Revell type IIB Uboat 1:144 – part 2

Hello and welcome back! What seemed to be a real easy two hour build up turned out to take me two evenings more like it but the construction phase has been completed:

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The q tip i added in the next picture will give you a sense of size; roughly half that of a similar scale type VII.

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Like i said the construction proved harder than anticipated due to the fact that most parts were absolutely tiny and the plastic extremely brittle. I had to replace some of them with scratchbuilt parts, mostly various gauges of guitar string. Also none of the parts were numbered so on occasion i had to puzzle my way through. Lastly none of the parts had locating pins so i had to revert to CA glue alot to make the tiny parts sit where i wanted them. All in all fit was pretty good after some cleanup and only a little filler was needed where the deck attaches to the hull and also the conning tower. Nothing unexpected.

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So, after some cleanup of sanding dust and some last minute fiddling she will be ready for primer and paint! Stay tuned for the next update…

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