1/700 ZA1877 Combrig Peter Velikiy 1877 Russian Battleship
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Limited edition waterline kit. Features a beautifully cast resin hull and resin details. Detail is far superior to injection molded kits. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. From Dusty Rhodes: This was a remarkable vessel, continuing afloat and in service from immediately after the American Civil War to the time of Kruschev's premiership. This proverbial longevity was commemorated in a Russian postage stamp in 1972. In 1867, Russian naval officers were deeply impressed by USS Miantonomoh (1863) when that vessel visited Kronstadt. Peter Velikiy was Russia's effort to emulate the American ship, with an intent to improve her seakeeping abilities. This kit shows the ship in this as-launched configuration. Much later she was cut down to the berth deck and rebuilt as a heavy cruiser and bore no similarity to the original. Fortunately for Peter, this kept the ship in Russian yards during Russia's war with Japan. She served as a training ship and sub tender in WW I and was in service as a utility hulk from 1921 until some time after 1959.