The Russian screw clipper Dzhigit
The screw clipper Dzhigit was launched in St. Petersburg in 1876. It was deployed in the North Atlantic in 1878, then in the Mediterranean and in 1879 – 1891 in the North Pacific. Later it served as a training ship. In the Russo-Japanese War it was sunk by its own crew shortly before Port Arthur surrendered in 1904.
For more information on construction, specifications and history see a list of Russian steam frigates on Wikipedia, a similar list by enacademic and a description of the Kreyser screw clippers .
The ship model of the Dzhigit, photos and dimensions
The model was created according to historical data by a very experienced model builder. Here are more photos: various overall views from all sides, various views of the upper deck, the hull and the rigging . Click on the pictures to zoom in!
The Dzhigit model is meticulously detailed work, a rare masterpiece. The sails are tightly fastened to the yards so as not to obscure the details of the upper deck, armament and rigging. The device for lifting the screw out of the water when sailing is clearly visible.
The 1:67 scale model is 132 cm long, 29 cm wide and 71 cm high.
The model comes with a display case made of pine and (quite bad, strong light reflections) plexiglass, which can serve as protection if you want to pick up the model with your car. The showcase will not be shipped by air freight. The showcase is 138 cm long, 38 cm wide and 76 cm high.
The model works best when it is displayed without a display case.