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Anton Ryzbak06 Jul 2012 8:39 p.m. PST

I knocked out another cruiser over the last couple of weeks, link

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2012 8:49 p.m. PST

Wow, awesome job once again. IMHO the subtle differance between the black and very dark gray paints for the hull are a big improvement -- and the previous black one looked good itself!

Anton Ryzbak06 Jul 2012 9:03 p.m. PST

I am going to go back and re-paint the Armored Cruiser, something I rarely ever do.

I had forgotten the "scale effect" and paint that is exposed to the sea does not stay black for very long!

Lion in the Stars07 Jul 2012 3:02 a.m. PST

I'd fade that black paint a little bit more than what you have. Maybe a light drybrush with some panzer gray… (Old submariner speaking, even modern epoxy paints cannot resist fading!)

Dagorlad Inactive Member07 Jul 2012 3:03 a.m. PST

Excellent work, it'll look superb with railings etc. What are the pink things you used for rivets?

Anton Ryzbak07 Jul 2012 4:23 a.m. PST

The pink stuff for rivets is T-shirt paint, I forget who recommended it but they were on TMP, I have to give a big "thank-you" to whoever it was as I don't have the patience for individually applied rivets. You can buy the paint in most arts & crafts stores as well as fabric stores, it is usually in the kid's section.

Here is the link to my post on the Armored Cruiser link

Redroom Inactive Member07 Jul 2012 9:43 a.m. PST

very nice work

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Jul 2012 10:58 a.m. PST

Admiration. That's the word. Admiration.

ChrisValera Inactive Member08 Jul 2012 11:21 p.m. PST


Anton Ryzbak09 Jul 2012 3:41 a.m. PST

I finally got around to weathering the hull and building boats and a crane….I think she looks better for it link

BlackWidowPilot Fezian Inactive Member09 Jul 2012 2:47 p.m. PST

You are having waaay too much fun there, Anton!evil grin

Very nicely done, but can you build a Dupuy de Lome:



Or the Bruix:


I mean, what's not to love about these er, *unique* French cruisers?evil grin

Leland R. Erickson

Bob Murch Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jul 2012 10:41 p.m. PST

Splendid work! I love the unorthodox design of the model and those pics of real ships sent by BWP! Those are new ones for me.


Lion in the Stars10 Jul 2012 8:34 a.m. PST

Looks *awesome*, Anton! I was smelling the sea and hearing the waves lap against the hull!

Anton Ryzbak10 Jul 2012 2:07 p.m. PST


You are on; now all I have to do is find decent drawings of the Dupuy de Lome (anybody got any ideas?). I love those crazy top-heavy military masts and the severe tumble-home of the hull.

But first, I first must build the colonial gunboat as there is some things that I want to try on a smaller scale (in case they don't work as well as I think they will) and I must get a weathering coat on the Armored Cruiser.

Does anybody know why the upper works of nearly every navy were painted that frightful yellow?

Bob, I will probably be placing an order with you soon as I have exhausted my supply of 28mm sailors and I will be needing deck-hands and gun crews. Your latest release fits the bill nicely.

Reviresco Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Jul 2012 12:45 p.m. PST

Really marvelous! You have done a very good work here. Next time you set out do do a colonial period ship check out Reviresco's ship fittings and naval guns Here you will find such useful items as steel doors, deck hatches, ventilators, life rings, ships wheel, engine room telegraphs, boat davits, blocks and rigging fittings. Don't overlook our 28mm French, German and Generic Sailors and gun crews to say nothing of the extersive line of naval and fortress guns in 28mm scale.

Thanks John McEwan

Anton Ryzbak11 Jul 2012 8:18 p.m. PST

John, look closely, those port-holes and bridge kit are yours as well as the ventilators. I gave you a thumbs-up on my blog for your lightning fast service. link

I certainly will keep you in mind as well.

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