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beefy66

USSR Sovremenny 956 Destroyer

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I started this project at the Scottish nationals back in April so it has been on and off for a while bit like most of my builds really  :doh: yes I know a couple need finished but it has just been to nice not to make the most of the good weather up here in the North East

So as you can see the hull has a few fit problems this has started as a back to front project I got the WEM photo etch first then looked for the kit for about 2 years  🤷‍♂️ any way got it and started straight away in April but been busy with trying to finish another project first

and Sid the spider is not playing games when it comes to helping with the rigging on Abercrombie a little intro

 

The Sovremennyy-class destroyer is the principal anti-surface warship of the Russian Navy ("Sovremennyy" translates like "Modern"). The Soviet designation for the class was Project 956 Sarych (Buzzard).

The primary role of this guided missile destroyer is to attack enemy warships while also providing sea and air defense for warships and transports under escort. It complements the Udaloy-class destroyers in anti-submarine operations.

The project began in the late 1960s when it was becoming obvious in the Soviet Navy that naval guns still had an important role particularly in support of amphibious landings, but existing gun cruisers and destroyers were showing their age. A new design was started, employing a new 130 mm automatic gun turret. Single and twin mounts were developed, and the twin mount chosen for its superior rate of fire. In 1971 a go-ahead was given for the Severnaya design bureau to design "a ship capable of supporting amphibious landings".[1] At the same time, the United States Navy was constructing new large Spruance-class multi-role destroyers. To respond to this new threat, Project 956 was updated with new air defence suite and new, powerful 3M80 anti-ship missiles. Although the Soviet Navy had largely moved to gas turbine propulsion for its new warships, steam turbines were selected instead for Project 956: partly because production of naval gas turbines would have been insufficient for entire program. Lead ship of the class, Sovremennyy was laid down in 1976 and commissioned in 1980. A total of 18 have been built for the Russian Navy, but currently only 5 remain in service due to lack of funds and trained personnel. Additional 3 ships are ongoing modernization and overhaul and 2 are laid-up in reserve (the table lists 3 in service 2 in reserve and 1 being overhauled and 11 decommissioned + 4 Chinese). All the ships were built by Severnaya Verf 190 St. Petersburg.

These ships have a maximum displacement of 7,940 tons. The ships are 156 metres (511 ft 10 in) in length, with a beam of 17.3 metres (56 ft 9 in) and a draught of 6.5 metres (21 ft 4 in). They are armed with an anti-submarine helicopter, 48 air defence missiles, eight anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, mines, long-range guns and a sophisticated electronic warfare system.

There are a total of three versions of this class: the original Project 956 armed with the 3M80 version of the Moskit anti-ship missile, and its successor, the Project 956A, which is armed with the improved 3M80M version of the Moskit with longer range. The main difference between the two is that the missile launching tubes on Project 956A are longer than that of Project 956 to accommodate the increased size of the newer missile, and these launching tubes can be used to fire / store the original 3M80 as well. A third version, Project 956EM, later developed for the People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force was the latest development of this class. Chinese media called the ship "carrier killer".

 

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Hull,Photo Etch WEM and Box art

 

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as you can see this is an older kit so the hull upper and lower parts have had a lot of filling and sanding

 

upper Structures

 

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and start of PE ladders going on

 

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and another first i will be using Colour Coats paints thanks to Jamie at Sovereign Hobbies

 

Dont expect this to be any faster a build you should all know what my build speed is by now  :snail:

 

beefy the slow one  :whistle:

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Hi O Slow One!

 

I'm in for the long term ……………………………………………………………………………….

Interesting potted history, great for the lazy (Me)

 

Kev

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While giving my eyes a rest during rigging Abercrombie I have painted the hull red and the main deck dark grey

 

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beefy

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Well trying to get some reference photos please of the forward radar setup for this build

 do any of you kind gentlemen have any close ups to give me any tips on how to put together the PE for this :book:

 

beefy 

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small update slowly making up the forward mast  :hypnotised:

 

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beefy

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On 2/17/2019 at 7:55 PM, Courageous said:

That looks fiddly.

 

Stuart

Fiddly is not the same words I was using while putting it together  :doh:

managed to get hold of some reference from one of the lads at the model club it is from a 1/200 build but it will help with where I need to add the etch for this build

so hopefully my meager attempt with this 1/350 will look somewhere near this fantastic build of Joe Simon  :crying: Yeah right

 

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beefy

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small update started to paint the upper structures and hull ready to join them all together when dry

 

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beefy

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Nice steady progress.

That first pic looks like some alien walker!

What's that 'capsized' hull you're working on?

 

Stuart

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46 minutes ago, Courageous said:

Nice steady progress.

That first pic looks like some alien walker!

What's that 'capsized' hull you're working on?

 

Stuart

 

13 minutes ago, Chris Hewitt said:

Looking good ,will it be ready for Perth .

 

Thanks Stuart that Alien thing is a handy little holder I use for painting a few bits at a time 

 

Sorry Chris but at my build rate it will not be ready for this year maybe next time. :whistle:

 

beefy 

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48 minutes ago, beefy66 said:

 

 

Thanks Stuart that Alien thing is a handy little holder I use for painting a few bits at a time 

 

Sorry Chris but at my build rate it will not be ready for this year maybe next time. :whistle:

 

beefy 

I'm the same,  USS Saratogo is on the back burner,moved on to something else.

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Looking good! What scale is that Monster of a Bismarck in the background???

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1 hour ago, USS_ESSESS said:

Looking good! What scale is that Monster of a Bismarck in the background???

Nice to see someone who is taking notice that’s the 1/200 scale I have to admit it is not my build 

A good friend decided to sell up he did mostly armour and he had built quite a bit of this project 

Trouble is he has glued it all so I am in the process of trying to dismantle it with out damaging it to be able to get into paint 

But that’s for another day. 🤔

Oh and he is back building again :shrug:

 

beefy 

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