Trumpeter 1/350 Prinz Eugen 1945
Finally done. Hull completed & painted 6 1/2 years ago in New Jersey, packed away for a move to Virginia, then a resident on the shelf of doom for several more years. Finally modeler-ed up about 6 months ago. When I finished the Z-25 in 2012 I swore I'd never build another ship... I should have kept my word.
So, a very decent kit but definitely needed better gun barrels, so Sea Master brass to the rescue. Worried that the plastic kit masts would not hold up to rigging (antennas really), I added Sea Master generic masts & yards, soldered together. Also used the White Ensign P-E set which improved many details but, were I to build this again (perish the thought!), I think Flyhawk would be abetter choice. Though very few, the kit decals were excellent and conformed very well to the molded plastic decks which are also excellent. Therefore I decided against laser etched aftermarket sets and just did the basic Tamiya Deck Tan with raw umber, burnt sienna & black oil washes. The rats nest of antennas was a nightmare of course- almost all is stretched sprue.
So, thanks for looking... it's back to 1/48 A/C & targets for me. I swear I'll never do another ship!
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