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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:08 pm 
FOR WHAT ITS WORTH I HAVE THE ORIGINAL MODEL OF THE KIROV THAT SET ON IT DURING WW2 , NOT A POST WAR MODEL . THE SHIP ITSELF IS HERE IN MY HOME NOW AND I AM THINKING ABOUT SELLING IT. IT IS ABOUT 2 METERS LONG AND MADE OF WOOD & STEEL. A VERY NICE AND RARE PIECE.

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Hello what brand and colors of paint are you using?


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I have a Trumpeter Kirov in the loft that I was thinking of starting, and then I found this thread. Absolutely amazing skills and phenomenal research - this is a thread I will be referring to whenever I get around to building mine, although I have no expectations of approaching this level of skill or correctness.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Time for some major progress! The aft mast is finally finished. As with the main mast, it is just crammed with equipment and electronics.

There are two versions of the mast depending on the time frame. This photo shows the earlier version with a basic tower structure holding the V-Tube antenna. Also, note that the V-Tube is a solid rod. This is the version and timeframe I've chose to do, mainly because the available photoetch is more accurate for this period. Plus, I just kind of like this look better!

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For comparison, here is the more recent version. Note the basic support tower has been replaced with a "stand" and that the V-Tube has an open framework rather than the earlier solid rod. The upper lattice platform that the V-Tube support sits on has been extended, as well, and the supports under the platform are radically different.

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I started with the Top Steer radar assembly. This had to be largely scratchbuilt since the kit version was the incorrect Top Plate featured on later members of the class.
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Here's a view of the lattice work platform after being shortened. A ring-like object has been added although I have no idea what it does.
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In this underside view, note the scratchbuilt support beams. This was necessary since the PE versions didn't fit after the platform was shortened. Also note the smaller exhaust pipe that was added running jaggedly (yes, that's really how it goes) up the forward (left in the photo) face of the mast.
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Another view of the platform coming together.
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Here's the beginings of the V-Tube antenna. It's much finer and it's all round rod which is correct as opposed to the squared kit version. Also, the two tubes should meet at very close to a 90 deg angle unlike the kit which has a very spread out angle.
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Finally, here's the entire mast assembled. Note the X-shaped (dipoles?) on the ends of the V-Tube. A scratchbuilt light pole has been added to the aft (right in the photo) end of the lattice platform.
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Note the railing at the lowest level on the forward (right in photo) side of the base of the mast. The railings have an odd layout which is correct. There is some piece of equipment in the center where the two railings sort of meet but I don't have a photo that shows it well enough to model it.
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The blue tint to the lattice platform is just an artifact of the camera. It's actually the same uniform gray as everything else!
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That's it for now but there's more major progress coming very soon on the flight deck.

Enjoy!

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Bob


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Beautiful, just beautiful!

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Just a 1/700 version - I've got a few more things to work on before tackling that "beast" and all the modifications it warrants!

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Hello Bob

your work is absolutely "insane" precision :woo_hoo: I take a slap every time I see your model
and it motivates me for to have your level one day!!!
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A couple of pictures you'd care to share, perhaps? Inquiring minds want to know! :smallsmile: (Or did I miss a posting?)

Of my current/upcoming projects? For the first half of the year I'd been building a Flower class corvette. Current project is the Ting Yuen, and next up would be USS Lansdowne 1/700 in Tokyo Bay, and after that is probably the Chinese cruiser Chih Yuen, unless I can persuade my department to pay me to build the new 1/200 Bismarck... ;)

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Well, I haven't started it yet :heh: I try to keep to one project at a time, and Kirov's big enough that I can't bring it with me around the country when I change locations between summer and school year. I did put a few photos of the kit in the CASF thread, though it's just a Modellist reboxing of the Trumpeter/Pit-Road kit.

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Hi Bob, John here, when does your Kirov thread continue ? You are doing a hell of a job on your Trumpeter model, a real inspiration !!

John. :wave_1:


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Hello Bob

a small wip?for the pleasure of eyes :smallsmile: we have not had our " dose "

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Any new progress on your model mate?
I've finally made a sort of start on my 1/72 Frunze.
Working on the guts of the ship before I start putting the deck on.
Also working on the Admiral Kuznetsov and Steregushchy-class corvette in the same shot.


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