Tag Archives: U-Boot

Reboxed Sardine Can

The development of the submarine as a decisive weapon started in WWI and definitely reached maturity in WWII. Most people even slightly familiar with WWII know about the “U-Boat Menace” that scared even the nigh-unflappable Churchill. One class of submarine, though, that gets relatively little (pun intended) of the limelight though, are the midget submarines. […]

Germany’s Coastal Killer

The open seas weren’t the only place for U-boats to be found wreaking havoc on shipping during WWII. To combat Allied ships in littoral waters, the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) comissioned a new class of small, advanced subs mid-war. These were the Type XXIII “Electroboats”; the shrunk-down “brown water” brothers of the larger Type XXI. Check […]

Tough Things in Small Packages

The Italeri 1/35 Biber came as a surprise to a lot of people, including me! This kit of a somewhat obscure machine looked promising in the box. However, you should never judge a model solely by its sprues, and the Biber was a surprisingly tough customer. I build this for my dad, since my Opa […]

A Boxful of German Beaver

The Kriegsmarine (German Navy) may have been the “poor relation” of the Nazi armed forces, but that didn’t stop it from coming up with its own outlandishly unsafe and ill-advised weaponry! A perfect example of this is the Biber (beaver) midget submarine! Just because it killed more of its own pilots than it did Allied […]