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Looking for a German type VII minute detailed build, 1/40 or bigger.

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  • Looking for a German type VII minute detailed build, 1/40 or bigger.

    My own Robbeís arenít bad bad, but except for the identification number of the hull there isnít much making it unique.
    Iíd like a type VII that actually physically and correctly represent the number of the ship to a fine level of detail of THAT specific shipís hull.

  • #2
    Not a small ask, but at least you're not asking after a specific boat that you want!

    Good luck!


    Bob

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    • #3
      Build the Arkmodel Type VII and pick a boat that matches pretty close? It is much more accurate than the Robbe kit. You will need to learn to scratch build if you want to be extremely accurate on anything.

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      • #4
        Iím not Ďin loveí with a specific boat, Iím just enamored with very high levels of historically correct detail and willing to pay for it, if it is a labor of love and a one of a kind.
        My work and family leaves me little time to develop any skills and build anything seriously, so Iím relegated to loving and admiring someone elseís.
        My U47 modded to U96 (ready bought but electrically a mess) has some nice details, rear tube, Wintergarten, rivets, other small things, but there is SO much left that hasn'ít been touched and as such only looks like a U96 to non puritans or from a distance.
        My also ready bought but working U47 looks nice enough to identify it as a type VII and works, but has except for nav lights and a magnetic power switch zero external mods done to it so it being a vanilla Robbe U47 probably means it looks like no specific boat at all.
        I am currently using this boat to practice my electrical mod skills and future design mods on, like a rotating Gruppenhorchgeršt.

        The Boattrainman had this gorgeous built U557, perfect in many ways, more than Iíve seen so far, but already sold.
        His build log does motivate though.
        Last edited by Tijgert; 10-29-2019, 07:05 PM.

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        • #5
          Hello VIIC in 1/30 scale Interest
          Regards Gantu

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          • #6
            I like big, so 1/30 I would like too.. are you offering?

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            • #7
              Hello a friend of mine want to sell her
              Regards Gantu

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              • #8
                I have a 1/48 Arkmodel type VIiC submarine . Has no WTC so its right now for display only, unless you put the WTC in. Ive never strated it and im not going to put it together. Ill sell it for $470 if your interested. Plus shipping
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by type7 View Post
                  Build the Arkmodel Type VII and pick a boat that matches pretty close? It is much more accurate than the Robbe kit. You will need to learn to scratch build if you want to be extremely accurate on anything.
                  Cool nickname! :D
                  The Arkmodel might be a good boat to start but the 1/48 scale makes it substantially smaller than my Robbeís. I donít mind going bigger or staying the same, but a good 16% smaller size would bother me I think. The 1/30 scale sounds interesting, what kind of boat is that?

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                  • #10
                    Here we go............................



























                    Regards Gantu

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                    • #11
                      part 2 this sub is a msaterpiece of my friend caons are handmade


















                      Regards Gantu

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                      • #12
                        Every brass part are handmade hand laminatet hull and the deck you can open with snall screws to put in the WTC
                        Regards Gantu

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                        • #13
                          Beautiful! Simply beautiful! Wow! What a looker.

                          David
                          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                          • #14
                            That is a work of art!
                            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                            • #15
                              A beauty for sure... Not to criticize, but didn't U901 have a different emblem? I looked it up and I found it was a Viking ship.
                              https://uboat.net/special/emblems/u901.html

                              Or maybe no?

                              Edit:
                              I do see a tiny viking ship on the front now... I guess a boat can have two emblems? I didn't get that from uboat.net.
                              Last edited by Tijgert; 10-31-2019, 09:05 AM.

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