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Mark builds a Revell 1:144th type VIIC U96 complete with a seascape diorama

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Post by mark chapman » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:46 pm

Well here we go!
First what number?
Well it turns out that in order to make that decision you will be required to choose a paint scheme, then will you have cable cutters, will it have a deck gun? What pattern on drainage holes in the hull do you prefer to model(No 2 subs had the same pattern!)
I have been spending quite a lot of time researching this subject and unlike the Victory there is no shortage of material online to help me decide and keep it correct.
So after choose paint scheme. Deck gun yes. Cable cutters yes. Holes in hull most resembling those on the Revel model that do not require to many changes and all appearing on the real sub at the same time it brought the choice down to only one sub U-96.

First a few photo's of the PE set from Griffon models.
This is going to be the first time I have built anything at this small a scale 1/144, although Compared to Robs achievements this is still huge!
Had it not been for the fact it is going to be set in a sea scape I would have gone up to 1/72 scale but I dont want a 6 foot base!

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Having never been down to this scale before I was shocked at how bad the quality of model rail figures there are available. My sub will have a Captain and 2 watchmen in the coning tower.
First up the Captain, off with his arms then a quick reposition and filler and his cap modeled and a lot of tidying up of his clothes and he ready to go.

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Then its onto his Binoculars those in the background were my Mark 1 attempt but as I said I am not used to this scale and after careful examination I decided they were a over scale.

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And here we go.

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The remaining 2 figures need a lot more work before they will be fit for duty as I am going to give them storm coats and hats made from aluminium foil.
That should be fun.
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Post by Pete Coleman » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:40 pm

Loving it already Mark. x2x
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Post by Rob » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:48 pm

I’m going to be following this with interest mark, there is definitely something eerily appealing about U boats, I have the Revell 72nd one lurking under the spare bed I picked up for £20 in a sale. I want to oil can it and weather it to within an inch of it’s life.
Have a look at this build http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/vi ... 59&t=44734

It’s a shame that there are no pictures of the completed build.

Now where is that copy of Das Boot.

Do keep us posted,
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Post by mark chapman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:02 am

Thanks Rob.
That's a wonderful build.

If you do decide to get going one day on your Sub you may be interested in this PDF file I have found on the subject of 1/72 Revel modeling.
This has all I need and more on the subject of U-boat modelling.
It a fantastic artiticle covering everything I needed to get going,it is more aimed at the 1/72 modeler though.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j& ... 0W-NU71aSg

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Post by Pete Coleman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:16 am

Wow! what a fantastic link Mark, downloaded and saved!
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Post by Pete Coleman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:18 am

Rob wrote:I have the Revell 72nd one lurking under the spare bed I picked up for £20 in a sale. I want to oil can it and weather it to within an inch of it’s life.

Good old "Modelzone" by any chance?
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Post by Rob » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:54 pm

Mystic Pete strikes again.
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Post by Rob » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:02 pm

Great link Mark, I too have saved it......

Have a look at this also
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\Type V11 U-Boat\1-72 Revell Type VIIC U-boat model 1.mht

I must resist the urge to drag it out from the duvet U-boat pen.
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Post by Pete Coleman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:10 pm

Rob wrote:C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\Type V11 U-Boat\1-72 Revell Type VIIC U-boat model 1.mht Rob.
x29x ??? x29x
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Post by mark chapman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:18 pm

I was also wondering how to get into Robs documents as well? LOL!

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Post by Rob » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:27 pm

Rats, sorry Guys that's rushing because we had visitors. x37x
Try this
http://www.rokket.biz/models/modelsweb/ ... ndex.shtml

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