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 Post subject: 1:700 Prinz Eugen
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:20 pm 
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Gents:
In your experience which manufacturer makes the most accurate kit of the Prinz Eugen.
Also if you would suggest the best PE and wooden decks for the corresponding kit.
Much Appreciated and Thank You All in Advance.
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 Post subject: Re: 1:700 Prinz Eugen
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:45 pm 
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Trumpeter


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 Post subject: Re: 1:700 Prinz Eugen
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:17 pm 
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If you want a late war Prinz Eugen, Trumpeter is the only one.

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 Post subject: Re: 1:700 Prinz Eugen
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:02 pm 
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Didn't someone say before that the Tamiya Prinz Eugen was a little underscale?

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I don't have the Trumpeter kit to compare, but the Tamiya comes up a whopping 1MM short - close enough in my book.


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Another vote for Trumpeter, but it will need AM and TLC!
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 Post subject: Re: 1:700 Prinz Eugen
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:50 am 
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Prinz Eugen by Trumpeter with Toms Photoetch builds into a very nice ship. All of the optical tiny things on bridge like binoculars etc are not done so you have to decide if you wanna do something about it or not (I stuck bunch of PE ones in there).

With few modifications the 1942 version can be backdated to 1941 as I have done here. She is correct size also, I measured here with calipers, and waterline is accurately split also (you paint boot topping on lower hull, whereas on Hipper - on upper hull - hence it might be an issue for those who like to put ships on boards for WL: ).


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 Post subject: Re: 1:700 Prinz Eugen
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:05 pm 
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What is wrong with the Tamiya PRINZ EUGEN kit?


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It's a millimetre short ;) (and detailing commensurate with its older molds)

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 Post subject: Re: 1:700 Prinz Eugen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:25 pm 
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My experience with Trumpeter "molds", aka USS THE SULLIVANS Square-Bridge FLETCHER, Liberty Ship, and USS ENGLAND kits haven't been shining examples of accurate, with poorly reproduced weapons, etc, or necessarily "easier" to build kits. They have been a boon to 3-D printers to fix. :big_grin: I have both the Tamiya and Trumpeter PRINZ EUGEN 1/700 scale kits in my stash, picked up at good prices wanting to build one to the USS PRINZ EUGEN (IX-300) configuration when turned over to the USN and have not started either one.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:06 pm 
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My impression is that Trumpeter has upped their game in the past few years. Newer kits like New York and Nelson have been much, MUCH better.

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 Post subject: Re: 1:700 Prinz Eugen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:22 pm 
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Rick, if you have the kits, just open them up and compare the detailing :heh:

Remember, the The Sullivans, England, and Liberty ships are some of Trumpy's earliest/laziest efforts and shouldn't be considered "recent" encounters.

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