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Prinz Eugen
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:15 AM UTC
Dade W. Bell shares one of his latest creations with us, a 1/350 scale diorama of Germany''s Prinz Eugen.

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Deranius
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 09:58 AM UTC
Wow, this is superb build. I just hope that I will be able to show off one day with something even remotely near to this in terms of build quality.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 02:34 PM UTC
Exceptionally well done.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:13 AM UTC
Very nice!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:21 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words, guys!
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 04:41 PM UTC
Wow great build. I am about ready to start a 1:350 Warspite build. Curious as to how you were able to airbrush such a large model, did you have to wait for good weather to work outside? My hobby room paint booth is not big enough for this behemoth.
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 07:40 PM UTC
Thanks!

All in, it really wasn't that big. The models is about 24" long and the overall base is 30". Compared to my 1/250 Musashi or 1/200 Bismarck, the 1/350 Prinz Eugen is pretty easy to work with.

That said, I do have to wait for nice weather outside because even though I have a dedicated studio with a large twin fan exhaust paint booth, my studio is connected to the attic... The attic with no insulation (the house was built in 1878). It's never actually reached freezing in there (a blessing since it would ruin all my paint), but it has definitely gone into the low 40s Farenheit (the room laughs at heaters). Because of that, Winter is spent on construction only while I wait for warmer weather so I can get back into my studio to paint.