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1:96 Uboat
« on: May 18, 2008, 01:44:18 PM »


Dear All,

Does such a beast exist? I know this scale makes the vessel small, but 1:96 is 'my' scale. It was just an idea that's all, but if a simple kit exists it would be handy to have a look at least. Not bothered about diving, so only simple 'drive train'.

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Re: 1:96 Uboat
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 01:41:01 PM »

It would be helpful if you are a little more specific. What era are you interested in, WWI, WWII or post war. I assume you are looking for a German boat.

There are a lot of models avaialble in 1/96th scale, mostly post war, as WWI and WWII boats start to get very small at 1/8" to the foot.

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Re: 1:96 Uboat
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 07:29:10 PM »


Dear Andy,

Umm, I should have stated which War shouldn't I!!! ::)

WW2

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Re: 1:96 Uboat
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 07:42:03 PM »

Hmmm, I can't think of any 1/96th scale WWII German boats. There is a 1/96th scale Type 212 out there, but that's a modern boat (nice though).

The Scale Shipyard sell a 1/96th Gato class, which is right era, wrong navy.

You might get more help if you post over at Subpirates.com and also the sub committee boards

http://subpirates.com/

http://s181686668.onlinehome.us/phpBB2/index.php5

As i said, at 196th scale the average Type VII or Type IX comes out very small indeed, most models tend to be 1/72nd or larger, especially if they're aimed towards R/C conversion.

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Re: 1:96 Uboat
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 07:05:55 PM »


Dear Andy,

Thankyou for your thorough reply, I will do as you suggest. No hurry, just looking: thought that since 1:96 was small that they would be a difficult thing to find.

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