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Mikemx

Trumpeter 1/700 Vittorio Veneto

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Mikemx    2,184

This is the Trumpeter 1/700 Vittorio Veneto. I used the Eduard etch set for the Roma but left off the things like radar, as this represents the ship in 1940. 

Vittorio Veneto was a Littorio class battleship, a fast powerful modern battleship, armed with 9 high velocity 15 inch guns.

Vittorio Veneto was the prime target for the Royal Navy's Mediterranean fleet at the battle of Cape Matapan. She was torpedoed by an Albacore, flown from HMS Formidable but managed to effect enough repairs to escape. The Cruisers Pola, Zara and Fiume were not so lucky and were caught at night by HMS Warspite, HMS Valiant and HMS Barham and destroyed by 15 inch shells and destroyer torpedoes. Vittorio Veneto survived the war but was scrapped.

 

thanks

Mike

 

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Bugle07    98

Very nice modelling, and paint job. She's a busy looking ship isn't she. How was the kit to put together?

 

Geoff 

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Mikemx    2,184
2 hours ago, armored76 said:

Terrific seascape! Great job!

 

Thanks - the base is from Coastal Kit Bases.

 

4 minutes ago, Bugle07 said:

Very nice modelling, and paint job. She's a busy looking ship isn't she. How was the kit to put together?

 

Geoff 

Thanks Geoff. No real issues at all the only problem is that the etch is for Roma but most of it is usable on Vittorio Veneto.

 

thanks

Mike

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armored76    17
11 hours ago, Mikemx said:

Thanks - the base is from Coastal Kit Bases.

I had to have a second and third look to see it is flat and printed! Very-very nice!

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Orion    541

Hello Mike,

Very impressive build of this battleship. Placed in a very realistic water scene. Museum Piece.

It is a good thing, that the Italian High Command had no idea how to use these giants on the open Med Sea, 

Mussolini called it "Mare Nostrum" but it never was.

Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

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Martin Ford    104

I really like that. Beautifully made and finished. Love the birds eye view shot. 

All the best, Martin

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