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Title: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on November 05, 2019, 04:14:30 PM
Next project is the Russian Protected Cruiser Varyag - she was commissioned in 1901 at the Cramp shipyard in Philadelphia.
This is the Zvezda model with Eduard etch brass set.  When built she will be placed in the Suez Canal on her way to Port Arthur in the far east. 
The final fate of the ship was, she was sunk at the Battle of Chemulpo Bay - raised by the Japanese and commissioned into the Japanese navy as the "Soya" - returned to the Russians in 1916 during World War One . She returned to Russia but was in such a bad condition she was sent to Birkenhead for repairs. Overtaken by the Russian Revolution and left to rot, sold for scrap in 1920 and went aground on coast of  Scotland  while on tow and scrapped in situ until 1925. 
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Haddock on November 06, 2019, 09:10:12 AM
Wow, lots of lovely brass to drive you nuts. Looking forward to this one.
Haddock.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on November 06, 2019, 12:17:04 PM
Please get it right , the brass will send me "even more NUTS"
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: zak on November 06, 2019, 01:13:44 PM
Don't get brassed off!
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on November 06, 2019, 01:48:03 PM
have you been watching a DVD about brass bands - hohoho
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on November 27, 2019, 04:48:26 PM
Two parts of the hull fastened together and a dry run with the three sections of the deck.   
Now to mark the hull and "hack off" the lower section to waterline the hull.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on November 27, 2019, 07:09:03 PM
Hull now waterlined.
Last photo shows the zigzag ladders removed on the port side and remaining on the stardboard side - both will be replaced by etch brass
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Haddock on November 28, 2019, 08:35:59 AM
The planking looks to be nicely engraved, should be fun picking out the planks.
Haddock.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on November 28, 2019, 09:40:41 AM
The planking looks to be nicely engraved, should be fun picking out the planks.
Haddock.

Yes they are ( very very impressed with all the Zvezda models I have made, excellent quality and fit ) now for a very small brush and lots of naughty nautical language - hohohoho
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on December 10, 2019, 01:35:37 PM
green anti-fouling paint added to the hull. The 3 sections of the main deck have had the base coat , now to start picking out individual planks.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Haddock on December 10, 2019, 04:13:36 PM
Why not just give it a "sludge" wash and wipe it off.
Haddock.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on December 10, 2019, 06:51:43 PM
Right hand section shows the individual planks picked out with different colours.
Then a dry brushing of the base coat over the top on the right hand section, to calm down the overall colour.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Haddock on December 11, 2019, 11:27:02 AM
Very impressive, I don't think my eyes and hands would let me do that.
Haddock.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on December 11, 2019, 12:16:08 PM
Very impressive, I don't think my eyes and hands would let me do that.
Haddock.

Its Panto season -- Oh yes they would - hohoho
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on January 07, 2020, 10:28:19 AM
Left hand section has now had a coat of Flory "dark dirt" weathering wash - used and removed when dry.
Thank you Tony for the idea and the bottle of wash to try.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on January 08, 2020, 11:49:23 AM
All 3 sections of the deck now had a coat of Flory wash and then fixed to the hull
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: zak on January 08, 2020, 12:03:13 PM
Looking shipshape!
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on January 08, 2020, 01:08:44 PM
Hohohoho  what about the Bristol fashion  ???/
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on March 30, 2020, 04:28:35 PM
Back to the "Dark Side" -- that will keep Haddock happy
The stern superstructure showing the plastic part and the brass replacement - now to pick out the individual planks on the new brass deck and then cut off the solid surround on the plastic part that will be replaced with the brass rails.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on March 31, 2020, 01:12:27 PM
Underside view of the hull and deck showing the small brass tube fastened through the deck. These are to allow the rigging to be passed through and fastened underneath and out of sight -- thank you Haddock for the idea.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: councilman on March 31, 2020, 02:19:35 PM
Like the decking. Looks like a very involved kit.
Well done.
Andy.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Bigkev on March 31, 2020, 07:24:46 PM
Underside view of the hull and deck showing the small brass tube fastened through the deck. These are to allow the rigging to be passed through and fastened underneath and out of sight -- thank you Haddock for the idea.

Hi Msea,
Looking very good, and using a 'Haddock Moment', see the club and website has its uses.
Now you just have to show 'Haddock' that you are the next 'Master' in the dark side of modelling.
No pressure then....!
Cheers,
Bigkev
 
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: zak on April 01, 2020, 09:12:55 AM
Underside view of the hull and deck showing the small brass tube fastened through the deck. These are to allow the rigging to be passed through and fastened underneath and out of sight -- thank you Haddock for the idea.

Hi Msea,
Looking very good, and using a 'Haddock Moment', see the club and website has its uses.
Now you just have to show 'Haddock' that you are the next 'Master' in the dark side of modelling.
No pressure then....!
Cheers,
Bigkev
Stop Haddocking around and get on with it. (A new phrase enters the English Language - )
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: chriswil42 on April 01, 2020, 09:52:24 AM
So another ship builder in the club. When's the launch?
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Wizzel on April 01, 2020, 01:24:01 PM
Underside view of the hull and deck showing the small brass tube fastened through the deck. These are to allow the rigging to be passed through and fastened underneath and out of sight -- thank you Haddock for the idea.
I take it this is a technique rather than part of the kit build?  Be interesting to see biplane builders use this too  ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Haddock on April 01, 2020, 02:00:56 PM
Bi-plane builders don't need to go through two levels of plastic!!
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Bigkev on April 01, 2020, 07:16:47 PM
Hi Haddock,
Don't biplanes have two wings?
Normally each wing is moulded in one piece, does that count as two levels of plastic,
Just a thought...
Bigkev
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Wizzel on April 01, 2020, 08:52:20 PM
Hold on to that thought Kev...it may get lonely  ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Bigkev on April 01, 2020, 08:56:11 PM
Hi Wizzel,
Imagine the sound of a 'Raspberry!
Bigkev
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on April 02, 2020, 03:05:19 PM
The skylights have been removed and the holes drilled out and some brass one fitted to the right hand side
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: zak on April 02, 2020, 03:16:06 PM
A lot of work.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on April 02, 2020, 03:39:06 PM
It will keep Haddock happy
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Bigkev on April 02, 2020, 09:34:41 PM
Excellent Msea,
Showing us your undoubted skills at every post.
Bigkev
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Haddock on April 03, 2020, 08:14:24 AM
Keep it up, I'm feeling lonely.
Haddock.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on April 03, 2020, 02:44:31 PM
Funnels now have all detail removed and holes for the wires drilled. Coat of paint given and now seen in the photo they need a lot of sorting out along the demarcation line yellow/black  -- or Haddock will be chastising me for sloppy work. 
Don't you just hate photos that show every blemish and mistake -- oh well just remember is a hobby and only for FUN.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Red Lancer on April 03, 2020, 07:07:33 PM
Biplane builders drill blind holes in the underside of the top wing and completely through the bottom wing.
Glue in the top, pass through the bottom, stretch and glue! I know, one of them told me!!!
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on April 03, 2020, 08:23:10 PM
You little clever clogs Red
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Bigkev on April 03, 2020, 08:49:53 PM
You little clever clogs Red


Thing is, Red lancer has better a memory than most.
Bigkev
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on April 04, 2020, 09:09:06 AM
Now if Red is the person I think he is - you will get a clout next meeting for that comment Kevin - and he is near enough to me to throw a brick through the window and still stay 2m apart - so I am saying nothing about age - hohoho
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Biggles on April 04, 2020, 09:38:16 AM
Wonderful modelling and all to 1/35oth scale!
I can't even go to that depth of detail in 1/48th!!!
Respect Brother Haddock. No wonder you win all those classes at model competitions.
Biggles
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: MSea on July 29, 2020, 12:26:55 PM
Just got off the phone with Haddock, and to prove I was telling the truth about next model to be worked on here is the photo ( Varyag like a lot of my models finished and under construction have been boxed and put in the garage while I have some new furniture in my room - that was to be a quick job but covid 19 has got in he way ) 
So am now re-reading the instruction sheets and finishing a couple of bits and bobs and then back on with the Varyag, that will keep Haddock happy and as we all know a Happy Haddock makes everybody happy.
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: zak on July 29, 2020, 02:26:17 PM
A happy Haddock, no lets not go there, what a frightening thought (add this to the list Tony).
Title: Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
Post by: Red Lancer on July 29, 2020, 03:27:45 PM
looking forward to seeing this finished!