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Trumpeter 1/48 VIIIC uboat

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  • From: Pineapple Country, Queensland, Australia
Trumpeter 1/48 VIIIC uboat
Posted by Wirraway on Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:08 AM

Had no idea these were in existence. Just found them on ebay. Of course I will never build one (unless I win the lottery) 1.4 meters long ! A. Hell of a project !

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:16 AM

Ye, to big for my taste as well, 1/72nd will do for me. I have seen some pics of this and heard quite a few peopl;e suggesting this will be more suited to the R/C crowd.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:45 PM

suggesting this will be more suited to the R/C crowd.

I've been following Ted Hawkesworth's build on

This is a (nearly) full interior kit, with clear hull parts.  So the r/c crowd would be chucking 7/8 of the parts in the bin.  Probably easier (and cheaper) ways to get a 1/48 hull to r/c.

Now, I've heard that some are using magnets to hold the hull halves together, so that they can paint the whole hull, rather than just half.  Makes sense to me.

Toughest part woulf be the 2m long display case o_O


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