I decided to start with the bigger ships and picked out the Kiev class carriers (or heavy aviation cruisers) and Kirov class nuclear-powered cruisers. The Figurehead packs for these come with four ships in each pack and I decided to do them all, so that I don't have unpainted ships hanging around. I've got the basic colors for all the ships done, now I just need to do some touch-up work and do a light wash to bring out some details.
|Four Kiev class, with the modified Baku (later Adm Gorshkov) in front|
|Kirov class large cruisers|
|Kiev and Kirov class for size comparison|
Over the weekend I stopped by the annual model show at the Museum of Flight. They usually have a good turnout and I always enjoy looking at the completed models that show up there. There is a fair share of aircraft, armored vehicles and cars, but there are usually a few ships and other interesting models. I grabbed some photos while I was there (none of these models are mine).
|1/72 scale Gato Class submarine|
|A close-up view of the bridge|
|A P-8 Poseidon ASW plane with a target|
|A nice diorama of Tigercat converted for firefighting|
|A Kilo class sub|
|A nicely done model of the starship Enterprise with real lights|
|An interesting model of Robbie the Robot from the Forbidden Planet movie|