The multitude of flooding holes are recessed, but are
not completely hollowed out. Opening up these holes will be well worth
the effort in this large scale.
The torpedo hatches on both sides of the nose are well
represented and supplied as separate parts. They can be positioned
open or closed.
Revell has obviously gone to a lot of trouble with
this kit. The parts breakdown suggest that several versions VIIC of
the type can be built, so naval modellers with plenty of display space
will be very pleased!
It is even possible that this model might be adapted
to radio control. We will see...
The floor of the Wintergarten can be seen here. The
sea-pipes are installed in the round openings. These will be moveable,
up and down.
There are two different conning towers in the kit -
one with diesel-engine-inlets on top of the conning-tower sides and
one with the inlets on the upper-outwards conning-tower-sides.
There will be parts for the hydraulic-radio-antenna, which was
positioned on the left side of the conning tower.
There will be extra optional splash-protectors to be glued on the left
and right side of the deck in the position of the 8.8 cm sea-gun, and
at the upper front of the conning-tower.
An optional bow cutter will also be supplied.
With so many different conning towers fitted to Type
VII U-Boats, we can expect a small explosion of after market
accessories in the coming months!
The low price strategy of Revell means that some of
the smaller details are compromised. However, it is possible that the
kit price will be around 50 Euros, and that is consistent with
the low prices in toy departments of chain stores.
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