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Prinz Eugen - May 1941
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 09:38 PM GMT+7
Paint! Well nearly!

update 14th October...

yes, here we are at last ready to paint, but! before I do splash around some of the toxic stuff, here's the funnel all finished and ready to go!

I have to say, the PE from WEM was a bit of a let down. The top platform didn't fit the funnel-in fact it was the wrong radius! But how do you fix that, you ask? You don't! The lower platform was a PITA to build as well, but at least it fit the funnel correctly.





The mismatched ladder rungs on the front were removed and replaced with brass wire (0.1mm diameter)



and the ships claxon was added too!



So, at last I'm going to be able to dust off the airbrush and do some colouring!

Thanks for looking!
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:26 AM GMT+7
Neat and tidy work on the Prinz, Russell!

It is fun watching you wrestle with this less-than-perfect kit... and to even have to have problems with WEM photoetch - which is ordinarily so perfect - ugh!


It's good to see the Prinz almost ready for paint; I look forward to seeing him with his colors on.
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 05:52 AM GMT+7
Russell,

Fantastic work. Really enjoy watching you as you move through this process.

Can wait to see him with some color.

Dave
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
Great work Russ,

The attention to detail on the funnel is superb.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 08:17 AM GMT+7
Russell,
Glad to see an update! That funnel looks great! Impressed with the ladder rungs.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 02:55 PM GMT+7

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Neat and tidy work on the Prinz, Russell!

It is fun watching you wrestle with this less-than-perfect kit... and to even have to have problems with WEM photoetch - which is ordinarily so perfect - ugh!


It's good to see the Prinz almost ready for paint; I look forward to seeing him with his colors on.



Thank you Tim! Haha, yes, this has definitely been a 'fun' build for sure! Let's hope I can bring it on home soon!


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Russell,

Fantastic work. Really enjoy watching you as you move through this process.

Can wait to see him with some color.

Dave



Thank you Dave! yes, let's hope I have enough paint to go around!


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Great work Russ,

The attention to detail on the funnel is superb.

Cheers

Si



Thank you Si! The funnel was definitely a challenge to back date to 1941!


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Russell,
Glad to see an update! That funnel looks great! Impressed with the ladder rungs.

Gaz



Thank you Gaz! not as impressive as your awesome work on the B-29's glass house!

Now, it's off to the man cave (garage) to take a paint inventory!
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 04:36 PM GMT+7
Fantastic work, Russ!!

Just great to see how you are tackling the various issues with the kit and the PE!! Looks great!

Looking forward to see some paint coming on!

Cheers mate,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:59 PM GMT+7
Jan! Great to see you back on the forum, mate! Was wondering where you'd got to-aah real life hey?

Now, as for paint, as a matter of fact I spent last night in the man cave laying down a coat of primer!

Here's a shot i took before they all made the journey to the garage-I don't think i've ever painted so many items in one hit before!



deck grey next, then onto masking!
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:14 AM GMT+7
Russel,
You've inspired me to save some styrofoam next tine I get some. Great idea!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:38 PM GMT+7
Thanks Gaz! Can't take credit for it though, seen a few other modelers here on kitmaker doing it and been keen to try it, but hadn't have any styrofoam until recently-the furniture we bought for our daughter came boxed up with all these great pieces in and i couldn't resist!

Anyhow, primer coat's on, and the decks are painted-next up masking the decks!
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 05:53 AM GMT+7
Finally!! The paint shop starts working!

Great to see your progress, mate! (At first I was thinking, enamel painting - outside - fall, rain, wind - but wrong, it's about spring for you )

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:40 AM GMT+7

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Finally!! The paint shop starts working!

Great to see your progress, mate! (At first I was thinking, enamel painting - outside - fall, rain, wind - but wrong, it's about spring for you )

Cheers,
Jan



Haha, no, you are absolutely correct mate! The weather has been horrible the last few months-gale force winds, torrential rain, and colder than average! It might be "spring", but it sure feels like winter!

Thankfully I have a nice man-cave (garage) in which to do all my airbrushing-still need to finish the spray booth off though.

And yes-finally some paint going down!
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:08 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,
It's great to see some colour going on to the superstructure. I always feel more progress is achieved when I have painted something. Don't know why. It's usually easiest thing to do especially when dealing with a difficult build

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 09:32 PM GMT+7

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Hi Russ,
It's great to see some colour going on to the superstructure. I always feel more progress is achieved when I have painted something. Don't know why. It's usually easiest thing to do especially when dealing with a difficult build

cheers

Michael



Thanks Michael! I know what you mean-paint means there's a light at the end of the tunnel!

Was going to do some masking today, but have caught the dreaded lurgy-hopefully I can mask up tomorrow, so i can spray the top coat on Thursday-cross your fingers
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 06:53 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

Good to see some paint going on.

Keep the great work

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 05:44 AM GMT+7
Russ,

I apologize for being remiss on my comments lately. Your Prinz looks great and as everyone has said it is great to see some color being added to him.

I will also be stealing the Styrofoam idea. I always seem to have difficulty keeping my pieces stable while trying to air brush them and it is frustrating.

Looking forward to seeing everything mounted on the hull.

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 08:59 AM GMT+7

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Hi Russ,

Good to see some paint going on.

Keep the great work

Cheers

Si



Thanks Mate. The dreaded Lurgy kept me away from the bench the last few days, but should be back at masking up soon.

BTW- are you going to Telford this year?


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Russ,

I apologize for being remiss on my comments lately. Your Prinz looks great and as everyone has said it is great to see some color being added to him.

I will also be stealing the Styrofoam idea. I always seem to have difficulty keeping my pieces stable while trying to air brush them and it is frustrating.

Looking forward to seeing everything mounted on the hull.

Dave



Hi Dave!

good to see you drop by.

Definitely having some good success with the Styrofoam-it really provides easy access to the parts to airbrush them effectively! highly recommended!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 10:15 PM GMT+7
Hey Russ,

Just caught up on this build, looking very good if not a bit challenging. I also think that once the paint goes on the project looks much closer to being "done".

In the case of your lovely Prinz, Im sure the paint will only emphasize those clean and logical lovely lines of hers.

Keep up the good work,
Bryan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 11:38 PM GMT+7
Hi Bryan!

Good to see you back here on MSW!

Thank you for your kind words!

The paint went on tonight in a marathon session! Pics to come soon!

What model are you working on at the moment? Did you finish the destroyer you were working on?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 11:58 PM GMT+7
Thats an interesting story, I have not finished my beloved DDG, I will though. I bit off more than i could chew. I put it down for nearly a year, did lots of other things. Then I built a 1/48 Cruiser MK3 tank OOB, now im building the AFV I-58 as a diorama for the AFV campaign with just a little bit of PE.

I think i added so much to the 'James that I became afraid of messing it up and could not continue. I must have rebuilt every piece of that ship.

So im just easing myself back into the hobby.

Ill be watching,
Bryan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 09:58 PM GMT+7
I know what you mean Bryan.

I've taken lots of 'breaks' on both the Prinz and the KGV. Some lasting over a year!

They'll be finished when they're finished. Which hopefully is soon!
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 09:49 PM GMT+7
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, may i present to you: Progress!

I'll let the pictures do the talking













so, now to build all the fiddly bits so as to allow further assembly

thanks for looking.
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 11:01 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Russell

Nice updates indeed.

Paint what great progress.

Know what you mean about the "spring" weather its the same on this side of the Tasman.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 12:30 PM GMT+7
Hi Russ,
Great work on a very sharp paint job!

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 02:31 PM GMT+7
Russell,

Amazing work. It is really a treat to see this as you progress. The work is clean and crisp. Just amazing.

Dave