The model of the Prinz Eugen is depicted as it looked on the morning of 22 Feb. 1942 off Grimstadfjord. The tops of the main gun turrets are painted yellow for aircraft identification yellow designated the ship as supporting Atlantic operations.
This 1:100 scale R/C model is a scratch built representation that was built in two phases. Initially the fiberglass hull, propeller shafts, rudder, guns and main deck were completed over a two year period in the 1980s and then remained in storage until 2004. From January 2004 until the summer 2006, the remainder of the model was completed. Almost every piece was hand made, only the propeller on the AR-196 float plane and some of the smaller life boats were taken from a kit. The model is approximately 82" LOA, with a 9" beam and is powered by two Dumas motors, each having its own speed control. Control of the ship is directed by a Robie F14, with dual motor control, allowing each motor to function independently. All main gun turrets are controlled for traversing only. The model is equipped with an internal sound system for engine, bells and various gun sounds, plus some authentic German Naval music.
Larry built the USS Wainwright, a Belknap class cruiser, using the BaD ship models kit.
Hull Filled and sanded
Rough, but coming together
About Half way there
Helo Deck with Plastic Helicopter
She is a Leander Class Firgate in the late 1980's.
Nick's model is built on a Fleetscale hull, using Sirmar fittings, and represents the ship as she appears today.
Grant is using the Fleetssclae semi-kit for this project.
May 19, 2010 Update
David writes that this model of the Prinz Eugen represents the ship as she appeared in 1944. The model took three years to complete with about 95% of the details made from scratch. It was built using a Fleetscale hull.
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