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Prinz Eugen - May 1941
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
Some progress... primer coat

first superstructure assembly ready for seam matching

dry fit to hull

first top coats




ready now for anti fouling red and boot top stripe.

Now i have another conundrum-do i join the battleships campaign and put the Prinz on hold to build King George V instead or continue on with the Prinz?
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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 07:40 AM GMT+7
Luxury problems Russell The Prince is looking very elegant in the grey colours. Gorgeous work
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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 08:21 AM GMT+7

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Now i have another conundrum-do i join the battleships campaign and put the Prinz on hold to build King George V instead or continue on with the Prinz?



Can your dry dock hold two ship? Maybe a day with The Prince and a day with The King?

The Eugen really is a gorgeous looking warship. I can understand wanting to see her finished first.
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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 03:51 PM GMT+7
Look great Russell,

Nice to see some progress on the Prinz again. She really is a good looking lady.

Don't know about you mate, but I usually work on several things at once, sorry If I gave you a quandary mate, didn't mean too.

Keep up the good work.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 06:20 PM GMT+7

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Luxury problems Russell The Prince is looking very elegant in the grey colours. Gorgeous work



Thank you, Sir.

These are indeed good problems to have!
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 06:23 PM GMT+7

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Now i have another conundrum-do i join the battleships campaign and put the Prinz on hold to build King George V instead or continue on with the Prinz?



Can your dry dock hold two ship? Maybe a day with The Prince and a day with The King?

The Eugen really is a gorgeous looking warship. I can understand wanting to see her finished first.



Hi Michael. Indeed it can!

Eugen has fine lines, but I sure like the brutal look of the King too
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 06:24 PM GMT+7

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Look great Russell,

Nice to see some progress on the Prinz again. She really is a good looking lady.

Don't know about you mate, but I usually work on several things at once, sorry If I gave you a quandary mate, didn't mean too.

Keep up the good work.

Si



Not a worry mate. Usually I have a couple of jobs on the go. So I'll bite: how does one sign up?
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 06:28 AM GMT+7
May 25th update: a short diversion from KGV and the battleships campaign...

boot top stripe and anti fouling red have been applied...













Now to wait for the paint to fully harden, de-bur the masking edges, then a clear coat of varnish...
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 06:33 AM GMT+7
Coming along nicely there Russell, nice tight paint-job.
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 08:34 AM GMT+7

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Coming along nicely there Russell, nice tight paint-job.



I agree... when I have screwed up models in the past it has always been in the painting phase, but you seem to have it nailed!
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 01:37 PM GMT+7
Russell,

that's amazing, you are really doing them (KGV and Prinz) in parallel and what I see on both of them looks great!! Real nice and clean paint job, the extensive preparations you did to the hull certainly pay off!!

The 'Baltic Sea Camouflage' is a very tricky one - I wish you best of luck!! It seams simple - but only until you start it, than you realize that it's much more complicated to be applied than the RN camouflages. You simply can't hide errors, lines must match up, be straight all the way up. I am amazed to see you starting the stripes on the hull - now you limited yourselves to one exact position and angle. I keep my fingers crossed that the lines end up where you intend to have them!

But great work, no doubt - following with interest and looking forward to the next steps!

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 01:45 PM GMT+7
The coin just dropped with an enormous clang Jan. When I did my Tirpitz I started on the hull and worked up. Things just seemed to get more and more out of tune. Starting up high and working down would have gotten easier and easier.................
Out of the box? Hell yes......................
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Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Thanks Guys...

On the painting of the 'baltic stripes' I agree with everything you've said. It's natural to want to work from hull up but it needs to done in reverse on most kits.

However that said, I'm building him as of May 22 1941 onwards. The baltic stripe scheme had been painted over at this time, and the dark stripes on the hull and the bow waves at stem and stern are what I believe were visible through the (thin?) paint that was applied over them.

So, the hull should be Dunkelgrau 51, with slightly darker stripes and bow waves, and the upper super structure is Helgrau 50, with no stripes visible. Hence, I hopefully have dodged the proverbial bullet on this one...

Hope i'm not stepping on anyone's toes by posting this link

http://www.admiral-hipper-class.dk/prinz_eugen/paint_schemes/prinz_eugen_paint_schemes_1941.html
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Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 03:32 AM GMT+7
Very neat job on the camo Russell.

Good to see some more progress.

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 09:03 AM GMT+7
Hi Russell, I like much your work. 1941 to Prinz Eugen and his good camo. choice. continues my friend

Cheers Daniel
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 07:00 AM GMT+7
Thank you Daniel, Si... I am considering tweaking one of the bands on the starboard so watch this space...
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:23 PM GMT+7
I just opened my Trumpeter kit this week, so I will be following along. Which set of PE's did you get, there seem to be several out there?
Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 05:16 PM GMT+7

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I just opened my Trumpeter kit this week, so I will be following along. Which set of PE's did you get, there seem to be several out there?
Bob



Welcome aboard, Bob!

I'm using the White Ensign PE set which seems to be quite comprehensive.
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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 07:02 PM GMT+7

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...Now i have another conundrum-do i join the battleships campaign and put the Prinz on hold to build King George V instead or continue on with the Prinz?



I vote build the Prinz! KGV is a cool ship too, but Prinz Eugen is just one of the most graceful ships ever. Plus, your model is looking terriffic!
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 04:30 AM GMT+7

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...Now i have another conundrum-do i join the battleships campaign and put the Prinz on hold to build King George V instead or continue on with the Prinz?



I vote build the Prinz! KGV is a cool ship too, but Prinz Eugen is just one of the most graceful ships ever. Plus, your model is looking terriffic!



Thank you Tim!

The KGV has won out though and I'm busily trying to complete it before the end of the year!

The Prinz is on the go slow at the moment...
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 10:07 AM GMT+7
Great progress Russell. I'm looking forward to seeing the updates of both ships.

Did you drill out the portholes?
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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 04:31 PM GMT+7
Hi Joseph

I bowed to pressure from my sanity and avoided drilling out the port holes.

Progress has been slow on the Eugen of late, and the KGV took a bit of a hit in the paint department when I had some issues with a clear coat that I was applying. Hopefully I'll have an update on her soon though
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:00 AM GMT+7
Wednesday September 10th update. It's been a while...

with my focus being on KGV for the battleship campaign, progress on the Prinz has been slow.

I had to correct one of the stripes

that fixed, the wooden deck was attached, and the anchors. The base arrived too.

at the time of the Bismarck episode in May '41 the deck had these areas painted over





Looking at the photos it has become apparent I forgot to paint the rear deck as well... Oh well, nothing a hairy stick and some masking won't fix
hopefully, more soon.

Thanks for looking.
Russ.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
It was worth the wait Russell,looks beautiful on the wooden base. Amazing what you can do with a hairy stick
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:18 PM GMT+7
Wow how did I miss this build, I'm following along now Russell.

Hoping for a Prinz Eugen to join my stash soon.