DKM Type XXIII Uboat 1:144 Scale

Ahoy shipmates,
And another German sub.
This is the TRUMPETER German Type XXIII Uboat.
Drilled out the molded closed hatch as I wanted to add a figure in the tower and
made a casting of the original hatch to display in the open position.
Some of the tower vents were drilled out.
Added a flag mast with home printed flag,
Added grab irons to the front of the tower and rails on the sides.
Painted with Tamiya acrylics, W&N oils and pastel chalk.
Kept the weathering on the subtle side.
Hope you like and thanks for looking


That is a good looking sub, and opening up the hatch & including a figure add a lot. Another fine addition to your submarine collection!

Thanks Tim for looking in and the kind comment.

You’ve been pretty busy there Joe :slight_smile:

Thanks Russell for looking in and kind comment.

Thanks for sharing. Very nice build.

Very nice inspiration for the weathering. I have only build one sub previously, but will try out the big Revell 1/72 Type IX soon. I am a bit inexperienced on weathering on submarines.
It will be a beast and have no idea where to display it. :slight_smile:

Thanks for looking in.
I build subs in all scale but I have not yet built the larger ones in 1:72 due to
lack of space…waiting for the kids to move out so I may reconquer some
addition space for larger showcases, :shushing_face: