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RE: 1:40 Scale Model Kits VIIc and IXc
Posted by: Julian Hoyes ()
Date: January 18, 2001 04:50PM

Hi
I am very interested in how you get on.
I would suggest that you base the kit on 1/35th scale, as this is the most widely available size for additional bits such as crew and extras to display with it, small boats and quayside settings, vehicles etc.
I am in the process of building the Bertola kit with Fibre glass lower and upper hulls and modular dive unit, and I would say it is probably the most accurate mid V11c RC kit around. It does have to be cleaned up along the hull joins, and includes accurate armours excellent conning tower, albiet in resin.
I would also suggest you base the boats on an actual exact model - as this is a sticking point with most sub builders. Due to the diversity of changes to the subs during production and during the coarse of WW2, mainly because the U Boat became less and less effective after 1943, the boats were altered and new varients added by the different ship yards, that, unless you are carefull, you will join the ranks of a something like U Boat model rather than a accurate representation of a boat in its exact time and place in history. Have a look at what Tamiya and Revell are doing,. Even these massed produced kits are very well researched, and the trend in the model world nowadays is, accuracy and excellent moudings in every kit.
I would be willing to pay a bit more than John Beretola’s kit if it was all the above. I am not sure, after looking on the web for over a year now, if this applies to all RC users. I come from a diorama and static background, where accuracy is a bit more important than sailability.
Find a famous boat in the best time of its history, and not U96, and you will capture everyones imagination I reckon....

I list below the most important details to me:-

1. Accuracy of model size and shape
2. Sailability
3. Quality of parts
4. Price
5. Completeness (how much extra you need to build/buy)
6. Scale of difficulty (are the hulls ok as is? are the plans any good?)

Cheers

Julian Hoyes

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