I have to learn when to stop – even now I can see some extra things that need to be done – like lightening the deck colour a wee bit, it’s about 2 shades too dark. After spending just over an hour tonight on the three ships I decided that I just need to learn when to stop painting – so I stopped painting.
Still, I am quite happy with the results. The Rajputs are Navwar and in 1/3000th scale.
The vessels are about 40mm long.
The Rajput class guided-missile destroyers built for the Indian Navy are modified versions of Soviet Kashin class destroyers. The ships were built in the former Soviet Union after considerable Indian design modifications to the Kashin design. These included the replacement of the helicopter pad in the original design with a flight elevator, as well as major changes to the electronics and combat systems. Five units were built for export to India in the 1980s. All units are currently attached to the Eastern Naval Command.
Rajput class destroyers were the first ships in the Indian Navy to deploy the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile systems.
The Rajput class have an anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare role for carrier task force defence against submarines, low-flying aircraft, and cruise missiles.
Also pictured are some of the Navwar aircraft. In this case there are 6 Harriers, three Ka25s masquerading as Ka27s – the helicopter carried on the rear flight deck of the Rajputs. Also shown are two Il38s, maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft.