Hopefully in the spirit of starting as I mean to go on (which will probably last until February if previous years are anything to go by!) I spent some time today on the second Rusland battleship - the sister ship to the Krasnyi Dekabrya. I have managed to complete the hull and I will be able to finish the superstructure over the next few days. I need to get another Revell Duke of York for some of the bits and pieces which I should be able to do on Tuesday with a visit to Model Zone at Holborn.
The two hulls have been sealed with PVA prior to being painted and my plan is to paint all the ship's boats and the two float planes prior to fixing to the models. I have yet to decide on the colour scheme for the float planes and whilst it seems a little strange to be worried about such a small detail there is of course a very good reason for this.
I fully intend tackling the aerial element of the 1935 Fezian - Rusland war in some fashion so I need to make sure that the aircraft camouflage is consistent. I am not overly familiar with 1930's aircraft other than how they evolved into the more usual WW2 types but I do have a very good reference on the aircraft of the Spanish Civil War which will be a good place to start.