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#673 Empire in Decay - Victor III

A Soviet Victor III tied up to a wharf and left to decay in the toxic sludge … modelled from the Dragon 1:700 kit (no electronics in this one).

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Notes

The Soviet Victor III Project 671RTM/RTMK Shchuka (pike) entered service with the Northern Fleet in 1979; 25 were produced until 1991.

Build Log

The Dragon kit has two subs; I’ve just pulled the Victor III out of the box for this build. It’s a very simple build; primed in black.

build01a

Planning a dockside diorama with some “found materials” from around the workshop

build02a

Some initial rust washes as the basis for serious weathering

build02b

build03a

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build04c

build05a

build05b

build05c

build06a

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build06e

“Empire in Decay”. Final resin pour tonight, fingers crossed! Will just need final finishing and some more toxic discharge;-)

This is Dragon kit of the Victor III that I picked up for a bargain (2fer with HMS Revenge).

build06f

Final water effects and toxic discharge…

build07a

build07b

build07c

“Something is rotten in the state..”; final water effects and toxic discharge

build07d

build07e

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