Lemme say again that you've got a great website here!! And again, lemme just say that I am a newbie to subs, so please excuse my lack 'o expertise (though I did just order David Miller's "U-Boats: the Illustrated History of the Deep" and "The Technical History of the U Boat" --- both for good prices from Amazon and B & N used book sellers... Along with Buchheim's "U Boat War" book, which I have had for quite a while, hopefully these books will get me started)...
Anyway, I have always been a big fan of the film "Das Boot" so, of course, I would like to build my Revell VIIC (which just arrived today, wow! ) as the sub which appeared in the film.
Can you guys tell me what the basic differences --- if any ---there would be between the kit and the sub portrayed in the film? Is it an early or late model, etc.? Truth be told, I probably won't mess with any of the minutia, but hope to get the model in the ballpark of the craft in the film...
Does anyone make the appropriate decals?
And lastly, a friend of mine tells me that the anti-corrosive color below the waterline was normally red and not gray-black as RG indicates. How accurate is this statement?
Thanks a bunch for letting me pummel you with a barrage of questions!!