Digital Navy’s Oslabya

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Ajax, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. busyguy

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    Looking VERY good! Wish I had some time to work on mine. I just got back from a nine day trip and, after a couple days at home, will be off on another one. :cry:

    Sure is a clean looking build there!
  2. jrts

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    Hi Ajax

    A very, very nice build mate. Keep the photos comeing :lol:
    Looking forward to the rest from both of you.

    Regards

    Rob
  3. j77ason

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    Hi,
    Modelik have a free downloadable model of the Osylaba in 1/250 scale, if my memory serves me correctly.
    I built the model a few years ago in 1/100 scale or thereabouts, detail scale and I actually received a detail plans set from Russia, in Russian of course, for the ship, which helped with my model.
    I had the kit, but sent it to a pen friend in Rio De Janeiro after I finished with it (I don't build from the kit). My friend sent me coloured magazines of the main yearly Carnival in exchange- now they were interesting
    J77ason
  4. Ajax

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    Thanks for the heads up about the free 1:250 Oslabya, Jason! If it showed Oslabya in her white paint scheme then this could be it:

    http://modelyard.narod.ru/english/common.htm

    If anybody is interested, and the site loads as slowly for them as it did for me, you might want to consider using a download accelerator so it'll only take a couple of hours to download! :wink:

    AJ
  5. Ajax

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    I've been dragging my heels on this project, but here's a few pictures of my progress. I've built the midships bulwarks which the instructions describe as the most difficult part of the build and have begun to add some of the structures on the forecastle deck.
  6. jrts

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    AJ

    Well worth the wait, but don't leave it so long please we miss see her!!!

    Time well spent mate she looks great, nice clean lines :shock:

    Always looking for more of this great build

    Regards

    Rob
  7. barry

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    AJ

    WOOOOW great stuff

    barry
  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    Great photos, AJ! :D

    She's coming along quite nicely.

    Looking forward to more photos. :)

    Jim
  9. busyguy

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    Building Oslabya

    Wow! Great job on the bulwarks! You got them to come out very clean and neat. It's really looking sharp.
  10. Ajax

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    Thanks for the encouragement, guys! :D

    I'm still plodding along although all those posts for the boat deck still have me worried though! :lol:

    AJ
  11. busyguy

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    Building Oslabya, The boat deck

    Well, all that time away and the magic model building brownies didn't come in and take care of the boat deck for me. Sigh. Deciding to just bite the bullet I went ahead and taclkled it today, and found it wasn't as hard as I'd feared.

    Of course, I was inspred by Ajax's recent progess to get going again. Not, of course, because I feared he might pass me up. Model building is, after all, not a competitive sport, :wink:

    I started off by cutting all the posts. Plus some extras, in case of screw ups or dropped/lost pieces. I used .5mm plastic round rather than wire as it was easier to paint and cut. I also cut them a bit longer than I needed.
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    Building Oslabya, The boat deck

    Next step was to prepare the deck for the posts. I'd tried just gluing the posts to the deck before but they didn't hold very well. So I drilled out each hole.
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    Building Oslabya, The boat deck

    After that, it was a matter of just putting on a dab of gel super glue and inserting the post in the hole. Making sure they were vertical and the proper height. The forest on the deck sprouted rather quiclky.
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    Building Oslabya, the Boat Deck

    And then, after adding the edgings around it, placing the boat deck itself on top of the posts and the other structures was fairly straightforward. (He said, concealing his own inadequacies and repeated attempts and muttered curses at his own clumsiness)
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    Building Oslabya, the Boat Deck

    And another shot.
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    Building Oslabya, The boat deck

    So the boat deck wasn't, quite, as hard as I'd feared. Also, the appearance of all those support posts was one of the items that attracted me to the model in the first place. Onward to the funnels and air intakes!
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    I have to say that was a very well done job, each of the posts are very nicely vertical. That's no little task to accomplish, and it came out superbly! :D

    Nice detailed photos that show off all that hard work so very well.

    She's looking great!
    Looking forward to more updates. :D

    Jim
  18. Ajax

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    Beautiful work, busyguy! :D That boat deck turned out excellent - and those closeup shots do a great job showing it off. I can only hope mine turns out half as good!

    AJ
  19. jrts

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    One very hard job done to great effect :shock:

    Looks fantastic

    Regards

    Rob
  20. barry

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    superb job

    barry