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U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby Tom Dougherty » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:58 pm

Coming this year from Revell of Germany. A large scale Type IX to go along with the previous Type VII model. This is a replica of the Turm III U-boat U505, which is currently in Chicago. Release in November, 2013. Price looks to be roughly around $100.

See it here:
http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/comp_05114-U-Boot-Typ-IX-C.jpg
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby sam reichart » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:12 pm

I'll need one of those as well. that looks awesome.
Dammit, these plastic model mfgrs are gonna make me broke... :)
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby salmon » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:51 pm

Tom,
That is a great find! Thanks for posting.
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby bob_eissler » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:51 pm

Nice! Need one for my uboat fleet.
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby OldNoob » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:12 am

Shame we have to wait a year. This looks to be a really scale kit.
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby DMarquez3014 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:39 am

Hey, but from the looks of it. Its well worth the wait. Merriman could easily adapt his current type VIIC fittings kit for the new boat. Piece of Cake, huh Dave?
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby sam reichart » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:08 pm

looks like it's done pretty well. If anyone decides to R/C it, that joint at the back to attach the stern section is going to need some strong adhesives; I didn't see any screws to hold it on.
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby ssn705 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:20 am

Gosh, I'll probably get rid of my VIIc to have the IX instead. Always been much more interested in the IX. Good to see some plastic. Appears it is starting to appear on some auction sites based on comments elsewhere.

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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby Thomcmdchief » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:00 pm

Some more info, test shots from Germany. http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/t ... -172/2013/
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby sam reichart » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:25 pm

This model is just screaming for the photoetch deck guys to get busy. ;-)
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby Tom Dougherty » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:27 pm

You can pre-order here at a very good price: http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-72-revell-german-u-boat-submarine-type-ixc/

I have recently dealt with FreeTime Hobbies, and they are excellent with service. They absorbed the old Pacific Front Hobby store as well, and have an excellent selection
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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby Thor » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:36 pm

I second that, Tom. Freetime Hobbies is an excellent vendor. I have had all very positive experiences with them!

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Re: U 505 Type IX in 1/72 scale!!

Postby sam reichart » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:25 pm

Has anyone heard anything about when they will show up here in the States? I'm asking for one for Christmas. It would be nice to get it before summer 2014. :)
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