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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:50 am 
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There are actually two kits of Swedish torpedo boats.

Tamiya once released a plastic kit of the torpedo boat Polaris in the Plejad-class. I managed to find one on eBay and am waiting for its arrival. The pictures I saw at the auction make me think it is not a very accurate model, though (it is from the seventies). :eyebrows:

The other model, which I personally find more interesting, is a resin model from Choroszy Modelbud of Poland in 1/72 scale. It is an Italian torpedo boat in Swedish Service (T 11): http://www.modelbud.pl/modelbud/okrety/ang/s40.htm

Judging from the other kits on the site, this should be a very detailed (and pricey) kit.

But they're there, and they're Swedish! :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:29 am 
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Hi Magnus,
Thanks for the links, some interesting stuff.
I'm now currently underway in the building of the submarine HMS Sjolejonet , in 1940 and I'll try to post some pictures in the coming weeks.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:15 pm 
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The model from Choroszy Modelbud is a T.11 class MTB.

According to Conway's All the Worlds Fighting Ships 1922-1946, she was bought from Italy on 29 February 1940 (ex-MAS506). She was stricken on 28 June 1946; other ships in the same class (T.12 - MAS508; T.13 - MAS511 and T.14 - MAS524) also between 1946 and 1949.

The four boats were built by Baglietto in 1936 and sold to Sweden by the Italian Navy in 1940.

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I have received the old Tamiya kit of the Plejad-class MTB. It is clearly one of the earlier Tamiya kits, since it comes with a small motor. The model is totally out of proportions and I would say that it only has a value for collectors. I would think that it is virtually impossible to build a decent model of a Plejad-class MTB out of this kit. The kit is missin two torpedo tubes (even if they are shown on the front of the box) etc etc. I guess I do not have to describe the guns (broomsticks).

One tell-tale sign of its age is the lack of Copyright years on the box...

Well, that's all for now.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:48 am 
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masch3 wrote:
I have received the old Tamiya kit of the Plejad-class MTB. It is clearly one of the earlier Tamiya kits, since it comes with a small motor. The model is totally out of proportions and I would say that it only has a value for collectors. I would think that it is virtually impossible to build a decent model of a Plejad-class MTB out of this kit. The kit is missin two torpedo tubes (even if they are shown on the front of the box) etc etc. I guess I do not have to describe the guns (broomsticks).

One tell-tale sign of its age is the lack of Copyright years on the box...

Well, that's all for now.

/Magnus


Would you be able to post any photos of the Plejad kit? I'd be very interested to see it, even if it isn't much good; the only Tamiya torpedo boats I've ever seen are the Perkasa and PT-815.

What's the scale of the kit (or dimensions of the hull, if the scale isn't shown)?

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Over the years the Naval Journal "Warship International" has done some very good articles on Swedish warships. Unfortunately, I sold off my entire collection of the journal a few years back. The articles were on the Torpedo Boats and Destroyers of the Swedish Navy and also the Cruiser that was a hybrid carrying aircraft.
I seem to remember some small Destroyers that were of Italian build that formed a part of Sweden's WWII Navy. Which ships were these?
Did any Swedish warship come under attack by accident in WWII. From submarine or aircraft? Did any Swedish warship fire back in defence?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:27 pm 
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Hello

For anyone interesed in torpedo boats I would like to bring to broader knowledge the homepages for the remaining torpedo boats that are
preserved in Sweden. They are active ships with their machinery intact or slightly modified.

T-56 is the most recent of these ships to be brought back to its former
right. Since 2003 she has been under renovation by enthusiasts.

Visit T-56 at her homepage: http://www.t56.se

There is a possibility to choose english language. The link list you find under the word "Länkar" (Sw. links) that is of some reason not translated.
Further boats have their homepages there.

Pictures and other material that might be of interest are at hand at these pages.

Regards

Fredrik :wave_1:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:12 am 
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Here are the pictures of the Choroszy Modelbud kit of the Swedish torpedo boat T11 (MAS 500 Series) in 1/72 scale. The kit is in resin and etched metal:

Box art:
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Box contents:
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Etched parts:
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The resin castings are very fine and show a HIGH degree of detail. They are of an excellent quality:
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Decals (need replacements, wrong blue colour):
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Instructions (quite simple):
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The kit was quite expensive, 90 USD is a lot of money. But I am seduced by the quality of the castings and the attention to detail. The engines even have the cooling fans in place! Of course the true test will be the actual build of the kit. Once I get around to do that. :eyebrows:

Until then: ha det bra!

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RSwN MTB from the late 50'ies:

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These were later rebuilt into vedett boats:

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RSwN torpedo boat HMS Spica, from the mid 60´s:

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