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Type VII C U-Boat

by Jay Laverty


Type VII C U-Boat


Revell's 1/72 scale Type VII C U-Boat may be ordered online from Squadron.com




Revell's new 1/72 scale Type VII C U-Boat is probably one of the easiest models that I have ever built.



Aside from a slightly tricky fit getting the torpedo tubes to sit snugly in place, which was easily solved using a slower setting liquid poly, this model almost literally fell together.



Painting, Markings, Weathering & Figures


The most time consuming part of the entire project was the weathering. The painting only took a couple of hours but the weathering process lasted for two or three weeks!

Every technique I posses in my inventory was pressed into service on this one and hopefully paid off in the end. All of the rust streaks were done using Winsor and Newton's peat brown ink although in hindsight (correct spelling Mr. Lomas!!) I would have been better off using a washed oil like raw umber. Oh well we learn.


The algae is Tamiya Dark Green thinned to about 10 percent paint 90 percent thinner which came up pretty good as I wanted to give the impression of being wet without glossing up the model.

The figures are from CMK and are really funky little guys. They are really well sculpted and give a sense of scale to a massive model. Highly recommended.

The Decals are from Iliad and are really good to work with although I wouldn’t recommend any setting solution as they do not react well with it and don’t need it at all.





When I finished this model I was well pleased with the result and I hope you guys like it as well, and you in all Phil. Oh and sorry about the very tacky bin liner backdrop but it was the only thing I had to hand that would fit this beast in.


Thanks to David Hannant for the sample to build for the Colindale shop.


Additional Images


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Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939–45 (1)
New Vanguard 51
Author: Gordon Williamson
Illustrator: Ian Palmer
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: £8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 May 25, 2002
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841763632
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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2004 by Jay Laverty
Page Created 12 March, 2004
Last Updated 12 March, 2004

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