Revell's U-Boat + Warriors figures
U-552 Typ VII C
by Andrew Judson
U-Boot Typ VII C
images by Brett Green
1/72 scale U-Boat Type VII C is a
vailable online from Squadron
Here is Revell's 1/72 scale Type VII C U-Boat combined
with several of Warriors' resin small-scale U-Boat crew fgure sets.
Both the kit and the figure sets have been around for a
while now, and there have been a couple of excellent examples of the
U-Boat on HyperScale already, but when I was asked to build this for a
good friend of mine I jumped at the opportunity.
I won't go into the pros and cons of the build as it has
been told previously, but I will say that it is an excellent kit.
I built this as an early version and wanted it to look
as if it had been in the action, hence the heavy weathering. Not too
much, but enough to give it a bit of a battered appearance.
I also wanted to give it a little life, and that is
where the Warrior figure sets came in.
There are three sets WA72006, which consists of four
figures to go into the conning tower, WA72007, three figures manning the
main gun on the deck, and WA72008, three figures manning the 20mm on the
conning tower deck.
All these sets are of very high standard, easy to clean
and easy to assemble, and are well animated. If you are looking at
building a U Boat, I highly recommend these.
painting was done with Tamiya Acrylics, through an Aztek A470 airbrush,
and the finer stuff, like weathering and figures by hand brushes.
This was a really enjoyable project, and I hope you
enjoy it as well.
Thanks go to VLS for the figures and Chris Wauchop, who
I used his excellent example of this kit as inspiration.
thumbnails below to view larger images:
New Vanguard 51
Author: Gordon Williamson
Illustrator: Ian Palmer
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: £8.99
May 25, 2002
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841763632
Model and Text Copyright ©
2005 by Andrew Judson
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