Sunday, March 31, 2013

Boats vol.10: K19 Soviet submarine

Subject: K19 Hotel Class Soviet Submarine
Scale: 1/350
Manufacturer: Flagman Models
Comments: Injection molded kit, with 33 parts; waterslide decals.
                  This is my K19 sovietic submarine. If you like building cold war subjects, then submarines were the main subject. There were not too many early sovietic submarine designs available to model. Flagman Models, from Russia, has released a nice kit of a Hotel class boat. This were balistic missiles launching boats. The K19 became famous after a nuclear accident during one of it´s cruises. Hollywood made a movie about the events during this mission. The Hotel class submarines had a bad reputation amog soviet sailors, being called Hiroshima.
                  The kit however is very nice. Fit is above standart for limited run models. With only 33 parts, it is perfect for a weekend project. The decals perform well with some help of microscale decal softener. My model was finished with tamiya acrilics, sealed with future and humbrol matt coat.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Boats vol.9: LCM(3) Landing craft

Subject: LCM(3) Landing craft.
Scale: 1/35
Manufacturer: Italeri
Comments: Injection molded kit, out-of-the-box construction. Painted with Tamiya acrilics.
                  This is my Italeri LCM (3) kit. This is a fantastic kit. Fit is almost perfect and there is a lot of details. The huge size of the finished model make it a great center piece for a large scale boat collection.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Boats vol.8: SSN-637 USS Sturgeon

Subject: SSN-637 USS Sturgeon
Scale: 1/350
Construction: Out of the box, painted with Tamiya acrilics, decals from the kit.
                     This is my USS Sturgeon. It is a limited run injection model kit. It is a simple kit, with about 20 parts, including some photoetched details, like the screw. It has nice fit with some flash to remove before assembly. I built mine to represent SSN-637 around midlife. Everything was painted with tamiya acrilics, sealed with furure floor polisher, and, after the decals, covered with humbrol matt finish.
The kit:

Assembling the boat:

The finished model: