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Trumpeter 1/700 Prinz Eugen 1945
suikmoto
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 07:34 AM UTC
Having tested waters with small, 1/1200 ships I felt confident enough to wenture into larger scale and build one of the better looking cruisers out there, the Prinz Eugen.
Luckily for me the build was mostly painless, with some gaps that needed to be filled, mainly upper and lower hull.
However since I never got PE set and it looked terribly bare without railings some was scratched, not the best but good enough for me.
Pics taken with flash cause there is no natural light round here this time of year.



Comparison for two full days of work on it.

And included flag, which i didn't manage to screw up as it tends to happen with decals.
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:17 AM UTC
Excellent work!!

That weathering is superb! Great work! Would love some more pics especially up close to the superstructures and guns!
suikmoto
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
Thank you, first time using panel line colour properly.
Sure, I can take more pics, in two weeks and hopefully with rigging done by then. Didn't think of that when taking the pictures.
Got flyhawks new Bismarck coming for christmas aswell.
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC
Sweet!
suikmoto
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 02:49 AM UTC
As promised and little earlier.
Couple teasers, full album below



http://imgur.com/gallery/9DJp5Dd
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 04:36 AM UTC
Karl,

A very nice finish. Prince Eugen is one of my favorite ships, she has wonderful lines and she looks like she mean business. You did a fine job maintaining that look.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 05:41 AM UTC
Karl,

Yours is a nice Prinz Eugen for sure. He's been one of my favorite ships ever since I built the (awful!) Revell 1/720 version as a child. Well done!
JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC
Karl,

that's a VERY nice build, on most pictures it looks like a far bigger scale than 1/700... The weathering turned out really good, as well! Thanks for the pictures and for sharing the gallery!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:01 AM UTC
Glad you all like it.
Though I've already changed the rigging just a tiny bit, and theres the gray sheen that doesnt show up on the model to bare eye.
May that be the clear coat?
Anyway, has anyone tried to figure out what signal flags are saying?
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM UTC

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Anyway, has anyone tried to figure out what signal flags are saying?



The port hoists look like VICTOR-JULIETT-JULIETT-?-SIERRA and the starboard looks like XRAY-JULIETT-VICTOR(?)-?

The meaning of the message is a mystery to me.

JJ1973
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:53 AM UTC

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Anyway, has anyone tried to figure out what signal flags are saying?



The port hoists look like VICTOR-JULIETT-JULIETT-?-SIERRA and the starboard looks like XRAY-JULIETT-VICTOR(?)-?

The meaning of the message is a mystery to me.




Tim,

you're assuming NATO signal code, and in so far your breaking down into letters is correct (starboard lowest could be PAPA), however, DKM signal flags were different and, even though I know they were different, I have to admit I can't read them...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:04 PM UTC
I admit, they aren't the best flags but it should spell from port Anton-Ludwig-Ludwig-Emil-Siegfried, starboard being Kurfürst-Ludwig-Anton-Richard.
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:07 PM UTC


Karl,

the problem is not so much the quality of the flags, but the different and only rarely known meaning of the old Kriegsmarine flags, in addition to their (in part) close similarity to modern times NATO flags with many 'false friends' among them!

That's a nice one of yours anyway

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 02:54 AM UTC
That may or may not have been the point, thought that some else would come to idea of looking those up.
I used the guide on kbismarck for them.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:29 AM UTC
Continuing with rust, started to use some oil paints as i figured id get better effects that way than with the enamel paint i was using.
Pictures of consequences, may have gone a bit overboard but generally happy with it.


And base, which has in progress pictures in Bismarck thread.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 08:13 PM UTC
great work
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 02:55 AM UTC
Karl,

the weathering looks fine to me!! Nice work!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 06:21 AM UTC

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Karl,

the weathering looks fine to me!! Nice work!

Cheers,
Jan



Ditto!
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 08:11 AM UTC
She is now joined to base, just need some anchor chain and finish sides of base.










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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 06:27 AM UTC
Karl,

She is sitting nice and pretty on that base, nice effort.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
Karl you have done a great job on her.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 02:36 AM UTC
Karl,

The Prinz is a beautiful ship both in and out of the water, and your ocean effects are effective and attractive. Are you planning to attach a frame or veneer to the base edges to finish things up?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 03:52 AM UTC
Yes I do, tried get sides fixed up but it didn't go too well on first try and didn't t have any time to try again as i had train to catch.
There will be addition on anchor chain and name plaque aswell.
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 03:44 AM UTC
Here she is





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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 04:19 AM UTC
That water looks really good!
Good job on the model
/ Robin