SMS Emden Revell 1/350

July 31, 2015 · in Ships · · 12 · 3.5K

Hello all,

Time for a ship! I'd like to present the SMS Emden from . I bought the duo package with SMS Dresden and one day I'll build the Dresden in mat grey.
SMS Emden had quite a sail in WW1, just a bit over 100 years ago. See wiki for details.

My skills and modeling time are a bit rocky, but with this model I'd like to commermorate the military actions that happened exactly 100 years ago these years.

Happy modeling,


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  1. Congrats to your Emden, Maurits. It looks very nice and it is, a very interesting ship of its time.
    Build it, as the kit came out first ( feels like 100 years ago ) and build it along with the book about her.

    Of you like building old ships, Zvezda has a great kit from the US build, russian armored cruiser Varyag out. Looks like a gem of a kit in the box.
    Happy Modelling

  2. Admittedly hadn't heard of that ship until now...thanks for posting. What's "SMS"..? 🙁

  3. I read the book "Last Cruise of the Emden" when I was in high school and the ship's exploits stay with me after all these years. Your build looks good, I think someone makes photoetch for this kit if you want to bring your kit to "the next level". What brand of paint did you use, looks accurate for the time period.

  4. WW1 German Light Cruiser in 1/350? Got my attention! Where did you get the rigging matrix scheme?

    • Hello, I kind of like rigging. I'm into ships and rigging of every ship has some logic in it. But... unlike your Royal Caroline I'm a bit lazy: I rig 1/10th of the original wires, mostly seen on old photo's. Now working on the 1/96 Cutty Sark and I keep saying to myself: all the rigging!

  5. Enjoyed seeing the build - great work!

  6. said on July 31, 2015

    Fantastic looking model of an iconic WW 1 warship! Wel gedaan Maurits!

  7. Maurits,
    Very nicely done. I did not know of this ship but have learned a lot from the comments. I looked back on your other posts and your work is excellent. I am in awe of you're ship building skills.

  8. Hello Maurits,
    As mentioned above, iconic cruiser of WW1. Job well done on this beautifull model.
    It even comes more to live, after reading "The last cruise of the Emden". by Edwin Palmer Hoyt. One big adventure.

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