Friday, 20 September 2013

WWII Naval KM Blucher (Cont): "The Main Armament"

Construction continues apace in the German Naval yards (see below):

Assisted by the strong cup of tea (the absolute vital ingredient to a Sunday afternoon modelling stint while the kids watch TV at Granddads) the KM Blucher gets her main 8" armament in place (see below):

Just a question of catching up with the superstructure now!


Tim Gow said...

I'm watching this with interest - I never got on with ships in this scale!

Prufrock said...

Very nice! I often see 1/700 kits cheap at the hobby shops over here in Japan so if there's anything in particular you're after let me know and I'll keep a look out for you.


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Hello Tim,

Yes this scale is a funny one.

You either have access to a ballroom or school field to play in or they quickly become a "modelling" for your own interest exercise.

I have seen the Prinz Eugen being represented (by a black piece of cardboard) in a Baltic 1945 WWII scenario as "Off Table Artillery" of the most extreme kind - which does give a minimal wargame potential

Thanks for your kind offer Prufrock. I have a back log of about ten years to get through first ;)

One downsize of these ships (and they are not the largest aka 1/350 by any means) is that they take up a lot (and I mean a lot) of 'loft space'

Al said...

Cool project mate, I didn't know you can 'view'this one at a depth of 65m, fascinating bit of history