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Offline Roel

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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #225 on: 06 Dec , 2015, 04:11 »
Would you say it is better than the Eduard set? I already have that one, so I am doubtful as to what it might add. The extra parts are nice, but is it worth the extra cash?

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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #226 on: 23 Jan , 2016, 08:04 »
Hi Gents,


I've purchased the mpm AA gun set directly from cmkkits for a friend of mine as a birthday present, but before I will give him the bounty tonight here is a deep inbox review.


The kit (U boat IX weapon set 1/72, single 37 mm and two twin 20 mm cannons) comes in a sturdy box. Most of the parts are resin casting (very good quality without any bubbles and with sharp details), you get a pe fret (mostly hand wheels) and brass barrels. Don't know if the barrels match the quality of Schattons or Griffons.


First I will post pictures of the box and the instructions a second post with the parts layout will follow.


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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #227 on: 23 Jan , 2016, 08:07 »
Part two: Parts layout.


The resin saw blade comes with the kit. IMO a handsome gesture.



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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #228 on: 23 Jan , 2016, 11:17 »
Would you say it is better than the Eduard set? I already have that one, so I am doubtful as to what it might add. The extra parts are nice, but is it worth the extra cash?
I like them a lot:)

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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #229 on: 23 Jan , 2016, 11:18 »
Hi Gents,


I've purchased the mpm AA gun set directly from cmkkits for a friend of mine as a birthday present, but before I will give him the bounty tonight here is a deep inbox review.


The kit (U boat IX weapon set 1/72, single 37 mm and two twin 20 mm cannons) comes in a sturdy box. Most of the parts are resin casting (very good quality without any bubbles and with sharp details), you get a pe fret (mostly hand wheels) and brass barrels. Don't know if the barrels match the quality of Schattons or Griffons.


First I will post pictures of the box and the instructions a second post with the parts layout will follow.


Regards
falo
Thanks for the review and pics!! This is on my wishlist now

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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #230 on: 23 Jan , 2016, 14:22 »
Hi All,


A 4th set from Tehnoart:
u9-fittings-set-4 - which looks like a good quality set of cast brass deck railings.

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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #231 on: 24 Jan , 2016, 07:27 »
Hi All,
A 4th set from Tehnoart:
looks like a good quality set of cast brass deck railings.

Looks like a nice set!
I have asked them if it is flat PE, or cast brass with round wire.
(For me... flat PE would never look right.)
« Last Edit: 24 Jan , 2016, 07:36 by GlennCauley »
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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #232 on: 24 Jan , 2016, 09:40 »
Hi Glenn,


I didn't read the description properly and assumed that they were cast, based on previous sets and the look of the fitted rails.
At 0.5mm thickness it would be possible to sand them to a roundish profile. Guess it depends on how good someones soldering is.


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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #233 on: 24 Jan , 2016, 10:02 »
I'll post information when I get it from Tehnoart... with any luck they will be round wires.   X'ing fingers!
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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #234 on: 18 Feb , 2016, 11:06 »
GASP!    :o

I received my Tehnoart IXC railings last week, and finally unpackaged them last night.
As suspected, they are thick PE railings that will require some elbow grease to round them off.  But they appear to be very nicely done, and much more to scale than the kit plastic railings.

But the BIG news is that they also included tower railings!
This was TOTALLY unexpected!    I think I did a little 'happy dance.'   :D
I don't know if these will be permanently included in their offerings, or if it was just because I mentioned "hey it would be nice if you offered towered railings some day..." when I placed my order.
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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #235 on: 27 Apr , 2016, 03:46 »
Hi All,


Glad to see the site back up.


After a quiet time out there Edward have released 3 P.E. frets for the IXc/40.


53158: German Submarine Type IX C/40 hull pt. 1


53159: German Submarine Type IX C/40 hull pt. 2

53160: German Submarine Type IX C/40 tower


I would expect a Big Ed set containing all 3 sets to be announced soon.


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Jon
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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #236 on: 11 Aug , 2016, 19:17 »
Hi all


 And sure enough a Big Ed set has appeared.


GERMAN SUBMARINE TYPE IX C/40 1/72, Cat.no.: BIG5338, price: 74.95


Contains the 3 previously mentioned sets and a saving of 22.40 over buy the sets seperately, not to mention the saving in 3 lots of postage if ordered separately.


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Re: Type IXC accessories
« Reply #237 on: 16 Oct , 2016, 00:30 »
Hi all,


Type IX accessories have been quiet for a while, however I have some good news for those building early boats, the WEM 3.7cm SKC30U deck gun (PE 7213) is again available, now being sold by Atlantic Models, run by Peter Hall.


In fact Atlantic Models have also picked up the former WEM PE 7212 (G7a & G7e Torpedoes) and PE 7215 (2cm Flak Zwielling)




Regards
Jon





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