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Friday, April 30, 2010

Type VII C Hull

Revell made a 1/72nd scale Type VIIC U-Boat. This was the standard German U-Boat from WWII. They were in production and in use from before the war until the very end, in several different versions. This first kit comes in a lot of variations, and I am doing one as a waterline model.


I cut the hull in half, it is a full hull kit and cutting the lower half of the hull off was very time consuming.


I used a small spacer to help hold the hull and deck together. It is the spacer that comes with the kit, but I had to cut it down to fit too.


These are the big left over bits from the hull surgery.


Here is the hull after the lower part has been cut off. Once the hulls are cut down, I have to glue sheet styrene to the bottom so the hull is smooth.

4 comments:

Karcuss said...

Going to do this with resin interior
As you can get control room, Engine room, Torpedo room etc from CMK
so will cutting up a hull.
And as said three others as the two kits
and the other major conversion from CMK
Make sure you glue the whole seam, don't want any bubble bath in there
Ha Ha

Don't post any s-boats or U- boats
in the bath with you HA HA

please don't

cheers Karcuss

Bunkermeister said...

Sounds like I need to take new photos for tomorrows blog, if you don't want the S-Boats in the bath photos...

Karcuss said...

The S boats in the bath by themselves is fine...

Bunkermeister said...

Well, maybe.