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Revell 1/72 U-boat c/41, Plat Edition

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    March 2010
Revell 1/72 U-boat c/41, Plat Edition
Posted by Bocks Suv on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:02 PM

Starting this build, but I noticed that the wooden stick-on deck is about 1/40" thick. While very thin, is it worth sanding down the plastic deck base to accommodate the wood's thickness? There are some bumps and hatches that must be cut down, but a little extra could provide more space over the main deck for a better fit...or is that just too obsessive compulsive to worry about? 

Another thing, there are rows of delicate bow vents under the dive planes. Instead of drilling them out, or even sanding them out from behind, does anyone know who/if makes a PE set w/ preformed slots to replace those on the left and right sections? I've seen one manufacturer, but that set is for a diff sub.

Thanks 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:50 PM

I have the original Type VII kit with the WEM PE, is that the set you mean. If so, it does work for the /41 as well.

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:32 PM

With the Type VII C/41 being a snorkel equiped boat, you might want to check out the FSM Ready Room / New Reads thread. It's about a new book on the late war u-boats and an amazing source of info. Book title - Total Undersea War, by Aaron Hamilton.

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