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Revell's 1/72 scale
Type VIIc U-Boat U-564

by Frank Dargies

 

Type VIIc U-Boat U-564

 


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Description

In March 2008 I started my U-564 project, a VIIc  U-Boat  under command of Kapitaenleutnant Reinhard “Teddy” Suhren.

I decided to build the U-564 because I found perfect references in the book: “U-boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564” (ISBN 1591148901)

In summer 1942 a war correspondent attended a war patrol of U-564 and took lots of photos of all areas. This photos were stored in a shoe box  and found  about 60 years later in England. Lawrence Paterson assembled them in his book. 

This will be my largest project, because I will apply most of all detail sets that are available for this model.

I have completed the first sections of interior, the engine room, officers ward room and kitchen using CMK’s update kits and some parts from CMK’s Provision and Crew at Rest Sets.

 

 

Both sections were supplemented by some scratch built parts, for example the diesel control station with various controls, instruments and engine telegraph, the diesel engine with pipelines and indicator valves, the Galley with sink and water taps, lavatory used as provision store, officers ward room with table, alarm bell and open bulkhead and battery room with bus bars and service platform. Not to forget the crew at rest and the machine operators.

For the interior paint I used following colors:

  • Inside above floor: RAL 9003 =  Revell 5 matt white with 2% Humbrol 41 Ivory

  • Inside below floor: RAL 9002 =  Revell 5 matt white / Revell 69 granite grey  (98% / 2%)

  • Inside misc: RAL 7000 =  Revell 57 matt grey

Also used:

  • Various ModelMaster Metalizer, washing and weathering with artist oils in brown and black.

More pictures, information and the progress of this project you will find on my website www.dargies.de

 

  • Revell 1/72 scale Type VIIc U-Boat by Frank Dargies: Image
  • Revell 1/72 scale Type VIIc U-Boat by Frank Dargies: Image
  • Revell 1/72 scale Type VIIc U-Boat by Frank Dargies: Image
  • Revell 1/72 scale Type VIIc U-Boat by Frank Dargies: Image
  • Revell 1/72 scale Type VIIc U-Boat by Frank Dargies: Image
  • Revell 1/72 scale Type VIIc U-Boat by Frank Dargies: Image
  • Revell 1/72 scale Type VIIc U-Boat by Frank Dargies: Image
  • Revell 1/72 scale Type VIIc U-Boat by Frank Dargies: Image
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Last Updated 23 January, 2009

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