Re: Excellent move, Mike!
The Nichimo kit is quite well detailed overall but, I think, still suffers from that nagging identity crisis: scale model or tub toy. I am looking at the Type IX C "Wolf Pack" kit, #10 in the 1/200 "Identical Scale" series. This is slated to be the basis for my attempt to upscale Phil's most excellent U-505 capture diorama. Any suggestions on where to obtain 1/200 scale whaleboats and assorted crew figures? Has anyone ever actually built one of these kits in the tub toy version...just to see how "seaworthy" it might be?