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ORP Ślązak (ex German A59) by RGL - FINISHED - Mirage Hobby - 1/350 - Polish Torpedo boat

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The A-class torpedo boats were a class of German single-funnelled torpedo boat/light destroyer designed by the Reichsmarineamt for operations off the coast of occupied Flanders in the First World War. The A designation was to avoid confusion with older classes and designs. They were known as "coastal torpedo boats" (German: Küstentorpedoboote) to differentiate from larger, ocean-going torpedo boats.

 

Post WW1 it was awarded to Poland. 

 

From 1937 served in the Polish Navy as a target ship for aviation exercises and as

it was unarmed. The outbreak of World War II found it in Puck (no idea where this is, sorry). During the September campaign it was persistent but ineffectively  bombed by German planes. After taking Puck, it became a German prey. It’s fate is unknown, probably cut into scrap metal.

 

There is very little history of this ship, but it cost $20 and I love this type. It’s cheap, nasty, needs work and the only aftermarket no longer is produced. Thus it’s a kits bash. Should be fun. 

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I’m awaiting an upgrade set from EBay for my next build so this is the sorbet. I’ve wanted to build it for years but the North Star upgrade has been sold out for ages. I’ve got enough in spares to replace a lot above deck. 

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It looks like it is going to be an interesting build. Are you going to build it as Polish or as the German A 59? It appears from your pictures that you have documentation for either.

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9 hours ago, RGL said:

As you can see, this is tiny after an aircraft carrier. 

I suspect the crew of the real ship said much the same thing when out in the Baltic or North Sea on occasion.

 

Looking forward to what you are able to do with her.

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Nice little boat. Looks quite similar to the paper-kit V108. 

Are you going to spray an oil-canning pattern? Some of the pics show such an effect quite clearly. Would bring this little, slightly flat hull to life.

 

Jan

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Oh absolutely, an under coat with oil canning in black and dark red, seal it, Chipping fluid then grey oil canned overcoat and then chipping. 
 

once that bit is done the rest will come together very quickly 

 

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