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Folks,

 

For the Bismarck and other German ships lovers, Trumpeter just announced the following in 1/200 scale: 

 

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The 1/200 scale Scharnhorst battleship by Trumpeter is a newly-tooled plastic model kit. The kit features a one-piece hull, a finely-rendered deck pattern, six pieces of photo-etch (ladders, handrails, radar parts, etc.), and two Ar196 waterplanes. The kit features over 1600 parts on 25 sprues and measures over 46 inches when completed.

Paint and glue are required to complete this model kit and are sold separately.

 

Yves

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23 hours ago, thibaultron said:

The Yamato was done in 1/200 years ago by someone.

Yes Nichimo made the kit back in 1968 and unopened ones go for about $700 - $800 on eBay. I’d like an updated version of it. I know there’s also a paper craft version of the KGV but I’d prefer a plastic kit version. 

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I couldn't help myself, I ordered the kit! Although I know I will never have the time to build it, but Scharnhorst is one of my favourite battlecruisers, looks-wise.

 

Told my wife it was only £55, and quite small a scale....

 

Years ago, I did buy and build for RC the Nichimo 200th scale Yamato, that was quite a monster!

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The only problem about what we tell our wives the cost of a model is verses what the actual cost was, is that if we die first she will probably sell the kit, which has hopefully become rare and even more valuable, for what we said we paid!:( It really bothers me to think someone will get that kind of deal when I had to spend so much to get it in the first place!:blush:

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7 hours ago, chris watton said:

I couldn't help myself, I ordered the kit! Although I know I will never have the time to build it, but Scharnhorst is one of my favourite battlecruisers, looks-wise.

 

Told my wife it was only £55, and quite small a scale....

 

Years ago, I did buy and build for RC the Nichimo 200th scale Yamato, that was quite a monster!

 

Chris,

 

How about a Chris Watton's review of the kit (without starting it, of course)? I'd like to have more info on that monster.

Do you still have the Nichimo Leviathan? If so, how about a picture or two?

 

Yves

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21 minutes ago, yvesvidal said:

 

Chris,

 

How about a Chris Watton's review of the kit (without starting it, of course)? I'd like to have more info on that monster.

Do you still have the Nichimo Leviathan? If so, how about a picture or two?

 

Yves

Maybe!

 

Unfortunately, Yamato was sold in the early '90's, don't even remember who to.

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On 5/5/2021 at 11:14 AM, chris watton said:

I couldn't help myself, I ordered the kit! Although I know I will never have the time to build it, but Scharnhorst is one of my favourite battlecruisers, looks-wise.

 

Told my wife it was only £55, and quite small a scale....

 

Years ago, I did buy and build for RC the Nichimo 200th scale Yamato, that was quite a monster!

Reminds me of a friend who bought a new huge Marshall amp without telling his wife. The giveaway was when he couldn’t carry it up the stairs on his own....

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12 minutes ago, Nirvana said:

Chris, with that type of single piece hull you can convert her to an R/C ship. There's plenty of space inside for all the equipment. 

The hull is disappointing, to be honest. No plate markings or waterline, first I have come across this. All kits of this sort I have bought in the past have had at the very least the waterline mark (including the Nichimo Yamato, which also had moulded positions for motors)

 

But, as I said, I will most likely never build it, I just wanted it!

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Thank you for posting a few pictures Chris. Very nice molding, but I agree with you, a little bit disappointing  with the absence of markings on the hull.

Now, purchasing the kit is one thing, but insanity starts when you try to get all the brass add-ons and wooden decks.

I have to say, it is very tempting as I love the lines of these cruisers.

 

Yves

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Chris, first of all I wish your wife a speedy recovery (I was thinking to rename my Speedy to - what's her name again? 😉)

Anyway, this might be slightly off topic and I already apologize to moderators.

Coming back to Scharnhorst

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It may not be commonly known but in the same period there were actually two ships named Scharnhorst: the battlecruiser (we are looking at here), launched in 1936,
and the „combiship“ (Kombischiff in German) launched in December 1934, a combination of  passenger and cargo ship.
This one and two sisters were owned by then Norddeutscher Lloyd and they were designed for a fast Germany / Far East Service. Scharnhorst was particularly innovative in those days because she was one of the first bigger ships with a turbo-electric propulsion feeding  two propellers.
Besides, she was a beauty in her own right (see picture below)
Dimensions: length: ca. 199 m, width: 22,5 m, deadweight: 10.500 tdw, speed 23,3 kts.

In 1938, after several other ships, my father sailed as Electrical Engineer Assistant for some months in the (combi) Scharnhorst, and Scharnhorst became his favourite ship because of the then modern power plant, and moreover, because this was his last seagoing voyage before he started studying to become an electrical engineer.

In 1974 dad’s 60th birthday was coming up and one day I was asked by one of his colleagues: „Which Scharnhorst did your father sail in, anyway?“ I replied: „It was the combiship, not the warship.“ The colleague replied: „Oh, then we have got the wrong photograph“.
The great day came and my dad was given a framed picture of the warship Scharnhorst. Since he would never had admitted that this was the wrong ship he thanked everybody for this nice and memorable present and how glad he was to have received it. After the applause etc. finished he was given another present, this time it was a framed picture of his Scharnhorst. And that left him simply touched and speechless. He was really glad and proud to have this very picture and he admired it literally daily until he died a year later.

I still have this picture which is now waiting for an appropriate and decent place in our new appartment at the Baltic coast. I also still keep a special edition of a shipping magazine from 1935 which describes the construction and build of „Schnelldampfer Scharnhorst“ (Schnelldampfer = Fast Steamer). Many years ago I donated the picture of the battlecruiser to the Maritime Museum Bremerhaven.
If there were a model kit of „our“ Scharnhorst I would definetly go for it...

Take care and stay healthy!
UweWerftprobefahrt_Scharnhorst.thumb.jpg.f3483cc993aaa325029c7b9a32e3d623.jpg

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30 minutes ago, Oboship said:

Chris, first of all I wish your wife a speedy recovery (I was thinking to rename my Speedy to - what's her name again? 😉)

Anyway, this might be slightly off topic and I already apologize to moderators.

 

Coming back to Scharnhorst

.
It may not be commonly known but in the same period there were actually two ships named Scharnhorst: the battlecruiser (we are looking at here), launched in 1936,
and the „combiship“ (Kombischiff in German) launched in December 1934, a combination of  passenger and cargo ship.
This one and two sisters were owned by then Norddeutscher Lloyd and they were designed for a fast Germany / Far East Service. Scharnhorst was particularly innovative in those days because she was one of the first bigger ships with a turbo-electric propulsion feeding  two propellers.
Besides, she was a beauty in her own right (see picture below)
Dimensions: length: ca. 199 m, width: 22,5 m, deadweight: 10.500 tdw, speed 23,3 kts.

 

In 1938, after several other ships, my father sailed as Electrical Engineer Assistant for some months in the (combi) Scharnhorst, and Scharnhorst became his favourite ship because of the then modern power plant, and moreover, because this was his last seagoing voyage before he started studying to become an electrical engineer.

 

In 1974 dad’s 60th birthday was coming up and one day I was asked by one of his colleagues: „Which Scharnhorst did your father sail in, anyway?“ I replied: „It was the combiship, not the warship.“ The colleague replied: „Oh, then we have got the wrong photograph“.
The great day came and my dad was given a framed picture of the warship Scharnhorst. Since he would never had admitted that this was the wrong ship he thanked everybody for this nice and memorable present and how glad he was to have received it. After the applause etc. finished he was given another present, this time it was a framed picture of his Scharnhorst. And that left him simply touched and speechless. He was really glad and proud to have this very picture and he admired it literally daily until he died a year later.

 

I still have this picture which is now waiting for an appropriate and decent place in our new appartment at the Baltic coast. I also still keep a special edition of a shipping magazine from 1935 which describes the construction and build of „Schnelldampfer Scharnhorst“ (Schnelldampfer = Fast Steamer). Many years ago I donated the picture of the battlecruiser to the Maritime Museum Bremerhaven.
If there were a model kit of „our“ Scharnhorst I would definetly go for it...

 

Take care and stay healthy!
UweWerftprobefahrt_Scharnhorst.thumb.jpg.f3483cc993aaa325029c7b9a32e3d623.jpg

 

I found this picture in the Internet, it is not the one I was referring to in my post.

Uwe

 

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