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coyote
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PostSubject: KM Scharnhorst   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 12:40 am

I started building this kit back in June/July. It is the old Tamiya kit of the Scharnhorst which was released back in the 1970s. I think it is still a good kit today. I will paint the kit in the camouflage pattern it wore during the Channel Dash in 1942. I finished this kit about 2 weeks ago and I will post those pictures tomorrow.









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PostSubject: Re: KM Scharnhorst   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 12:52 am

this looks good, chris

im trying to gauge just how long it is
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PostSubject: Re: KM Scharnhorst   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 3:04 am

Looks like a good start to me. I/700th I am going to have to buy one of these kits just to see how big they really are. Love your work.
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PostSubject: Re: KM Scharnhorst   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 2:59 pm

Ships are a problem as, at smaller scales, detail becomes less distinct and they're too big for our common scales.  My only adult venture was the Cousteau "calypso?" a refitted mine sweeper.  It worked out well and I was able to detail the copter and other things.  Good luck on the windup!
I recently met a man who, now retired at 64, paints military figures for customers. His latest is doing a bunch of crusaders he bought . . . in 1/285th scale. Very precise painting there!
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