Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another Excellent Naval Build Up in 1/700 scale - The Scharnhorst

Here's another excellent build up in 1/700 scale by another Thai modeller, Na Nond. The German war vessel Scharnhorst was a Kriegsmarine capital ship during the Second World War. It was the lead of her class, referred to as either a battleship or a battlecruiser. The 31,500 t (31,000 long tons) ship was named after the Prussian General and army reformer Gerhard von Scharnhorst and to commemorate the First World War armored cruiser SMS Scharnhorst that was sunk in the Battle at the Falkland Islands in December 1914.

Na Nond used Tamiya's kit and applied various aftermarket Photoetch parts ranging from Lionroar, Gold Medal Models, White and Ensign and a few others while the rest are scratchbuild from sheet styrene in various sizes. It took him 40 hours to complete the intricate details and more than half that time went into masking, deck planking and painting the camouflage.

Applying masking, scratch build and PE parts

End Result is the Scharnhorst berthing on a calm sea

The ocean's effect was accomplished using a clear architectural screen, painted over to look like calm seas. The effect is rather impressive as seen above. The link is in Thai so you'll need to do a little scouting to find a similiar material in English. 

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