#WIP #WoodenKit #1/72 #Master Korabel

[WIP] Cannon Jolle 1801, 1/72, Master Korabel, 2018

My first ever wooden kit, yay! I was always intimidated by wooden ship kits, assuming huge amount of scratch-building and crafting. Also I knew from my childhood plastic kit experience that rigging is quite challenging on Tall Ships. Luckily nowadays thanks to modern technologies like laser cutters and CAD software wooden kits are enhanced with pre-shaped laser cut hull planks and details. Considering this I decided to give it a try and build something relatively simple, relatively cheap and without complex rigging. ...

#WIP #1/35 #Meng

[WIP] FT-17, 1/35, Meng, 2018

Legendary Renault FT-17, most influential and revolutionary tank design in history. It’s so tiny by modern standards that 1⁄35 model feels like 1⁄48. That’s why it’s even more interesting and challenging to build it with full interior. Model quality It’s just perfect, even compared to modern Airfix kits. No flash, very dense and hard plastic allowing amazing level of details, and very detailed build manual. So far it’s the best kit I’ve ever built. ...

#Airfix #1/48

Albion 3-Point Refueller, 1/48, Airfix, 2018

Very good modern kit from Battle of Britain: Ready For Battle set. The Albion 3-Point Refueller Not much information available online about this machines. Refuellers like this were in use with the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Apparently having 3 fuel hoses cut down the refuelling time. Model quality Almost no flash, great detailed instructions, excellent fit, good decals. Just perfect. Build notes The build was straightforward, no fit issues at all. ...

#Zvezda #1/700

Sovremenny (Современный) Russian Destroyer, 1/700, Zvezda, 2018

Neat modern kit by Zvezda. The model is tiny, details are crisp, and build is straightforward bar the challenge of working with such small parts. I’ve enjoyed building it a lot, much more than I expected - normally I don’t do anything modern. Russian Destroyer “Sovremenny” (Современный). Commissioned in 1980, this ship was the first destroyer built by USSR in 20 years. This fact is reflected in ships’s name - ‘Sovremenny’ means ‘modern’, ‘contemporary’. ...

#Zvezda #Italery #1/720

HMS Hood, 1/720, Italery/Zvezda, 2018

Italery kit from 1978, which explains strange 1⁄720 scale. I’ve got Zvezda version just because it was a present. Interesting fact - Zvezda is not allowed to sell this kit outside of ex-USSR because it’s just cheaper in it’s version. The Mighty HMS Hood Built in 1918, the only ship in her class, this battlecruiser remained the largest and most powerful warship for 20 years. She tragically sank during the Battle of the Denmark Strait with the loss of all but 3 of her crew of 1418 men. ...