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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Tochigi, Japan
1/32 U-Boat
Posted by J-Hulk on Sunday, September 07, 2003 11:24 AM
Hi folks!
There may have been a post about this in the past, but I just wanted to share something I saw in a hobby shop today.

It was an Andrea Miniatures U-Boat, in 1/32 scale. Huge! The full kit price was 260,000 yen ($2240 US), or you can get just the conning tower for 40,000 yen ($345 US).

I remember seeing this kit at the Shizuoka hobby show at the Andrea Miniatures booth (and one on display in the clubs section), but this is the first time I've seen one in the shops.

Anyway, man, it's some kinda cool, but it may be the most expensive model I've ever seen!

Just thought ya'll would like to know!
~Brian
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    January, 2003
  • From: Warwick, RI
Posted by paulnchamp on Sunday, September 07, 2003 10:42 PM
How many did you buy, J-Hulk?Big Smile [:D]
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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    February, 2003
  • From: Tochigi, Japan
Posted by J-Hulk on Monday, September 08, 2003 6:50 AM
Two.
Yours is in the mail!Big Smile [:D]

COD!!!![:0]
~Brian
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    January, 2003
  • From: Central MI
Posted by therriman on Monday, September 08, 2003 9:47 AM
Where's Mine???
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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  • From: Jacksonville, NC
Posted by Wolfp on Monday, September 08, 2003 2:33 PM
think it was andrea that put out a deck gun with crew also (or was it s&t?..hmmm) in 1/35. Saw it for the first time this weekend at a show. It was very nice but going for 229.00. Only place I have seen the uboat is online. looks awesome but so exspensive...Dead [xx(]

J.B. http://photobucket.com/albums/a303/jbrunyon/

    

On the Bench: !/350 TOS Enterprise; 1/72 Tie Interceptor

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 08, 2003 4:56 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Wolfp

think it was andrea that put out a deck gun with crew also (or was it s&t?..hmmm) in 1/35. Saw it for the first time this weekend at a show.


It's 1/32, IIRC. It is very cool, but it's just a gun, crew and some deck. I think it attaches to the conning tower, but IIRC the conning tower figs don't match up with the action figs provided with the gun (correct me if I'm wrong though).

QUOTE: It was very nice but going for 229.00. Only place I have seen the uboat is online. looks awesome but so exspensive...Dead [xx(]


And so HUGE! Where would you put it?

I think they may have overdid the scale of some of the details too.
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  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by Tiger44 on Monday, September 08, 2003 6:28 PM
Try getting that purchase past the wife.
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    January, 2003
Posted by Jeff Herne on Monday, September 08, 2003 7:22 PM
IIRC, that model is waterline, not full hull...

For considerably less, a company called ROBBE makes a 1/35 Type VIIC with all the same goodies, about equal quality, and it's full hull...fiberglass hull with resin tower and fittings. The R/C sub guys rave about them.

Jeff Herne
Modelwarships.com
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    February, 2003
  • From: Tochigi, Japan
Posted by J-Hulk on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 6:24 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Jeff_Herne

IIRC, that model is waterline, not full hull...


Hi, Jeff!Smile [:)]
The Andrea miniatures model is full hull, also. Not waterline.
Or are you saying that the IIRC model is waterline? Sorry if I've misunderstood you.

How much is the ROBBE boat?
~Brian
  • Member since
    January, 2003
Posted by Jeff Herne on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 9:30 AM
My bad...the Accurate Armor Type VIIc is waterline only...and the Robbe kit is 1/40th, not 1/48.

The Robbe kit is $429 US, but it's a whopping 67 inches long. They also do a Type XXI that 75.4 inches long for $520.

Here's a couple of links:

http://www.robbe.com/

And a review of the Type VII:

http://uboat.net/special/models/reviews/robbe_u47.htm

Regards,

Jeff Herne
Modelwarships.com
  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Tochigi, Japan
Posted by J-Hulk on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:20 AM
Ah, I gotcha!

Thanks for the links.
They are much cheaper than the Andrea offering!
~Brian
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    March, 2003
  • From: Jacksonville, NC
Posted by Wolfp on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:48 AM
Larry,
Why, in the most prominent place of my house...right smack dab in the middle of the dining room table. May not win cool points with the wifey, but friends and the neighborhood kids will love it.

J.B. http://photobucket.com/albums/a303/jbrunyon/

    

On the Bench: !/350 TOS Enterprise; 1/72 Tie Interceptor

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Posted by Jeff Herne on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 2:15 PM
My Amati 1/72 Type VIIC is sitting on the mantle above the fireplace, right smack dab in the middle of the living room...with the S-100 on one side, and a Type XXI on the other...

The wife actually says it looks nice sitting on the mantle, but I'm sure she's really waiting for me to finish this Amerigo Vespucci from Pan-Art...I'm going to have to widen the mantle for this monster!

J
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 11, 2003 6:36 PM
What's the size of the 1/32nd U Boat???
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 15, 2003 3:11 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by teddyA

What's the size of the 1/32nd U Boat???


One would imagine that it is roughly 1/32nd the size of a full-size U-boat. Tongue [:P]

That means, for a Type VII, around seven feet, if my quick math is not too off.

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