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PF Naughton

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  1. Hi, Your build looks nice. I especially like the alternate color scheme.
  2. Hi, Your build looks really nice so far. I'm looking forward to seeing more. Pat
  3. Hi, Another early Russo-Japanese War era cruiser that isn't too expensive is the Russian ship Aurora. I think it was originally a Heller kit, like the Potemkin, and the molds have been passed along to several different Eastern European companies over the years. As such, any kit that you get may have some flash, etc, but they are often fairly cheap. Pat PS. Here is a listing of the kit off Scalemates.com https://www.scalemates.com/kits/ark-models-40001-russian-navy-protected-cruiser-aurora--137853
  4. Hi, I think Revell does a motor yacht in 1/72 scale though I don't know if it i currently in production. You might be able to find one on eBay or similar places though. Pat https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-05145-luxury-yacht-108ft--975169
  5. Hi, As Martian notes, the HMS Agamemnon (and/or HMS Lord Nelson) appear to be good kits for late Pre-Dreadnaught era Battleships. In addition, there have been a number of other late era kits released in the last few months, though I'm not sue how easy they may be to build. These include: Trumpter's 1/350 scale models of the Russian Battleship Tsesarevich (kitted either as built in 1904 or as she served during WWI, and later named Grazhdanin, which I think means citizen in Russian if I am recalling correctly) Zvezda's 1/350 scale models of the Russian Battleships of the Borodino class (from the Russo-Japanese War period (1904-1905)) Hobby Boss's 1/350 scale models of the French Condercet class semi-dreadnoughts, which entered service in about 1911 Hasegawa's 1/350 scale model of the Japanese Battleship Mikasa from the Russo-Japanese War and a couple older 1/700 scale models from Sealsmodels of Russo-Japanese War era ships like the Mikasa, Fuji and Yashima, which unfortunately are a little hard to find and pricey, but nice small models A 1/400 scale model originally kitted by Heller of the Battleship Potemkin (from around 1905), but distributed over the years by a number of Russian or Eastern European manufacturers like Eastern Express and Ogonek, etc. Unfortunately the molds for this kit are quite old and show the effects of age, so that some kits end up with misshapen or warped parts and often a lot of flash, which unfortunately prevents it from being a good kit for a beginner (but it can be a fun kit to kitbash or play around with scratch building since it often can be found for cheap. Occasionally you may also see this kit sold as the Battleship St Panteleimon, which it was renamed later in life). For vessels throughout the Pre-Dreadnought era (about 1870-1906), there are a number of resin kits from makers like Combrig, but these can be expensive and resin kits are probably not the best choice for a beginner modeler. Other than that you can sometimes find an old 1/225 scale model of the USS Oregon (which was built in the 1890s) from a company that was called Glencoe models. I think that this kit though has been out of production for a while, and thus may not be easy to find (or cheap if you do find it). If you are looking for ship's from earlier than that (say 1850's to 1860's) there are a couple models of Iron Clad ships like the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, or Steam and Sail era warships like the USS Kearsarge and the CSS Alabama, from the US Civil War. In particular Lindberg sells/sold a kit with both the Monitor and Virginia, though I have read that the two models are not the same scale. Similarly Lindbergh used to also sell kits of the Kearsarge and Alabama as well. However, because all four of those models are from fairly old original molds I have read that they may not be 100% accurate in their depictions of the real ships. Hope this helps. Pat
  6. Hi, Your build looks great. The detailing that you've done really brings the kit to life.
  7. PF Naughton

    Grant in Africa

    Hi, I think Agent G's model is of a tank from the 2nd Armored Brigade, not the 22nd. (See 2nd image down in link below) https://www.how-amps.org/british-m4-sherman-tanks-north-africa Pat PS. Here is a 2nd copy of the image suggesting that the colors above and below the white line are different shades. http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2011/09/sherman-ii-direct-vision-tasca-135-part.html
  8. Hi, This is a fascinating build to watch. Your work is phenomenal. Pat
  9. Wow, that looks great. Its hard to believe that its 1/1200 scale
  10. Hi, Your build looks great. Looking at the ship it almost looks like it could have made a good basis for the USN's new FFG(X) programme.
  11. I thought the tank was just "wearing its flannel pajamas"
  12. Hi, Looking at the specs from the link that Slater provided the design doesn't look too different in size than the DDG 51 Flt IIa. Specifically the FFG(X) appears to have a length and beam of 496 x 65 ft, while the DDG Flt IIa appears to be 509 x 66ft.
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