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"Scratchbuilt Armored Cruiser Part VIII; Commissioned" Topic

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Anton Ryzbak19 Jun 2012 3:43 a.m. PST

Presented to the fleet for acceptance trials at long last! link

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Jun 2012 5:58 a.m. PST

Sure did turn out nice.

Dentatus Fezian19 Jun 2012 5:58 a.m. PST

Jolly good!

Very well done. Thanks for documenting the project.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Jun 2012 8:56 a.m. PST

Very French looking except for the cranes. Nice!

KTravlos Inactive Member19 Jun 2012 11:35 a.m. PST

Very very nice!

kahunna19 Jun 2012 1:49 p.m. PST

What a great piece. I can't wait to see an AAR using it.

Anton Ryzbak20 Jun 2012 4:00 a.m. PST


I have another ironclad finished (a twin turreted monitor) and I have begun work on two cruisers. A friend of mine is also working on another vessel the size of my armored cruiser (either a battleship or another armored cruiser) plus I have a small fleet of torpedo-boats. This is beginning to feel like a massive convention game in the making.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2012 6:48 a.m. PST

Very nice. I agree with you, it neeeds a mast to complete the ensemble. I can hardly wait to see the cruiser coming up next.

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member13 Jul 2012 7:53 p.m. PST

Nicely done but I think with that high upperworks she would roll on a damp wargames table! huh?

Anton Ryzbak14 Jul 2012 11:20 a.m. PST


Actually that is a real problem; the model is made of blue board thus weighs only a few ounces and, before installing the bridge fittings (cast in lead from Reverisco, she sat fine. Now that all that lead is positioned at the highest point of the model she is happier on her side. I will be installing a row of OO buckhot in the bottom of the model to dampen that effect, The Protected Cruiser has the same issue to a lesser degree.

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