Monday, 5 April 2010

KM Scharnhorst 1/1200

Sitting opposite the KGV's of Scapa Flow biding its time lies the convoy hunter KM Scharnhorst.

Fast (she almost got away from HMS Duke of York, cruisers and destroyers at North Cape), well armoured but her 11" armament is too light to tangle with a true battleship, she is after all still a battlecruiser.

A beautiful ship nevertheless.

Again, painted a while ago now so the paint scheme is lighter than I would have liked it and the Ardo float plane needs some crooses, however no complaints about the model. Revell also produced a 1/1200 her sister the KM Gneisenau, nicely fitted with a second float plane as per her historical difference not just a different box cover.

Footnote: I have a nearly completed 1/700 waterline KM Scharnhorst from Tamiya tucked away in some loft space still calling to me :)


GEM Team said...


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thanks I must paint her sister and get hold of a 1/1200 version of the Prinz Eugen (or even scratch build one)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Time has moved on I now have the Prince Eugen from the Airfix Sink The Bismarck kit

Still a popular post as people are still viewing it

I must also paint her sister ship the Gneisenau