German Type VII - 1/72 scale (Revell kit- display)

This is a beautiful little buildup of the Revell kit that is so popular with the R/C conversion crowd. Rather than an R/C model, this is for display only and its a gift for Herbert Groenemeyer, who has a successful singing career overseas and is now touring the US. Herbert was actually one of the actors in the original motion picture, "Das Boot", and as such this sub is depicted as the fictional U96 boat from that film.

July 31, 2013

This was a very straightforward build and there are no lights or other fancy tricks other than paint.

The model was weathered with standard Testors paints, washes and some pastels.

Total build time was somewhere around 12 hours.