Revell U-Boat...OH, YEAH!!!

I've been wanting to build a large U-boat ever since I began the hobby
40 years ago...now I have one. Just opened it and looked it over...I
may need two...
So - now that I can do it, I want to do it right. Any suggestions on
good U-boat refs for us mainly airplane guys?
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Rufus
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you dog...i'm green with envy, rufe. anybody wanna buy a motorcycle?
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e
how many are in a wolf pack?
on a side u-boat note, does anyone know if Squadron has sold any of their 1/32 u-boats for $2000 +/-?
Craig
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Craig
I am fixing to buy 2 of them. One a static model and the second, a R/C one.
William
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William L. Powell
The thing is just plain COOOOOOL!!! Going to be a neat painting excersize, too. In the little bit of research I've done so far I've found some neat camo patterns. I also have the first set of aftermarket decals for it. there's enough variation there to make you want to build more than one.
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Rufus
No one seems to have answered your question, so here goes. There is a lot of discussion on detailing the Revell 1:72 over on the SubCommittee site. See the following thread:
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Photoetch is planned for this kit; see the above thread.
Suggest you also check out U-boat net at:
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Also check out ongoing discussions at:
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Finally, the best reference book, IMHO, is The Type VII U-Boat (Anatomy of teh Ship series) by David Westwood. Contains an incredible number of precise, large drawings of hulls and all details. Tom Dougherty ( snipped-for-privacy@aol.com)
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Ives100
Also, to the request for U-Boat references, there are MANY publications. Just pay a call to your local library, book store or Google search.
Squadron has several publications on the subject.
I agree, the recently re-published Anatomy of Ships "The Type VII U-Boat" is top stuff.
My favorite is "The U-Boat" by Eberhard Rossler. It is the definitive reference!!
You can look for "The German Navy at War - Volume 2 The U-Boat". Also a good reference is "Type VIIU-Boats" by Robert Stern. Another excellent reference is "Vom Original Vum Modell: Ubottype VII-C", but you should be able to read some German to fully understand how good this book is. Last, is another good reference, "U-Bootwaffe 1939-1945", but this time you understanding some Polish helps.
Off subject (because it is a Type XB) is "Germany's Last Mission to Japan, the failed voyage of U-234". This is a good view into one aspect of the U-Boat war not often discussed.
Dick Beemer
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Rbbeemer
Why do you think I haven't got it half built yet?...don't think I haven't been looking for etch for it. I already have aftermarket decals...
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Rufus
that WAS a rhetorical question...hehe.
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e
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Has anyone already made a radio control version of it that I can see?
Could it be made to submerge and rise or just go on the surface?
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Artist
Saw someone posted that etch is in the works...so I'll be waiting.
Pulled out and watched my copy of "Das Boot" again last night...yeah...I'll be buying another kit...
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Rufus
Thanks - I knew about uboat.net. That's a great one. I'll have to look for the book now.
Reply to
Rufus
If the type 7 sells well, do you think there is a chance of a type 9?? After all, most of the top tonnage sinkers were type 9s.
Bill Shuey
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William H. Shuey
I hope so - I'd buy at least one of those. And I'd buy a GATO if they were to do a sub series. And how about that one that Nichimo did - the Japanese one with the floatplane?..that was that one?..
Anybody got the second in the series of aftermarket decals from U.L.A.D-decal? I haven't really started doing my U-boot homework yet, but I did instantly recognize U-96's insignia in "Das Boot" from the Part 1 decal sheet. Now I AM stoked to do some rsearch. Not sure if the Part 2 sheet is out yet...anyone know?
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Rufus
that's on my found money list. you know, you get money out of the blue and it's like finding it? that way i don't feel guilty about neglecting major debts.
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e
a 1/48 miali, (sp?) would excite me. those 2 man guys are very cool.
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e

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