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Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« 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. 

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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 09:10:12 AM »
Wow, lots of lovely brass to drive you nuts. Looking forward to this one.
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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 12:17:04 PM »
Please get it right , the brass will send me "even more NUTS"

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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 01:13:44 PM »
Don't get brassed off!

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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 01:48:03 PM »
have you been watching a DVD about brass bands - hohoho

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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 08:35:59 AM »
The planking looks to be nicely engraved, should be fun picking out the planks.
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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 09:40:41 AM »
The planking looks to be nicely engraved, should be fun picking out the planks.
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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

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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #9 on: Today at 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.

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Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« Reply #10 on: Today at 04:13:36 PM »
Why not just give it a "sludge" wash and wipe it off.
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