|SMS Emden 1/350 June 25, 2011|
The SMS Emden plastic model kit was manufactured by Revell of Germany and released in 2006. Ron Marlett's brother Rich commissioned Ron to build the model for Rich's collection of Imperial German memorabilia. During the construction of the model, Ron used photo etched sets and added many details that were not included in the kit. The most difficult parts of the model that Ron created were the 6 gun turrets. By 2010, the internet was a fully developed media for collecting information on everything. Ron did all his research on the Emden by visiting various maritime websites that featured photographs of the Imperial German cruiser. A website that showcased Peter Gunter Huff's model of the SMS Emden served as the main source of inspiration for Ron's model. Another website gave information about German navy signals of World War One. On the model's foremast rigging, Ron attached the flags that signaled the squadrons to form into a battle line.
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