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Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck

A little bit of history on the Bismarck:
Bismarck battleship is a world-famous German battleship in World War II.The ship commenced in 1936, in service in August 1940, full-load displacement of 50,000 tons, the largest battleship in the world at that time. Bismarck was a symbol of Nazi Germany Navy ships armed, and well, perfect protection, known as “the unsinkable sea fortress”, but it was sunk after the implementation of its first combat mission.

The ship in the Denmark Strait sea battle, the Bismarck in the war less than ten minutes after the sinking of HMS Hood Battlecruisers known as the British Royal Navy proud. But by the Ark Royal aircraft carrier take-off of the Swordfish torpedo bombers launched torpedoes hit the Bismarck, the Bismarck’s rudder jammed, unable to control the direction of the normal navigation. The next morning, Bismarck was finally surrounded by the British fleet in the continuous onslaught by nearly two hours after Bismarck finally sank in the Atlantic Ocean.

The all New kit from Trumepter Models:

The famed Kriegsmarine battleship and the lead ship in his class.
This new kit features single-piece full hull, single-piece main deck with engraved plank texture, highly detailed multi-layer superstructure, foredeck breakwaters, fully represented weapon suite (15 inch main battery, 5.9 inch secondary battery and anti-aircraft guns, 4.1 inch, 37mm and 20mm), gun directors and range finders, Arado Ar 196 seaplane, excellent ship’s boat, cranes, double-ended catapult, filigree hull and deck fittings, cable reels, life rafts, fine upper masts and yard arms.


And yes, there’s more:
Clear-molded searchlights, brass anchor chain and photo-etch parts (vertical and inclined ladders, accommodation ladders, radar antennae, search light frames, platform details, vent and skylight panels, depth charge racks, foot rails, turret and AA gun fine accents, catwalks, catapult cover plates, funnel grille, seaplane canopy frame, boat details, crane pulleys with cable, etc.)

Also includes accurately reproduced 15 inch main gun turret and barbette with detailed interior and turned metal gun barrels. Completed ship model is approximately 49.8″ long. Color painting guide illustrates Baltic camouflage (port and starboard profiles with overhead plan view) and decals representing aircraft insignia, deck air recognition markings and Kriegsmarine battle flags.

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The new 1/200 Bismark from Trumpeter Models has a MSRP of $359.99 and yes, it is already showing up on hobby shops across the nation. I’m more on the 1/350 scale for my ships, but this is one kit that I’d love to tackle. Especially with the long winter ahead of us.

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George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.