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Prinz Eugen - May 1941
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Belated festive greetings.

Looking forward to your next update.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 02:23 PM UTC
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: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC
Good to hear there has been some progress Russ.

Looking forward to seeing the pics.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 04:03 PM UTC
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: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:35 PM UTC
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 - 11:10 PM UTC
Ahoy Russell

What an update indeed looking fantastic thus far.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC
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 - 10:33 AM UTC
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 - 03:10 PM UTC

Quoted Text

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.


Quoted Text

Ahoy Russell

What an update indeed looking fantastic thus far.

Cheers


Sean



Thank you Sean so very nearly there now...


Quoted Text

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...


Quoted Text

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: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:07 PM UTC
Great job Russ, have been following this for a long time and am looking forward to the finish!!

Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 03:19 PM UTC

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Great job Russ, have been following this for a long time and am looking forward to the finish!!

Cheers



Thank you Mike

Thank you for sticking around too-I know it's been a very protracted build.

Hopefully I can wrap this up late this month...
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 02:43 PM UTC
New anchor chains on! These are the 15 link per inch chains I ordered to replace the PE I originally used.

Jackstaffs also on. These need painting with a hairy stick and then it's just the fore and aft railing and off to the paint shop for a clear coat or 2




More soon
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 06:35 PM UTC
Outstanding work as usual, Russ! The jackstaff and flagstaff have just the right amount of delicacy.
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Nice subtle touches indeed.

Great stuff.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 02:00 PM UTC
The chains look better. I think PE chains are just too flat, even in 1/350.
cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 02:57 PM UTC

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The chains look better. I think PE chains are just too flat, even in 1/350.
cheers
Michael



Thanks Micheal!

BTW your Spitfire looks great in the ANZAC campaign!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC
Russ,
It's great to see how well this is turning out!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC
Cables and capstans looking fine Russ,

Getting really close to commissioning now.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 02:39 PM UTC
Thanks guys

final railings going on tonight
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 10:33 PM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Must be close now?

Cant wait to see the finished product.

A true labour of love indeed.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 05:30 AM UTC
Thanks Sean

nearly there now, mate: I can actually reach out and touch the glacier!

So, what's left?

Bow lookouts/final railings

Plucking up the courage to give it the clear coats
Mounting to the base
Rigging!
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 04:03 PM UTC
update 12th February

hairy stick to finish off flag and jack staffs




and we survived the clear coats






kids messy mat on the table

so... that just leaves the rigging!

Jan! I've got hold of that glacier-now to wrestle it down
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 05:43 PM UTC
Russell,

Very nice work on those railings.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:40 PM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Great update indeed "on the home straight" now my friend.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:12 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

Great job, He is really looking the business. Good luck with the rigging mate.

Cheers

Si