1/250 HMV SMS Baden 1916 with Two PE Detail Sets - German WWI Battleship
Cardstock Paper Model Kit
Includes HMV #4277 Baden photoetch detail set with two large frets. It is still factory sealed. Includes about 200 parts with cranes, funnel tops, reel ends, capstan tops, railings, stairs with rails and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 2761 parts and 24 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features 7 sheets of richly illustrated building instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. From Wikipedia: SMS Baden was a Bayern-class dreadnought battleship of the German Imperial Navy built during World War I. Launched in October 1915 and completed in March 1917, she was the last battleship completed for use in the war; two of her sisters- Sachsen and Wurttemberg- were incomplete when the war ended. The ship mounted eight 38-centimeter (15 in) guns in four twin turrets, displaced 32,200 metric tons (31,700 long tons; 35,500 short tons) at full combat load, and had a top speed of 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph). Along with her sister Bayern, Baden was the largest and most powerfully armed battleship built by the Imperial Navy. She was scuttled a Scapa Flow. However, she was the last ship to begin scuttling, and the British were alerted. As a result, she was the only capital ship not successfully sunk in the scuttling. The ship was refloated in July after which she was towed to the British naval base at Invergordon. The British, painfully aware of the shortcoming of some of their designs, examined Baden patiently and completely. In the end, naval historian Arthur Marder wrote in 1969 that it was his "considered opinion- which I know coincided with that of others engaged on the same job- that, considered as a fighting machine, anyhow on balance the Baden was markedly in advance of any comparable ship of the Royal Navy". The ship was expended in weapons tests, where it proved to be as tough at the other legendary German WWI designs.