Was going to work on my Special Navy Type XXIII today but had to put that on hold. We collected a stray kitten yesterday that is just barely old enough to be separated from his mother. I found him in the parking lot behind the store where I work. Some vendors spotted him and kept their eyes on him for a good while. I went out a few times over the next hour looking for his mother. But she was not to be found. He is way too little to survive on his own. The wife and I took him to the vet on the way home. They declared him fit and just barely weaned. So we have a new addition to the family. But he will have to be watched over for quite a while. Our own grown up cat loathes him and has since she first set eyes on him. But I have told her again and again that she will just have to get used to him. He is here to stay now. I just couldn't leave him to starve or get run over by a semi.
So he and I surfed today. His name is "Scrap" btw. Because he is just a scrap of a cat. (We were going to name him "Trouble". But we don't want him growing up to fit that name. )
I have the XXIII in 72nd scale. I have the GATO. I have the Japanese Type A coming in the mail. I am thinking of ordering a Seehund. All of these are in 72nd scale.
Then I got to thinking. Why isn't there a Type XXI Uboat in 72nd scale? Revell has two large scale boats in that scale, the Type VIIC, and the GATO. And there is the IJN I-53. Why isn't there a Type XXI?
I saw that a vacuform kit used to be available. But that company has gone "toes up".
It sure would be nice to hear of this boat coming out in that scale. She's pretty!
P.S. I just bought a 144th scale Revell XXI on eBay. Then I spotted the Wilhelm Bauer. Oy. Too many kits out there but in the wrong scale.