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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:37 am 
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Hi all

I just "discovered" the Soviet Pr. 26 light cruisers, I really love their look!

Pr. 26 Kirov and Voroshilov
Pr. 26bis Maxim Gorkiy and Molotov
Pr. 26bis2 Kaganovich and Kalinin

I ordered two kits (Voroshilov and Maxim Gorkiy) by Combrig which offers all six of them in different configurations, and wonder if anybody has built any of these kits.

Any suggestions concerning aftermarket items (barrels, photoetch etc.)?

Any interesting stories?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:41 pm 
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Some photo sources:
Kirov
Voroshilov
Maxim Gorkij
Molotov
Kalinin
Kaganovitch

Some of them had interesting camouflage patterns, e.g.

Maxim Gorkij:
http://navsource.narod.ru/photos/02/067/02067004.jpg

Kalinin:
http://navsource.narod.ru/photos/02/066/02066003.jpg

I have Kirov and Kaganovitch, but I have not yet built them or checked for parts.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:59 pm 
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Any good sources for finding the correct colors for the different periods?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:01 am 
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http://forums.airbase.ru/2009/09/t68450 ... -poly.html
http://forums.airbase.ru/2011/10/t83260 ... kt-26.html


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:32 am 
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Maxim, great photo links, thank you!

Alexey, thanks for posting these links! Who produces these photoetch parts?

Cheers, Peter


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If I understood it correctly, PE was made by the modelmaker (GromoBoy) himself.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:48 pm 
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DariusP wrote:
If I understood it correctly, PE was made by the modelmaker (GromoBoy) himself.


Thanks, Darius... did you understand if he sells it?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:53 am 
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It's an old post Peter (2009) and GromoBoy's last post on Airbase was made in December 2012. So, unfortunately, it's impossible to answer your question.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:26 pm 
Does anybody know what color the main decks of these ships were? I can find only 1 color picture of the main deck, (that pic is posted here) and it seems to be a kind of chocolate brown. I have Combrig's Maxim Gorky up next in the pile and I can't find any good pics of their decks, even in black & white. Did these ships have wooden decks? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:42 pm 
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There is a large scale model of Kirov in the entrance hall of the Northern Fleet Museum in Murmansk. The decks appear to be a medium brown which might be similar to the colour of linoleum. The decks don't appear to be planked.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:07 pm 
Thanks, finnfan, that helps a lot. There are very few pictures of these ships on the web that are NOT taken at sea level, and from a distance, so making out details such as deck color and material is a challenge. I was able to find one or two B&W pics that seem to show, as you said, a linoleum-like surface. It clearly doesn't look like wood, and the Combrig kit does not have planking scribed into the deck. Their Sverdlov kit, however, does have planking scribed, so I am assuming that class of ships had a wooden deck?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:11 am 
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The Sverdlov class had wooded decks, whereas the Kirov class had linoleum. I checked the special volumes about both classes by Okręty Wojenne (Nr. 18, 29, and 30).

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