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The German heavy battle cruiser Prinz Eugen was unique in that it was one of the few German battleships to see the end of the war. Perhaps most famous as the escort of the Bismarck and therefore notorious for her part in the sinking of the HMS Hood, flagship of the Royal Navy and pride of the British Fleet, she saw action throughout the war surviving many engagements and suffering heavy damage. Her days would end after surrendering to the Allies, she was used as a target when the Americans were testing the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll. With such a distinguished career behind her, it is not surprising she has been the subject of so many model comapnies attempts at scale recreation. Revell's effort in 1:720 scale lacks the detail that Tamiya kits have become famous for. On the plus side you can construct with full hull or waterline whereas the Tamiya kit limits you to just a waterline option. (Waterline kits are those which only show what is above the water). Construction and painting are in most kits done seperately, with the assembly first followed by paint and then decals. On this kit you may find it easier, and meet with better results if you paint stage by stage. i.e hull assembly, then superstructure. There are some really fiddly details on the superstructure which will be near impossible once construction is complete with a brush. While the detail level is good for a kit of this size you may want to add more such as the bridge detail. Equally the barrels of the main turrets are acceptable but if you can find them i'd advise upgrading with after market parts. The completed kit measures 295mm in length so it won't take too much space. It has a skill level of 3 so most builders will be able to follow the instruction booklet to assemble the 72 parts, paint and place the decals making a faithful recreation of the scourge of the Royal Navy. And at £6.99 or less it won't break your wallet, however you will need to invest in paint, glue and brushes which are not included.
Revell 1:720 Prinz Eugen # 05050