Waaaaaaaay back in 1975, Hasegawa released this pair of German U-Boats in 1/700 scale. At the time there was no photoetch available, so I did them the hard way and fabricated all those railings from wire. They came out all right, but boy was it a lot of work! I picked up another pair a bit later, and they have sat in my stash untouched since.
Recently, casting about for a quick project, I took the kit out and assembled both subs in an afternoon. Adding photoetch brass rails from the Tom’s Modelworks 1/700 Axis Subs set and 20mm singles from the White Ensign KM Anti-Aircraft set only took another Saturday. Photoetch has made life so much easier!
With the addition of simple brass wire periscopes, they are ready for paint!