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Type VIIC U-Boat 1941

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This is the CMK resin waterline Type VIIC U-Boat in 1/72. I built it to represent U-96 returning to St. Nazaire after Kapitanleutnant Lehman-Willenbrock's Knight's Cross-winning patrol of 30 Jan-28 Feb 1941. U-96 sank over 45,000 tons of merchant shipping in this single patrol. This was the highest single patrol total for a Type VIIC at the time, and remains the second highest overall. (Type IXs and Type VIIBs dominate this list!)

* Resin figures from CMK. Others from Revell
* Sea base made from MDF board, plaster of paris water, acrylic paint and gloss * gel finish
* Flags are excellent quality cloth types by AMP
* Running wires and lines with insulating blocks scratchbuilt from Milliput
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About the Author

About Alan Purusram (Brokenedge)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

Left naval family to become an airline pilot! Still very much interested in all things nautical. Like to build WW2 Kriegsmarine and Pacific Theater subjects in all popular scales. Also regularly build modern US and RN naval subjects in 1/350.


Comments

Alan, You have done a superb job on this boat! Really like it....paint & weathering and crew...super! Just minor observations, I believe your running lights on the conning tower are not painted in....red for port side green for starboard. Also, the insulators should be dark bottle green or dark brown/black....these were the two common colors of these ceramic insulators. And maybe a brass colored bell. Beautiful work! Cheers, Joe
JAN 18, 2015 - 07:57 AM
Hi Alan, you did an outstanding job with this boat. while i was lucky to watch this one build up, i can say every step was done with great skill. For me the weathering and the realistic water are some of the highlights.
JAN 18, 2015 - 05:32 PM
Thanks very much for the pointers Joe. I have spotted the lights, and will update the insulators. And it's really a bell! I thought it was a lamp. Thanks Bernd, for your encouragement when things were starting to go wrong! It kept the thing going and I'm really happy with the result.
JAN 19, 2015 - 02:51 AM
Great work. It seems you've avoided the lack of a pressure hull by doing a waterline version. Brilliant.
JAN 19, 2015 - 03:14 AM
Hi Alan, Yes it is a bell. The lamp is the object on the upper tower casing where it meets the platform. I see it on the 10th pix just above the insulator diagonally to the lower left of the bell. Maybe a little silver with some gloss overcoat for the lens. Cheers, Joe
JAN 19, 2015 - 09:11 AM