Saturday, 6 April 2019

Crusader Cog - Zvezda

Well, I waited for a few years and then two turn up within a month.
The Zvezda Cog is basically the same as the Revell cog except it has a different stern,  prow (prowsprit) and has the addition of a crows nest.
The crows nest made adding the rigging a bit more difficult than the Revell Version but after a lot of cussing I got it done.
The cross Comes as a Transfer but I painted it on
"At Sea" pics
Crew (21 Bods ) is made up using  bods from Valdemar, Ceaser, Airfix and Pegasus

Tom Tiddler
Both ships together "the start of your very own fleet mate"
The Revell Cog has a new Crew member
There´s one or two Errors in the instructions.
Adding the prowsprit means the Forecastle cannot be fitted until the hole in it´s deck has been slightly widened. The prowsprit could be fitted alongside Fitting the Forecastle but painting it afterwards would have been more difficult.
There´s no instruction on rigging the odd winch type thing attached to the crows nest. The holes for the hoop attaching the rope from the "odd winch Thing"  to the deck are missing on the actual model but shown in the instructions. No probs to drill a couple of holes but still odd as you have to guesstimate where to put the hoop.
The ladder for accessing the Forecastle is way to wide to fit the hole and had to be drastically trimmed down.

Still, like the Revell Version, it´s a nice now the hunt is on to increase the fleet....maybe :-)


  1. Wow, splendid ship...and crew!

  2. A wonderful warship doesn't come to launching due to the rigging :(

  3. Great, the crew is alive and well

  4. A thing of beauty. Magnificent.

  5. Excellent especially Tiddler Tom.....

  6. A veteran modeler painted these pieces! Xcellent, Mr. Bods.

  7. They Look great. Ten years ago the Lance & Longbow Society fought a sea battle at one of the shows using the Zvezda cogs, unfortunately I didn't have my camera at the time. I remember it being great fun, so good luck building up a fleet or two!

  8. Very nicely done Paul. It’s a great looking ship. 😀

  9. Superb work Paul and the two boats together are a real spectacle!

  10. My word! That is a lovely model! Neat work on the rigging, worth the effort.

  11. Really liking the ship posts...