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Udaloy class destroyer Admiral Levchenko
Russian Federation Ship, Navy, Udaloy class destroyer
About this creation

Udaloy class guided missile destroyer (DDG)

Bolshoy protivolodochny korabl; that’s the official Soviet designation for these large ASW ships. These destroyers are optimized for the ASW role and are probably intended to complement the surface-optimized Sovremennyy class in a battle group. They are equipped with a mix of powerful ASW armament featuring 2 x quadruple SS-N-14 launchers abreast the bridge, 2 x RBU 6000 rocket launchers and 2 x quadruple torpedo tubes amidships.


Other weapons include 2 x single 100mm dual-purpose guns in A and B positions. There are also 4 x Gatling CIWS while air defense is provided by 8 x SAM launchers for the SA-N-9 Point Defense Missile System set into the ship’s superstructure with 1.86m diameter cover plates: four set into the forecastle, two between the torpedo tubes and two at the forward end of after deckhouse/hanger.

The Udaloys are also the first Soviet destroyers to operate a pair of ASW helicopters housed in two separate hangers. The two Hormone-A or Helix-A helicopters operate from a generous landing platform and access to the hanger which is one deck lower, are through telescoping doors and ramps.

The fewer air and surveillance radar antennas and sensors suggest more sophisticated multi-purpose systems much like those found in western ships. ASW sensors include a bow mounted LF active search sonar and a VDS at the stern.

Propulsion comes from 2-shaft COGOG (combined gas or gas) turbines, which are particularly suitable for the ship’s ASW role. Maximum speed is 35knots.



Constructing the Udaloy class destroyer Admiral Levchenko

Full hull scale model in 1:160 scale

Length 130cms
Beam 15cms
Height 36cms


In December 2006, a week after completion of my Slava cruiser, I began construction on my most ambitious project to date – to build full hull model of an Udaloy class destroyer of the Russian Federation Navy in a scale of 1:160. My aim was simply to build the ship as close as possible to the prototype while still retaining the charm and uniqueness of a Lego model. While most of the model was constructed the traditional Lego way, several areas of the ship required modifications to standard Lego elements to a point where I literally had to fabricate whole structures, the funnels being a very good example.

I used whatever aids I could find on the internet to construct the model. Ship plans, model instruction sheets and the many photos all helped me build a fairly accurate scale model of the Admiral Levchenko


Here briefly listed are some of the noteworthy features of the model.

- I paid particular attention to the design of the hull. Hinge elements were generally used to shape the hull sides. I started with a rigid internal frame and then proceeded to form the hull sides with flexible panels which were molded to form the contours of the hull. For the dark red hull below the waterline, I used mostly slope and curved elements.

- Where possible I used tile elements for most decks for a more prototypical look. I had to cut and shape some of these dark grey tiles as the main deck tapered towards the bow. The ship’s funnels presented the ultimate challenge. Because of their unique shape, I had to modify parts for each of the four funnels to make them look convincing.

- The Kamov Helix ASW helicopter on the flight deck had to be scratch built entirely in Lego. You may realize that the two counter rotating rotors would be too tall to fit inside the hangers. The helicopter is in fact a reasonable representation of the prototype. The top telescoping panels of the hanger must be fully retracted for storing the helicopter. The aircraft must be lowered to the storage deck below before the telescoping hanger panels can be closed.


So, here at last after seven months is the more or less finished model. I still have to add some finishing touches though for the most part the only thing left to do now is build a display case for it. Wish me luck.

Oh Yes, additional photos can be found on Maj.com
Warmest regards, Mark



Comments

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  August 2, 2014
This is incredible! Check out my Borodino class carrier.
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  March 1, 2014
Amazing work! I love the way you modelled the hull and the superstructure. Your detailing is great. How about a Kirov class next??
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  February 6, 2014
Spectacular model! All of the weapon mounts look incredibly accurate, and I love the shaping of the bulge in the hull.
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  July 28, 2013
Wow again most impressed with your detailing that chopper on the fantail is unbelievable for its small size . Bravo!
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  May 12, 2013
WOOOOOW THIS BEAST IS THE BEST EVER WARSHIP WELL DONE COMRADE
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  January 31, 2012
Impressive!
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  January 26, 2012
Wow.
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  December 23, 2011
Very very nice ships !! great works !!
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  June 8, 2011
incredible
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  June 8, 2011
Don't show our strategic object's!
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  May 26, 2011
simply incredible, the level of detail is just astounding!
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  May 26, 2011
Amazing work dude! simply amazing!!! hey 100 like im happy! but you got some serious skill!
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  May 26, 2011
MOCs like this are what MOTD should be!!! Well done! This is amazing.
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  May 26, 2011
Very well deserved Motd, congratz!
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  May 26, 2011
Superbly recreated, it looks like one mean machine.
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  May 26, 2011
WHAT A BEAST!!!!! mind looking at this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/270590
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  May 26, 2011
Beautifully re-created! As a military gearhead, I've got to say, I'm hugely impressed! Congrats on MOTD!
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  May 26, 2011
Beautiful hull shape and great detail all over!
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  May 26, 2011
Man this is so Awesome! This is a crime against ugliness!.. :P
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  May 26, 2011
boy was this underrated when it debuted, awesome mate, just awesome!
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  May 26, 2011
Wow!!! That's what I call a boat! The shape and design of the hull is great. Stunning work that makes me want to show you my sub too! Will you come to see it? :-) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/252434
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  May 26, 2011
Wow, awesome work done here! I like the...uuhm...well...just...everything!
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  May 26, 2011
WOW, TOTALLY, TOTALLY A W E S O M E!!!!! Congrats on MOTD.
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  May 26, 2011
amazing job! brilliant details! and congrats on MOTD!
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  May 26, 2011
Holy Cow! Epic work, the level of detail is staggering!
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  May 6, 2011
An amazing job!
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  November 17, 2010
Another outstanding model. I love the little Hormone-A helicopter!
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  November 12, 2010
I've seen this ship in real life and it looks exactly like it.
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  May 1, 2010
Exceptional and inspiring!
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  April 24, 2010
Excellent I would like a ship like this!
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  February 20, 2010
High class! One of the best designed ships that I saw until now. Do you have some more, maybe higher resultion pictures? 5 heads, excellent! :-)
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  February 20, 2010
High class! One of the best designed ships that I saw until now. Do you have some more, maybe higher resultion pictures? 5 heads, excellent! :-)
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  July 25, 2009
AWSOME!!
  July 16, 2009
amazing
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  May 16, 2009
Sir, your rendering is mind-bogglingly amazing! Brilliant job!
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  March 23, 2009
Incredible. Simply incredible. I would ask for instructions but that is out of my league in so many different ways.
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  February 22, 2009
how did you make the helicopter?
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  January 22, 2009
This is my favorite of all your models keep up te suppurb work
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  December 21, 2008
I've seen some very talented LEGO builders on this site but you've done an amasing job. Keep up the good work.
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  December 12, 2008
WOW...thats an awesome ship...WOW!!!!!!
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  December 11, 2008
Could anyone really give less than 5 smileys? This is a true masterpiece. Looks almost real - place it in an ocean and one could never tell. xD
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  July 31, 2008
Wow.
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  June 30, 2008
this is great i wish it was min
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  June 29, 2008
one word: DAMN
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  June 5, 2008
fantastic design and outstanding accuracy with the shape of the ship. Awesome job. - cryo
Mark Rodrigues
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Ray Templeton
  April 28, 2008
OH MY GOD! I am speechless! the hull is just amazing and all the details are strong. great work!
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  March 31, 2008
Hi, That's a great MOC! Have you seen the Flickr Military LEGO competition? If you build something new before the end of May you could enter it. http://www.flickr.com/groups/legomilitary/discuss/72157604182049397/ Info is also on Lugnet. There is a Q and A and a submission thread on here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/legomilitary/discuss/ Would love to see what you come up with. cheers Magnus
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  December 18, 2007
I don't know how I managed to miss these! This is incredible! I like how smooth the hull is. The only thing I can think of that would make it better is minifig compatability...but then again most people aren't multi-millionairres who can afford that many bricks. -- -- Michael
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  October 26, 2007
Omg why aren't there more votes on this ship, it's awesome. It really deserves 5/5
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  July 31, 2007
The Helix copter alone is worth 5 stars! The thing I really like is the ships smoothness and incredible attention to detail. This is one of very few lego ships that I like, all of which you built. You have probably already considered it but how about building a U-boat? Alex.
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  July 24, 2007
I'm not a fan of mods, mainly because i don't have the pieces or the pocket book to experiment, but for this i can understand and am glad you did so!
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  July 23, 2007
Wow, what detail, how many legos did it take to build, that piece of russian art? billy
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  July 23, 2007
Congratulations again Mark! You have done I again! The hinged panels for the hull sides is a great new technique I havn't seen before. I hope you can provide high resolution pictures soon so all the fantastic details can be admired. Absolutely top class. Brickjournal next?
 
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