Soviet Submarine Oriol
Soviet Submarine "Oriol"
Zvezda's 1/350 scale Oriol Submarine is available online from
I have never attempted any naval subjects
before, so this another first for me.
This is Zvezda's 1/350 scale "Oriol" Nuclear
submarine. The kit was
recently on HyperScale with images of the parts.
I really enjoyed building this model. It was
quite simple, with relatively few parts and no assembly dramas. The
kit is big too. Even at 1/350 scale, the finished model is around
18" (45cm) long.
I did not have any colour reference so I went
off the box top, trying to reproduce the colours and lighting
effects on the submerged vessel.
The upper half was first sprayed NATO Black
from the Tamiya Acrylic Paint range, and then misted over structural
features with Flat Black by Gunze.
The lower half was sprayed with Gunze RLM 02
Grey with Gunze Off-White on the nose area.
Once dry, details were lightly drybrushed with
Testor's Camouflage Grey.
The end result is not a bad looking kit of an
I enjoyed building this kit and can recommend
it to other modellers.
Squadron for the review
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Text and Model Copyright 2003 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 08 July, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004
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