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Prinz Eugen - May 1941
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 08:25 AM GMT+7

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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: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 07:15 AM GMT+7
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: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 06:42 AM GMT+7
Neat flags ... nice tip

Kev
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:10 AM GMT+7
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 - 09:33 PM GMT+7
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 - 10:04 AM GMT+7

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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: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
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: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 08:41 PM GMT+7

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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: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 07:20 AM GMT+7
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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 - 03:29 AM GMT+7
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: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:35 PM GMT+7
Russell,
Great work! Looks awesome. Once you're rigged, you're done!

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:01 PM GMT+7

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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 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Hi Russ,

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

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 05:40 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Russell

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

Cheers


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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:43 AM GMT+7
Russell,

Very nice work on those railings.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:03 PM GMT+7
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: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 12:30 PM GMT+7
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: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 05:33 AM GMT+7
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: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 09:39 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys

final railings going on tonight
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
Cables and capstans looking fine Russ,

Getting really close to commissioning now.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 06:02 AM GMT+7
Russ,
It's great to see how well this is turning out!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 09:57 PM GMT+7

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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: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:00 PM GMT+7
The chains look better. I think PE chains are just too flat, even in 1/350.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 05:31 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Russell

Nice subtle touches indeed.

Great stuff.

Cheers


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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 01:35 AM GMT+7
Outstanding work as usual, Russ! The jackstaff and flagstaff have just the right amount of delicacy.