by Olivero Giovanni
1/700 Admiral Hipper (Trumpeter)
I wanted to be able to represent the cruiser in navigation, but at the same time I was sorry not to be able to show the whole hull; I thought then to a base that could accommodate two scenarios, one with the sea effect and the other with a support to support the entire hull.
Admiral Hipper, the first of five ships of her class, was the lead ship of the Admiral Hipper class of heavy cruisers which served with Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. The ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg in July 1935 and launched February 1937; Admiral Hipper entered service shortly before the outbreak of war, in April 1939. The ship was named after Admiral Franz von Hipper, commander of the German battlecruiser squadron during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and later commander-in-chief of the German High Seas Fleet.