Regia Marina Italian Heavy Cruiser 'Pola'

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:04 pm

    Well here is my next project The Italian Heavy Cruiser 'Pola' in 1/350 scale




    Here is a brief history
    The Regia Marina Pola was laid down in Livorno in 1930 and commissioned in 1932. It had a displacement of 13,531 tonnes and was a Zara class heavy cruiser.
    After the lull of the 30's and the start of WWII, Pola was the flagship of Admiral Riccardo Paladoni who was the commander of the 2nd Squadron. It took part in 12 actions. It took part in the Battle Of Cape Matapan where it's fatal destiny was decided. She was immobilised after being hit by a torpedo from a Fairey Swordish. Admiral Lachino ordered the remaining Zara class cruisers and 4 Oriani class destroyers to rescue the Pola. The rescue group's route brought them directly within the range of Admiral Cunningham's force which included HMS Warspite. All the rescue ships were sunk !.
    A British destroyer HMS Jervis went alongside the unresisting Pola to rescue the wounded , 275 in all. Efforts to tow the stricken vessel to Alexandria were impracticable. It was then sunk by torpedoes by Royal navy destroyers. HMS Jervis and HMS Nubian.

    Looking forward to this build...Smile

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:09 pm

    Interesting ... nice to see an Italian ship!

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:20 pm

    Mela hekk Nannu, Very Happy

    Mokkoh biz-zopp ta' Inglisi.

    U wara il-Pola Vapur Germaniz.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:10 pm

    This is the colour scheme...however the forward deck should be dark blue




    tajba Paul ...next one after this is the KONIG....so that should make you happy Smile

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:17 pm

    Hi Louis, Very Happy

    Check if the Italians had a dazzle colour scheme - especially during 1943 and 1945. That would be a wonder.

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    Post  Ray on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:00 pm

    Go Nannu Go as it will be another STUNNER cheers

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:30 am

    Ray wrote:Go Nannu Go as it will be another STUNNER cheers


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    IMDAKKAR lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:14 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Hi Louis, Very Happy

    Check if the Italians had a dazzle colour scheme - especially during 1943 and 1945. That would be a wonder.

    Paul yes that would be a very attractive scheme but if I use that camo scheme I will have to omit the red and white stripes on the bow of the ships , so I am opting for light grey finish....still will be attractive as the fwd and midships deck is dark blue....Smile
    tanks xorta habib Smile

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    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:17 pm

    this is the colour scheme...





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    Post  Paul Salomone on Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:49 pm

    Hello Louis,
    I wouldn't be so sure about that. Both the Roma and the Vittorio Veneto together with all the heavy cruisers had the dazzle camouflage whilst retaining the red and white areal recognition stripes.

    Next meeting, I shall bring you a 3D of the Roma.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:46 pm

    Hi Louis,

    Some pictures of the battleship Roma.

    These pictures are related to the computer imitation as used for the official movie (Inferno di Fuoco) - Hell of Fire.


















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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:11 pm

    But those stripes make her more visible in action... Exclamation Question cyclops Arrow

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    Post  Ray on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:15 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Hi Louis,

    Some pictures of the battleship Roma.

    These pictures are related to the computer imitation as used for the official movie (Inferno di Fuoco) - Hell of Fire.



















    WOW how "Roma Taghna Lkoll" She Looks cheers

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:05 am

    Attractive yes very attractive... but as far as I know the forward and midship deck should be dark Blue and not grey...
    now the problem is that I have never seen any pics of the Pola sporting a camo scheme...not saying that it didn't have it...but wud appreciate if you know where I can get some...Smile....I think it's better to take the easy way out Smile and the easiest Smile Smile cause I 'm starting the Konig with it as well Smile
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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:06 am

    oh yes forgot lol lol and the blast bags should be black Smile
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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:26 am

    this is only pic I found of a camo painted heavy cruiser but it's the 'Gorizia' which has disimilitarities in the forward superstructure.




    here's some attractive schemes



    as you can see the Pola is not there and further research indicated that the vessel was sunk at The Battle of Matapan before it even got the chance to sport a dazzle camo scheme...so it has to be an all grey finish...I'm afraid, but it will still have a striped fore deck and and dark blue in the midship decks....the aft deck will be in wood laminate...

    Thanks xorta Paul
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    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:07 pm

    U ejja Nannu Pecluq give us a "Pola Taghna Lkoll" Scheme Pleaze Pleaze Pleaze Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:57 pm

    Ray wrote:U ejja Nannu Pecluq give us a "Pola Taghna Lkoll" Scheme Pleaze Pleaze Pleaze Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
    iT WILL BE TAGHNA llkoll ...the forward deck Smile
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    Post  Ray on Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:27 pm

    in nannu pec wrote:
    Ray wrote:U ejja Nannu Pecluq give us a "Pola Taghna Lkoll" Scheme Pleaze Pleaze Pleaze Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
    iT WILL BE TAGHNA llkoll ...the forward deck Smile
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    Yippe cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

    And if there will be Blue instead of the Grey on the sides as I read further up Suspect then She'll even be more "il-Pola Taghna Lkoll" like my St.John "L-Ordni Taghna Lkoll" Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:18 am

    Have started works on the Pola....forward and midship decks sanded clean and had to be scribed and detailed....more fine detail will be added once the Taghna llkoll finish will be applied lol! lol! lol!
    Top of mid ship supertstucture had to reworked and scratchbuilt as kit offering is incorrect...now working on the midship and bow deck






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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:34 pm

    Another big one ...coming up.. cheers

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:09 pm

    U mela ejja nann! let's get to the build, great going but this is going to take a lot to beat your recent effort, that was one hell of a build.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:18 am

    Prosit Louis, Very Happy

    I have a funny feeling that this is going to be a master piece. Keep it up habib - the detailing looks superb.

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    Post  Ray on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:54 am

    Yes in-Nannu Twisted Evil we love the Pola because she is Taghna Lkoll I love you cheers

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue May 07, 2013 3:20 pm

    Hull and top fwd deck and midships decks airbrushed...still more weathering to go ...it's still a dry fit...working on rear funnel










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