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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 TMP19 Jun 2012 5:58 a.m. PST

Sure did turn out nice.

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian19 Jun 2012 5:58 a.m. PST

Jolly good!

Very well done. Thanks for documenting the project.

Shagnasty19 Jun 2012 8:56 a.m. PST

Very French looking except for the cranes. Nice!

KTravlos19 Jun 2012 11:35 a.m. PST

Very very nice!

kahunna Inactive Member19 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

kahunna,

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

Mal.

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, tin-soldier.com) 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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