K.u.K Torpedoboot SMS Elster – 1/350 WMM
My favourite model ship – SMS Elster, shown as on ca. 1901 – a small torpedo boat made using Schichau design for Austro-Hungarian Navy.
It was my first full-resin multimedia kit built some time ago. I have updated it with some scratch-built details using brass tubing/wires as well as transparent plastic (lantern). Rigging is made of nylon thread and stretched PS sprue (two different colours). The coco-grass (anti-slippery) mats on decks are replicated with pieces of painted and weathered decal.
Model was painted with Lifecolor acrylics (antifouling green) and Mr Color C-series lacquers. The weathering was done using various oils and Lifecolor Tensochromes.
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