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Very Large Type VII C/41 U-boat by Revell in 1/72nd scale


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First of all, thanks to the admins who graciously allowed me to post this build here even though it does not meet the 1/35th 1/32nd or larger rule. Regardless, it is a LARGE SCALE MODEL measuring near

As you can see, the main deck is now one piece. Still not glued to the hull itself, but I will be getting there soon. I also need to finish sanding around the brass cable guard around the rudders that

This is the repaired cable guard I spoke about earlier still in its ugly form. A little more work and it will be good to go. 

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The A/A guns are now about 80% complete. Gotta do some very small detailing and they will be ready to mount...AFTER I get the deck complete and conning tower mounted. There is a tremendous amount of small details that have to go in a particular sequence or you find yourself in trouble. Pre-planning is definitely in order here!

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50 minutes ago, Folkwulfe said:

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The A/A guns are now about 80% complete. Gotta do some very small detailing and they will be ready to mount...AFTER I get the deck complete and conning tower mounted. There is a tremendous amount of small details that have to go in a particular sequence or you find yourself in trouble. Pre-planning is definitely in order here!

Looking really awesome so far. Beautiful detail! I always have to remember that it’s 72nd scale! Not easy to handle if you have small brass-parts! So definitely pre-planning is necessary like you do!

Looking forward to seeing your progress! 

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The wooden decking has been aged and weathered somewhat...still a ways to go before final coats.

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The upper and lower gun decks are just starting to get weathered and all three guns are painted.

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59 minutes ago, Folkwulfe said:

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More details...side rails and cables are on. Yes, they are real cable wire. Gotta finish sanding and prep them, but paint is in the near future.

Real cable wire in 72nd scale? Wow!

Looks stunning! Also love the camo with the shading in lighter colors! 
 

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Now that's just looking nastier by the minute...three different washes of AK light to heavy rust and a black wash on top. Some areas to smooth out, but I believe it works...

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So I  settled for markings of U 995 circa late 1944...and end to the happy times in the mid-Atlantic. The C/41 boats were supposed to alleviate the main attack boats from troublesome aerial attack by Allied escort bombers and fighters. Didn't happen...thankfully. The rusty weathering is representative of a boat that has spent a months long patrol and is finally nearing home for refit and crew exchange.  The conning tower is just starting the process  whereas the hull is ready for her final flat clear coating.

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19 minutes ago, Folkwulfe said:

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So I  settled for markings of U 995 circa late 1943...and end to the happy times in the mid-Atlantic. The C/41 boats were supposed to alleviate the main attack boats from troublesome aerial attack by Allied escort bombers and fighters. Didn't happen...thankfully. The rusty weathering is representative of a boat that has spent a months long patrol and is finally nearing home for refit and crew exchange.  The conning tower is just starting the process  whereas the hull is ready for her final flat clear coating.

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Do you build this for „Das Boot 2“ ?

Looks like the real thing! Awesome!

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Thanks for the compliments guys. This is my first attempt at a sub model since the mid 70s when I worked part-time in a hobby store after classes in high school. The flash photos earlier make the rust stand out a lot more than in normal light like above. This is the look I was trying to achieve. 

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