Combrig 1/700 Second Class Cruiser Almaz, 1903 resin kit #70141
This is a waterline 1/700 scale resin kit by Combrig Models
Almaz (in Russian language: Алмаз - "Diamond") was a 2nd-class cruiser in the Imperial Russian Navy, built by Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia,as a yacht for Viceroy Alexeev,the naval minister of the Russian Empire.
Almaz was commissioned into the Baltic Fleet in 1903. She took part in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and fought at the Battle of Tsushima. In 1907 she was reclassified as an Aviso. In 1911 she was part of the Black Sea Fleet, and was rebuilt as a seaplane tender in 1914. In 1920 she was interned at Bizerta with the remainder of Tsarist Wrangel Fleet.