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Kruzenshtern Russian Four-Masted Barque
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 06:59 AM GMT+7
Hi Everyone,

I have received from Jim, the Kruzenshtern, a Russian Four-Masted Barque.

I will be building the kit on the site.

If you are interested Jim has done a review on You Tube link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFLCB61R0aM
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM GMT+7
I have been looking at the kit, it is a good quality kit. I checked the price on-line $72.00 not a bad price for what’s in the box and this is a large ship a 21-inch hull. I will be replacing the sails and ratlines and making my own. The LHS here carries a large variety of wooden ship building parts(Colpar‘s), a great plus for me. A real plus, the wood deck planks are too scale. I will also replace the anchors, nothing wrong with the plastic ones, I just like brass anchors level of detail.
We will see how this goes, as the last time I build a sailing ship was many years ago the Revell Constitution.

This will be a long project.

A little slow to start with, until after are IPMS High Plains show as I need to put the final touches on other models ready for the contest and get all the kits priced.

First off, the hull, I will be drilling out all the portholes and inserting clear styrene.






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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:52 AM GMT+7
Following along with interest Harry

Zvezda is one of the few model companies making new IM styrene sailing ship kits so will be good to see how she builds up.
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 03:45 PM GMT+7
This should be fun!! Looking forward to the build Harry!
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 05:22 AM GMT+7
Thanks Guys.

Russell, a friend is working on the 1/72 Zvezda Black Pearl.

That is a very nice model.
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM GMT+7
I have looked, but can not find a wooden deck for this kit.
Any suggestions would be helpful.

I could use a generic 1/200 decking, but with all the raised detail on the plastic parts, it would be a nightmare.

Thanks
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 11:28 AM GMT+7
I thought Artwox had some blanks of wood deck they sold. Might be something there to source! Painting is still and option. There are a few techniques to getting the painted version to look pretty close to credible.

Reminds me....I probably could bang out a thread on a commission I'm working on....the Pearl!
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 11:49 AM GMT+7
Thanks Todd, I have the generic blanks.

If you are interested I did find the Wooden Deck and Cloth Sails for the 1/72 Zvezda/Revell Pearl...Yes I ordered them. Looked pretty nice in the photos
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 12:45 PM GMT+7
Nice...I would give those blanks a try if you have them.

I did pick up the cloth sails for my Pearl. I opted to paint the decks instead of the wood add-on. Mine will be weathered pretty well, figured the extra step of adding the wood might not be needed.

I will try and get something posted soon.
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 06:25 AM GMT+7
Been working on drilling out the portholes and the other items.

I just think in 1/200 clear plastic porthole will look better than painted black plastic.

It’s a holiday weekend time to BBQ!!!