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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 11:27 AM UTC
All I can say is, 'kin 'ell!

That is an interesting deck colour not very camouflagey?
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 05:45 PM UTC

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Blimey, I'm more surprised at how the big the Kirov is compared to the Kuznetsov, normally aircraft carriers dwarf everything.
They are looking good so far, how are you getting these to all fit on your desk .
Andy



Told you the Kirov was big, I'm not surprised how big it is when you understand it carries 20 supersonic P-700 (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) cruise missiles which can be nuclear tipped, along with 12 S-300F (SA-10 Grumble) vertical launchers with 8 missiles in each (96 total), twin RPK-3 Metel (SS-N-14 Silex) anti submarine missile launcher with reloads plus it's 8 AK-630M CIWS, two 100mm naval gun turrets, various anti-sub/torpedo rockets, pair of pop up SA-8 Gecko launchers, decoy systems, 10 21-inch torpedo tubes and a hanger for 5 Ka-27 Helix.
The main role of the class was to take out the US carrier fleets.

Anyway I'll be getting another later variant of the class with different superstructure, weapon and radar fit.

As for fitting on the desk that's easy, they don't
Sovremenny is back in it's box, Kirov is in front of the TV and the Kuznetsov flight deck is back in it's box while the hull is placed out of the way but in sight so as to keep me working on the Kirov and Moskva. Oh there is also a 'small' resin Steregushchy Corvette but I didn't include that in the photo and two Udalay class anti sub destroyers on order.
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 01:50 PM UTC
Blimey, I'm more surprised at how the big the Kirov is compared to the Kuznetsov, normally aircraft carriers dwarf everything.
They are looking good so far, how are you getting these to all fit on your desk .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 10:26 PM UTC
Small bit of progress on the Kirov with some of the superstructure painted and glued down, still a long way to go though. Anyway I've been asked how big the Kuznetsov (Russian aircraft carrier) is so here is a photo of:

Kuznetsov CV
Kirov CSGN
Moskva CCG
Sovremenny DDG
Kursk SSGN



Kuznetsov and Sovremenny are just placed together except the hull on Kuznetsov which is tack glued bow and stern.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 04:43 PM UTC
Update on the Kirov, some of the superstructure has been painted and assembled, base and hull drilled and provisional mounts fitted, need to get some detail painting done on the superstructure sides before fixing down the level above. Also time to get the hull in the booth and apply the white boot topping and grey to the hull, bit of a mission as Kirov doesn't fit in the booth so will be done in stages.

Little 6" or 150mm rule for size infront, so you can gauge her size.

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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:48 AM UTC
Nice choice of subjects Lucky.

I hope you are playing "You can keep your hat on"
While you build these.

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 08:50 PM UTC
Small progress on the Slava class Moskva while I wait for the pe, the small sub beside the base is a Typ VII U-boot used for scale.



I received a Oscar class Kursk for my birthday from Andy B. so had to make a start on it, so here's where it's at. One set of missile tubes are masked as they will be open, now need to mask up the pale grey boot topping which doesn't follow the black/red demarcation.



Now just to confirm I'm mad, one of my favourite modern ships came out of the stash together with the WEM pe which I've had for a while. Lead ship of the Kirov class of large nuclear powered missile cruisers, the Kirov.
Small mod being made to the below flight deck hanger, the hanger can hold 3 however the kit would have it that it only holds one. I plan on having one in the hanger, one beside the hanger doors and one on the pad.

Oh this one's big


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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 03:39 AM UTC
That picture caption?

"Je suis Charlie" n'est ce pas mon brave?

Paul.
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 03:11 AM UTC

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Loving the hat.
Andy



Thanks Andy and your not forgotten, as our token Frenchman I have a cap for you

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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 02:45 AM UTC
Well done mate, the Star Wars collection is definitely growing.
Loving the hat.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:21 AM UTC
Sorry mate, you are now officially way to cool now to be a humble model geek like the rest of us then.

Please do not let this catch on, I will have to find a kilt for Telford to even compete,
and Barry will have to wear a Tankies
'Pixie suit'.

Keep up the great work Bud.

Paul.

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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 11:49 PM UTC
Thanks Paul, by the way the cap tally reads 'Black Seas Fleet' and the Moskva was/is the flagship of the Black seas fleet, so perfect combo. Oh the cap is a genuine item and the shirt was a brand new original issue.
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 11:35 PM UTC
Well done Lucky, and the model is in keeping
with the cosplay......sorry authentic gear

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 10:52 PM UTC
Back from a weekend away at the Present arms show in Essex, this is a military vehicle show with a model show included. I stayed over night on the Saturday which was a bit odd, having a beer in the beer tent and enjoying the nights entertainment standing side by side with a US fighter pilot a Heer officer and a desert RAF navigator.

Nice QL



The show was very good with perfect weather and I got in the spirit



My car joined in


Oh I got best figures in the show, judging is done by walking around all the club stands. In the box is a mug with the best in show 2016 figures and Essex MAFVA titles.



And to keep me busy I started this beastie, Russian Slava class cruiser the Moskva
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:39 AM UTC
Cheers Paul and Andy.

Andy I agree about the instructions but after the standard trooper the rest have not really followed the instructions due to the need to paint before building for most of the parts. Only used the instructions when making sure I was fitting the correct handed parts for a right arm etc.

Progress will slow a bit as my work roster is all over the place for the next couple of weeks.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:29 AM UTC
Looks good with some colour on them.
Building my first Clone Trooper atm, not a fan of the new instructions.
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:14 AM UTC
Really nice that one Lucky.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:43 AM UTC
Started work on the next Clone trooper Phase I, a Lieutenant with the blue stripes. Still need to paint the stripes on the arms and the elbows, base needs filling and painting and paint the blaster rifle all followed by a bit of weathering.

Once this ones done it's onto a Phase II Utapau clone trooper with orange markings Think I'll get one more after that and do a Sergeant with the green markings.

I think Andy is doing a Captain.

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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 12:36 AM UTC
Well that was quick, two more Clone troopers have arrived already, that all means the ships go back on the back burner. So watch this space for some more colourful troopers
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 08:15 PM UTC
Change of pace and the siren call of the sea, back to HMS Cumberland

Main deck and hull painted.



HMS Invincible a step or two behind Cumberland.



The base has been primed and painted black ready for the sea
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 09:57 PM UTC
more nice work mate! i was never too sure if i liked the look of the mark 1 clone troopers, but as the films came out it was interesting to see their armour become more stormtrooper like, which is ironic as by that time the empire had stopped using them!
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 06:41 PM UTC
They look TERRIFIC.

best yet IMHO.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 02:45 PM UTC
Ok the Clone troopers are finished.

Phase I trooper:







Phase II Coruscant Shock trooper:





Hope you like them as I have got another two coming
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 02:59 AM UTC
Good guys and bad guys depends on which side I
am on Lucky.

Paul.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 10:54 PM UTC

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good job they were the bad guys.

P



Paul, Clone Troopers were the good guys until order 66 was issued.

Regarding the weapon these 'sci-fi advanced' weapons were used from the shoulder in the films and that's what matters.

Andy, thanks and have fun with masking and painting yours once it arrives.