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Prinz Eugen - May 1941
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:16 PM GMT+7
Hi Russ,
That liberal use of putty
I agree with your comments about the moulding. We all loke a challenge in building but there are some we could do with out especially if they could have been rectified in production.

I'll look forward to it joining the Sink the Bismarck campaign

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:58 PM GMT+7
Thanks Micheal, Si, D

The putty's not as bad as it looks-I think that it's red, it really stands out.

However, I've made an executive decision, to remove the eyebrows from the scuttles and go with PE scuttles and eyebrows (now on order )
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 12:43 AM GMT+7
What's happening here?!? Just about a week away and I missed an update - unbelievable!!

Russ, great to see some really good progress and even better to see that you aren't discouraged by the poor tooling of your Prinz! She is a beauty and it's great to see her grow under your hands

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 01:01 AM GMT+7

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What's happening here?!? Just about a week away and I missed an update - unbelievable!!

Russ, great to see some really good progress and even better to see that you aren't discouraged by the poor tooling of your Prinz! She is a beauty and it's great to see her grow under your hands

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks mate

yep, motoring along nicely now. There should be another update in just a couple more days
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ, good to hear she is coming along.

Looking forward to the next instalment

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 04:45 PM GMT+7
6th May update, earlier than expected

the first components ready for paint





who knows? At this rate, I might finish it this year
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 06:18 PM GMT+7
Russell,
Nice bending of the PE and mating it cleanly to the radarmast (if I can call it that).

Amazing amount of injector pin marks on the underside of that deck. I imagine if there wasn't some PE to stick there nobody would ever see them.

Nice work!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2016 - 06:32 AM GMT+7
Very tidy clean up and etch work Russ,

Will look great with paint on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 04:59 AM GMT+7
Looks really good, Russ!! Great to see your progress!

- but that are really a lot of ejector pin marks there And very nice and clean work to overcome all shortcomings of the kit!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 10:21 AM GMT+7

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Russell,
Nice bending of the PE and mating it cleanly to the radarmast (if I can call it that).

Amazing amount of injector pin marks on the underside of that deck. I imagine if there wasn't some PE to stick there nobody would ever see them.

Nice work!

Gaz



Thanks Gaz getting there, hopefully the paint won't show up that i'm a bit out of practice with PE at the mo.


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Very tidy clean up and etch work Russ,

Will look great with paint on.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si. looking forward to getting the paint on this beastie-it's gonna be a heckuva painting session


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Looks really good, Russ!! Great to see your progress!

- but that are really a lot of ejector pin marks there And very nice and clean work to overcome all shortcomings of the kit!!

Cheers,
Jan



Cheers mate. I reckon I should buy shares in stop putty companies
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:23 AM GMT+7
11th of May, update...

from the sky down... adding of railing to the admiral's bridge

searchlight platform added to turmmast-the WEM platform is part of the back dating to 1941

and more details under the spotting platform



and a dry fitting



thanks for looking
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 07:36 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

The Admiral's bridge is looking great, etch work very clean indeed.

Great job

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:05 AM GMT+7
thanks Si

I've been making a conscious effort with this build to use as little CA as possible, as opposed to my usual habit of slathering it on, and it's paying off. Less is definitely more.

PS. sorry about the pics being so orange-i think my camera's getting a bit long in the tooth
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 05:54 PM GMT+7
Russell,
Nice work on the admiral's bridge. Very tidy!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 09:34 AM GMT+7
Thanks Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10:23 PM GMT+7
Fantastically Clean work Russel!
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 05:14 AM GMT+7
Russ,

that's PE work in perfection!! Stunningly clean - your cutting back on the glue really pays off!!
Looking forward to see some paint coming on, mate!! Very nice progress!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:01 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys

a couple more components ready for paint...



I added another water tight door to the turm mast for the search light platform


I'm as keen as everyone else to get some paint on, but first up is giving the hull a matt clear coat to seal everything in before it gets set upright permanently. But that won't happen as the millenium falcon is currently having repairs done and taking up valuable space in the spray shop. I mean that literally too



more soon... thanks again for looking
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 04:55 AM GMT+7
What's happening here?!? Another update? Something wrong down under?? Right - I guess, winter is approaching...


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I added another water tight door to the turm mast for the search light platform



Well, well, if you require that door in this position being a watertight door - something's going badly wrong I would say...

Great to see you moving on, mate!! - what happened to your millennium falcon? Battle damage? Or just periodic maintenance after extended deployments?

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 07:24 AM GMT+7
Nice to see more progress Russ,

Tidy work on the on the sub assemblies.

The Falcon looks a cracking build, hope she is not in dock for too long.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:42 AM GMT+7

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What's happening here?!? Another update? Something wrong down under?? Right - I guess, winter is approaching...


Quoted Text


I added another water tight door to the turm mast for the search light platform



Well, well, if you require that door in this position being a watertight door - something's going badly wrong I would say...

Great to see you moving on, mate!! - what happened to your millennium falcon? Battle damage? Or just periodic maintenance after extended deployments?

Cheers,
Jan



Haha! Yes, I know, another update! Something's definitely not right I made myself a promise though: no more side projects, and definitely no more additions to the stash until the Prinz and the King are completed. It's been very difficult, but as you can see it's paying off, and I've even been able to save some pocket money to SWHMBO's delight

Well, yes, ahem, the need for a water tight door on the turm mast would definitely indicate something is out of place. I'm putting it down to problems in the on-board CPU after the second vodka came into play last night

The Falcon's in for periodic maintenance after an extended deployment (around 20 years )


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Nice to see more progress Russ,

Tidy work on the on the sub assemblies.

The Falcon looks a cracking build, hope she is not in dock for too long.

Cheers

Si



Thanks Si. Yep, just some repairs to the legs required-essentially there's only a small area where the legs attach to the fuselage, and the join has finally given out. Originally I used polystyrene cement for the bond, so it's held out pretty well for 20 or so years. This time around though, I've used 2 part epoxy, so hopefully it should stand the test of time...

Looking over the kit, I'm pretty chuffed with what I was able to achieve way back then, before I knew what I know now about weathering and so on... Would love to pick up the (newish) 1/72 offering from Revell and re-visit my younger days, but the price is way out of my reach... ah but we can dream...
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 11:03 PM GMT+7
6th June update
the next two components ready for paint...







now to add more port hole pe to the shelter deck...

thanks for looking
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 06:12 AM GMT+7
LOL...that is some porthole magic right there! Fine work getting all that brass laid Russ!
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
Russell,
Nice work with all of that tiny PE. Hate tiny parts myself...yet I have 2 ships in my stash!

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 09:31 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

Very tidy etch work, loving all that detail.

Cheers

Si