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donalyah00

U1407 - uboat type XVIIb - 1/350 MikroMir+Shelf Oddity

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Hello,

 

Here's my version of MikroMir kit. It depicts the third boat of the XVIIb type: U-1407. It was commissioned into Kriegsmarine in April 1945 and used for the training, hence the yellow band on the kiosque. 

 

The kit parts are quite accurate in terms of shape and dimensions but in some places the detail is missing. To update it a little I created the set of the photoetch plus decals which were used in this build.

The model was painted with Lifecolor acrylic paints and Tensocromes. Some smaller details were painted with MrColor C-series paints. The overall varnish comes also from MrColor range. 

 

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One last pic to show the size of the model:
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Thank you and best regards, Marek

Edited by donalyah00

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Fantastic work, an unusual subject rarely seen.

 

And that last photo...😮😮😮

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Gidday Marek, she is a boat I've not heard of before. With that bow she certainly looks "shark like" to me. How big was she? Not very large by the size to your hands in that last photo. You've done a beautiful model of her. Regards, Jeff.

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I was looking at the pictures and thinking what a great build it was, then I got to the last one and saw the size of it and realised it was actually an outstanding build.

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Thank you for the nice words.

 

This u-boat was one of the first submarines with an air independent propulsion. Its Walter engine utilised a High Test hydrogen Peroxide as oxidiser for the kerosine. HTP was stored in the rubber tanks hidden beneath the rectangular covers visible on both sides of the hull. The size of the boat was ca. 2/3rd of the type VII uboat size and its hull was exceptionally streamlined to take the maximal advantage of its advanced propulsion system. U-1407 after the end of WW2 went to Royal Navy and was briefly tested as HMS Meteorite - no one seemed to enjoy working with bigger quantities of HTP.;) 

 

Best regards, Marek

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