In shock news, the Italian government has recently purchased a number of Stingray Class Torpedo 'Nefs from Britain. This is thought to signal British support for the newly formed Italian nation in its struggle against the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires. The new Torpedo 'Nefs are the first part of a larger order that the Italian government has made. The 'Nefs, designated S1 to S5, made a fine site as they escorted a small flotilla of Italian vessels from the British naval dockyards at Scapa Flow. The Orkney islanders turned out en masse to cheer the ships as they left. Reportedly this new order has saved a number of jobs at the dockyards that were previously threatened due to a downturn in wars.
I finally got around to painting some of my 'nefs last week. Now I just need to paint the rest. Click the pictures for larger versions.
The Italian Fleet leaves Scapa Flow with the newly purchased Stingray Torpedo 'Nefs:
Palestro Class Destroyer:
Re D'Italia Battlenef:
Stingray Class Torpedo 'Nef: