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Prinz Eugen - May 1941
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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: 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: 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 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 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: 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 - 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 - 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 - 10:10 PM GMT+7

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