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Which holes to open on Revell 1:72 U-boat

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Postby Casey Thrower » Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:50 pm

I know about the obvious holes but what about the round ones and long square ones below the saddle tanks. Can anyone post which ones stay put and which ones you drill out?
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Postby Havoc » Mon May 17, 2004 6:02 pm

Heya, Casey,

I'm a newbie, so I am not qualified to answer your question. That being said, I gotta wonder... If people are planning on openning up all of the RG VIIC's flood holes, etc. on the hull and utilizing the beautful photo etched decks about to hit the market, doesn't this mean that there is going to be a heck of a lot of holes to allow people to see inside the kit (not to mention allowing light leaks, etc)...?

So what are people doing about what you can see through the holes (other than painting the interior of the kit black) inside the craft since the kit does not have any interior, etc. Just curious!! :)

Thanks, folks!!

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Postby Randy Wise » Mon May 17, 2004 7:27 pm

Hey Guys,

I've opened everything up on my hull. Where the pressure hull appears behind the holes in the hull I'm using sheet styrene painted a primer red then weathered before it goes into place.

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Postby Jeffrey J » Mon May 17, 2004 7:47 pm

hi Johnny,
I ran into this problem on my type IX in 1/32nd scale, using bulkheads built into the hull, I had to leave out the scale holes and slots that would cause leaks.... If you do a WTC, you won't have to worry, same for seeing inside this hull, its so small I don't think you will see much... :) Jeff J.
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Postby Havoc » Mon May 17, 2004 11:50 pm

Heya, Guys,

Thanks for the replies! Nice build up Jeff --- that camo looks pretty cool... Any clearer pictures around of your sub?

And that's a great idea on making the inside of the pressure hull with styrene, Randy --- begs the question, any ideas where we can find photos of the pressure hull with the deck plates pulled up...?

Thanks again for the help!!!!!!

Aloha, boys,

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Postby JWLaRue » Tue May 18, 2004 11:03 am

Hi Johnny,

There aren't a lot of 'strutural' photos around.....but I'd start with Fritz Kohl's "Vom Original Zum Modell: Uboottyp VII C"

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Postby Havoc » Wed May 19, 2004 5:22 pm

Thanks, Jeff!

Much obliged for the push in the right direction...should I open the holes or go with photo etch, I wanted to make sure that there was something correct-ish for people to see (and not just some embossed lettering reading "MADE IN GERMANY")

Thanks again!

Regards and Aloha,

John

PS I am waiting to see my buddy at my next club meeting to ask him where he got his info from concerning the red vs. black hull colors...
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