Soviet Tashkent Destroyer

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  • #155798
    Michael Davis
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    One of our local players is getting a bit frustrated. In most historical games we play, he goes for the Soviets. While he’s got the Soviet Navy Fleet box, other than a few hints at models that haven’t been released, he cannot find a Tashkent Destroyer in 1/350. Best we’ve been able to find are 1/700 and one 1/250 in paper (pass!).

    Has anyone had any luck finding one? Or, if not, can someone give an idea of when the two Trumpeter kits are supposed to be released?

    #155803
    Sergei S
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    Well, here are his options. Buy a paper model of Tashkent in 250, shrink it down to 300. I did that. Model is not easy to assemble and when all done is 46cm long. Got a larger table? Other two contemporary destroyer models are plastic, in 350, but compiling costs in game and making own ship cards. Oh, and kits are upwards of 100 doll US.

    #155804
    Dr. Thomas Riepe
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    Would second rescaling was he paper model

    #155811
    Sergei S
    Participant

    BTW, Tashkent designation is destroyer leader, so it is actually a light cruiser.

    #155834
    Bruce Scott
    Participant

    If you squint a bit an Akizuki looks like the Tashkent. Drop a turret, add a stack and some triple tubes and you’re gold 🙂

    #155871
    Sergei S
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    Well, that is a lot of squinting. Lol

    #155878
    Michael Davis
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    Well, we middle-aged/older gamers have eyes that are effectively pre-squinted, so any additional squinting just dials it up to eleven.

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