Saturday, November 19, 2011

WIP: Condottieri-class cruisers of the Italian Navy (Set B)

Before anything else, I've released a couple of models during/along with the Condottieri (Set A) cycle (listed at the bottom of this post).

Alberto da Giussano (Condottieri I, c. 1941)
Portside (foreground) and starboard side (background)

Luigi Cadorna (Condottieri II, c. 1941)

During this cycle (48IT01B  1/4800 IT CL Condottieri (Set B: Groups 1+2)), we'll also be expecting the following models (in effect, the immediate to-do list, in no particular order)*:

1/1800 MN Capital Ships (released, please see my Shapeways store for particulars)

1/4800 USN Bagley class destroyer (c. 1943/44)

F3H Demon

Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Kagero-class destroyer (Yukikaze c.1943)
Post-WW2 as Tang Yan (Republic of China)
(Top: 1/4800, Bottom: 1/2400, both will only be offered in Frosted Ultra Detail material)

*Please note that (1/2400 MN Heavy Cruisers) has been listed before but moved to a later cycle to make way for Italian battleships (Conte di Cavour, Andrea Doria and Vittorio Veneto/Littorio).

Previous cycle's releases:

48IT01A 1/4800 IT CL Condottieri (Set A: Groups 4+5+6)
48US01 1/4800 US DD Sims(1943)
24US01 1/2400 US DD Sims(1943)

Douglas Skyray

F-22A Raptor

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WIP: Condottieri-class cruisers of the Italian Navy

The Condottieri class light cruisers was said to be the Regia Marina's response to the French Navy's Le Fantasque-class Contre-torpilleurs.

Starting the Italian Navy with the Condottieri group of light cruisers with 5 subgroups in the class, 'evolving' in each subsequent build. Starting with the Duca d'Aosta sub-class (Group 4), 5th group (Duca degli Abruzzi), and the 3rd group (Raimondo Montecuccoli) for the first release (48IT01A). Back down to 2nd (Luigi Cadorna) then 1st group Alberto da Giussano for the next release (48IT01B).

Please note there will also be a proper 48IT01 comprising of all *12* ships of the class once all ships are done.

Wikipedia links:
Wikipedia entry for the whole class (Condottieri class cruiser) wherein links to individual ships can be found
Duca degli Abruzzi (Group 5)
Giuseppe Garibaldi (Group 5)
Emanuele Filiberto Duca_d'Aosta (Group 4)
Eugenio di Savoia (Group 4)
Raimondo Montecuccoli (Group 3)
Muzio Attendolo (Group 3)
Luigi Cadorna (Group 2)
Armando Diaz (Group 2)
Alberto da Giussano (Group 1)
Alberico da Barbiano (Group 1)
Bartolomeo Colleoni (Group 1)
Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (Group 1)
*the rest of the individual list will follow*

Navypedia entries on the Condottieri groups:
Duca degli Abruzzi (Condottieri V)
Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta (Condottieri IV)
Raimondo Montecuccoli (Condottieri III)
Luigi Cadorna (Condottieri II)
Alberto da Giussano (Condottieri I)

Raimondo Montecuccoli (Condottieri III, C. 1941)
Portside (foreground) and starboard side (background)

Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta (Condottieri IV, c. 1941)
Portside (foreground) and starboard side (background)

Luigi di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi (Condottieri V, c. 1940)
Portside (foreground) and starboard side (background)