IModeler at the Movies – “Das Boot”.
This is the 1/72 Revell German Type VIIc kit finished as U-96, the inspiration for the movie. I built it pretty much out of the box with the exception of the swordfish decal which came from a German producer named Peddinghaus. They offer an extensive selection of U-boat markings. The rigging is EZ Line, and the deck gun lanyard is string. The kit’s large components are beautifully molded and fit together well. The smaller pieces, such as various railings were cracked and broken in my example. These were repaired with plastic tubes and rods. I painted it with Humbrol enamels and Tamiya lacquers to roughly match the Revell paint call outs. Most of the weathering was done with Zvezda acrylics. I originally wanted to build this in 1/144 to go with a Flower class corvette that I picked up, but realized that the only Type VIIc that was available at the time was this monster! Thanks to David for moderating this group build. It really expanded my modeling skills. Now to figure out where to display this 36 inch behemoth!
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