Russian Cruiser Varyag, My next project

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    Russian Cruiser Varyag, My next project

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:20 am

    Here is my next project The Russian Cruiser Varyag







    Here is a short History and some information about this famous Russian Cruiser. Ther Varyag was laid down in 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was launched and commissioned to The Imperial Russian Navy in 1901
    During the Russo/Japanese war the vessel was scuttled at the Battle of Champulo bay in 1904.
    Varyag was salvaged and taken by the Japanese as a prize of war and renamed Soya.. It was returned to Russia in 1916.
    Following the Russian Revolution. Varyag was seized by the British and sold to Germany for scrap in 1920.Whilst under tow in The Firth of Clyde , it ran aground on rocks near the Scottish village of Lendalfoot. It was scrapped on sight and it finally sank in 1925 and was never recovered.

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    Post  shaun mifsud on Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:28 am

    tajjeb. good luck.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:31 am

    Aw Louis,

    Good choice.

    The ship never seems to have had a brilliant sea career, and ended her days in the sadest of ways.

    Anyhow, I am quite sure that you will brighten her up.


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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:46 am

    Yes Paul I'm going to do this one ...I will leave the Graff Spee for winter when it's cooler as I want to portray it in a diorama....some ideas my friend...help me out Smile Smile
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    Post  iCocker on Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:11 am

    in nannu pec wrote:Yes Paul I'm going to do this one ...I will leave the Graff Spee for winter when it's cooler as I want to portray it in a diorama....some ideas my friend...help me out SmileSmile
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    Hit, limping and entering the 'safe' Argentinian waters ... would be nice to recreate and experiment on some battle damage what do you think ... would be interesting.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:05 am

    I have some very good pictures showing the extent of the battle damage.

    Or you can depict the Graf Spee with the colours she wore during the Spanish civil war.

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    Post  iCocker on Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:26 am

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    Paul Salomone wrote:I have some very good pictures showing the extent of the battle damage.

    Or you can depict the Graf Spee with the colours she wore during the Spanish civil war.

    This is interesting did not know GrafSpee participated in the SCWar was in action or just show of force?

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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:02 pm

    Amazing choice, Louis...
    Such models deserve special care...and you are the right man for that work, definitely.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:29 pm

    Hello Ivan,

    No, just went on five patrol missions. but during one of them I am not sure if they had an accident on board as I read somewhere that, some shells exploded and some 10 sailors died.

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:01 am

    Either or it will lookawesome out of your workshop Nannu Pecluq cheers

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    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:02 pm

    Have fun, surely it will be another great build!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:42 pm

    Here are some pics of initial works on the hull....














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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:21 pm

    Sure moving fast Nann, really nice work.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:50 am

    Malta Drydocks at work, Very Happy 

    Prosit Louis.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:53 am

    You are already in the weathering stage! Great speed!

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    Progress....

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:38 pm

    Here are some pics of this little monster....am working flat out to get it ready for The Nationals....hope so any way...











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    Post  Ray on Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:38 pm

    Welcome back Nannu Pecluq Twisted Evil 

    Great work showing thru the weathering cheers 

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:08 pm

    Funnels...had some problems with the matt varnish ..it kept leaving a white sediment over the black areas of the funnels so you can imagine the %$£"*&^%$*&^ Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked 












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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:19 pm

    Awesome work Lou. I always marvel at the way you detail these small scale ships. I don't do half as well in 32nd scale. You are the man!!!!

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:15 pm

    AAAAmmmaaziing ..Work...Nannu lou....Bravo....cheers

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:06 am

    Hopefully this will be coming with me to Telford Smile

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    Post  Tancred on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:06 pm


    Nice work Louis, keep it up Cool 


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    Post  David on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:32 pm

    Nice shade of the funnels

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:08 pm

    Funnels in position and rigging for the said funnels completed.....terrible fit ...but managed to get them aligned








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