Following submarines, another interesting if somewhat pricey for the size kit and spare wearing this little submarine that was built before the Second World War and was used for training troops and officers of German submarine weapon (Navy), this small U-Boot also participated in missions during the war, I mean the type IIB, kit de Revell a escala 1:144 the little brother of the other kits of the same brand and same type VIIC scale and Atlantic variant VIIC / 41 being. At a cost of between 18 20 € this is poor in parts and very easy to assemble although the details are well, is panelado en positive, also incorporates a plastic base with supports for display model.
El kit en cuestión:
El U-Boot (Submarine) Type II was designed by Germany as a submarine coast, following the model of the submarine CV-707, which was designed by the Dutch fictitious company NV Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw den Haag (IVS) (established by Germany after World War I in order to maintain and develop the German submarine technology and circumvent the limitations established by the Treaty of Versailles) and built-in 1933 by the shipyard Crichton – Vulcan Finnish Turku, Finland. It was too small to conduct sustained operations away from support facilities in the country. Its main function was to training schools, preparation of new German naval officers for command. He appeared in four subtypes.
El Type IIB It was an elongated version of the Type IIA. Three additional compartments amidships which were equipped with additional diesel tanks below the control room were inserted. Was increased to 1.800 nautical miles 12 knots. Immersion time is also improved to 30 seconds.
German Werke AG, Kiel, built four types IIBs in 1935 y 1936, Germaniawerft AG, Kiel, built fourteen 1935 y 1936, Flender Werke AG y, de Lübeck, built two between 1938 y 1940, totaling twenty constructed.
List of submarines type IIB.
Then with the interior panels and fuselage. And finally the tower that I choose is the version for the U-23. When gluing the pieces I see will be missing some putty and sanding. After the process of putty and sanding, paste the missing pieces and had a gray primer, for me is the best color for primer. I start with the painting process, first with the roof of the tower, for this I use colors of Vallejo Model Air, light gray (ref. 71050) for bases and upper periscope, silver (ref. 71063) for periscope masts and dark bluish gray (ref. 71115 , RAL 7016) to the base housing.
Step then has prepared black color hull holes which serve as inlet and outlet water ballast tanks and once all dry I apply a coat of Tamiya gloss varnish and then applying decals.
The model I stick with Loctite since it is faster drying, then give a bygone gray primer before applying the final color.
Step golden painting two feet to be subject to the submarine in its base, Once dried I varnish it with gloss varnish and let dry.
Once you have added the rear cables and painted, step to varnish the whole submarine with satin varnish. The scrap plastic base and step to find a nice wooden stand glistening do better underwater, heretofore the submarine is at 99% the absence of adding the war flag of the Kriegsmarine.
For this project I asked a pedestal as.
Once varnished add the two hooks for the submarine that came with the kit, and immediately engaging the U-23.
The base is designed to house one of the decorations that commanders were given U-Boot, to make a more attractive composition failing to add the numbers and type of submarine.
Is award is a good quality replica of the original and is available in stores historical reenactment at a price of about 13 € + shipping.
After adding the decoration we only need the numbers and type of submarine which have to study so that it is best.
Autor Armand C.M