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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:17 pm 
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The Tegetthoff class was a class of four dreadnought battleships built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy.
Named for Austrian Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, the class was composed of SMS Viribus Unitis, SMS Tegetthoff, SMS Prinz Eugen, and SMS Szent István.

Combrig Models 1:350 Viribus Unitis ( resin ) 2013 | Initial release - new tool 2013 ( full hull )

Trumpeter Models - Viribus Unitis Full hull Future release - No. 05364 - 1:350
Complete Injected plastic Ship Model with etch - Displayed September 2019 in Japan
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Also announced in 2019/2020 Trumpeter Catalogue - 1/350 Szent Istvan

1/700 scale ( Includes: Resin (cast), Metal )
SMS Viribus Unitis Armo Models - No. 700-15 - 1:700
SMS Szent Istvan Armo Models - No. 700-22 - 1:700

Manufacturer: WSW 1/700 SMS TEGETTHOFF Material: Resin (Polyurethane)

Poseidon NO.004 1/700 resin kit SMS Viribus Unitis Tegetthoff Battleship


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:53 pm 
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here is everything you need to know on that class(a lot of drawing/information and 3d view):
http://www.viribusunitis.ca/


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:10 pm 
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Interesting…. :smallsmile:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:35 pm 
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Box Artwork for forthcoming kit of the Trumpeter 1/350 Kit of Viribus Unitus


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:12 pm 
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I am looking forward to seeing these in Trumpeter 1/350 scale. Hopefully some aftermarket manufacturers will produce wood decks and super detail sets to go with them. For reference there are plenty of photos of the Tegetthoff Class Battleships on the US Naval History and Heritage Command Website.

Including this interesting one from 1915 that appears to show Szent Istvan with lighter coloured upperworks and 'Caesar' Turret? compared to the remainder of the hull and the other main gun turrets: (I am not sure was the Austro-Hungarian gun turret naming convention the same as the German one?)
https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-87000/NH-87257.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:15 am 
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Some photos of Trumpeter's Viribus Unitis here:
https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/06/trumpeters-four-new-kits-of-july-in.html

Unfortunately they seem to have made a schoolboy error with the decals and have the Austro-Hungarian Naval Ensign the wrong way around the flagpole. The Imperial Crown should be nearest the flagpole on both sides of the flag and not further away from it as Trumpeter have depicted:
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Still looking forward to seeing it in 1/350 plastic though. Along with Szent Istvan. Hopefully someone produces an aftermarket set for her and includes a corrected Naval Ensign.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:42 am 
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Kombrig makes a correct Austro-Hungarian flag set.


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Seems like a easy thing to fix - fold as usual, but stick the line between the sides on the open end, then cut off the excess white part on the closed end.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:40 am 
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True Timmy you could try that. Still though, a silly schoolboy error by Trumpeter.

That said I'm really looking forward to the kit. Great to see it in 1/350 plastic. Hoping for a Pontos or similar standard of aftermarket set and wood deck for it too.


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If you have Amazon Prime, look up "Death at Dawn," a documentary on the sinking of the Szent Istvan. Lots of good old footage.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:24 am 
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That is a decent documentary alright. Here it is on Youtube but in French. Haven't searched too hard to try to find it in English:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7nFb0bIiRg

This book is good too, but it is in German:
https://www.buchhandlung-stoehr.at/shop/oesterreichs-kriegsmarine/

There are some lovely crisp clear photos in it that perhaps came from glass plate negatives. They are beautifully clear. It also gives a map of the Austro-Hungarian Fleet Anchorage at Pola including mooring locations for all the Tegetthoff Class Dreadnoughts. Useful considering that is where they spent most of the war.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:09 pm 
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"here is everything you need to know on that class(a lot of drawing/information and 3d view):
http://www.viribusunitis.ca/"

Not really - the bibliography misses what is most probably the very best single reference:

Friedrich Prasky, Die Tegethoff-Klasse: Modellbau, Technik, Geschichte. (Mittler Verlag Osterreich, 2000)

Prasky is a professional modelmaker who was involved in the restoration of the 6.5m-long cutaway model now in the Heeresgeschichtlichen Museum in Vienna. Colour images from the model, drawings from the archives and by Prasky that he used for his own models, detail diagrams, the list goes on. I've looked at the Kagero publication and it fails to match the sheer depth and accuracy of Prasky's work.

You do have to live with the fact that it's written in Austrian German! And you probably will have to actually buy it (but, quite often, you get what you pay for when you rely on free internet information).

Maurice


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Interesting Maurice, I suppose if you don't speak German you are unlikely to come across it. Seems to be out of print at the moment. Would be nice if it were re-issued, especially with the 1/350 Viribus Unitis and Szent Istvan on the way shortly.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:00 pm 
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It is fascinating how small the Tegetthoff Class Battleships really were. See comparison of the Trumpeter 1:350 Viribus Unitis Deck with a fellow First World War Ark Models 1:500 Scale 'R' Class Battleship below:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:10 am 
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It looks like Eduard are producing a 1/350 detail set for the Trumpeter Viribus Unitis and a set of flags too:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ED53262?result-token=jcpXs
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ED53263?result-token=jcpXs

Good news, hopefully it will be a nice detailed set. It is fitting that Eduard are doing it, them being a Czech company as the guns on the actual Tegetthoff Class Battleships came from Škoda's Pilsen Works situated in present day Czechia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Now all we need is a wood deck.


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