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I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby modelnut » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:44 pm

Combat Models has a vacuformed kit for ~$75. You can see pictures of a kit in progress on this forum: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394805 just go 3/4 of the way down.

Rogue Subworks was going to offer a beautiful kit for ++$200 http://s181686668.onlinehome.us/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=10454 but the vendor is overseas and there are tariff issues that are driving the price much too high so Kevin has scrapped that kit from his line.

I am this close to ordering the Combat Models kit. But it will be six weeks after I place my order before I see it. So I thought I could afford a day or so to see if any of you knew of a better idea. This is one of my Grail kits and I don't know if I should wait for Revell or Moebius to produce it. I'll be 51 in a few months and I don't know how much time I have left to wait . . . :?

So. Do any of you know where I can find Type XXI U-boat in 72 scale?

- Leelan
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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby gantu » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:34 pm

Dear Sir
i found an polish guy looks like he did molds for an 1/72 scale type XXI
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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby Thor » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:03 pm

You might want to, seriously, consider building from scratch. You will be way ahead of the game!

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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby modelnut » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:55 am

Well. I have the download for Type XXI U-Boat (Anatomy of the Ship) By Fritz Kohl, Eberhard Rossler. It's free now to anyone who wants it.

And I have Steve Neill's RC Submarines for Dumbasses. And spring will be here soon.

But I have no workshop and no garage. I have a covered back porch and a Dremel tool. That's it. Maybe just one step above "stone knives and bear skins."

I was planning on drawing up a design for photo etching the deck, and the drain and flood vents. There is a fellow I know who does custom PE sets.

Let me think about it.

- Leelan

P.S. I fixed the link. Tom said the original link did not work.

<edited by JWLaRue -need to verify that this book is no longer under a copyright protection>
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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby Sub culture » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:01 pm

Masses of tools is of little benefit when constructing a master for a sub hull. The main thing you require is a modicum of skill and plenty of patience.
'Why are you staring at an empty pond?'

Want to dive your boat in crystal clear water? Then you had better Dive-in- http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk
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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby modelnut » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:21 pm

As someone here once said:

"If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub." :D

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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby modelnut » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:19 pm

I fixed the link in the fourth post. You can now download Anatomy of a Ship: Type XXI U-boat for free. Beats the high price you would have to pay on eBay.

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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby JWLaRue » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:35 pm

Leelan,

I temporarily edited your download link. I believe that this book is still considered copyrighted material. We need to check into this. Also the download site appears to have a lot of 'anonymously' provided materials.

-tnx,

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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby StuartL » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:13 am

I can only find downloads for this book on illegitimate sources, I can't find a legitimate source for it.
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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby modelnut » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:22 am

Sorry, guys. I didn't know about this.

A month or so ago the flashdrive that I had all of my sub research on went belly up. So I got a new one and was trying to recover everything I could remember. When I got around to researching the type XXI that link showed up and I tried it. Shazam! I got it. All the diagrams and pictures of the real sub that I could want.

I had no idea it was illegitimate. I just knew that it worked.

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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:42 am

Leelan,

Not a problem. Sometimes it isn't easy to tell if something like this is legit or not.

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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby Warpatroller » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:09 am

I know this is an old thread, but Oto Gerza makes a vacform 1:72 XXI kit:



Looks pretty good to me, if you can handle constructing vacform kits that is.. He has retractable planes and these fancy features on all of his VacBoots. Is there a "Vacform Sub Kit Assembly For Dummies" book available? I wonder how long it takes an experienced Vacform Modeler to assembly one of these things.. He also has a Type IX in 1:72. If you ran the model at full speed into the side of the pool (worse case accident scenario), I wonder how much hull damage it would cause.

Too bad the RC models can't have frothy water pouring out of the hull's flood holes like this:

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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby Oto Gerza » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:50 pm

Hello here is my vacuform for type XXI 1/72 plus photo etched deck
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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby Oto Gerza » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:52 pm

PE set
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Re: I'm looking for a 72 scale Type XXI U-boat

Postby Oto Gerza » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:54 pm

Vakuform already do not make
Now I'm working on PE deck for Revell submarine
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