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Nikos Kosmadakis
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USS Olympia 1/232

December 30, 2020 · in Ships · · 9 · 2.4K

The old Revell kit got a major upgrade with the Encore photo etch details. I made custom metal barrels and metal masts. The deck is custom designed, printed on a laser printer, and colored with diluted oil paint. Some minor scratch building was done. The kit required lots and lots of patience...

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  1. Nikos, your patience sure has paid off! Superb details all around and realistic sea base. Thanks for sharing your hard work.

  2. This is a truly superb job, Νίκο!
    Lots and lots of quality work (and a lot of patience) can be seen there.
    Congratulations and have a happy 2021!

  3. I remember building this kit as a teenager but all I did was slap it together. Is this kit still around? You have taken the Olympia to an entirely new level of sophistication. Outstanding!

  4. "You may fire when ready, Gridley."

    Superb work and an incredible result.

    "Liked" - a lot!

  5. When I commissioned the Thomas S. Gates In Philadelphia she was moored to the same pier as us and along with the Mishagoulu. I did get to tour her and came to the realization that I was surely better off on the Gates than serving on board her in the 1890's. If you ever get a chance to visit Philly go take a tour on her.

  6. She’s a beauty.

  7. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I wish you a happy new year

  8. Great job. Very good execution of the improvements, painting and of the sea base.

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