The color scheme is my interpretation of the Baltic Fleet's "lamp black" (in this case charcoal) hulls, white upper works, wooden decks, and ochre funnels. As usual, please click on the pictures for a larger image.
Added Note: All ships are from Panzerschiffe Miniatures. The number after the ship name is the catalog number.
This early reinforcement squadron consisted of the:
battleship Oslyabya [A-301] (her two sisters were already at Port Arthur),
obsolescent armored cruiser Dmitri Donskoi [L-340], and
famous (or infamous from your point of view) protected cruiser Aurora [A-304] (her two sisters were also at Port Arthur). The Aurora was the only one of the these three ships to survive the Battle of Tsu-Shima.
I decided to go ahead and paint these three ships (and their accompanying destroyers) to use them in a "what if?" scenario in early December that will pit the full-strength and reinforced 1st Pacific Squadron against the full-strength (at the time) Japanese battle squadrons.
They look good, Jim. Nice.
Very nice work. Panzerschiffe are underrated models, and a great value for the money.
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