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Imperial Chinese Beiyang Fleet, Ting Yuen

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"MSW crew-mate Alec Cap (bigal07) shares a fine gallery of images of his build from Bronco Models, Imperial Chinese Beiyang Fleet Ting Yuen, in this "On Display" Feature!"

Model Kit Used- Bronco Models Imperial Chinese Beiyang Fleet Flagship Ting Yuen, 1/350 scale, #N5016

This is the Bronco 1-350 Ting Yuen, an ironclad, and the first modern Chinese battleship and also the flag ship of the Imperial Chinese Beiyang fleet.

The main armament was four 305mm Krupp cannons, this armored turret ship was built in the Vulcan Yard at Stettin Germany, now Szczeczin, Poland. The vessel was recognized as one of the most advanced battleships of its time.

I built this model with option 1 in mind, as this is 1885 version...there is a sister ship also by Bronco, the Chen Yuen, basically the same looking model, which is rather strange for a model company to produce 2 models that are very much alike.

This is my second Bronco model kit ever built, and a beautiful easy build, which I managed to complete in 5 days. The biggest disappointment was the fact that there was no ratlines included with the PE set, and due to these very tall mast, I had to cut two pair to make one...other then that, this is a very nice and somewhat odd looking battleship.

Click here for a very informative first-hand account of visiting the ship currently docked as a museum ship.

And also, for the full review of this kit on Model Shipwrights, click here!
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About the Author

About Alec Cap (bigal07)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM


Comments

Wow, that was fast (now I'm feeling slower than ever)! Nice to see her built up, as I've been thinking of getting her. Good work! Always love these diagonal turret ships (another example is the USS Maine, the sinking of which precipitated the Spanish American War).
JUN 20, 2010 - 07:04 AM
Thank you for that, I still kick myself when I refused to pay 20.00 for a 1-700 Chinese battleship pre WW1 as thinking it was over priced, I saw that one, and not seen one since. Just goes to show you, at times you have to strike while the iron is hot.
JUL 10, 2010 - 01:34 AM