Jan 18, 2016

Fight to the Death: Baby Mikasa vs. Baby Borodino

I am currently separated from most of my scratchbuilding stock, but first seeing Master Cordery's blog post about these Japanese wonder weapons and then the same product appearing on a forum, I decided to make something similar.

These initial efforts cover the IJN Mikasa and the four Borodino-class Russian ships. The hull is 3cm long and 1cm wide. The superstructure is compressed and the ship gains this caricaturistic rotund shape. I used standard scratchbuilding materials: plasticard, broom bristles and other plastic garbage.

The Borodinos steam out to meet their fate.


  1. Your ingenuity never ceases to amaze me András.

  2. I love scratchbuilding in general, but at this scale, I must say: WOW! I envy your skill! Cheers!

    1. The smaller the scale the easier it is! Thank you very much!

  3. More super nice scratch-modeling, sir!

  4. András, these vessels just rock! Wonderfully done!