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AFV Club U-boat VII C
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
Joined: July 03, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 12:41 AM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

MSW Crewmember(TAD from Armorama) Ted Hayward[ted_hayward] offers us a build review of AFV Club 1/350 German U-boat VII C, yes I did say AFV Club!


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 03:02 AM UTC
Sounds good....I might want to grab one of these along with the Bronco IXB type

thanks for the review
blaster76
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Texas, United States
Joined: September 15, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 07:55 AM UTC
These type kits (Uboats) make excellent weekend projects. Quick, simple and look good when you are done. Then put them next to one of your big BB's so that all so importnt sise difference. Someone makes prepainted Geman sailors PIt road I am pretty sure is the name of the company. I only found them at Hobbyworld Japan though.
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: September 17, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 01:13 PM UTC
TAD,
First off, thanks for the review.

I am aware Revell of Germany just released the same sub in the same scale but without PE parts.
Following this nice representation I opted to get me the AFV version and am very pleased about what I received just recently.
Nicely done little kit and easy to work with due to the low number of parts and accurate manufacturing.
Please watch out and research which version of a sub had a netcutter and which not.
With so many Type VIIc produced in WWII there were quiet different configurations.

JMartine
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Joined: October 18, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 12:22 AM UTC
Thanks for the review and comparision with Revell - I rather have this one (and 350 scale) than the huge Revell boat (or that Lindberg recent release that is taller than my daughter!). Don't have much display space.... thanks
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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 08:19 AM UTC
Looks like the best 1:350 VIIc out there yet, though I fail to see the point of a inner hull/turret when the floodholes closed.

The inclusion of PE sure is nice and makes this kit a winner - nice build up.

Thanks for the insight - cheers/Jan