1/72 Revell U-Boat Type VIIC

Gallery Article by Guillaume "Blackjack" Lourdel on Mar 24 2011


This is my first submarine model, and I think the next will be the Atlantic version of the famous U-Boat.  Mine represents U-552 of Erich Topp.  I built some parts in scratch, mainly on the 88mm deck gun, the torpedo bay and the conning tower. You can see every details of the step by step here -->  http://fighters.forumactif.com/t27970-u-boat-type-vii-c-revell-1-72-maj-27-07-10-termine . It's a very impressive model (93cm), which was not easy to handle during building (and photographing !).

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Painting and weathering were something very different compared to what I am used to realize with aircraft.  I think it's not too bad for a first experience.  The only difficulty is about dimensions, I don't really now where to do it...!

Hoping you like the photos.  Now I'm waiting for a Type XXI in 1/72...

Guillaume "Blackjack" Lourdel

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Photos and text by Guillaume "Blackjack" Lourdel