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Monday, 7 January 2019

Zvezda 1/350th Project 1125 Armoured Patrol Boat - Cruel Seas Russian Fleet?

I saw these little models in the Hereford Model Centre just before Christmas and bought two as I thought they'd be just about the correct size to fit into Cruel Seas (at allegedly 1/350th scale).


Designed to go with their Art of Tactic game, the models were simple clip together items coming on a single sprue of green polystyrene.


Having now built them I'm not convinced they're truly 1/350th as they seem smaller than I'd expect them to be. However, looking at on-line pictures of the real thing it wasn't that big.


The model includes a scenic (water) base to display the model on, and of course a flag and associated hole for the game requirements.


There are choices to be made...T35 or T34 armoured turret to fit and T35 MG turret or Katyusha rockets.


Altogether a simple, quite finely detailed little model when built.


There are a number of colour schemes to choose from when you search on-line and I opted for a simple base coat of grey with light green stripes for camouflage.


The bases were painted the same way I painted the U-Boat - base coat of a grey blue from Vallejo, followed by Army Painter blue wash. Finally several dry-brushes of white were added until the desired effect was achieved.

Not sure if they will ever see the light of day on a table, but nice enough models all the same. At only £2.99 each they won't break the bank. I'm unaware if Zvezda have any plans to produce similar scaled opposition, but will keep my eyes peeled.


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  1. I’m forced to upset you - Zvezda has a very strange approach to creating game miniatures and hasn’t planned anything other than a boat and a train on a micro scale (at least in the catalog for 2019 there’s nothing like it). I know a man who made a maritime strategy for the type of "Art Of Tactics"
    https://vk.com/navytactics

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    1. Oh well I'll have to wait for someone else to produce opposition!

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  2. Another interesting link to the 3D model of the boat on a scale of 1: 300
    https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thingiverse.com%2Fthing%3A3340540%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1QYCeUdBCNCxzZIz2XwPRbnKqZKnUCmbBvcvxd6hEfO4lcEPwTSnPUQ0c&h=AT1PxjWbBlVaJdMyXTGgbbaVXvHh30V2FcF1DQKjhHwLEhBdxQIftbFCa_KfiC7PbEIi4hebYL3mIBKU8oFH7EP9UonntqW87cV6xasM21ux5heG51ScP2B_OyyXbpxRGUXPDeXLfFM1ZuNpSGUMULbegCuw7H6OopJr0KcM0OY2dX3Ljo9m9ebfI0fGnKV2DCFglYvkrHphlKxW624XUX5HxRvRjkGtmmZu2IscgqEDr262zutnIoHIaDUwiByiWmQZvFr1pCQFzWsGuCU9vh-C_g1kPaQvXJi2WPSP6OMh95-uBxAFzPKU4FYhXI5TpGBElZmFVB7X-t0hCjaX1aFD2MeaD7OM_lqD91FDX-jgpZAXtU_T1MASe6Q13xz-SGvO895driEifwIUX5VTakC_XOZbG47KuSKMZM4ETalM-FnOd34HhJIQ5wUa3oPainOQU2fbbpsMydkYCtVsmGkYOhBm-xf0UA

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    1. Thanks for the Link, that's a very good looking model!

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