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German Submarine TYPE IX C/40 (U190
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:57 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the 1/72nd scale German Submarine TYPE IX C/40 (U190) from Revell of Germany.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 01:03 AM UTC
Thanks for the review, Darren, when someone asks you if that's a submarine in the bath, you can say yes. Will like to see the PE that will follow this release.
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 08:23 AM UTC
Good review, Darren....much appreciated.

and now...

Dear Santa Claus....
GlennCauley
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 07:18 PM UTC
Nice write-up, thank you, Darren!

I eagerly awaited the release of this kit, as it has a Canadian connection... it was surrendered to RCN in May 1945. A big model of U-190 graces our Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

I have started building this boat, and yes there IS a fair bit of PE detail sets available for it from different sources outside the big companies.

www.travel-net.com/~gcauley/U190/

Revell of Germany again has released another fine big model U-boat, though due to their re-using of U-505 molds there are some minor and not-so-minor corrections to be made if one wants a more accurate version of U-190.