Russian T5 torpedo boat
This is the Merit 1/35 scale kit. It's been quite awhile since I posted anything or finished anything but here we go. The kit was a very nice build, no flash or ejector pin marks tha show up. The hull is 2 pieces joined at the lower sharp edge. The actual boat was built by a Russian airplane manufacturer and the "skin" is covered with thousands of tiny rivets as is the kit too! Every thing was molded with lots of detail, the guns have slide molded barrels with a hollow muzzle and open flash suppressors. It was painted with MM enamels custom mixed and weathered with oils. There is no rust because the real boat was made of durarilium. The only drawback to the kit is there is absolutely no interior to the kit at all. There are a lot of large holes in this too, the gun tubs and two openings in the cockpit also. Just painted the inside black and away we went. The only addition to the kit that I made was the large exhaust pipe had no muffler on it at all. All the pictures that I could find of the long exhaust pipe showed a muffler so a Russian 1/32 scale bomb from a Stormovick was sacrificed. A plesent build all together, lots of fun. Friends asked me if it was a submarian and it does resemble one a little bit. That or a float from a kingfisher
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