· GERMAN SUBMARINE TYPE VII C

REVELL - 1:144

Kit Number:

REVELL 05038  - GERMAN SUBMARINE/DEUTSCHES U-BOOT TYPE VIIC

Scale:

1:144

Contents:

95 gray plastic pieces; 1 decal sheet

Dimensions:
Length: 46,5 cm.; Height: 7,2 cm. (without periscopes); Width: 4,3 cm.

This time we review this very good quality kit by Revell, released in 2007. It is a very well made product like their predecessors in 1:72 scale and decidedly superior to the old 1:125 kits. The model was released at the same time that the Type VII D Minelayer (Kit No. 05 009). As for the model itself, we can see very detailed parts in its entirety, and is possible to assemble it out of the box and almost no need to add aftermarket products but anyway achieving an attractive model. Moreover, its assembly is relatively simple, making it a model accessible to less experienced modelers. As for the possible versions to represent, the kit provides parts for both the early and late production Type VII C U-boats. The assembly drawings are well detailed in 35 steps in the manual of 12 pages. Also, the painting instructions offer the possibility to represent the units U-96, U-201, U-204, U-251, U-617, as well as a basic model, all accompanied by their respective decals. On the negative side we found some pieces out of scale, as the rails of the tower and some errors as the location of the gates of the bow torpedo tubes and anchor, but that does not mean a greater expense in the kit. We can conclude that overall it is a very good product, except for small defects indicated, suitable for both the novice modeler to the most experienced, an interesting model can be achieved when fitted.