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Prinz Eugen - May 1941
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 05:07 AM GMT+7
Great job Russ, have been following this for a long time and am looking forward to the finish!!

Cheers
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:10 PM GMT+7

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Russ,

Your Prinz Eugen is looking great as is - are you sure a clear coat is even needed?



Thank you Tim! I wonder that myself, but all those little shiny spots of glue do tend to catch the eye... also I've clear coated the hull already, before the superstructure went on.


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Ahoy Russell

What an update indeed looking fantastic thus far.

Cheers


Sean



Thank you Sean so very nearly there now...


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Great work Russ,

The fix on the dodgy bit of railing is seamless, good luck with the clear coat, it is always slightly nerve racking as you get very close to the end, especially after such a long build.

Cheers

Si



Thank you Si

Tell me about it... the thought of damaging it now keeps me up at night...


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Hi Russ,

and a happy new year for you too, mate!!

Awesome work, your Prinz looks splendid. And it's an ongoing struggle with all those smaller or bigger shortfalls of kit and/or aftermarket. But you are doing a great job in overcoming them!!

So I keep my fingers crossed that you don't cause any kind of disaster during your last steps - she looks fantastic and I'm looking forward to seeing you catch your glacier and getting ready for commissioning!!

Cheers,
Jan



Many thanks Jan it's been a slog for sure over these past 4 years-I've never encountered a kit before that required this much time and persistence! But still I can almost reach out and touch the glacier now
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 05:33 PM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

and a happy new year for you too, mate!!

Awesome work, your Prinz looks splendid. And it's an ongoing struggle with all those smaller or bigger shortfalls of kit and/or aftermarket. But you are doing a great job in overcoming them!!

So I keep my fingers crossed that you don't cause any kind of disaster during your last steps - she looks fantastic and I'm looking forward to seeing you catch your glacier and getting ready for commissioning!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:39 AM GMT+7
Great work Russ,

The fix on the dodgy bit of railing is seamless, good luck with the clear coat, it is always slightly nerve racking as you get very close to the end, especially after such a long build.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 06:10 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Russell

What an update indeed looking fantastic thus far.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 02:35 AM GMT+7
Russ,

Your Prinz Eugen is looking great as is - are you sure a clear coat is even needed?
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:03 PM GMT+7
Okay, update time!

First up, another error in the WEM PE: the railing specifically for this area does not allow for the deck stepping out and is too short. So, I have had to cut it in half and leave out the short section and fill it with a scratch built section



I used this left over radar which matches pretty closely to the lower part of the surrounding railing.



trimmed down ready for paint



and fitted with some railing added to finish off the top



overall shots of where she's at




bridge wing cabs fitted



now, I thought I might get away with twisting the PE anchor chain WEM provide, but I'm not happy with the results



I've ordered some chain from a model railroad shop here that sells 15 links per inch with flatted sides, so we'll see how that looks when it arrives

most of the railings are on now





well, now we're at the tricky stage. After I replace the anchor chains, I'll be fitting the jack staffs and finalizing the railings. She's not glued down to the base yet as I want to clear coat her before doing so, so cross your fingers folks that i don't damage her.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
Good to hear there has been some progress Russ.

Looking forward to seeing the pics.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 09:23 PM GMT+7
Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope your Christmas and NY's celebrations were good and the man in the red suit left something of a styrene nature under the tree!

Work has continued on the Prinz during the break, and yes, Jan, I've nearly caught that glacier

Pics soon...
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Russell

Belated festive greetings.

Looking forward to your next update.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 06:41 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ!

A merry Christmas and a happy new year for you, too!!

An early finish in 2018 - I take your word!! Glacier race? How fast is your one on a quarter mile??

Cheers mate, all the best, and I'm truly looking forward to see your beautiful Prinz crossing the finish line!

Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 04:38 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

Happy Holidays to you too and looking forward to more updates in 2018!!

Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:25 PM GMT+7
Merry Xmas Russ!
And here's hoping 2018 is your year for the Prinz

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:20 PM GMT+7
Merry Christmas to you too, Russ.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:02 PM GMT+7
Although work has slowed down on the Prinz at the moment (railings etc) it is continuing throughout the festive season and is on track for a finish early in the new year.

In the meantime I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Happy modelling everyone and may there be some styrene related boxes under the tree

Russ
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:42 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jan
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 08:35 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

your Prinz looks just awesome on your latest pics (even some posts back), and what a job on the base!! Amazing work and a great idea for a base, mate!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:32 PM GMT+7
Hey, yes, I've seen that Sean

I wouldn't stress about not applying a clear matt coat now you've done the rigging. I've got plenty of models that are quite content without clear coat
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 05:35 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Russell

There is no mystery -its my Airfix E-Boat

http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=137625&page=1

Looks like I have lost lots of images courtesy of Photobucket.

My later Imgur ones are there though.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:50 PM GMT+7
Thanks Sean

what is this mystery project?

If you've rigged already and haven't flat coated, just skip that part no-one will know except us
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Russell

Nice work on the base.

Uh oh I just learnt something about flat coat and rigging.

Gulp.

Even more potentially bad news for my already heavily stalled project.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:33 PM GMT+7
Thanks Martin/Tim!

As I suspected, I reckon rigging will need to be done after clear matt coat otherwise it'll look like it's been serving in the arctic!
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 03:51 AM GMT+7
Ditto with Martin's advice - I've made the mistake of clear coating after the rigging was on... it looked like the model had just gone through a storm in the Arctic!
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 03:43 AM GMT+7
Very nice work on the base.


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then it's a question of clear coat first or rigging first?

Any thoughts guys as to which should be done first?



If clear coat you mean flat coat, I'd flat coat the model, rig, then add a final coat of flat coat to cover up and glue spots from the rigging. If you rig before you flat coat, you'll find the flat coat building up in layers on your rigging (ask me how I know).
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 09:48 PM GMT+7
Thank you very much everyone for your kind words!

And thank you too for continuing to stick around on this build!

I'd love to do brass pedestals but unfortunately I don't have enough vertical 'real estate' in my display cabinet for them, so chocks it is

It's all glue holding it together too! The chocks are glued to the base using wood glue (PVA) and I'd usually use a 2 part epoxy to glue the ship down: it's all quite secure

Russ