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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by dougie47 on 16 Mar , 2018, 14:48 »
Hi Fillipo,

Very nice work, it certainly is looking like something. I like that you have gone for the U 552 style rather than other boats.

Here is an image of U 552 -

Blue arrow - this shows a little circular shape

Purple arrow - this small hole was on the starboard side only (not port)

Red arrow - the large hole on starboard side only

Hope this helps and have a good weekend.


TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 15 Mar , 2018, 03:06 »
Not yet finished, but it starts to look something...

Tore, get well soon.
Hello Don,

Thanks for passing on the news. Please pass the warmest regards from all of us the next time you are in contact with him by email.


ALL other U-boats / Re: Type XXVII (Seehund) - General topic
« Last post by Islandern on 14 Mar , 2018, 12:19 »
Hi Natter, I appreciate your contribution of knowledge to this thread.

Yes, for sure the Seehund had other operational tasks then the larger subs. I think you can consider it to have a somewhat larger operational area then some of the other midget submarines.

However, the torpedoes is an interesting topic. I have read through that thread once, and I think you and me has been discussing torpedoes in the later part of the thread regarding the colours and markings.

I accually don't know so much regarding the torpedos used on the seehund, and there is not many original photos of them with torpedos mounted.

Here is a link from a stranded Seehund in Belgium, early veresion. Some pictures shows little of the torpedoes.

I just built the kit torpedoes that came with the model, and I realized how dull they are, so I decided to get the next best I could find, resin torpedoes from

To mension from your comment above, you dislike them. Can you tell why?
I don't have so deep knowledge to tell whats wrong, but like to know so I can add or modify them.

The other I looked at whas the PE torpedos from Griffon models, but I am way to much of a beginner to handle all of that PE. :)

I also have hard times to understand if the seehund had the G7e T1/2/3 mounted, or maybe that varied over time.

Comments on the Seehund and torpedoes are welcome.

Non Model discussions / Re: "Das Boot" -> Remake?
« Last post by Anakin on 14 Mar , 2018, 09:54 »
Seems like the production team doesn´t have a real professional advicer with the scenery or something... Most of the potential audience probably won´t see anything wrong with the boat. Or at least producers might think so... I´ll bet the flooding holes aren´t the only mistakes we will see!  :P

Am i wrong but is the u-boat they´re using in the film slightly smaller than the real VIIC? Down scaled?
Hi Don,

thanks for the information.

@Tore: Please get well soon.

Hello All,

I just got this email from Mr. Tore....

"Don I am currently in hospital for a stroke. In spite of my age I am hoping to be home after Easter if everything goes right.


Let all keep Mr. Tore in our prayers and hope for a full recovery...
Non Model discussions / Re: "Das Boot" -> Remake?
« Last post by NZSnowman on 12 Mar , 2018, 18:46 »
More pictures...

TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 12 Mar , 2018, 01:14 »
Work in progress....
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