Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Here are some better images of Italeri's 1/35 scale S.L.C. 200 "Maiale" (The Pig) manned torpedo. In its day (WW II) because of its stealthy like nature proved to be a successfully destructive device. Pilots would slowly drive up to a docked enemy ship at night, release and then attach the front part of the Maiale (the warhead) to the hull, then they would set the timer and quietly drive away. This is a small but nicely detailed model and at around $30 Cdn is a little costly considering its size but I think because of its detail is worth it. This model comes with two figures but I decided to use only one figure for the display as I think it gives it a more ominous feel. But that's just me.