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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:54 am 
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Impressive size, ozpirate! But you progress very slowly, it's a year and a half now but you're not going anywhere far. Anyway, just do it!
I'd love to see the finished thing, in a decade or two. ;-)

For the mean time, here's a finished Kutnetzov in 1:350 scale for those who haven't seen a built one.

Trumpeter's USSR Admiral Kuznetzov Aircraft Carrier 1:350 - by Niphon:
(These pics don't take any webspace here, I just link them from my site)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:43 pm 
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Gday Model Maniac, your right it is slow compared with a kit with all the parts supplied. I had to make the hull from nothing but raw material you had yours supplied in the kit!!!
Late last year and the begin of this year had a problem to solve first before I continued. I'm currently working still on the hull sanding. This should take easily till christmas. There is research that takes its time also and yes I have the trumpeter kit also which helps but only so far. Also in the end its a HOBBY not a BUSINESS. You can take your time with a hobby not when your in business. Also I have 4 others I use as tests for learning before a make a big blunder on the big Admiral Kuznetsov.
Question Model Maniac have you ever built a scratch model and I don't mean a part kit I mean SCRATCH, all you are allowed in a drawing, Not even a plan a drawing out of a book. You have to do the lot. Lets see how quick you could build something where pictures a rare, and drawings don't match what you see in the photo.
I have had heaps of people ask me where I got the plans to build my model. My Dad (before he died) was a draftsman and was able to draw a simple plan with very basic lines and this is what I used to make the hull. There is one thing I must say the drawings were not correct when I was working on the foam hull I found out. So to put it simply I'm working of a ship with only a plastic kit and heaps of pictures to guide me.
One more thing well done on your model of the Admiral Kuznetsov at scale 1/350. :thumbs_up_1:
I also link my photos from my site http://picasaweb.google.com/Mick.Elst where there are some new photos from time to time.
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Yeah correct at that. I'm not building a Kuznetsov, but any of my 1/700 full scratch built ships, even with a partial plan, take almost one year. That is of course, as a hobby, with only limited amount of hours to work on it each day. However those ships are only 30cm long, 1 foot, that is nothing compared to Mick's Kuznetsov! I also don't want the financial problems to make such a project! Making good progress there Michael, looks great so far :thumbs_up_1:

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I wish i could buy an kit from kuznetsov somewhere here in holland.
Im sure gonna buy 1 if i see it!
Damm i love the looks of this ship :S

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I was looking, but couldn't find out - I know the Admiral has the AK-630's still in place, does it still use Bass Tilt radars?

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Sauragnmon wrote:
I was looking, but couldn't find out - I know the Admiral has the AK-630's still in place, does it still use Bass Tilt radars?


Simon i think that Admiral Kuznetsov's AK-630s are controled by the CADS-N-1 system. I ll have to check that out asking a friend who knows more on Russian stuff.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:29 am 
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The latest image of the Admiral Kuznetsov 1/72 with the scale 1/50 Nanushka 3 in the fore ground.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:27 am 
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Been a while since anyone posted here so here goes some new image found online.
This should drive some of us modellers nuts with the detail that now has to be changes as per your model. Have fun :heh: I know I am. Thank god I haven't reached that far YET!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:12 am 
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Great photos, do you have a link for the main page as I would like to see what else they have?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Jon wrote:
Great photos, do you have a link for the main page as I would like to see what else they have?

Sorry Jon I took these online for several Russian website locations and these were all they had anyway. But then again I am always on the look out for more. I really liked these images simply because so much detail in such a small image. In some cases I only got a thumb nail but better this than nothing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:20 pm 
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ozpirate wrote:
Jon wrote:
Great photos, do you have a link for the main page as I would like to see what else they have?

Sorry Jon I took these online for several Russian website locations and these were all they had anyway. But then again I am always on the look out for more. I really liked these images simply because so much detail in such a small image. In some cases I only got a thumb nail but better this than nothing.


Thanks ozpirate, glad to know you shared all :thumbs_up_1:

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Thought I'd share this one with you. I have a bigger version and also a "dirty" version made before she was cleaned and sprayed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:19 pm 
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Thanks Neptune I do have this image already but still worth sharing with the group. At the moment the ship is on hold till I have the money to purchase the propellers for the model. Hopefully very soon. I'm on the lookout for a good image side on underwater. I want to see if the ship has anything hanging of the side under the waterline apart for the stabilizer and are there any fins?

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These are wonderful pictures for the modeler , almost makes you want to build the ship. Many years ago I was visiting the Soviet Union and the very thought of having photos of that nature would have you in some holiday camp enjoying the tundra the other side of the Steppe.
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Well on this particular picture you can see there are Bilge Keels on the sides of the Kuz.
Not sure what that stuff in the hull on top of the propellors is. It looks a lot like our echo sounder transducers, but placing that in such a number and on top of your propellors doesn't look like a good idea... On the side I have no idea what else they could be.
I don't have any real side pictures as it's pretty unusual to see a carrier on land. Dry docks are often very narrow places, not suitable to take nice side shots. Unless from up close or sideways from the bow or stern, but even then there is often too little space and light to see anything.

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Those disks on the underwater hull look like part of a cathodic protection system. Those look like the anodes which is probably why there is no paint around them. Most ships have bolt on zincs or some other form of protection around the propellers and rudders where increased flow and cavitation can increase corrosion.

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Ah yes, how could I have missed that. Maybe they have this electrode protection system, using electricity and sending it through the hull, starting from these points to the "receivers" somewhere upwards. Anodes on our ships are a lot different from this, that's why I didn't think about it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:01 pm 
I'd love to see more drydocked shots of Kuznetsov, bow and stern. I'd like to see any Russian ships drydocked, thank you, Keith


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:16 pm 
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Yea the drydock pics are pretty cool... Did i see the soviet state seal just painted over on her stern?


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Found a few more image I didn't have so sharing with all here.
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Hope you enjoy what has been posted here and if any of you people out there has images of the ship close up post here and share them.

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