This is my third finished ship model project. It took me nearly one year to build it (including pauses).Out of the box kit is not very accurate. I would say it would be a mixture of all Admiral Hipper class ships. But the excelent build of this model by Anthony Tow which was presented on this website inspired me to extensive scratchbuilding. In addition I used photoetch. detail set WEM PrinzEugen/Admiral Hipper + WEM Kriegsmarine Portholes, Doors & Hatches. I tried to display ship in status from beginning of the year 1945. Used paints are Humbrol and Vallejo Model color.