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Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby snapdragon » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:42 pm

Trumpeter in their 2016-17 Catalogue have announced that they are producing a 1/48 VIIc U-boat. It will, according to trumpeter, have a fully detailed interior.

So, for those who want one, but don't have the heart to get to grips with Hachettes partwork then start saving your pennies!

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There is NO release date at this time!
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby chill » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:02 pm

Yep I saw this on a FB group jsut today
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby Chadders87 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:31 pm

Oh wow, does anybody have any images or details yet?
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby chill » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:11 pm

Just had a picture/painting of a sub sailing on the ocean as a reference .Nothing more
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby steve131 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:52 pm

Sounds most excellent, any idea on rough cost. :?:
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby Experten » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:39 pm

As far as Trumpy goes, there is a saying that aptly describes their catalog;

Tis many a slip, twixt cup, and lip.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby snapdragon » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:35 pm

Guess what was on display at Nuremburg Toy fair!

Trumpy's 1/48 U-Boat VIIc

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I am very tempted to cancel my Hachette U-boat in favour of this. Judging by the pictures it doesn't look far off. For those who want a large U-boat and didn't want to shell out for Hachettes partwork (and let's face it, there's more to the Trumpy one for less money) This is the one to go for IMHO!

At this time there is no release date or pricing. This could be a built up test shot.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby Mark » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:57 am

Hat's off to Trumpeter. That looks really impressive :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby chill » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:18 am

Ooo aircraft carrier
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby steve131 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:50 am

That is very nice, could be living in my garage if the price isn't silly :think:
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby chill » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:27 pm

It is very very impressive
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby Chadders87 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:45 pm

Hmm that's a nice looking carrier in the background! And the sub is huge. I'm always drawn to the big ones but where on earth would I keep it :S
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby snapdragon » Mon May 02, 2016 10:03 pm

Trumpeter have announced that the U-Boat will be released in June.

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=73&l=en

Pocketbond haven't got this on their website at all yet.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby Gundog » Tue May 03, 2016 1:46 pm

Chadders87 wrote:Hmm that's a nice looking carrier in the background! And the sub is huge. I'm always drawn to the big ones but where on earth would I keep it :S


The carrier must be the Merit Kitty Hawk. I can just make out the ID number CV63. The sub looks like it "Trumps" the Hachette offering for detail. :laughing-rolling:

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby snapdragon » Tue May 03, 2016 11:06 pm

Looking at the test shot photos I obtained I think the only thing that could be missing is all the piping etc that ran through the inside of the U-boat along the walls.

I think this means a trip to Keil and the U-boat Memorial where there is a VIIc on display for the purposes of photographing the interior from bow to stern!

I think that this is one to get and put in the stash until Eduard and the AM community get to grips with it!

I am sorry to say, Gundog, that it will never end. Kits will just get better and better!
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby Gundog » Wed May 04, 2016 12:02 am

Combine a trip to Kiel with Hamburg and take in Miniatur Wunderland :D

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby snapdragon » Wed May 04, 2016 12:02 pm

I'm a regular in Hamburg for the Harbour Festival. I have a good friend in there and I bunk down in her spare room for a few days. I know about the miniature place and it's a fabulous visit.

Other places to visit are:

Genuine U-boat - This is a 1970's Tango Class Russian Diesel Electric Submarine, Formerly owned by the East German Navy. Tours can be had through the boat and it is a real experience. The boat is still in full working order and is moored up and the warning.. Look Don't touch ANYTHING is to be heeded.

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Hamburg is certainly a vibrant city and has many different festivals throughout the year. The Harbour Festival is probably the biggest and sees Tall Ships from all over come into the port for a long weekend. Last time I saw Darth Vader and a bunch of storm troopers on water-ski's! It certainly took a few glasses of Schnapps to figure that one out!!
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby snapdragon » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:25 pm

Ok. Here's an update.

Pocketbond has now the Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat in their Future Releases catalogue.

Here's the details:

06801 DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552 (WWII)

Large scale submarine kit with transparent starboard side to display the full interior detail. 48 figures included.

L: 1398.3mm, W: 136.9mm, Total parts: 1100+

Here's the eye watering part....

Retail Price: £399.99

Despite being bought out and under new ownership, Pocketbond's price fleecing policy remains!

There are photos of the built up and painted kit on pocketbonds site. The photos are not as big as I hoped, but there is enough to see that there is a lot of detail in the kit and scope to add more. I wonder what AM producers will do!

http://www.pocketbond.co.uk/Product.aspx?ID=4914

The UK RRP of £399 makes you think twice, but I wonder what the actual street price will be!
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby Gundog » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:04 am

OUCH! Still half the price of a Hachette version though :D
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-boat

Postby snapdragon » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:41 am

Yes. Half the price of the Hachette version, more detail and Crew!

It does make you wonder about partworks, their cost and detail. Occasionally though a partwork does appear that you know is unique and so should be added to the stash.
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