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    Submarine advice...

    Post  Dottore on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:37 am

    Dear friends...I'm interested in building (or at least purchasing for now) a model of a german WW2 U-Boat. The ones with the AA gun on the deck...don't know if they all had it. I made a quick search of common internet model stores and I found a couple of interesting models.

    Has anyone got any light to shed on the subject as in which is the best model OOTB and which to avoid etc etc...

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    Post  iCocker on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:27 pm

    That is the late version U boat Dot, the typical and early version had a cannon. Depends the size, 1/72 Revell have a good one, 1/350 or 1/700 [?] Hobbyboss and Revell ... 1/35 Andrea have one which can be ordered parts or whole.

    On another note there are interesting Midget Subs by Italeri, Bronco and Verlinden [resin] in 1/35. Bronco are also doing a new sub in 1/35 which will be around 1m long ... take your pick.

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    Post  Dottore on Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:01 pm

    I meant cannon not AA gun...didn't find any of the revel or hobby boss offerings...ill look further...

    Thanks for the info Ivan...

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    Post  iCocker on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:26 am

    If you come to the Marsa Menqa area, Cassar Ship Repair still has the relic of U571 movie prop birthed near the old AFM petrolboats and galleys from Troy movie ... a chance to see a good 1/1 model Smile

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:36 am

    Hi Dottore, Very Happy

    A while ago, Revell, issued two versions of the Type "7" U-boats, the type C and the D. They are quire good kits, nearly a metre long and with a very good visual for additional detailing. Gold medals and other companies including Eduard also issued additional detailing sets to go with it - including timber deck and furnishings.
    Special hobby have issued the type "23" and the "2A". They also issued a conversion set to convert the type "7C" to a type "D" mine layer, together with a whole range of resin accessories and interior detail sets. You can buy them directly from their e-shop.
    Next Wednesday, I shall bring my type "7C" - still under construction, and will explain in further detail the wide variety of detailing, one can carry out.


    See you Wednesday.

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    Post  Dottore on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:05 pm

    been mulling over buying the Revell 1/72 Type V11C as you mention. It is big and well detailed as you agree. Looked at the Eduard PE set and impressive CMK detail resin sets. If I go ahead think Ill go for an OOTB build...(yeah thats the plan). Interested in having a look at how your build is coming along... Very Happy

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    Post  iCocker on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:17 pm

    Remember teh massive dio in Sicily, that is the same Revell u boat Mat, kurzita when you gonna finish a 1m model with PE, you take hours to make just an .50 MG mount? Suspect

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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:49 pm

    iCocker wrote:Remember teh massive dio in Sicily, that is the same Revell u boat Mat, kurzita when you gonna finish a 1m model with PE, you take hours to make just an .50 MG mount? Suspect


    lol! lol! Int ukoll.... hallih laqwa li jibdih.... lol!

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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:16 pm

    iCocker wrote:If you come to the Marsa Menqa area, Cassar Ship Repair still has the relic of U571 movie prop birthed near the old AFM petrolboats and galleys from Troy movie ... a chance to see a good 1/1 model Smile

    Dottore no need to go ... here is some JF took himself...







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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:24 pm

    Enjoy.... and the last one..


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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:37 pm

    Matt check this out , it looks good...



    http://uboat.net/gallery/

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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:03 pm

    And to continue...






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    Great pics!

    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:09 am

    Thanks Marco! Exactly the version i wanted to build!

    @Ivan....I DID SAY OOTB!!!!!

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:09 am

    matt if you want i have the revell 1/72 for you to look at.

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    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:47 am

    Flirting with subs now? pirat

    Built or unbuilt cus?

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:03 am

    Dottore wrote:Flirting with subs now? pirat

    Built or unbuilt cus?

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    i dont flirt with plastic unless it implanted lol no matt unbuilt, one of those crazy buys

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    Y crazy?

    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:06 pm

    Cos of size?

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:06 pm

    Dottore wrote:Cos of size?

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    whats this obsession about size, well if you like them BIG accurate armour do one in 1/35 that should SATISFY you lol

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:31 pm

    Hi Dottore,

    The sub yoy wish to build is the type 7C, with the "wintergarden" - that is what the Germans used to describe the additional anti-aircraft platform. Shall bering my sub nest wednesday.


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    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:01 pm

    Cant make it next Wed...how about the following one?

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:37 pm

    Hi Dottore,

    No problem at all.

    Just one note. The U-boat which is docked at Marsa near Cassar Shipping is good for indroductory generic ideas only. The semi hull is full of errors, so don't use the photos as research reference.

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