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 Post subject: The Hipper class sisters
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:26 pm 
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Here are my four of the five Admiral Hipper class heavy cruisers.
Front; Blucher (under construction)
Second; Admiral Hipper (90% complete)
Third; Prinz Eugen
Last; Lutzow (if the Germans would have completed it)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Nice! Some of the differences really become noticeable side-by-side.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:21 pm 
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love it! I have Deutschland class sisters (but two only) - Graf Spee and Deutschland!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Yea that class is on my list too, unfortunately they only make the Admiral Graf Spee in 1/350 so I will have to modify two to make the other two sisters.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:38 am 
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Take care with the bow of Blücher, it should be very much more like the Prinz Eugen than the Hipper!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:03 pm 
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What about Seydlitz? Wasn't she 90% complete before the German started to convert her to an aircraft carrier?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:52 pm 
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Oh absolutely correct, and yes she is on my list but not as a cruiser but as the Weser. I'm planing to convert a Prinz Eugen to make the carrier.


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Ambitious. Nice work. Personally, I think these are one of the best looking class of ships ever built.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:26 am 
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Agreed. Goodlooking ships and interesting builds!
And by the way- probably some of the best examples of how to get the least money in return for your investment… (reliability of machinery, range and displacement vs speed, armour and armament to mention the worst flaws). :Mad_6:

I'm looking forward to seeing your "Hipper-class carrier" in progress!

I built the Blücher a few years ago and documented my build on this forum. If this is of interest, you’ll find my build here: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... /index.htm
If you go along with my build, I would like to advice you that my signal platform (bottom and behind main mast) is not quite correct. Dig around internet and see if you can find a good picture from the construction of the ship, and you have a good chance to spot the correct construction of the platform. :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:05 pm 
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Finally getting there, here is a current pic of my Admiral Hipper some minor detailing left and rigging and she will join the ranks with her sisters. Also building the aircraft catapult cradle, loads of fun that is.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:27 am 
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I first thought you were building some ships to model them at the stage of their construction / for a moment I thought thats a cool idea, to model an incomplete ship. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:59 am 
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Nice ships you have there. I was sad to see that the Trumpeter Blucher kit is a Hybrid Hipper kit. It has Hipper's bow. I have written a review of the kit in the review section.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:15 am 
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Here is an update to the Hipper class sisters, now just waiting on the Weser.


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Beautiful ships! And a nice quartet. Nice models too!

But: I learned that German capital ships were 'he' and not 'she' (masculine preoccupation).

So shouldn't we speak of 'brothers' instead of 'sisters'?

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