S.L.C. 200 "Maiale"

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    S.L.C. 200 "Maiale"

    Post  Tancred on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:49 pm

    The club has decided to organise a group build of the S.L.C 200 Maiale, S.L.C. standing for Siluro Lenta Corsa which was an Italian human torpedo of World War II and also used against Malta among others.

    The construction of the Italeri kit has been entrusted to Louis Carabott, the two figures to Ray Farrugia and groundwork will be done by Ivan Cocker and Oliver Mifsud.



    For more information click here and a review of the kit.

    The finished model will be donated to the Malta Maritime Museum.


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    Post  Ray on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:06 pm

    KUWL idea Twisted Evil
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    Post  iCocker on Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:02 pm

    A small history behind this subject, during the battle of the Grandharbour, [Operazione Malta2] 2 SLC were to be deployed before the bomb loaded speed boats were to be used. The SLC mission was that one was to destroy the chain mail curtain under the breakwater bridge, the other was to go in and add havoc the confusion by attacking the submarine base at Manoel Island. Of particular note the mission which was conducted by the elite X Mas was led by Major Tesei, one of the designers of the SLC.

    Disaster immediately started of as one of the SLCs had problems in the rudder and delayed the operation, Tesei tried to arrange the problem but had to leave as is as time was pressing. He and his companion travelled to the bridge but a Maltese Gunner [Zammit] at St Elmo spotted the wake of water made by the heads and opened fire, resulting in an explosion. Both men were KIA, and the following morning parts of a facemask with hair was found near the breakwater after the battle. Interesting in the 60s the British navy scuba team found the SLC in the grandharbour. Seems Tesei and his comrade were KIA by the explosion of the bomb hitting the surface of the sea.

    The other SLC tried to limper to Manoel island but instead made it to St Julians, they scuttled the SLC and swam to shore to be captured as POW. The SLC was salvaged and sent to Britain for evaluation and from it the Brits designed the Charioteer.

    What happened next is part of our history ...
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    Post  Ray on Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:02 am

    Are we going to get the Maiale finished till HiS2011 & donate it before we open the Expo?

    If not, do we have a target date to get it done or?
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    Post  iCocker on Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:03 pm

    If we can make it preferably for the coming expo, but as the odds are getting against us, inc Murphy's law and as SSM motto is never do a rushed job just to finish it ... ideal we display the model in-progress and put caption mentioning that this model is being done as a donation for HM as a museum model, I guess we still have to put at least by end of March as target date IMHO, when it is ready we can still do some PR ... x'tahsbu?
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    Post  Ray on Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:27 pm

    I'll do my best to get the figures done next week so if we can push it a bit from all ends, maybe, just maybe we can do it on time as it would be nicer pale

    Come on guys surely we can PUSH IT a la SSM way & still manage a sublime job as ALWAYS Twisted Evil

    Just my 2cents worth that's all, don't want to put any of you in jeopardy Evil or Very Mad
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    Post  iCocker on Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:08 pm

    That's the spirit!

    Today I am trying to seek another kit hopefully we try to source the elusive missing parts!!!!!
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    Post  Ray on Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:50 pm

    As promised & keeping up with the MAjALE/MAJJALATA theme lol!

    Divers are primed Cool and will soon be sporting the black wet suits (hope the box art is correct cheers)

    But on 2nd thoughts, I will start from the only face What a Face








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    Post  Tancred on Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:16 pm


    Bravo Ray! They don't look bad for plastic figures Cool


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    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:46 am

    Tancred wrote:
    Bravo Ray! They don't look bad for plastic figures Cool

    No not bad at all.....until the brush reveals otherwise Suspect Twisted Evil
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    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:18 pm

    These UGLY brutes are ready affraid

    I'll bring them on Wed cheers









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    Post  iCocker on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:34 pm

    That was quick Ray, hey for plastic figures they are really good have to say! Surely your master paintstroke's have added the charm!

    Ejja Nannu suppost he got the other box by now, so Wednesday we should start planning the base ... come on guys just a little more effort and we are done!

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    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:46 pm

    Yes they are not that bad, but the unmasked guy is really a white gorilla Laughing not the type that MOST Maltese girls drool over I love you

    The goggle holes are filled with Gator Glue since Joseph lent his, to Stephen last Wed Evil or Very Mad

    If worse comes to the worst, I'll paint the glass in black & run a gloss finish over it as a final touch Twisted Evil
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    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:50 pm

    Hey!! Not bad at all mate...prosit! Insomma you're the man, man! cheers
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    Post  clioguy on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:42 pm

    now that the maiallini are done, what about the maiale?
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    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:54 pm

    RayCaruana wrote:Hey!! Not bad at all mate...prosit! Insomma you're the man, man! cheers

    Ray the pics are far better than the actual figures lol!
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    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:55 pm

    clioguy wrote:now that the maiallini are done, what about the maiale?

    Duncan you missed the Maiale last Friday when it was done lol! lol! lol!
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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:56 pm

    As they told you your the man ...wow so fast.... affraid
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    Post  clioguy on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:34 pm

    Ray wrote:
    clioguy wrote:now that the maiallini are done, what about the maiale?

    Duncan you missed the Maiale last Friday when it was done lol! lol! lol!

    Good one Ray!!

    But I would have felt like a cannibal eating a pig... after all I'm a piggy myself!!
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    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:21 pm

    Nicely done for a plastic figure!! Well done to the maestro!! Twisted Evil

    p.s. - re the facial features, it has the looks of a Neanderthal What a Face Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Hope you do not dream about it!!!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:39 am

    Duncan, Marco & JF thanks I love you

    I'll bring them later on this eve with me so I'll add some of Joseph's Kristal Kleer which Stephen will bring back with him Laughing
    The Gator Glue keeps shrinking in the eye holes Sad

    I'll put them in the showcase so that whoever is going to fabricate the terrain, can have access & place/stick them accordingly on the base Cool
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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:33 am

    Maiale airbrushed.....gloss today for weathering isma who is going to do the base and ground work ? I have a base which I can bring with me tonite....
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    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:22 am

    Me and Oliver should be working on that, I have already started the wooden carriage, so do not waste time on that Nannu, if you have a plinth that would be ideal as I do not have anything ...
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    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:26 am

    Yippee that is the TRUE IMMORTAL SSM SPIRIT cheers

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:40 pm

    Great work guys but Ray, you are right, that's one ugly guy there, 'Ma narax lili nnifsi'!!

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