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Prinz Eugen 1942 by CDW - Trumpeter - 1:700 Scale


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9 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

Have you seen the Micromaster  stuf  -  😍

 

OC.

 

https://micromaster.co.nz/collections/1-700-scale

Wow, those are wickedly detailed parts. The rivet detail, however, looks very much overdone to me but may well look alright 'in the flesh'.

I might try some of those AA guns and rocket launchers for my Hood though delivery times and customs can be a hassle. I've just finished 8 (only 7 are actually needed) 5,5 inch secondary armament guns in the standard FH plastic but it would be interesting to see if the move to 3D is worth it and indeed if they fit where they're supposed to fit!

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On 10/6/2021 at 8:23 PM, Old Collingwood said:

Have you seen the Micromaster  stuf  -  😍

 

OC.

 

https://micromaster.co.nz/collections/1-700-scale

 

 

The funnels are insane!  Too bad he hasn't done IJN ships in this scale.  All my 1/700 kits are IJN.

 

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Just now, Landlubber Mike said:

 

 

The funnels are insane!  Too bad he hasn't done IJN ships in this scale.  All my 1/700 kits are IJN.

 

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It goes without saying, this guy has his 3D printer dialed in. It's also important to know this is probably a CAD rendering and not the actual part, but from other of the actual pieces I've seen, they are very very good. RGL's example of 1:350 pom pom's are extraordinary.

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She looks cracking, OC. A great model and some fine work from you to make it look so good. Is she finished now or are there areas that still need attention? It would be fair to say that your patience with all the detail has helped me persevere with my first foray into the world of 1/700. 🙂

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6 hours ago, RogerF said:

She looks cracking, OC. A great model and some fine work from you to make it look so good. Is she finished now or are there areas that still need attention? It would be fair to say that your patience with all the detail has helped me persevere with my first foray into the world of 1/700. 🙂

There are quite a lot of details that remain to be completed before it's finished. I will also apply the rigging and flags to this one before finished.

Anchors, chains, boats, aircraft, davits, railings, etc. More AA guns, too.

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6 hours ago, CDW said:

There are quite a lot of details that remain to be completed before it's finished. I will also apply the rigging and flags to this one before finished.

Anchors, chains, boats, aircraft, davits, railings, etc. More AA guns, too.

If I'd bothered to look below the waterline I'd have seen that she's still missing her propellers!

There is so much detail that needs attention in these kits and it's all so time consuming. I'm not looking forward to all the staircases and ladders, rigging and railings and there are no less than 50 microscopic brass mushroom vents in 3 different sizes, some barely 1mm in height and a fraction of that in diameter, they look like an army of ants in a plastic bag! Some I can probably glue in place before I paint the steel deck parts but most are on the wooden deck so will need to be painted first - haven't worked out how yet!

 

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I've a very long way to go until I arrive at the stage you've reached, but I think it will be rewarding to see how she looks as she nears completion - even if there is a wealth of detail still to be addressed. Seeing your model approaching completion must provide motivation for you as you tackle the final stages I should imagine.

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4 hours ago, RogerF said:

If I'd bothered to look below the waterline I'd have seen that she's still missing her propellers!

 

I usually wait until the end to add the propellers. Keeps me from knocking them off and losing them.

 

1 hour ago, king derelict said:

That ship is just packed with detail. You did a beautiful job

Alan

 

Thanks Alan

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I did not realize until reading about it today, that the Prinz Eugen was used in the nuclear bomb test at Bikini Island and actually survived the blast.

Holy cow, she must have been a very well built ship! Also saw where one of her props was salvaged later on after the test and is on display in Germany. Wonder how long something like that would have remained radio-active?

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17 minutes ago, CDW said:

I did not realize until reading about it today, that the Prinz Eugen was used in the nuclear bomb test at Bikini Island

 

Yep, and so were USS Saratoga and IJN Nagato. Personally, I think all three of them would have been priceless museum ships, especially Saratoga.

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