1:72nd Scale German WW2 Heavy Cruiser DKM Prinz Eugen

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Fri May 17, 2013 8:33 am

    Good morning all, Very Happy


    Today, I am starting a new topic - a new log. A very good friend of mine, also a member of our scale modelling club, is building the Prinz Eugen in 1:72nd scale. We meet every week at the club premises, to discuss the progress made, and am helping him in any way I could. After all, this what our hobby represents - unity and friendship.

    As such I would like you all to welcome our friend Teddy.


    Due to his work and employment, progress will be a bit slow but sure; so please be patient my friends, believe me, Teddy is doing a very good job of it.

    Here are some pictures of the progress so far.


    The master builder - Teddy Mifsud.
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    A good reference guide - the Kagero 3D book. Teddy has also purchased the set of 3 books issued by AJ-Press Poland. plus numerous photos and plans. But the research still goes on.
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    Teddy decided to kick off with the rear radar station and range finder assembly, together with the after structure. So here are some pictures of the rear station. As you can see, the range finder station was quite different then that of the Scharnhorst. The Scharnhorst's range finder housing was round, while the Prinz Eugen was squarish. The Scharnhorst mounted a FUMO27 Radar on the rear side, while the Prinz Eugen, mounted a FUMO 23 radar at the rear side. From these two models, one shall surely come to a conclusion, that although, all German ships shared similarities; they differed quite a lot, when it came to super structure designs.
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    The main base on which the range finder is seated in.
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    The range finder housing.
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    An elevational view from the front.
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    The two sub bases, which form part of the main base.
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    The whole range finder assembly.
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    The main pieces which make up the range finder assembly - still a lot of details to go in.
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    Post  Cyril. on Fri May 17, 2013 11:53 am

    Well done , Teddy cheers

    You're off on a good start, I'm sure you have a fine tutor.

    Still a long way to go but you will eventually get there. Very Happy
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    Post  Dottore on Fri May 17, 2013 12:23 pm

    Very interesting...

    Cardboard too or plastic?

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    Post  skyhigh on Fri May 17, 2013 4:27 pm

    Wellcome Teddy , to this wonderful world of modeling and history.... looks it's going to be another tough model , like the one Master Paul is building... cheers
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    Post  5Nige on Fri May 17, 2013 5:46 pm

    Welcome Teddy! You are sure doing fine under Paul's able guidance. Keep it up bro cheers
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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat May 18, 2013 7:36 am

    welcome Teddy and well done
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    Post  bcauchi on Sat May 18, 2013 3:05 pm

    Lovely detail work, clean and crisp.
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    Post  naimespseudos on Mon May 20, 2013 10:49 pm

    A project that will take several months even years ...
    And this is not a bismarck, Jean Bart.
    So I will follow as it is already gone.
    good result
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    Post  Ray on Sun May 26, 2013 4:33 pm

    Great one Teddy & you couldn't have chosen a better Club and/or a better Tutor, but PLEASE hurry up a bit both of You so we'll see these Masterpieces done in this lifetime @ least Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil
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    Post  Ray on Sun May 26, 2013 4:34 pm

    Great one Teddy & you couldn't have chosen a better Club and/or a better Tutor, but PLEASE hurry up a bit both of You so we'll see these Masterpieces done in this lifetime @ least Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:18 am

    Good morning all, Very Happy

    Some updates from our friend Teddy.

    A view of the support webs.
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    A view from the rear.
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    Shall be able to post more pictures next week.

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