Tuesday 9 October 2012

Krasnyi Kavkaz

Krasnyi Kavkaz (Red Caucasus) was originally laid down in 1913 but due to minor mishaps including wars and revolutions it wasn't completed (to a much modified design) until 1932!  Happily my version didn't take quite as long to build.  Though a 1/1200 cruiser I based it on a 1/700 destroyer hull (see the earlier post).  Although only one such vessel existed in real life I was unable to resist building two of them. 
The photo below shows the completed builds before paint intervened.  Turrets and funnels are balsa. Boats, catapults, cranes and foremasts from the spares box.   The gun barrels and mine rails (at the blunt end) are florists wire.


Broeders said...

LOverly looking ships. Nice work Tim.

Peter Douglas said...


Nice looking kit-bashing.
Any other weird Soviet Naval stuff on the slipways?

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

Darned effective looking old chap!

All the best,


Tim Gow said...

Phil Broeders
Thanks. They're a good result relative to the effort which went in!

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
Nothing at the moment, but I do have plans. Well vague ideas.

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
Best viewed from several counties away!

Peter Douglas said...


I'm getting to the age where it feels like all of my ideas are vague.


Paul said...

Nice job Tim. My redecorating process is taking about the same time.

Unknown said...

Good to see this kind of modelling. It inspires me to start on a long awaited project ... Jeff

Tim Gow said...

Just drybrush - it's far quicker!

Tim Gow said...

Tell us more....

Archduke Piccolo said...

Wicked! Some fine extempore kitbashing there, Tim. I agree with you philosophy, too: history is all well and good, but several units of a class of vessels is better than just the one. Especially if you have the bottoms (hulls) to adapt.