SMS ADLER, Austro- Hungarian Torpedoboot 1886 1/72 scale

June 23, 2016 · in Ships · · 15 · 3.7K

Hi Again,

Here is my scale SMS Adler a Yarrow built Austro-Hungarian torpedo boat used in the late 1880's

The kit is a multi-media affair produced by the Austrian manufacturer Weiner Scale Modelbau and took me about 2 years to finish on and off.

The major components consist of resin with the finer details in photo etch and turned brass. The masts are real wood.

I painted the kit in Gunz acrylics and weathered her rather heavily as these boats were coal fired and thus got quite dirty, for this I used a combination of Flory washes, Mig washes and pigments.

The crew is also from Weiner Modelbau (can you spot the ships dog?)

Final rigging was completed with ezi-line.

Thanks for looking!

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15 responses

  1. This looks great!

  2. First I've seen one of these. A most impressive piece of modeling, sir.

  3. Great work Brent!

    Well built and well painted.

    I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Plattner, the founder and owner of Wiener Modellbau Manufaktur, a bit more than a year ago.

    It's great to see one of his models finished.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Very unique looking boat! And excellently built and finished. Great work!

  5. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    VERY great work Brent, I'm enjoying this one.
    Good job on the weathering and small details, the figures look great.
    Thank you for sharing these pictures.

  6. Nice work, Brent. An interesting take on this unusual subject.

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    Nice one

  8. Brent, amazing stuff! Never heard of this, or seen one, thanks for posting it. I'll bet it was fun in heavy seas!
    Beautifully done! Nice touch with the dog, too. Hope Rover had his sea legs...

  9. With great pleasure we looked at work!

  10. Brent,What an interesting looking boat. I've never seen one of these. Very well done. Your overall build looks excellent. I also like the way you've presented it on the base.

  11. Very nice, a good "story told" in the display.

  12. Wow!
    Thanks for all of the kind comments guy's
    I really appreciate your interest and support!

  13. I love the way you've presented this, Brent, the addition of the crew and dog give it an extra dimension.

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