Revell 1/72nd scale

German U-Boat VIIC

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     Purchased in early December 2015 is a kind of Christmas present to myself. I had this on my wish list for a long time so when Hannats dropped the price to 30 just before Christmas I treated myself knowing that I would get more than that in cash from my Dad. Cheers Dad! I also bought the Mach 2 Sputnik 3 rocket for my daughter at the same time (from Hannants) to combine postage, it cost no more so a real bargain all round.

    The plan with this is to convert it to a mine-laying version which will make it even longer still. 

    There is quite a lot of aftermarket for this:

 

  • CMK U-boat type VIID Minelayer "Conversion set for Revell kit U-boat VIIC"

  • Also the Special Navy 72005 German U-Boat Type VIID Minelayer Version conversion set but this looks identical to the CMK one

  • ALso Schatton Modellbau German Submarine VIIC-to-VIID Minelayer Conversion Detail Set

  • CMK resin figues in sets CMF72116, 72117, 72118, 72127, 72131, 72132, 72133

  • CMK "Field Kitchen provisions set" CMF72128

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat interior command section" CMKN7201

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat interior torpedo section" CMKN7202

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat engine section" CMKN7203

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat exterior set" CMKN7204

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat Officers ward rooms and galley" CMKN7205

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat Supplies loading on sea" CMKN7206

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat winch for loading torpedos at sea" CMKN7207

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat Rear torpedoes' loading hatch" CMKN7208

  • CMK "Type VIIc U-Boat winch for loading torpedos, loading rollers and torpdeo" CMKN7209

Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC

 

Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC

 

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  • Pontos

  • AMP

  • Larsenal

  • Tehnoart Models

  • Griffon armament kits

  • Modelbrass Type VII photoetch kit

  • Archer transfers for type VII

  • Gun barrels, periscopes: Schatton-Modellbau (20mm gun barrels, 37mm cannon barrel, periscopes)

  • Nautilus wooden deck

  • Eduard photoetch sets ED53015 and ED53015

  • Eduard Brassin ED672034 German Submarine 8.8cm gun

  • White Ensign Models "Flood, Drain and Vent holes" photoetch kit

Kit Photos

Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC
This is a BIG kit. Nearly a meter long, Revel shoe-horned the complete unbroken hull into the box diagonally. It fits wall to wall which is not really a good idea. This is only mitigate by the very stout packaging. Lift out the two hull halves and the rest of the kit is hidden in another cardboard compartment underneath. To help protect the ends of the hull Revell even pack in this soft pad to limit damage - but, as you can see, it was really needed and took quite a pounding in shipping. Thankfully all is well. The rest of the sprues seem pretty puny in comparison to the size of the box and the hull sides.
Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC
Sprue bag 1: top. Sprue bag 1: bottom. Sprue bag 2 (crew men): top. Sprue bag 2: bottom.
Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC
Sprue bag 3: top. Sprue bag 3: bottom. Sprue bag 4: top. Sprue bag 4: bottom.
Revell 72nd scale German U-Boat VIIC      
Decals, fabric printed for flags, cotton for rope, crew painting instruction sheet and main assembly instruction sheet. You can donload a copy of the instruction sheet here.    

Aftermarket Extras

Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion
The Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. Purchased mail-order in Feb 2016 from Special Hobby (MPM) in Prague. Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. This is a highly professional package - as good as if it were offered by Revell! Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. You get resin, photoetch, injection moulded hull inserts & decals. Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. Good quality items here, crisp and clean.
Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion
Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. The injection moulded items are as crisp as Revell's originals. Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. Those hull inserts to make our sub really, really long! Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. Great surface detail here on the injection moulded items. Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. Front cover of the instruction booklet has full type history.
Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell
Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. Internal pages of the instruction booklet give clear diagrams for fitting. Special Navy Mine-Laying Conversion U-Boat Type VII D SN72005. Instruction booklet also contains the painting guide and decal placement directions. Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. Purchased mail-order from Free Time Hobbies in the USA in February 2016. Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. This comes from South Korea and is amusingly titled as being a "detail up set". Let's hope they do not mean that too literally.
Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell
Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. It comes in a strong yet slender box - at first sight it doesn't look as if you get much for your 130... Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. There is a heck of a lot of stuff in this tiny box including two large photoetch sets, a whole lot of turned brass, a real wooden deck & some dry transfers. Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. A look at the dry transfers and the wooden deck. Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. The wooden sheet has been laser cut but looks really fragile. I am under the impression that the model maker is to cut this out which promises a world of pain.
Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell
Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. Not only a bag full of turned brass items but also two cast brass propellors and some resin cast items too. Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. This nice big photoetch sheet suggests that we do not need anything else by Eduard. Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. The second photoetch sheet is in this steel-like material. Not clear why but maybe it is intended to be left unpainted? Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. The instruction sheet is amazing. Each sheet is poster sized and printed in glossy full colour!
Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell
Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. It is not clear that Pontos thought this through. Where does the model maker put such unwieldy instruction sheets in use? Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. The instructions are largely in photo form showing the finished assembly. It remains unclear as to how effectie this will be and I would have preferred Eduard style assembly diagrams as well for clarity and assembly sequence. Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. The etch detail is just lovely and it looks like Pontos have thought of nearly everything. You get a complete replacement anti-aircraft flak gun. The deck gun gets heavy treatment too. Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. It looks like the only extra detail set worth investing in will be the White Ensign Models one.
Pontos U-Boat Type VII C Detail Set for Revell White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit
Pontos U-Boat Type VIIC super-detail set for Revell 05015. White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit. Purchased online in March 2016 from Toms Model Works in the USA by mail order. White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit. White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit.
White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit Archer Fine Transfers 72nd scale U-Boat Surface Detail Set AR88023  
White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit. White Ensign Models 72nd scale PE 7232 Drain and Vent Holes kit. Archer Fine Transfers 72nd scale U-Boat Surface Detail Set AR88023. Purchased from the manufacturer in the USA in September 2016.  
       
       

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