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Oslyabya, Peresviet Class Battleship

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"MSW crew-mate Peter Fulgoney (PeterF) sends in his latest chef d'œuvre, this time, we can ogle over the Peresviet Class Battleship Oslyabya, set and photographed in a particularly fitting fashion, in this "On Display" Feature!"

The first ship to be sunk at the battle of Tsushima was the Russian battleship Oslyabya on 27th May 1904, and was the first capital ship to be sunk by gunfire alone. As part of the second Pacific squadron she was sent to the Far East, the flagship of Rear-Admiral Baron Folkersahm who died on the voyage but went down with the ship.

She was a Peresviet class ship with the other sister Pobieda and was laid down in January 1898, and commissioned in January 1902.

Displacement : 13,500 tons.
Length : 132.4m.
Beam : 21.8m.
Draught : 8m.
Speed : 18.33 knots.
Range : 5,600 nmi.
Compliment : 778.
2 x 254mm main guns.
11 x 152mm.
20 x 75mm.

The kit is the Combrig 1:700 scale resin version of the ill fated ship, and it has a very pleasing look to it with its tumblehome sides small bridge, and three funnels, the essential pre-dreadnought design.

As with most builds, I have to thank our friend Jim Bauman for providing invaluable information to take this build to its conclusion. I had always wanted to compose a white ship in a sea of ice, and again Jim provided pictures to help achieve this. The tug boat shown is the Combrig Ioan Kronstadtsky which is part of the British harbour set comprise.

With all the snow recently, it was a good chance to enhance the presentation with some real ice water!

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About the Author

About peter fulgoney (peterf)


Always good to see your comments everyone, and thank you for taking the time. Brrrrr! Peter F
JAN 14, 2010 - 12:44 AM
Like Peter said, "Brrrrrr!!" Fantastic sir, simply fantastic!
JAN 14, 2010 - 01:14 AM
Peter- another fantastic and inspirational build.... ditto on the capturing the atmosphere. And very apropos for the kind of weather/snow we are having on both side of the pond! Cheers
JAN 14, 2010 - 05:02 AM
Very convincing , and a nice subject.You cant tell if it is a model you looking at , or a picture somewhere from Siberia.I want to try something with ice as well but haven't found a good enough picture to draw me in to it yet.I have to admit i envy people who have the time to start and complete models other than Bismarck/Hood now.
JAN 14, 2010 - 10:09 AM
Thanks again, guys, very nice to hear from you all, and, Bismarck/Hood, what its done to your modelling Kostas is that its made you think about presentation with a strong accent on sea effects - no one can touch your work in this area. But, I know what you mean. Peter F
JAN 15, 2010 - 02:04 AM
That is absolutely amazing Peter......it's soooooooo real !!!! fantastic work.... simply brilliant Louis Malta
JAN 16, 2010 - 02:46 AM
Thanks very much, Louis, and for taking the time to say so. What I've realised over the last four years of modelling is the photographic presentation where you can experiment, and create illusions and I beleive there's so much more we can do to enhance our work this way. All the best, Peter F
JAN 19, 2010 - 12:39 AM
Hello Peter, very nice work. I thought the first photo was of the real ship, not the model. You've captured the bleak Russian winter extremely well. A very well done scene, and very unusual, one of the best I've seen. Al
JAN 19, 2010 - 03:42 AM
Thanks very much for your reply, Al, and its a scene I've always wanted to do since seeing the Aurora frozen into the Neva in Lenningrad - as it was then - in 1984 - now that was atmospheric! Cheers, Peter F
JAN 19, 2010 - 08:23 PM
unusual and well done
FEB 01, 2010 - 07:00 PM