These are pictures of a 1:400 scale model of the Russian imperial battleship Kniaz Potemkin Tavritcheski, which became notorious due to the mutiny in the port of Odessa during the failed revolution of 1905, as narrated in Sergei Eisensteinís world famous movie. Up to some years ago it was one of the few, if not the only, model of a pre-dreadnought warship on the market, as a couple of Russian firms produced and sold a licensed western release of two ships whose history was most closely bound with the Soviet Revolution, the Potemkin and the cruiser Avrora.

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I got one kit by Ogonek and tried to make the best out of it, in spite of the imperfections coming from those worn out moulds. The railings are those sold by Tauromodel, while the painting was made with Humbrol enamels. The emblem on the bow, shoving the double headed Russian eagle and Saint George killing the dragon, was a self made decal printed with metallic gold color on an Alps printer.

Guido Amadini