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Include three, twin 15-inch turrets as an option?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:13 pm 
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The only 40-mm mounts that the Germans utilized in fact were single mounts. I don't know if they had any plans for multiple 40-mm gun mounts.

The Germans were developing a semi-DP 128-mm gun mounts for destroyers (Type 42B&C) and I thought it was planned for use on "planned" future heavy units as well. A DP 128-mm mount would have been a far better choice than the 5.9-in mounts. Also, plans were to use 30-mm guns in place of the 20-mm guns and 55-mm guns in place of the 37-mm guns on the Type 42B&C destroyers.

The use of 40-mm guns (Bofors design) was sort of a stop-gap exercise by the Germans. What GNEISENAU may have ended up with if the Germans had completed rebuilding her, likely would have evolved based on what was available when she completed. I suspect that the 105-mm guns would have remained. But, the use of 128-mm DP guns would have been an interesting "What-If".


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Rick E Davis wrote:
The only 40-mm mounts that the Germans utilized in fact were single mounts. I don't know if they had any plans for multiple 40-mm gun mounts.
You guys are making it too hard to say "no...I will complete my first 5 projects first before I do this..." So, could these single 40mm mounts be best represented by a WWII Bofors 40mm kit piece cut in half separating the two barrels?

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The Germans were developing a semi-DP 128-mm gun mounts for destroyers (Type 42B&C) and I thought it was planned for use on "planned" future heavy units as well. A DP 128-mm mount would have been a far better choice than the 5.9-in mounts. Also, plans were to use 30-mm guns in place of the 20-mm guns and 55-mm guns in place of the 37-mm guns on the Type 42B&C destroyers.
This is rather fascinating. Duel 5" AA guns. Very nice.

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The single 40-mm mounts looked close to the USN Mk 3 single 40-mm mounts, only the Germans had a shield for it and it appears to be more robust in construction. Some kits have the single 40-mm German version, but I figured that any of the aftermarket Mk 3 single 40-mm guns could be modified for the purpose.

Here are some images from PRINZ EUGEN after she became USN IX-300 and an USN Mk 3 40-mm on a submarine. There appears to be some variation in the shields construction.

Mk 3 single 40-mm gun on USS WAINWRIGHT (DD-419) in 1944.
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Nice ones, both of them. But the forward boat davits were removed in 1941.


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WOW! Oh, my goodness that's cool.

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Hello everybody,

69 years ago the Scharnhorst was sunk after the North Cape battle.

Lets remember that heroic crew ... and all the sailors ( both sides 1932 + 18 ) which lost their life on that battle.

Enjoy the print realized by a friend ( of course a Scharnhorst lover ) made after my personal researches made on her last camouflage.
The Scharnhorst last camo now is well known by everybody and used also on the box of Dragon 1/350 kit.

In order to celebrate this day, to maintain a promise I made to some german friends on another forum, and to honour the Scharnhorst heroic crew, tonight at 19.48 ( Scharnhorst sinking time ) I will upload the correct Scharnhorst Baltic camouflage both sides ( tarnschema )


Bye Antonio :thumbs_up_1:


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Hello everybody,

dedicated to the Scharnhorst brave crew and to her commander Kpt zur See Hintze.

Here the Scharnhorst Baltic camouflage with both sides being different.

Bye Antonio :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:28 am 
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Antonio Bonomi wrote:
Hello everybody,

69 years ago the Scharnhorst was sunk after the North Cape battle.

Lets remember that heroic crew ... and all the sailors ( both sides 1932 + 18 ) which lost their life on that battle.

Enjoy the print realized by a friend ( of course a Scharnhorst lover ) made after my personal researches made on her last camouflage.
The Scharnhorst last camo now is well known by everybody and used also on the box of Dragon 1/350 kit.

In order to celebrate this day, to maintain a promise I made to some german friends on another forum, and to honour the Scharnhorst heroic crew, tonight at 19.48 ( Scharnhorst sinking time ) I will upload the correct Scharnhorst Baltic camouflage both sides ( tarnschema )


Bye Antonio :thumbs_up_1:


I don't know who made this scene but it's seems to be realistic....
Thanks a lot for the creator of the file

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:41 am 
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Hey Scharnhorstlovers,

here are some pictures of my current Scharnhorst build - progress is about 90%, rigging, reeling and a few small details for the dio are still missing:

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the buildingprogress can be followed here (in german):
http://www.modellboard.net/index.php?topic=39782.0

kind regards... Daniel


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Pretty work, Daniel. The torpedo reload is a nice touch. I for one can never get enough of the Scharnhorst - and looking ahead to building this kit I'm always interested to see where others have encountered issues. I just need to run all of your build log comments through Google Translate ...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:49 am 
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Scharnhorst leaving LangFjord december 25th
Background is the real one
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Bill Gormley wrote:
Pretty work, Daniel. The torpedo reload is a nice touch. I for one can never get enough of the Scharnhorst - and looking ahead to building this kit I'm always interested to see where others have encountered issues. I just need to run all of your build log comments through Google Translate ...


Hi Bill,

I saw Daniels Scharnhorst live on an exposition ... one of the 4 most impressing modelships ever seen. He has so much done and improved / changed and reworked on her in highest quality ... but if you have just started to translate his building log, you see what I mean ;-)

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Nice work Daniel.... Kevin


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Here's an album of (I think) Scharnhorst images taken by a family member of a Reddit user - I don't know if they're new, but figured they may be useful: http://imgur.com/a/ggUsP

The Scharnhorst images start around halfway down.

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Thanks everyone for all the data here and on other spots on the site. Helped greatly when flogging away on the 1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst that I just finished. I put a build post with several pics in the Completed Works forum.

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Just some further details re Bofors guns. Ironically it was Krupp (in Germany)that came up with the design of the Bofors 40mm in the 1920's but there was no call for it, so they sold the design to the Swedish Bofors company and the rest to use a cliché, is history.

The Kriegsmarine only ever had single Bofors guns and they were proper Bofors guns, just like the ones the RN and USN used only with their own shields. Prinz Eugen had about 17/18 of them in 1945 and off the top of my head a few were fitted to Lutzow, Admiral Scheer and Nurnberg (possibly a few destroyers too).

Again, off the top of my head Flyhawk do a set of etch ones in 1/700 but I'm not sure on other scales, as I only do 1/700!

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Hi!

Just wanted to share some pictures of my just completed Gneisenau in 1:350, built on the 1:350 Dragon Scharnhorst.
For comparison, some the pictures were taken of both Gneisenau and my Scharnhorst, now with updated Admirals Bridge and bulwark for forward 105 AA's. :thumbs_up_1:

More pictures and build-story in:

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Hello Stein: Another top notch model with a great presentation. A quick question about bow detail, your excellent model shows wood planking at the bow stopping between the anchor pockets. According to KM Naval Camo by Asmussen, the planking extended almost to the tip of the bow, at the time of the Norway operation. This was certainly true by the time of operation Juno two months later, but what did you base your decision to end the planking where you did? The Kagero monograph on Gneisinau shows the bow as you modeled it, at the time of operation Berlin in "41". This is probably incorrect. Again, great job, your projects always inspire. Have you heard that White Ensign is producing a 1/350 Koenigsburg?
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