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Old 01-03-2020, 03:24 AM
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Russian monitor SMERCH - 1865 - 1:250

Hello to all worldwide paper modelers and Happy New Year to everybody !!!

As "first task" for this new year, I have finally completed a paper model of the Russian turret ship SMERCH of 1865, in the equipment of 1870 with main artillery composed by 2 Obukhov 220 mm (9 inches) guns hosted in the two protected towers fore and aft the bridge and some quick-firing light guns on the upper bridges.

The model kit has been published by Paper Shipwright in 1:250 scale and presented an average difficulty in the building.

All the construction has been made by paper in several thickness, with the only exception for some mast standing rigging and the plexiglass case..

This is another little ship of the historical period I like more than others (from 1860 until the end of the century ) where the warship technologies made a lot of changes in the ship's silhouettes.

Again a big wish to everybody for a 2020 full of joy in paper modeling !!


Here some pics of the finished model

"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
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Old 01-03-2020, 08:52 AM
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A very very nice model.

I am sure David will be pleased to see what a splendid job you have made of his kit!
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:16 AM
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that's a very good build well done
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:50 AM
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Very nice work with this monitor.
All those fine details should be preserved for a long time beneath that dust cover.
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:09 PM
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That's a really great build you have. I like your detailing.
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:56 AM
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Outstanding clean modeling!
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:02 PM
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That is a wonderful build! I have this model but have not attempted it yet. One day! Your build gives me insporation!
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Old 02-01-2021, 07:18 AM
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Perfect and elegant work, like all yours. I like very much. My congratulations
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:47 PM
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Interesting looking thing. Went and played in Google a bit trying to find answer by my own effort, but I'm going to have to ask what the white structure behind foremast is?

Also found that according to footnoted info in Wikipedia the ship's hull, at least, had a long life in various uses and several adventures, launched in June, 1864, scrapped in April, 1959. So close to a hundred years!
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere, not detail.
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Old 02-01-2021, 11:08 PM
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Excellent modelling. Congratulations on a complex task.

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