Please check out my first model. It's the Revell 1/72 U-boat. I used Houshinya's periscopes and barrels. The rigging is metal wire, which was a real pain. I also opened up all the flood holes minus the deck. I didn't pick any particular u-boat, so I guess you could say it's a generalization.
I've already started another and will use WEM and Modelbrass' photoetches. If and when Houshinya begins making the pericopes and barrels again, I will definitely use them.
I'm a fine art painter. My wife and I had our first baby, so I have taken a year off from painting. Whatever little time I have, I work on the model. You can check out some of my paintings too if you like as well as my new. beautiful daughter, Emma.