Ship Models

German Ships

Tirpitz - Jürgen Böttcher
Model Data
Model owned by Jürgen Böttcher, Germany
Kit Manufacturer GFK (body)
Scale 1:100
Additional Information

Originally a Bismarck model which currently is being turned into a Tirpitz model.
The model is homemade. It is 25 years old. The details are wood or plastic parts.
Photoetched parts used. Many parts are scratch build.
Smoke generator installed. Turnable main turrets ( b+c). Shooting simulation.
Sound Generator and tape deck (music) installed. Also installed: light, alarm; 3 electric engines and 5 accu's with 12 Volt, totalling 35 Ah. Weight ca. 50 Kilo.

Construction time Work still in progress.

Tirpitz - Jürgen Böttcher
The Model
Photographs: © Jürgen Böttcher