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REVIEW
Special Navy's 1/72 U-boot Typ IIA
Gunny
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:06 PM UTC
Jan Klarbæk (MrMox) gives us a closer look at this Special Navy 1/72 scale multi-media kit of the Type II A U-boot, in this "inbox" style review.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 05:12 AM UTC
Great review Jan. I wish I had room for large scale stuff like this.


Kenny
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 03:50 AM UTC
Better late than newer - anyway - thanks guys and Kenny, its only 56 cm ...
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 01:04 PM UTC
AMP are working on some nice goodies to go with this kit. For the full story see:

http://models.rokket.biz/index.php?topic=51.0

Some highlights:

1 - PE deck
The AMP deck was designed with reference to four sets of deck plans - Vom Original, Jeff LaRue, Beck and Sievers. Jeff LaRue is a well respected modeller and former editor of the SubCommittee magazine. Our thanks go to Jeff for his very kind assistance.

Special Navy made two significant errors with their deck design. Going by the info on their website, I am guessing that the Nautilus deck for the Type IIA is very similar to the incorrect SN deck. (Note that the Nautilus Type VIIC deck was very similar to the Revell deck and didn't correct its problems)

Our deck will come in 4 sections. We are hoping to depict the anti-slip bumps that were on the metal sections of the real boats. The main deck will be in two parts. There will be tabs on the edges of the deck sections to allow the deck to sit at the right height, and hold the deck in place too.

2 - PE hull pieces
SN used the Vesikko as a reference guide. The free-flooding holes on the SN kit are a hybrid of the Type IIA and Vesikko. There are quite a number of holes that have to be added so we are including drilling templates to make this task easier. The other flaw with the SN hull holes are that the holes were paired, not evenly spaced. This isn’t that easy to fix without something to help. We will include pieces that can either be used as drill templates or fitted to the hull. There will be around 27 pieces for this purpose.

There will also be smaller details (in the thin brass) for other hull pieces. These include – bow number plates for U 2, U 4, U 5, U 6, several oval plates, 2 UT circles, 14 GHG circles, and exhaust outlet pieces.

PLUS more, including Fabric flags and decals.