– Whirlwind) is an Soviet Navy Uragan class guard ship (Series I/Project 2) built and launched during the 1920s, designed to serve as a patrol and escort ship. Smerch sunk in December 1942, but was subsequently raised and put back into service in 1944. She survived the was and was transferred to DOSAAF in 1950 and transferred to the Caspian Sea in 1951.
Simple one piece model design for smaller scales and tweaked to ensure as compliant as possible with Shapeways across a range of materials and the perfect base on which modellers can add the fine detail flourishes to, depending on your skill level. The model has ‘floored guns’ for the best durability to reduce breakages, and be printable in the material offered. Designed by Philip Warnes and can be used at a larger hex scale with his SeaLion Supremacy
game, or any other naval tabletop game that uses this scale.
If you have family that served on this vessel, why not order a metal miniature to keep as a small family keepsake or gift for someone else whose family served onboard. Or maybe you had family who worked at the yards that built this vessel. Keep your family military history alive.