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Building The Lieutenant Burakov

Vessel History

The destroyer Lieutenant Burakov was originally the Chinese navy's 'Hai Hoha' built by Schichau of Germany in 1898. She was captured by the British destroyers HMS Fame and HMS Whiting in the attack on the Taku forts and thereafter assigned to Russia.

She had two large funnels and two deck TT as well as 6 x 3pdr deck guns and with a four boiler Thorneycroft steam plant generating 6000ihp she was easily the fastest of the Russian destroyer flotilla in the war with Japan achieving a stunning 33.6 knots!

She was torpedoed by the Picket boats of IJN battleships Mikasa and Fuji in the waters of Ta Ho Bay to the east of Port Arthur July 24,1904.

Length: 193'ft 7in
Beam: 21ft
Draft: 8ft 6in
Displacement: 280 tons
Crew: 56

The model was built using the Combrig 1:700 resin kit. It is a very small ship in this scale. The hull measures a shade under 3 1/4 inches long. When the model was first released it was in his review that Daniel H. Jones, editor and publisher of the much loved and now sadly defunct Plastic Ship Modeler magazine who drew my attention to one of the shortcomings of the hull casting, that being the lack of sheer and the flatness of the spray-rail line.

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The sea is so big and this ship is so small Over the top job as usual
OCT 15, 2007 - 12:45 AM
Another small scale masterpiece Jim! Gator
OCT 15, 2007 - 01:14 AM
After looking at Jim's works, I always have a tendency to repeat myself (with my comments)... Besides being fun to see how Jim solves some problems, it is also a pusher for making better models (from me) Jim is a real DRIVER or PUSHER with his works, as is Mike McCabe, Peter Fulgoney and most of the small scale warship SIG guys! Bravo once again, Jim Thanks for sharing it, Skipper
OCT 15, 2007 - 04:27 AM
I think the build up pictures are 50% of the fun of viewing the work, and I shall try to do the same in future. Jim has shown the way! Cheers, Peter F
OCT 15, 2007 - 09:16 PM
Right on the Bull's Eye, Peter (pun intended) Skipper
OCT 16, 2007 - 04:33 AM