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PostSubject: KM Gneisenau   Sun 15 Jun 2014, 7:21 am

The Tamiya kit of the German battlecruiser Gneisenau has been around since the early 1970s but still scrubs up quite well. This ship and her sister Scharnhorst were wicked in the early part of the war, terrorising convoys and sinking the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her two escorts. Gneisenau was badly damaged in an air attack while she was in harbour and was eventually scuttled at the entrance to Gydnia harbour in response to the approaching Soviets.

The Gneisenau is modelled during its participation in the invasion of Norway in 1940. I didn't install the second catapult above the third turret, and the turret tops were painted yellow. I obtained swastika decals and markings for the Arado floatplane.  The hull and superstructure are hand painted with Lifecolor acrylic paints, the deck is sprayed in Tamiya Wood Deck Tan and I used Mig washes on the superstructure and decks. Finished with a spray of matt varnish. Thanks for looking.











Here it is parked next to the May MOM!!!

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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Sun 15 Jun 2014, 11:00 am

That's really nice and tidy, and seems like a nice kit to build.

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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Sun 15 Jun 2014, 4:40 pm

You always do great worj Chris but I think you outdid yourself with this one. It's absolutley super!!!

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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Sun 15 Jun 2014, 4:56 pm

Excellent work.Looks great in the water.
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Mon 16 Jun 2014, 2:55 am

Beautiful job on the ship and the water effect also is incredible.
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Mon 16 Jun 2014, 3:05 am

Chris, is the Scharnhorst anything like a Grabenhorst ?


  
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Mon 16 Jun 2014, 9:52 am

Thanks everyone for your kind words.


Sam wrote:
Chris, is the Scharnhorst anything like a Grabenhorst ?


  

I had to look that up on on wiki to find out what Grabenhorst was. I thought it might have been a sausage LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Mon 16 Jun 2014, 11:45 pm

Top shelf all round- model & the water both.

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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Thu 19 Jun 2014, 9:48 am

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Top shelf all round- model & the water both.

Cheers,

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Thanks Chris!
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Thu 19 Jun 2014, 2:51 pm

Great work, Chris. Was the photo with the other ships taken before the dio, or is the ship removable from the dio. The group shot looks like a calm port scene.
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Fri 20 Jun 2014, 1:52 am

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Great work, Chris.  Was the photo with the other ships taken before the dio, or is the ship removable from the dio.  The group shot looks like a calm port scene.

Thanks Mike. The group shot is a picture of my German ships on a glass display shelf, the Tamiya paint jar is there to give it scale. The photo does look like still water, didn't occur to me at the time. The water display base is one of a few that I use to take photos.
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Tue 24 Jun 2014, 6:40 am

Great work Chris   

Question, What and how did you make the dio with for the water ??

Have some aircraft carriers to make and would like to make a dio for them like that.
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Tue 24 Jun 2014, 12:16 pm

Fantastic work Chris! Never realized how colorful a war ship could be. Seems like they wanted it o be sunk.  
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Thu 26 Jun 2014, 11:47 am

Thanks guys for your kind words.

John, the water is made using medium gel, artists paints and varnish which you can get from an art supply store. I will write a tutorial very soon with some pictures. I will send you a message when I post it.
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PostSubject: Re: KM Gneisenau   Thu 26 Jun 2014, 12:22 pm

Outstanding build sir ............... a beautiful replica of a proud survivor of the "Channel Dash" .............. exceptional work   
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