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Topic review - Russian Corvette Astrakhan, 1/350, Combrig
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  Post subject:  Re: Russian Corvette Astrakhan, 1/350, Combrig  Reply with quote
Very neat kit! I wish someone would come out with some of the more modern USN patrol craft and minesweepers in large scales. Even 1/350 is too small for me on these smaller ships.
Post Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:38 am
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Looking good!
Post Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:29 pm
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Little progress, started adding details( though my building time isn't completely spent on my knees searching..., luckily )
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first the larger parts like the doors, then the smaller parts as the various boxes:
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also took a start on he main mast, still a lot to be added, but first it needs to be straightened up a bit...:
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 1 off the vertical antennas was lost (very fragile connection) and was replaced by a bit of copperwire....
Post Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:09 am
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The main class for this ship is called the Buyan-klasse. It is a small ship, with the possibility for coastal bombardements with artillery and rockets, mainly used to guard the Russian coast. Thanks to it's shallow draft (2m and 2.5m for the upgraded Buyan-M) it has also the possibility to guard rivers and come to shallow coastal areas.

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Later (2010) this class was upgraded to the Buyan-M klasse, with better stealthproperties, vertical launchtubes for anti-ship missiles and subsequently became a lot larger (10m in length, 2m in width). There's also an exportversion called Tornado.

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Info about the Buyan-klasse:

                                           Buyan                                  Buyan-M

Displacement:                500t (520t full)                        949t (full)
length:                                   62m                                    75m
beam:                                    9.6m                                   11m
heigth:                                   6.57m                                 6.57m
draft:                                         2m                                   2.5m
Propulsion: 2 shaft CODAD, 4 x Zvezda M520, 14,584 shp (10,880 kW) and Kolomna Diesel, Pumpjet.
Speed:                            28kn (52km/h)                        26kn (48km/h)
range:                                   2800km                                4300km
complement:                            29-36                                    52
endurance:                             10days                                    10 days
Armament: 
                                                  1x 100mm A-190-01 navalgun
                                   2x 30mm AK-630 CIWS (close in weapon system)

                                 1x DP-65 grenadelauncher (55mm kaliber, 10 tubes)
                                                  2x 14.5mm KPV machinegun
    1x 40 launch tubes A-215 Grad-M rockets                        1x Pantsir-M CIWS
    1x 3M47 surface-air missiles (4 launchpositions)              2x 4 UKSK vertical cells for Kalibr or Onix misiles

                                                                                               2x 4 Komar surface to air missiles
   

The kit:
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First dryfit of the main parts... looks promising (ahum)

nose aligned:

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some form errors:
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So bottom hull is wrong shape and too long...
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In the assembly guide, a plan is provided (luckily on scale, so the top hull looks spot on, lower hull should be aligned at the rear...
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So I've bitten the bullet and used the saw:
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dryfit:
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and glued:
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So the glue has to set for 24h, and then on with putty and sanding.
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there's some slight problem that keeps popping up, and I don't seem to get rid of it while sanding...

I couldn't find the regular 2-componentglue that I'm used to work with and I've tried a new glue
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Works like a charm, positionable for 5 minutes, dry after 1h and solid after 24h. No wires as with regular Pattex, high bonding strength.. one disadvantage... it keeps popping up from between the grooves of the several parts... even after sanding, cutting, etc till it feels smooth, 1 day later... they're back...

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