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polycell

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Krick Type VII
« on: August 07, 2009, 12:21:28 pm »

Whats your opinion?  Is it good value for money?
I have just about finished my Imara tug and want to build another submarine thinking of 'doing' Kricks Type VII U boat.  Any opinions would be welcome.
I really want to do a Brit S or T but the OTWs S class is just about out of my reach money wise and I can't find a T (thats a 1944 T!!!).
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Deep Diver

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Re: Krick Type VII
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 02:49:53 pm »

Hi
I do think that this is based on the old HFM type 7 that was about 13yrs ago, I and Steve Juden have one of them and mine is still working to this day, thanks to a lot of work done by Alf Blake. :-))

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Re: Krick Type VII
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 07:58:06 pm »

I think the only sub HFM did was the Deep Dive 6 which was quite different. Lot of people have reported leaks and problems with the Krick kit, though as your experienced you should not have a problem sorting things out.

polycell

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Re: Krick Type VII
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 09:57:45 am »

Hardly experienced, but thanks for the compliment ok2
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Re: Krick Type VII
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 10:15:00 am »

Whats your opinion?  Is it good value for money?
I have just about finished my Imara tug and want to build another submarine thinking of 'doing' Kricks Type VII U boat.  Any opinions would be welcome.
I really want to do a Brit S or T but the OTWs S class is just about out of my reach money wise and I can't find a T (thats a 1944 T!!!).


If you want a T, these guys have several moulds:

http://www.caswellplating.com/models/biber.html

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Re: Krick Type VII
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009, 02:43:32 pm »

These are the guys doing the T-class. Mike Caswell distributes the hulls in the U.S.

http://www.modelsbydesign.co.uk/model_boats.aspx

Scroll down the page for information on the T-class with some pictures.

I've had a good look at the Krick boat, as there is a chap who runs one at my Dive-in's. I'll be totally honest and say I wouldn't buy one personally. If I was in the market for a small scale Type VII I would be looking at a Revell Type VII, and a conversion kit. This boat looks far more scale, and you will have a proper pressure resistant dive cylinder.

You have two good conversion kits out there to choose from.

Caswell does a great package, and Norbert Bruggen does a nice conversion. They're both static divers, but use different systems.

if you're inclined to do a little more work yourself, you could look at BigDave's conversion WTC's.

http://www.caswellplating.com/models/rviic.html

http://www.frontiernet.net/~bwelch/viic.htm

http://www.modelluboot.de/KITS/VII/VIIc.html

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