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Author Topic: Das Werk SMU9 WW1 uboat kit  (Read 961 times)

admiral donuts

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Das Werk SMU9 WW1 uboat kit
« on: February 15, 2022, 06:24:04 pm »

Has anyone thought about  converting this very reasonably priced kit to static diving. The SMU 9 scored some of the very first victories in 1914 when whist on patrol off Newcastle upon Tyne (area) she encountered and sank  HMS Cressy , HMS Aboukir  and HMS Hogue , the boat and it's commander Otto Wedingen were decorated on return to Kiel , her sister ship SMU 12 was sunk off Eyemouth and I used to dive this wreck in the late seventies , this war grave lies in about 50 metres of cold cold water
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Re: Das Werk SMU9 WW1 uboat kit
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2022, 08:35:28 pm »

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Re: Das Werk SMU9 WW1 uboat kit
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2022, 12:07:21 pm »


There is a very nice underwater photo on the "Das Werk" site - may bring back some memories!

https://www.das-werk-models.com/products/german-u-boat-sm-u9/


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Re: Das Werk SMU9 WW1 uboat kit
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2022, 07:02:12 pm »

Yes , that's SMU 12 alright  , visibility is exceptional in that shot , it's more often than not down to about 3 feet ,oops  I should say 1 meter
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Re: Das Werk SMU9 WW1 uboat kit
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2022, 08:08:42 pm »

Iíve got the excellent kit of the SM U9 too.
I was considering a conversation in to a rc model but it would require removing all the support beams internally to create an area for a WTV to sit. An interesting modelling subject- it would sit nicely in another model as a recovered submarine sitting inside the Submarine Recovery Vessel SMS Vulkan.
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