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U-Boot 90 Ė Biber Mini Submarine

Introduction

This is my representation of the Biber submarine, based on the example in the Imperial War Museum London.

I didnít copy the finish exactly as the original has the joint points sealed. The kit does provide 2 PE strips for this purpose but I choose to leave them off, as I believe it makes the finish look more interesting. Itís a fun build with one or two tricky areas (namely the PE) and Iíve scratch built some items which I hope add interest to the finish.

More details can be found here:
Build Blog
and a walkaround here of the IWM example.
Walkaround
This was my first submarine and I enjoyed the experience. A good starter kit and it would make for an interesting cut-away model if you have the time and patience.

My thanks to everyone on Shipwrights who made the build possible
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About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...