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Looking to model my first boat!

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  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Canada
Looking to model my first boat!
Posted by James Mark on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:02 AM
Hello...

I usually model WWII aircraft, but recently have had the urge to build an early WWII german U-boat...Like a type VII maybe...

Would any of you happen to know a great kit for a U-boat that is around 1-2 feet long and has great detail. I love detailing. (The conning tower should be good fun!) A kit with good detail and fit would be great...I don't want my first ship building experience to flounder!

Thanks

James
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by weebles on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:05 AM
Hands down the best U-Boat kit out there is the one made by Amati. Here's a link to it. I haven't built it myself, but reviews I've seen on it have been excellent. It makes great use of photo-etch for deck and vents.
Have fun!

http://www.amatimodel.com/UBOAT.htm
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by James Mark on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:50 PM
Thanks for the link...the model looks great. I'll try to order it from my local hobby shop and hope it turns out as nice as it sounds!

James
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by weebles on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 10:27 PM
If they can't get it for you, you'll find plenty on sale on the web. It looks like they just released it again in December. The price is about $200 at most sites that I've seen. Model Expo used to run sales on this kit. They may again.

To give you some ideas on the quality of this kit, check out the images at this site.

http://www.modelwarships.com/gallery/ss/ss-main.html

PS. By the way, you ruined me! While checking out Model Expo's web site I saw that they are releasing a museum quality 1/16 scale model of the Curtis JN-4D Jenny. I can't resist this kit!

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