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Prinz Eugen - May 1941
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 02:01 PM UTC

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Russell,

Very nice work on those railings.

Mark



Thanks Mark For some reason they seemed quite easy on this build


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Ahoy Russell

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

Cheers


Sean



Thanks mate. Staring at that checkered flag already!


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Hi Russ,

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

Cheers

Si



Thanks mate. I'm thinking of just doing a basic representation rather than the full rig. what I've seen so far in drawings etc has me worried
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 02:35 PM UTC
Russell,
Great work! Looks awesome. Once you're rigged, you're done!

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 08:29 PM UTC
Hi Russell,

It's been great watching you build this. It's been a long but awesome build! You're close and I can't wait to see it completed! Good luck on the rigging!

Cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
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Hi Russ,

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

Cheers

Si



Thanks mate. I'm thinking of just doing a basic representation rather than the full rig. what I've seen so far in drawings etc has me worried [/quote]

Good luck with that mate, can look just as effective as full rig, which can look a bit overcrowded in scale.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 01:41 PM UTC

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Russell,
Great work! Looks awesome. Once you're rigged, you're done!

Gaz



Thanks Gaz!

I might even build a light box so I can take some decent pics this time round


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Hi Russell,

It's been great watching you build this. It's been a long but awesome build! You're close and I can't wait to see it completed! Good luck on the rigging!

Cheers



Thanks Mike! You're not wrong, it sure has been a long build!

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Hi Russ,

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

Cheers

Si



Thanks mate. I'm thinking of just doing a basic representation rather than the full rig. what I've seen so far in drawings etc has me worried



Good luck with that mate, can look just as effective as full rig, which can look a bit overcrowded in scale.

Cheers

Si



Here's hoping for steady hands mate
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC
Hi Russ!

Definitely glad to see that your coating was successful! Your Prinz is looking outstanding, hands down!! And (slowly) progressing with my Hood, I see all the troubles you have had with your Prinz - it must be some general negligence on Trumpi's part - you know what I mean...

My glacier seems to be speeding up, it evaded me last time I was trying to catch it - but I don' t give up...

Cheers Mate,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 03:04 AM UTC

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Hi Russ!

Definitely glad to see that your coating was successful! Your Prinz is looking outstanding, hands down!! And (slowly) progressing with my Hood, I see all the troubles you have had with your Prinz - it must be some general negligence on Trumpi's part - you know what I mean...

My glacier seems to be speeding up, it evaded me last time I was trying to catch it - but I don' t give up...

Cheers Mate,
Jan



Thank you for the kind words, Jan! Nearly there now. She's not perfect, for sure, but I'm happy with the outcome so far

Don't give up mate! They're tricky those glaciers but can be caught with persistence!

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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC
Ok folks! I need to throw my hands up and ask for some help!

Am looking for a SBS on how to do a foil backed flag!

It occurs to me that I've never actually done one and have no idea how to!
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 07:10 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

Flags aren't actually all that difficult. To form the flags on my USS Olympia build, I applied the decals to either side of a piece of aluminum kitchen foil (the heavier-duty kind). When they were dry I trimmed the excess foil away, leaving a tiny decal/foil/decal sandwich. I then carefully formed the “waving in the wind” pattern of undulations on the flag with a round toothpick. It was then mounted to the brass wire flagstaff at the stern with Gator Glue. The exposed silver foil edges of the flag were touched up in place with red and blue paint, and since the flag decals were glossy I went over the ensign with a thin brushed-on coating of Testor’s Dullcote. This last bit was actually the trickiest part of the operation, since I discovered on my first attempt that the lacquer based Dullcote can melt the colors off delicate decals if applied too liberally! I got it right on the second try though.



Good luck with them - flags will be a perfect final touch to your beautiful Prinz Eugen!

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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
Neat flags ... nice tip

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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:15 AM UTC
Came across these yesterday doing a search for German aircraft catapult information. Please excuse if they are already common knowledge or if they have been posted earlier in this thread.



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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC

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Hi Russ,

Flags aren't actually all that difficult. To form the flags on my USS Olympia build, I applied the decals to either side of a piece of aluminum kitchen foil (the heavier-duty kind). When they were dry I trimmed the excess foil away, leaving a tiny decal/foil/decal sandwich. I then carefully formed the “waving in the wind” pattern of undulations on the flag with a round toothpick. It was then mounted to the brass wire flagstaff at the stern with Gator Glue. The exposed silver foil edges of the flag were touched up in place with red and blue paint, and since the flag decals were glossy I went over the ensign with a thin brushed-on coating of Testor’s Dullcote. This last bit was actually the trickiest part of the operation, since I discovered on my first attempt that the lacquer based Dullcote can melt the colors off delicate decals if applied too liberally! I got it right on the second try though.

Good luck with them - flags will be a perfect final touch to your beautiful Prinz Eugen!




Thank you Tim!

I'll definitely be giving that a go!

Your Olympia is an inspiration to us all! Any plans for a similar build in the future?


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Came across these yesterday doing a search for German aircraft catapult information. Please excuse if they are already common knowledge or if they have been posted earlier in this thread.




Thanks for the great picture Mike!

It's true, those aircraft hangar's on the Hipper Class were very cramped, and in fact led in part to Prinz Eugen being longer than her two prior sister ships to try to alleviate the problem.

However this was not as successful as intended, as the aircraft still required being partially disassembled to fit the hangar, and as a result, in practice, only one aircraft was permanently stored in the hangar, whilst the other was kept 'at the ready' on the catapult. Just like in your picture.
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 05:14 PM UTC
Rigging all done







sorry bout the quality of the pics. These were taken in a bit of a hurry.

I did try to do the flag tonight, but unfortunately the decals disintegrated before my eyes... Oh well, commissioning gets delayed a bit longer
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 05:24 PM UTC
Russell,

Ve3y nice work with the rigging, is that Ez-line?

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC
Superb job with the rigging Russ.

Looks just right mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC
Great job on the Rigging Russ!

I too would like to know if you used EZ-Line

Cheers
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 04:24 AM UTC
Russel,
That rigging looks great!


Gaz
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 04:15 PM UTC
Thanks guys!

Ezy line it is!

Makes it so easy. Me and stretched sprue don't get along!

I've ordered a new set of flag decals, but they won't arrive for a couple of weeks which gives me time to build a light box to take some decent pics
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:18 PM UTC
Ahoy Russell

Superb rigging job.

Shame about the decals.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:27 PM UTC
Hi Russ!

What can I say, mate? As everybody already commented, you did a splendid job with the rigging, your Prinz looks awesome! So good to see that you circumnavigated all cliffs and shallows (clear coat and rigging with the inherent danger of causing havoc...), now just waiting for the flags and then celebrate commissioning! Great job!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
Thanks guys for your kind words! And for sticking around for so long on this build!

She continues to fight me to the end, but we'll get there eventually! Maybe it is the spirit of the 'lucky ship' continuing to fight on for another day!
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC
Yep really nice job all round, superb model.
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 07:21 AM UTC
Thanks Ned

Almost there now
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 01:42 PM UTC
I'll join the chorus and encore on a great job on the rigging. It always makes a ship look complete.
I am looking forward to the flag hoisting. I shouldn't say it but it almost seems inevitable that the decal would fall apart given the trials and tribulations of this build.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 01:57 AM UTC

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I'll join the chorus and encore on a great job on the rigging. It always makes a ship look complete.
I am looking forward to the flag hoisting. I shouldn't say it but it almost seems inevitable that the decal would fall apart given the trials and tribulations of this build.

cheers
Michael



Thank you Michael

you know, it was Murphy's law that the decal had to fall apart?