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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2012 10:05 p.m. PST

"The Dupuy de Lôme was a landmark cruise in his time , both in conception and benefit , although for a short period. It was really the first modern battleship and the first with his artillery mounted on towers only. His armor covered the entire length of the hull and its particular design hull forms made ​​him a unique vessel. The most recognizable feature of this warship was his long run-stem and rounded shapes of the hull, with a large gathering of cost and its towers assembled into a single deck, except a tower forward on the main deck. This gave him a speed for his size and very successful era, capable of 20 knots in 1895"

How the ship was made here

How he was finished here.

Hope you enjoy!.


Texas Jack19 Aug 2012 1:58 a.m. PST

Those French fellows sure knew how to build ugly ships! With that ram bow she should have been called the Cyrano de Bergerac.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2012 12:37 p.m. PST

Glad you had enjoy the model my friend!.


Katzbalger19 Aug 2012 2:56 p.m. PST

I really like the finished model shown on the second link--very nice, though not really suitable for wargaming (due to size and amount of potentially breakable detail).


WarpSpeed19 Aug 2012 8:58 p.m. PST

Its a beautiful ship!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2012 11:00 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!.


Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member20 Aug 2012 7:26 p.m. PST

The French seem to have the ability to produce ships that are either extremely ugly, or extremely beautiful. They seem to have nothing in between that! grin

Anton Ryzbak20 Aug 2012 8:54 p.m. PST

Now I am tempted to do a version in 28mm, suitably condensed. of course. That snout, the ungainly lines, those crazy towers.

Jeroen72 Inactive Member21 Aug 2012 1:11 p.m. PST




BlackWidowPilot Fezian Inactive Member21 Aug 2012 3:31 p.m. PST

<ahem> That's not an ugly ship, mes amis! It is ze Fraaanch Art Deco' School of warship design, you see?! It is ze Abstract Art of warship design, to intimidate and confuse ze enemy!evil grin

C'est magnifique!evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

BlackWidowPilot Fezian Inactive Member21 Aug 2012 3:32 p.m. PST

Which reminds me, somebody needs to make 28mm scale Mitrailleuse, 37mm and 47mm Hotchkiss revolving cannons on a naval mount for just such projects…

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

Panfilov25 Aug 2012 8:41 a.m. PST

Really nice model there;

But, unfortunately, the ship never made her designed (20 kt) Speed. Extensive reworking of the (Original) engineering plant, then a rebuild (dates?).

See the article in Warship 2011.

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