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SMS Derfflinger

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One of two models Christian Höltge has built commemorating the 100 years anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. Christen shares a little about his build with us, along with some fantastic pictures of his diorama.

The Derfflinger was the lead ship of the Derfflinger class battlecruisers. They where the first armed with 30,5 cm guns. She was launched on the 14.03.2013. The commissioning was in September of 1914. She took part in all major engagements in the North Sea and was badly damaged during the Battle of the Doggerbank and Jutland. After the Jutland Battle, Derfflinger was rebuilt with a new tripod mast.

The kit is from Flyhawk and has all necessary parts for a nice model. It closely depicts the ship during before the battle of Jutland., however, at my depicted timeframe, there where no rear 8.8 Flak guns as in the kit; 8.8 SK were mounted. I scratch-built a new gun shield. My model depicts the Derfflinger during summer 1915 when trails where taken with lifting a plane on board. Luckily there was a plane, a Friedrichshafen F33, is included in the kit. For my Derfflinger, I also used the extra photo etch parts from Flyhawk. The set gives the little extra in some places. The Torpedoboot is also from Flyhawk and was borrowed from their Lützow kit.

A really nice model by it self, I painted the Derfflinger with Lifecolors for the hull and Vallejo's for the small parts. The Torpedoboot is painted with Tamiya Nato black. The water is made with water effects from Vallejo and for the ship's crew, I used the really nice figures from Shelf Oddity.

Model Shipwrights would like the thank Christian Höltge for providing us with his feature of the 1/700 scale SMS Derfflinger
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About the Author

About Christian Hoeltge (ch_hoeltge)
FROM: BADEN-WüRTTEMBERG, GERMANY

I model 1:48 tanks and vehicles. My special interrest is France 1940. My other side interrest are 1:48 WW2 planes, mainly Germans yet. Since 2015 I started with building ships again. There is my interrest in WW1 and earlier ships. For the start I'm concentrating in German ships, but others will fo...


Comments

Very nice Derfflinger. The figures bring this great kit to life.
APR 29, 2016 - 08:59 PM
Beautiful! Great little diorama! Derfflinger and Lutzow were the most attractive ships in WWI, IMHO.
APR 30, 2016 - 02:52 AM
Thanks guys. The Torpedobootwas my first and the Derfflinger my fifth completed shipmodel Greetings Christian
MAY 01, 2016 - 12:01 AM