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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:36 am 
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Started to build Trumpeter's Prinz E and have a question regarding the hull - these recessed areas that I've marked on the pictures, are they correct? Looking at pictures of her, I can't see them, but it's maybe just the quality of old photos that makes them invisible.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:22 am 
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The Recesses do show up in a few photos, however the fwd one seems about twice as deep as it should be.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:42 am 
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a few years ago I painted this scene depicting Prinz Eugen & Bismarck shortly after the Denmark Strait action.. apologies if it's old news but perhaps a few people here may enjoy seeing it.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:54 pm 
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Hello all, I wrote a long post a couple of days ago but i guess I failed to post it correctly so I will keep this one short.
As far as we know, the proper colors of the Prinz Eugen during the channel dash (Cerberus) and just afterwards with the dark hull strips (sportpalast?)
I have read so many conflicting reports as to colors used and the various paint charts/chips are all very different from each other yet claim to be the same color.
Also in general did the german grey's tend to have a bluish hue or was it more often a straight gray?
So far I have...
light gray superstructure... hellgrau 50?
medium gray hull...dunkelgrau 51 OR mittelgrau
Dark blue gray dapple & stripes on superstructure... dunkelblaugrau OR dunkelgrau 52
And dark gray hull strips (after dash)... dunkelblaugrau OR dunkelgrau 52

a color image that you believe is closest is more than welcome.

Thank you all for your input,
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Slowly progressing with my Prinz, now I'm wondering what for these booms are? And how are they vertically controlled? In the first picture it looks like a solid rod, but that wouldn't work unless its telescopic. It also looks to be attched not to end of the boom as in pic two but closer to halfway. Any help much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:34 am 
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rvuorenr wrote:
Slowly progressing with my Prinz, now I'm wondering what for these booms are? And how are they vertically controlled? In the first picture it looks like a solid rod, but that wouldn't work unless its telescopic. It also looks to be attched not to end of the boom as in pic two but closer to halfway. Any help much appreciated!

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It is a protection for the external propeller. Also, the German battleships had it. They were controlled with ropes and probably a cable tensor and / or winch on deck.

The drawing is from Tirpitz, but I think that other major german warships were similar.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:48 am 
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mpgl62 wrote:
It is a protection for the external propeller. Also, the German battleships had it. They were controlled with ropes and probably a cable tensor and / or winch on deck.

The drawing is from Tirpitz, but I think that other major german warships were similar.


Thanks! Now that I looked at the pictures closer, it looks like the vertical control is by a rod with a swivel joint in the middle.


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Gentlemen, I'm in a bit of a quandary-
I'm staring at both the 1/350 Prinz Eugen and the Blucher and can't decide on which one to start.

My problem is that the only dedicated PE set I can find is from WEM. For some reason, I ended up with 2 Eduard PE sets for the Prinz Eugen. They're both railings only.

I've looked at the instructions for both kits and with the exception of some cosmetic differences, they are very similar. The main differences seem to be in the superstructure. Would the Prinz Eugen PE set work on the Blucher? I don't mind getting creative here and there, I just don't want to find out the 50% of the PE set is wrong for this kit.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hipper was Blucher’s sister ship (brother ship for DKM?) so more of of what fits Hipper would work for Blucher. PE was bigger.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:19 am 
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Thanks for the info.

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