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Victor_Kregbaum
06-07-2005, 09:43 AM
Hi guys, I know this forum is for the computer sim, but some of you guys seem very knowledgeable when it comes to UBoats. I posted this at uboat.net and haven't got any replys yet. Maybe some one here could help me.

Like many of you I am building the Revell 1/72 scale VIIC uboat. I have opened all the flooding holes deck holes etc. I have installed the Yankee Model works upper pressure hull. Now I want to open as many hatches and doors as I can. I am going to make a diorama of the boat taking on supplies and loading torpedoes. I have plenty of pictures of fowared torpedoes being loaded but none of rear torpedoes being loaded. (I would like to get pictures of this). Also it would be nice if there was some reference schematic of the upper deck doors. You know like what door gave access to what. Any help would be appeacted. Thanks for your help.

Here are some pics. (most peices are not glued together yet, this is just the planning phase of construction.

Upper pressure hull:
http://premium1.uploadit.org/marker//uboatproject4.jpg

Other pics of Chief Engineer watching fowarded torpedoes being loaded:

http://premium1.uploadit.org/marker//uboatproject1.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/marker//uboatproject2.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/marker//uboatproject3.jpg

Mylo42
06-07-2005, 03:31 PM
Victor,

I can't answer your questions. I just wanted to tell you to keep your progress posted. Love the U-boat models.

Atomic Tuna seems to be the U-boat model guy.

InfectiousDust
06-07-2005, 03:42 PM
Wow, you bought Revell's largest U-boat model. Nice! That thing is almost a metre long (933cm)! I just purchased a Revell U-boat model as well, the U-47 "G.Prien" (http://revell.de/cgi-bin/kat/katalog.pl?cmd=overview&KOSCHL=03&grp=04&ARARTN=05060&modellsuche=&showall=true&ps_KOSCHL=&SWO=&MAS=&frei=&lang=en&kat=modell&sort=&page=4&mas=). It's not nearly as long as yours, but I too have some ambitions for it. I see you've already assembled yours before painting it. I've always read that you should paint the individual parts of the model before assembling it, but I've never done so. Maybe this time I'll do it differently. Anyways, good luck with the model, and keep us updated!

W.Irving
06-07-2005, 03:56 PM
933 cm is not 'almost a metre long'. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

InfectiousDust
06-07-2005, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by W.Irving:
933 cm is not 'almost a metre long'. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Oh HAHA good call. I was frustrated there for a moment, then I realized what I meant was millimetres! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

A 10-metre long model of a U-boat would be pretty cool though!

DiveDevil
06-07-2005, 06:26 PM
Where and how much was that model!? I absolutly MUST have that boat. I love the VIIC's man, one of the most beautiful pieces of technology of its time, a clockwork wonder. Did you get it on-line somewhere or at your local hobby yard? What are you gonna name it (number)? Definitly keep posting picks here on your progress with the diorama I gotta see that thing compleated, I'm sure it will be the balls. Which I could help you with the question I just wanted to give you some kudos on building such a fine boat.
Later

InfectiousDust
06-07-2005, 06:52 PM
You can find it here: http://revell.de/cgi-bin/kat/katalog.pl?cmd=overview&KO...ll&sort=&page=1&mas= (http://revell.de/cgi-bin/kat/katalog.pl?cmd=overview&KOSCHL=03&grp=04&ARARTN=05015&modellsuche=&showall=true&ps_KOSCHL=&SWO=&MAS=&frei=&lang=en&kat=modell&sort=&page=1&mas=)

StgShultz
06-07-2005, 08:41 PM
Check out these pictures http://www.deepwatermodels.com/VIIC/U201-3/

InfectiousDust
06-07-2005, 10:26 PM
Those pictures could come in real handy for reference. Thanks!

Mylo42
06-08-2005, 12:01 AM
There should be a thread totally dedicated to that 1:72 Revell model and how to build it.

I wandered into my local hobby shop looking for goodies for my model railroad when I saw that type VII beauty hanging on the wall http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Very reasonably priced as well at only $65 Canadian dollars ($45 US).

I have a question: How was the type VII painted ? All grey ? Grey upper hull, red lower hull ? "Sea Cammo" ?

I've seen all kinds of paint jobs on the type VIIc. Does it depend on the flotilla, or the individual boat ? ...or just modeler's preference ? I'm starting some U-boat scale models and am wondering what the proper way to paint them is.

InfectiousDust
06-08-2005, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by Mylo42:
I wandered into my local hobby shop looking for goodies for my model railroad when I saw that type VII beauty hanging on the wall http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Very reasonably priced as well at only $65 Canadian dollars ($45 US).
Ahh that's all it cost? The smaller one I got was only about $25 CDN. We'll see how this one turns out. Than maybe I'll invest in the big one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Topp1967
06-08-2005, 01:08 AM
I'm about halfway through building the Revell 1:72 VIIC, I had difficulty at first with the right colours - the model instructions give 3 different colour schemes depending on the boat you decide to build, but basically I'm using a very light grey on the upper hull and a dark grey with a hint of green for the lower hull.

Main trick I'm going for is to get the weathering/rust effect.

If I dont make an **** of it I'll post a pic.

Victor_Kregbaum
06-08-2005, 07:21 AM
Mylo42, check this site for your paint question
http://uboatcolours.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/

legodragonxp
06-08-2005, 07:30 AM
A 10-metre long model of a U-boat would be pretty cool though!

Das Bus!

-Lego

StgShultz
06-08-2005, 04:36 PM
Some guy in the US has build a 2 man sub and modelled the fore & aft sections to look like a UBoot. Sorry I have been unable to find the link.

StgShultz
06-08-2005, 04:38 PM
If I was to get the basic model, where would I go to get the modified components??

Mylo42
06-08-2005, 04:55 PM
Victor,

That's a fantastic site for any modeler doing a U-boat and exactly what I was looking for. I didn't have time to give it a complete read yet and so I don't know if it talks about the red paint on lower hulls. I'm assuming this is just another type of anti corrosion paint but I would like to know which boats were painted with it.

Thanks again for the great site.