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Anyone here built the OTW Type VII?

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Postby Casey Thrower » Sun Jun 01, 2003 8:33 pm

How is it to build? Instructions clear? Much scratchbuilding? Anything I may want to know please drop me a line or post here. Pictures would be nice. Thanks.
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Postby AntoineL » Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:50 pm

I am building one.
Send me an email , I will give you more details of this wonderful kit (for sure the best VII !)

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my top 5 (best kits ....only my 2 euro cents opinion :p ) :

- D&E Skipjack
- OTW VII
- OTW Seehund
- Norbert Bruggen's Delta
- Engel Lafayette
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Postby AntoineL » Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:59 pm

Pictures of what I did receive ....for the impatients !! :;):

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WARNING : these (bad) pictures do not show the quality and details of the hull !! They are only posted to give an idea
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Postby JWLaRue » Mon Jun 02, 2003 6:32 pm

Hi Casey,

I've got a finished and running OTW Type VII. I don't have a way to post photos, we will send you a couple via e-mail. (I owe two others some photos as well!)

There is no comparision or argument.....this is the best r/c Type VII that you can get.

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Postby Casey Thrower » Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:00 pm

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You have to cut out the limber holes? YEECH! They don't even look marked to cut them out. I would make a mess out of that for sure. :(
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Postby AntoineL » Tue Jun 03, 2003 4:40 pm

the holes are marked
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Postby Don Prince » Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:51 pm

On mine, only the first few near the bowl were marked and some of those were overlapping. The same way near the stern as well. There is no molded stern torpedo area, I had to modify the hull on mine. You need to pin the rudders and the bowl hydroplanes because the will break loose from the smooth shaft. A lot of things are not marked. However, the Type VIIC varied greately in it's production run during WWII. But let's be straight, it will turn out to be a great looking U-Boat. Bob Dimmack (OTW) did a great job, he just didn't make it easy. I had to drill and file all those #### holes, well over 400 (I quit counting).... It just took me about a year to complete the hull and the brass tower (All brass and no fillers, and not the resin one either). I guess that's not too bad for an amature....

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