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I suffer from a long-standing fascination with the sometimes bizarre vessels generated by the combination of steam power, armour protection, and iron construction. Over the years it has led me to build models of dozens of these often odd vessels. At the moment I seem to be drawn to monitors. USS Monitor, by any standards, was both enormously influential and very unusual for its time. Its impact on warship design at the time was significant, with navies all over the world seizing on its features, for better or worse. The ramifications of this intrigue me. One of the oddi
As you will observe, my wife prevailed, so I finished another almost-complete project before moving forward with Uragan! This is my just completed model of the Imperial and Royal Navy’s Danube River monitor Leitha. Leitha was one of a pair of river monitors (the other was Maros) commissioned in 1872. After almost fifty years of front-line service conducting operations in most of Austria’s wars in the period (and participating in an attempted revolution), Leitha was ‘sold commercial’ (I think this is the correct English expression) and became an elevator gravel barge f
Hello, My name is Alex and on behalf of Scale-model-kits.com I would like to notify all of you about latest new items that arrived in our shop's stock. - 1/33 Orel 004 - Heavy Fighter Pe-3 from Orel in 1:33 scale (ORL-004) - 1/200 Orel 006 - Battleship "Retvizan" from Orel in 1:200 scale (ORL-006) - 1/200 Orel 016 - Coast defense battleship "General Ushakov" from Orel in 1:200 scale (ORL-016) - 1/200 Orel 017 - Light cruiser "Red Caucasus" from Orel in 1:200 scale (ORL-017) - 1/33 Orel 019 - Seaplane MBR-2 from Orel in 1:33 scale (ORL-019) - 1/25 Orel 022 - Light tank T-30 from Ore