1/720 Revell German Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin

Gallery Article by Paolo Yuen on Nov 29 2011


It was an old kit from Revell.  Before I started I had to search for what kind of after market product I could find in Hong Kong to amend this model.

I used Gold Medal Models the WWII German warship for the base, Eduard AA weapons, crew & Lion Roar Anti-Aircraft Guns, water Weight door and IJN Safety net.

Some detailing was added under the fight deck, the front: extended the beam because of removed the superstructure, the end: rebuild the support of the deck.

After assemble I also had to add columns between the ship and fight deck, island is the main conversion parts with the help of AJPress the reference book.  I had to build some walls around the island some areas had to removed!  The funnel also added some 0.3mm plastic rod to detailed up.  The radar, search light, anti-air guns (in the front and at the end of the island ) and life boat take from Dragonís Tripitz!  Air wings used Pit-Road set to replaced the Revell..


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For the fight deck I used Mr. Color the 45 sail color for the base, using 44 tan color for shadow, using fine airbrush to spray straight line make it look like wood Patten, and white color for the highlight!, The Hull was 338 light grey color.

Enjoy the photos.

Paolo Yuen

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Photos and text © by Paolo Yuen