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Strangest looking warship I've seen

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Strangest looking warship I've seen
Posted by BarrettDuke on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 3:18 PM

This thing is like the Frankenstein of warships. Can anyone tell me what it was named? Was there only the one? Is there a kit for it? It would be great to build. Thanks for any insight you can give. Barrett

https://imgur.com/E0whqB0?r

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 3:36 PM

I thought it was British looking at the flag on the front, but seems its Russian. One of 3 Pre Dreadnaught ships.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_battleship_Pobeda

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Posted by BarrettDuke on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 4:04 PM

Kalifornia, Thanks very much for your quick reply. I take it you knew as soon as you saw it! I'm really beginning to like the pre-dreadnought era. Seems a lot of experimentation was going on.

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Posted by BarrettDuke on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 4:12 PM

Thanks, Bish. The Russians seem to have been trying a lot of designs to find something they could throw together to counter the real naval powers.  I just bought a kit of the 1904 Russian battleship Tsesarevich. That'll be a fun build. Now, I'm on the hunt for one of these! Barrett

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:42 PM

The one you posted follows French design of the time.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:45 PM

The one you posted follows French and British design of the time.

If you like this kind of thing, Combrig is your friend.

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Posted by BarrettDuke on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 5:28 AM

GMorrison, Thanks for pointing me to Combrig. I did find them, and you were right. They have a 1/350 of Peresvet. Exactly what I was looking for. It looks so cool, but the thing's resin. I shudder to think what it would be like to work with that much resin. I built the Accurate Armor 1/35 Ward Lafrance WW2 tow truck a couple years ago, and it was a blast, but I got a big taste of working with resin from it. Not sure I want to go back for a lot more any time soon! However, the thought is now planted in my head, and I might end up buying the kit just to get it out of my head! It is some kind of cool looking ship. Barrett

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Posted by Returner43 on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:21 AM

Cool site. I would love to see how it turns out if someone else built it. I have done resin figures and those are a bit of a challenge. Can't imagine a whole ship. Those can be quite involved even if they are plastic. 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:42 AM

Pre-dreadnaught battleships seem to be hot right now. I am building the Lord Nelson, and plan to pick up that French one- forget the name.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:30 AM

Steampunkish.......

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Posted by BarrettDuke on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:33 AM

rw, I know, right? And they didn't even know they were.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:41 AM

One ;

 Try Paper Or properly " Card " modeling  .

 Two , try some of the U.K. and other European sites .You might be surprised at what's out there in their Home brands in plastic ! T.B.      P.S. Please try another Photo hosting site ! 

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Posted by BarrettDuke on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:13 AM

Thanks, Tanker. There is some really interesting "card" modeling stuff out there. One in this subject, even. It might be worth trying, but the patience it must require, ugh! 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:52 AM

Hey ;

 Actually , there's no more patience involved than super detailing a plastic , wood or resin 1/350 ship ! . T.B.

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