What type of sub

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Hi all i fancy doing a sub but i want the type in the film/mini series das boot so the question is which one is it hope you can help me i fancy doing it because its my favourate war film :please:
 

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Hey Ian,

Wiki says it is a Type VIIC class U-boat.

I'm no expert and with Wiki's rep for mis-information.

This is the nearest I can get.

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I concur with Tony, all the info available on the net say it's a Type VII-C U-boat (U96)

Incidentally it also says the models built for Das Boot were also the ones used in Raiders of the Lost Ark .... cool eh?

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Just been onto my local model shops site and Revell seem to have the monopoly on the submarine model market

They do the VII-C in .......

1/350 ... about £9

1/144 ... about £15

1/72 ... about £55 (have been looking at this one for some time, it's a cracker ... about 36 inches long when built and there's a set of Revell 1/72 german navy personel figures available to add to make a nice "on deck" diorama for just over £6 )
 
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Hi Colin i was thinking about the 1/72 but didnt know about the figures sounds very tempting :thinking:
 

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would certainly add an extra little "something" to the build eh Ian?

I've got my hands full with that Prometheus SIG jobbie at the mo, but this sub's definitly on my "next get list" ... i quite like 1/72.

Another thing i noticed in the 1/72 Revell was that it included details for the U69 ... not too much trouble to swap round for the 96 is it ... that is if i'm right and the decals indicate the number?
 

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I know what you mean but its getting hold of the saw fish that goes with it i will have to look for some after market decals or try and paint it free hand.
 

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You could have a go at just printing the sawfish out, there's quite a few images available on t'interweb.

Most new printers will be able to handle very low weight paper, in fact i've printed on paper less than the weight of tissue paper in the past, even rice paper can take ink with very minimum bleeding.

Worth thinking about if you can't get the decal?
 

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I will look at the decal sheet in mine, I think the swordfish is on the sheet.IanM
 

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Thanks Ian ive just put a bid on ebay for the model a couple of days left on that one if i dont get it looks like a search on the internet
 

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Good luck in winning it Ian,

I've re-read all the reviews and build blogs on this and it looks a cracker to build, there's very, very few negative points for the model mentioned in them.
 

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Hi Ian,

You might not be to upset if you dont win the auction. I have heard that its being re-released again in the near future.

There is a ton of after-market bits for it if you wish to go that path. I will also mention that the figures from Revell are good but of the soft soft plastic. A day in the freezer will help with the clean up.

I did have loads of links for all the bits, about three PC's ago. I will see if I can fine some of them again.

Might be a while before I can look at the decal sheet for you. My one is at the bottom of a rather large pile of kits!!!

I will report back as soon as.'

Ian M
 

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The first place you might want to look at is this one.

Most Popular Emblems - German U-boat Emblems of WWII - Kriegsmarine - uboat.net

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Many thanks for your help Ian im planning on getting the after market gear to go with it. I want to do a real good build on this one so it may take some time to get everything together but when i start i will do a full WIP on here if every one is happy for me to
 

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I for one will be most disappointed if you didn't!

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The models been released as far as i'm aware Ian(M), my local modelshop in Edinburgh had the Sub on there for pre order for some time stating the release date was mid October. They now have the Sub on the site for sale normally at £53.99 (10% off RRP) They state that it's a "generally new mould".

Ian(papa), I'd appreciate a build thread as well, i'm intent on getting this myself in the near future so hints, tips and WIP piccies would be great as this will be my first proper attempt at a sub.
 

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Hi Colin it will be my first sub and i will gladly be the guineapig when i get all the gear
 

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Thanks for all the help with this question just ordered the Revell 1/72 U V11c
 
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Ian, if you haven't found it yet, this site might be of some interest to you:

http://www.uboat.net/
 
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