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Sunday, June 4th 2006, 5:47am

Russische Kaiserlicher Kreuzer "Aurora"

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Russischer Kaiserlicher Kreuzer “Aurora” (Deutsch/Englisch Transliteration: Kreiser “Awrora/Avrora”) Finden Sie aus mehr um diesen Uberlebenden hier und

MaBstab: 1:200
Hersteller: Maly Modelarz #10-11
Designer: Bohdan Wasiak (Lodz)
Herausgegeben: 1977
Lange: 56.5 cm
Breite: 8 cm
Seite: 8 plus 16 instruction/Geschichte in Klappseite
Teile: 517
Anderern: Anweisungen nur in Polnisch

First impressions:
Wow. . .es stinkt! Probably all that iron curtain acid in the paper. I don’t think the stock was ever really white, but it’s aged to an even nicer shade of brown, unfortunately not consistently. Surface of card very porous and felt-like. . .one reason why the ink did not make a full impression. (See detail here) This model appears to have been printed in five solid match colors (grey; dark green; gold; red; black) as opposed to 4-color process, yet the cover is printed nicely in process inks. Strange. . .

Judging by the line quality, all parts appear to have been hand-drawn. Fit and finish might be an issue. . .if I actually get that far. Have a look at the interesting history and instructional fold-out pix below:

Dies war ein Geburtstagsgeschenk fur meinen Bruder, aber ich kann nicht ziemlich Schere auf Papier stellen.

So, bitte ich um Ihre Hilfe in meiner Entscheidung: Werde ich dieses feine altes Modell bauen oder werde es allein verlassen? Bitte wahlt!

Befragen Sie-
1. Unbedingt, Schere los!
2. Behalten Sie es auf dem Brett und denken Sie an es
3. Gestellt es weg in einen feuerfesten Kasten ewig

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Sunday, June 4th 2006, 9:42am

RE: Russische Kaiserlicher Kreuzer "Aurora"


my suggestion is to take these pages to your local copy shop, let them do the printing on the usual cardboard (160 g/sqm). Maybe they can even do something to eliminate the brownish colour :( and scale it to the intended scale, if you prefer the Wilhelmshaven etc. 1/250. Now you can go on with the scissors, knife and glue! :] Be careful to stiffen the skeleton with cardboard of 1/2" thickness; you may chose here between the full hull or waterline model. 8)
BTW: there are now several other models of the "Avrora" available, e.g. from Answer in Poland and Wilhelmshavener/Moewe in Germany ;)

I'm looking forward to your report and pictures of the building process :D,

kind regards,

Ich schnipsel mit Schere, ich klebe und falz';
das is zwar nur Schimäre, doch mich unterhalt's! :P(frei nach Johann Nestroy)

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Sunday, June 4th 2006, 10:00am

RE: Russische Kaiserlicher Kreuzer "Aurora"


Original von Kartonkapitän
Be careful to stiffen the skeleton with cardboard of 1/2" thickness;

1/20" will do the job also :D dein Forum! It's Yours! Jouw Forum!

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