This is Meng Models little kit of the Renault FT-17, built as the single FT-17 bought by the Swedish Army in 1925 to explore the capabilities of modern tanks. The FT-17 turned out to be neither modern nor very capable, and the tank was not used very long before it was put to the ultimate test as a target. I have found few images of “Putte” as it was called, and the ones I have seen show the tank with the gun removed, when it was used as a command vehicle, with a large bamboo antenna attached. I presume it had the Puteaux gun in place when it arrived, since the gun later ended up on another tank, and later on an armoured truck. I took some liberties regarding the markings. The number is correct, but the font is wrong. I did not have decals using the correct one. I also added the crown markings, since I think it looks nice.
This kit was built for a review in the SPHF magazine Pansar 3-15.
Some more info about “Putte”, and some images can be found on the website of Richard O Lindström: http://www.ointres.se/strv_renault.htm
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Finally.. by Erik Gustavsson
A box arrived in my mail..
I will do an inbox review on the Voyager and MK1 Design photoetch for the CV90 shortly.
A small build update.. by Sven Young
In case you are interested, here is a small update on my Swedish M3 Scout Car used in the Congo at the link below. My apologies for it being in Swedish. Once the model is complete, I will post an article here on PW in English
The vehicle will be pulling a trailer which is currently in the “weathering workshop”.
Still waiting.. by Erik Gustavsson
My package from Lucky Models have now been out there, alone in the world, for a whole month. I hate this waiting..
He who waits for something good.. by Erik Gustavsson
..always waits for too long.
Some lucky people have already begun receiving their HobbyFan Pbv 302’s. This unlucky b***rd is still waiting for the box to finish it´s journey from Hong Kong to Sweden.
Whenever it arrives, however, you can be sure that it will be reveiwed on this site.
CV9040C is coming this year by Erik Gustavsson
It has been rumored for some time that the CV9040C, the up armoured version of the Strf 9040 that has seen international service in Liberia and currently in Afghanistan was on the way in 1/35.
Apparently Hobby Boss is showing off some cad-renderings at the Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse, as Kjell Svensson is tipsing us about here.
Sven’s next project by Erik Gustavsson
Just wanted to give the heads up on the latest project from the PW author, Sven Young. A tank trailer for his splendid M3 scout car in swedish kongo-service. I hope we’ll see both of them here soon. See the progress on the IPMS Stockholm website.
New site feature – Notices by Erik Gustavsson
Here we can post short newsflashes that we don´t want to display large on the main part of the front page. It can be used to link to interesting finds on the web, small news or comments.
We hope you´ll find them worth looking at.
The Volvo “Valp” in 1/72 by Erik Gustavsson
Jens Lindell of Hobby-Importen is selling a 1/72 resin kit of the Volvo Pltgb 903 also called “Valpen” (The Puppy). See a picture of the kit here.