really like the 1/700 Tirpitz. Great camo.

  10. Good to see all your work, Bernd, you’re certainly busy, looking forward to seeing some of those work in progress projects completed. Good luck for 2016.

  11. What a great line-up, Bernd! The Tirpitz model is stellar. I have done primarily aircraft (back when I was still actively modeling) but a big ship in 1/350 or 1/700 has always interested me, but it also intimidated me greatly. That, and a lack of storage room. When I was younger, I had over 250 1/72 scale aircraft hanging from small nails in my wall, but the dust issue is terrible, as you noted. Aircraft doubling as wall hangings is NOT the ideal way to display anything (except paintings perhaps,) but it was the ONLY way back then.

    Good luck in your future endeavors!

  12. Hi Jeff and thanks for commenting. Tirpitz hasn t seen progress since this post and Hood is still unfinished but it gets even more expensive, i have found some new fiddly stuff for her and i am still convinced that my life span is enough to finish that beast……hope dies at last 🙂
    Back in my youth i had also a lot of aircrafts under my ceiling. Beside some smaller ones catching dust i had an Monogram overcast with the 1:72 B-36 and the B-17 and B-29 in 1:48.
    Ships have thankfully no wingspan 🙂

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