Ladies and Gentlemen, here is one of the newest releases from Combrig, the Spanish battleship, Espana. Laid down on December 6, 1909 at Ferrol Spain, the Espana was the first of three all big gun battleships built to this design. This design marks the smallest Dreadnought type battleship to be built. This was due in part to the need for the ships to conform to the limited space of the existing Spanish dockyards and the limited finances of the government. Although armed with eight 12-inch/50 guns of Vickers production, the armor was only eight-inches at the thickest point.

The Combrig kit is excellent, as you can see from the following photographs. The hull casting is packed with detail. The kit comes with a brass photo-etch fret, although the modeler will have to supply railing. Torpedo net booms and barrels for the four-inch secondary guns will have to be fabricated out of rod. This is a photographic preview of the Espana. A full review of the Combrig kit of Jaime I, sistership of Espana, will be forthcoming.


Profile, Plan & Quarter Views
Es2257.JPG (8694 bytes) Es2260.JPG (9445 bytes) Es2259.JPG (8066 bytes) Es2258.JPG (9562 bytes)
Es2263.JPG (8752 bytes) Es2266.JPG (14354 bytes) Es2265.JPG (14933 bytes) Es2264.JPG (14632 bytes)
Es2268.JPG (13739 bytes) Es2269.JPG (9585 bytes) Es2270.JPG (12145 bytes) Es2271.JPG (10124 bytes)

 


Hull Detail
Es2267.JPG (10479 bytes) Es2272.JPG (8882 bytes) Es2273.JPG (8766 bytes) Es2286.JPG (9819 bytes)
Es2274.JPG (12021 bytes) Es2275.JPG (11628 bytes) Es2277.JPG (11519 bytes) Es2279.JPG (11381 bytes)
Es2280.JPG (8892 bytes) Es2281.JPG (10480 bytes) Es2282.JPG (8561 bytes) Es2283.JPG (10977 bytes)
Es2287.JPG (10227 bytes) Es2284.JPG (9707 bytes) Es2285.JPG (8935 bytes) Es2288.JPG (9893 bytes)

 


Armament & Superstructure
Es2291.JPG (13601 bytes) Es2296.JPG (13508 bytes) Es2297.JPG (22395 bytes) Es2295.JPG (13902 bytes)
Es2293.JPG (13210 bytes) Es2298.JPG (19916 bytes) Es2301.JPG (9337 bytes) Es2302.JPG (12703 bytes)
Es2303.JPG (12747 bytes) Es2306.JPG (11996 bytes) Es2308.JPG (10633 bytes) Es2309.JPG (19227 bytes)

 


Fittings
Es2311.JPG (11972 bytes) Es2313.JPG (23921 bytes) Es2314.JPG (12535 bytes)
Es2317.JPG (13505 bytes) Es2318.JPG (17412 bytes) Es2319.JPG (20820 bytes)
Es2320.JPG (11887 bytes) Es2322.JPG (9166 bytes) Es2323.JPG (19803 bytes)
Es2324.JPG (18745 bytes) Es2325.JPG (25762 bytes) Es2326.JPG (29536 bytes) Es2327.JPG (24271 bytes)

 


Brass Photo-Etch
Es2329.JPG (18551 bytes) Es2330.JPG (16182 bytes) Es2331.JPG (19018 bytes) Es2332.JPG (14812 bytes)
Es2333.JPG (16213 bytes) Es2334.JPG (19009 bytes) Es2335.JPG (17045 bytes) Es2336.JPG (17048 bytes)

 


Instructions
Es2253.JPG (15124 bytes) Es2337.JPG (17298 bytes) Es2338.JPG (12623 bytes) Es2339.JPG (19578 bytes)
Es2340.JPG (21445 bytes) Es2341.JPG (22382 bytes) Es2342.JPG (19400 bytes) Es2344.JPG (19275 bytes)


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