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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:04 am 
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Dear Boys and Girls, have any of you built the 1/700 Combrig kits of this class of battleship yet? I would be very interested to know your thoughts on these kits; I have two kits, Vergniaud and Voltaire, but I haven't started building them yet. Here are some images of the name-ship Danton......

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Cuirassé à Turbines DANTON; name-ship for a class of six sisterships, Danton, Mirabeau, Condorcet, Voltaire, Diderot and Vergniaud. Named for Georges-Jacques Danton - the leading French Revolutionary.

Builder – Arsenal de Brest. Designer - Ingénieur L’Homme.

Laid down – 3rd February 1908.
Launched – 4th July 1909.
Service – 1st June 1911 to 19th March 1917.

Length 146.6 metres - Breadth 25.8 metres. Displacement 18,318 tons.

Armament 4 x 305mm, 12 x 240mm, 16 x 75mm, 8 x 47mm, 2 x 450mm TT.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:01 pm 
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Dear Boys & Girls, it look like Léla Presse are bringing out a new title on the Danton class battleships (at long last)......

http://www.avions-bateaux.com/en/catalo ... _1252.html


I can hardly wait.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:19 am 
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Yay!

That one IS on my shopping list!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:31 pm 
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Tell me about it Jim. I can hardly breathe at the thought of it; I almost asphixiated last night when I saw the book was due. You never know; it might even prompt me to make a model :big_grin:

Meanwhile, here are some pictures of Mirabeau to keep us going......

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Cuirassé à Turbines MIRABEAU; one of a class of six sisterships, Danton, Mirabeau, Condorcet, Voltaire, Diderot and Vergniaud. Named for Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau - the 18th Century French Author, Orator and Statesman.

Builder – Arsenal de Lorient. Designer - Ingénieur L’Homme.

Laid down – 4th May 1908.
Launched – 28th October 1909.
Service – 1st August 1911 to 1928.

Length 146.6 metres - Breadth 25.8 metres. Displacement 18,318 tons.

Armament 4 x 305mm, 12 x 240mm, 16 x 75mm, 8 x 47mm, 2 x 450mm TT.


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Yaddiyadiya!

distance shots ....--- how about a nice on-deck-shot...?

here are a couple from my 'Danton file'... :big_grin:
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Excellent pictures, thanks Jim. I'm not sure the upper picture is of a Danton class ship; looks more like Patrie or République with that shallow wing turret and those cantilevered bridge wings......

Here is Condorcet by return......

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Cuirassé à Turbines CONDORCET; one of a class of six sisterships, Danton, Mirabeau, Condorcet, Voltaire, Diderot and Vergniaud. Named for Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet - the 18th Century French Philosopher, Mathematician and Political Scientist who was prominent during the Enlightenment.

Builder - Société des Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire, St Nazaire. Designer - Ingénieur L’Homme.

Laid down - August 1907.
Launched - 20th August 1909.
Service - June 1911 to August 1944.

Length 146.6 metres - Breadth 25.8 metres. Displacement 18,318 tons.

Armament 4 x 305mm, 12 x 240mm, 16 x 75mm, 8 x 47mm, 2 x 450mm TT.


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Dear Boys & Girls, here is a newly published reference on the Danton......

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:49 am 
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Dear Boys & Girls, publication of the forthcoming Léla Presse book by Robert Dumas and Gérard Prévoteaux is now due at the end of 2010. The price should be announced 3 months before publication according to their latest catalogue. Cannot wait......

http://www.avions-bateaux.com/fr/catalo ... _1252.html

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Combrig have announced a 1/350 Danton class kit on their Facebook page! There are two pictures of their CNC hull master on their site so it's fantastic news (for me at least)......

http://combrig-models.com/index.php/com ... on350-1911

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Dear Boys & Girls, at last a publication date for the forthcoming Léla Presse book by Robert Dumas and Gérard Prévoteaux on the Danton class turbine battleships. Still cannot wait......

http://www.avions-bateaux.com/en/catalo ... _1252.html

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I have one of the Combrig kit, but what is proper deck color for that warship?


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Dear Sebaar, I'm not completely sure, but I understand the Danton class ships had steel decks that were not covered in planking. I've been working under tha assumption that the decks are painted a medium grey, but I wouldn't say my assumption is definitive......

Here is Vergniaud by return......

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Cuirassé à Turbines VERGNIAUD, a French Intermediate/Semi-Dreadnought battleship; one of a class of six sisterships, Danton, Mirabeau, Condorcet, Voltaire, Diderot and Vergniaud. Named for Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud - the 18th Century French Orator and Revolutionary.

Builder - Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux. Designer - Ingénieur L’Homme.

Laid down – July 1908.
Launched – 12th April 1910.
Service – 18th December 1911 to 1922.

Length 146.6 metres - Breadth 25.8 metres. Displacement 18,318 tons.

Armament 4 x 305mm, 12 x 240mm, 16 x 75mm, 8 x 47mm, 2 x 450mm TT.

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were they not a bronzed brown grey...?

or were the lino?

the surface looks like metal...? or lino?

anyone have a better on-deck pic?
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JIM BAUMANN wrote:
were they not a bronzed brown grey...?

or were they lino?

the surface looks like metal...? or lino?

anyone have a better on-deck pic?

JB


Dear JimBau, I thought the model in the Musée de la Marine had dark brown decks, but it's a long time ago and it was a builder's model......

Here is Diderot by return......

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Cuirassé à Turbines DIDEROT, a French Intermediate/Semi-Dreadnought battleship; one of a class of six sisterships, Danton, Mirabeau, Condorcet, Voltaire, Diderot and Vergniaud. Named for Denis Diderot, an 18th Century French Philosopher and Author who was prominent during the Enlightenment.

Builder – Société des Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire, St Nazaire. Designer – Ingénieur L’Homme.

Laid down – October 1907.
Launched – 19th April 1909.
Service – June 1911 to 1936.

Length 146.6 metres – Breadth 25.8 metres. Displacement 18,318 tons.

Armament 4 x 305mm, 12 x 240mm, 16 x 75mm, 8 x 47mm, 2 x 450mm TT.

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In meantime i have found this (according to this postcard, dekcs were painted in hull color):


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Dear cerberusjf, thank you; that is just the model I meant. I couldn't find my own pictures of it......

Here is Voltaire by return......

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Cuirassé à Turbines VOLTAIRE, a French Intermediate/Semi-Dreadnought battleship; one of a class of six sisterships, Danton, Mirabeau, Condorcet, Voltaire, Diderot and Vergniaud. Named for François-Marie Arouet - the 18th Century French Revolutionary Writer, Essayist and Wit - “Voltaire”.

Builder – Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne. Designer - Ingénieur L’Homme.

Laid down – 20th July 1907.
Launched – 16th January 1909.
Service – June 1911 to 1935.

Length 146.6 metres - Breadth 25.8 metres. Displacement 18,318 tons.

Armament 4 x 305mm, 12 x 240mm, 16 x 75mm, 8 x 47mm, 2 x 450mm TT.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:46 pm 
Any word on availability of the book "Les Cuirases de 18000T"?


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Any word on availability of the book "Les Cuirases de 18000T"?


The book should be available next month.

Link: http://www.avions-bateaux.com/en/catalo ... 4_1_0.html

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Still waiting for my copy :( ; I think it was published 10 days ago......

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