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WWl Uboat question
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 03:35 AM UTC
Does ANYONE make a 1/350 WWl German Uboat? In either resin or styrene (preferably in styrene)? I have AM Works SMS Vulkan in my stash (for several years!) and would like to place it in a dio with a Uboat for context.
Black_sheep
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 04:11 AM UTC
Uboat-Laboratorium from Russia offers (or offered?) a UB-1 and Combrig offers a UC-1 (underwater cruiser) in 1:350 scale. I have seen Combrig´s boat in Ebay from time to time but both seems to be somehow rare to get.

P.S. I also have the VULKAN U-Boat salvation ship. It ia a very nice kit and I am looking forward to build this, too one day. Did you know that Russia is still operating (a heavily modified and modernized ship of this class for >100 years in service now, the KOMMUNA. Just amazing).

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 05:50 AM UTC
There is a Yankee Modelworks resin 1/350 WWI German U-Boat U-35 that is basic but not bad.
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 06:32 AM UTC
Well, several searches only showed that YMW no longer exists, Freetime Hobbies bought some of their molds (but no resin models for sale!), and judging from the price of a Type lX Uboat USD 120, which makes around CDN 150 for a model 5" - 6" long quite unrealistic! In short, no WWl Uboats available! Does a Type Vll (AFV) resemble in any way, (including modifications) any WWl Type?
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 08:49 AM UTC
No...the hull is quite different and most of the other details too.

There is a WW1 uboat (waterlined) offered by Shapeways.

Not resin or styrene but may suit your needs.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/S95JXPDVR/u-boat-ww1-1-350-scale
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 11:21 AM UTC
Hmmm...interesting. Replace the cable cutter and the deck gun, and add some PE railings and it might work. Depends on Shapeways questionable quality.
pimpdogbert
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 02:44 PM UTC
Found on a auction website Combrig U-75 a minelayer sub.
Blue Water Navy had U-35 now made by Yankee Modelworks.