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Type VIIC U-Boat Decals

 

ULAD Decal - 1/72 Scale

 

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Catalogue Number and  Description 05015 - German U-Boat Type VIIC "Wolf Pack"
Contents and Media: 130 x 65 mm decal sheet; instructions; background about the fate of each boat and commander (5 pages A5)
Scale: 1/72
Price: 10 Euro (incl. freight costs and packaging); or USD$12.97 online from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Great variety of markings and schemes for Revell's fabulous U-Boat; good instructions; thin decals printed in perfect register
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


ULAD's 1/72 scale Type VIIC U-Boat Decals are available online from Squadron

 

FirstLook


Revell's 1/72 scale TypeVIIC U-Boat is one of the most spectacular kit releases in recent years.

New decal company ULAD has quickly seen the potential to customise this remarkable model with a compact but very versatile set of decals.

This set includes individual markings for following 14 boats in a total of 17 versions wearing six different camouflage schemes comprising different shades of grey with a variety of demarcation lines and patterns. The specific boats covered are:

U-79, 82, 95, 96, 132, 136 (two styles), 201 (three styles), 202, 204,235, 262, 302, 558 and 564.

There are some great, colourful emblems on the small decal sheet including blue swordfish, a green frog, snowmen, black cats and a number of more conventional heraldic shields.

The decals are perfectly printed, thin and in register. The small instruction sheets include diagrams and a brief summary of the record of each boat. The "centrefold" of the instructions feature full-hull port and starboard views of U-82 and U-201, both of which sport diagonally striped camouflage.

 

 

Colour callouts are made via a reference list which quotes RAL numbers plus paint matches for Humbrol and Revell. This list also allocates a greyscale colour key. The only problem with this method is that, with four different shades of grey printed on greyscale instructions, care needs to be taken to ensure which grey is on your chosen subject.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This decal sheet from ULAD is a worthy companion to Revell's great new 1/72 scale Type VIIC U-Boat.

The colourful emblems and alternate camouflage patterns will add an individual touch to your big submarine.

ULAD has labelled this release as Part One. I do hope that we eventually see an entire Wolf Pack of options from this impressive new outfit!

Recommended.

Thanks to Ulrich Leverenz from ULAD Decals for the review samples


ULAD Decals may be ordered by contacting Leverenz-Berlin@t-online.de or via mail order hobby outlets


Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 26 February, 2004
Last updated 26 February, 2004

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