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by rtwpsom2
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Scharnhorst
Replies: 43
Views: 58956

Re: A ship history : Scharnhorst

Hi Cerberus. The ship is indeed the Scharnhorst, the footage is taken from the movie "Schlachtshiff in Farht", I have posted a copy of it here that I got from a fine Russian gentleman named Max. The cylinder, I can't help much with. It wasn't a permanent fixture, it was gone by 41 or so. The boxes o...
by rtwpsom2
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: New Dragon Scharnhorst kit for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3112

New Dragon Scharnhorst kit for sale

I am selling the first Scharnhorst kit on ebay for those who are interested and haven't pre-ordered. They aren't available in stores yet. You can find it here.
by rtwpsom2
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Dragon's Scharnhorst kit released
Replies: 4
Views: 4850

Dragon's Scharnhorst kit released

Dragon's new Scharnhorst kit has shipped and should be in the retailers hands by the first week of August. There will also be kits available for sale at the Dragon Models USA booth at IPMS Nationals in Phoenix. :dance:
by rtwpsom2
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst
Replies: 21
Views: 13587

Re: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst

Dragon has set a release date of July 10, 2010 for the new Scharnhorst kit and the MSRP is $129.95.
by rtwpsom2
Mon May 31, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneiseanu propaganda film
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Scharnhorst and Gneiseanu propaganda film

I recently obtained a copy of a Nazi propaganda fill entitled "Schlachtshiff in Farht" or "Ride in a Battleship" from user Yevgeniy. I am sorry I do not know his last name, but I thank him for the movie. It concerns life aboard a Kriegsmarine battleship and was filmed entirely on board the Scharnhor...
by rtwpsom2
Wed May 26, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Z-39 in 3D
Replies: 4
Views: 4757

Z-39 in 3D

Some of you might have heard that Dragon is doing a Z-39 Zerstorer in 350th scale. I worked on the CAD for that as well and you can see my build gallery here: http://www.tankwerkz.com/zerstorergal.html. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

rob
by rtwpsom2
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 23346

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

I'm pretty sure the entire deck in this area was steel. Do you have a photo showing these radial patterns? Yes but nothing I am at liberty to share, Steve provided me with a couple of excellent ones. Unfortunately you will have to wait until he decides to do his Scharnhorst book to see them. To be ...
by rtwpsom2
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 23346

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

As stated before, I am not a color guy, I was more concerned with getting the model right. The round areas around the 105mm's is a radial pattern of wood decking that is flush with the steel treadplate deck.
by rtwpsom2
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 23346

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

I have created a gallery of the Scharnhorst in 3D on my website (http://www.tankwerkz.com/schgal.html) for those who would like to see the model.
by rtwpsom2
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck deck details
Replies: 7
Views: 7016

Re: Bismarck deck details

I have seen a a couple photos of Gneisenau, one taken on her commissioning day when hitler was visiting and another later on when she was in service. The first one shows wood decking strips with very wide gaps in between on the bridge deck, while the second one shows the wood grating Rivnut just men...
by rtwpsom2
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Camber of Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen, Bismarck
Replies: 9
Views: 3592

Re: Camber of Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen, Bismarck

The one thing I know about the deck camber is that the centerline peak on Scharnhorst is a straight line from the stern all the way to around the front breakwater. In other words if you look at the ship from the left or right side, you could draw a straight, horizontal line from the very tip of the ...
by rtwpsom2
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst
Replies: 21
Views: 13587

Re: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst

I agree with you completely, I think one of the major reasons why these ships are not being modeled much is because the United States and Japan were not that heavily involved with World War 1. These a countries produce a lot of the high quality models or are their biggest markets. Not really, most ...
by rtwpsom2
Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst
Replies: 21
Views: 13587

Re: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst

Well, just to mention the Kriegsmarine ships, there would be Emden, Schleswig-Holstein, a K-classe, zerstorers, a liepzig class, etc. The Bismarck has been done already, the Prinz Eugen and Graf Spee are in the works, which means that all the hipper class and deutschland class are probably going to ...
by rtwpsom2
Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst
Replies: 21
Views: 13587

Re: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst

Thanks gents, I appreciate it. Karl it is tentaively scheduled for very early 2010. RF, sorry, there won't be a Dragon Bismarck until they get a lot of other under-acknowledged ships done. Ships have kind of languished in oblivion for a while, and the big companies are looking for new territory to e...
by rtwpsom2
Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst
Replies: 21
Views: 13587

Dragon models announces new 1/350th Scharnhorst

Okay, in case you haven't figured it out yet, I can finally announce why I did the CAD Scharnhorst model. It was commisioned by Dragon Models in order for them to create a 1/350th scale kit, which they have just annonced on their website. You can view the announcement here: http://www.dragon-models....