U-Boat Type XXI with Interior

This is the 1/144 Scale Deutsches U-Boot Type XXI German Submarine with Interior Plastic kit by Revell. Suitable for Ages 12 & Up.

Revell-Germany U-Boat Type XXI with Interior Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/144 Scale #05078
 Revell of Germany # rvl05078
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Revell of Germany Item # rvl05078
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/144
  • Length: 20.9" (531mm)
  • Parts: 163
  • Skill level: 4
  • Revell-Germany Product Number: 05078
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"Interesting Submarine to build"
Zeke (Thailand)
A few of the parts were broke and some parts are hard to fit.

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  • Structural details on surfaces with recessed panel lines.
  • Separate left outer hull wall giving a view into the interior.
  • Detailed surface structure.
  • Detailed torpedo compartment.
  • Crew living quearters.
  • Detailed control room.
  • Conning tower with internal structures.
  • Detailed diesel engines and electric motors.
  • Battery/accumulator compartments.
  • Movable diving planes and hydroplanes.
  • Rotating twin AA gun turrets.
  • Detailed fin superstructure with antennae, periscope and snort mast.
  • Display stand.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.


  • Scale: 1/144
  • Length: 20.9" (531mm)
  • Parts: 163
  • Skill level: 4
  • Revell-Germany Product Number: 05078


One plastic model

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • CA Glue (HLC107) (HLC106) (PAAPT02) (HLC121)
  • Paint (Matte Sandy Yellow, Matte Gray, Matte Stone Gray, Matte Dust Gray, Matte Brown, Metallic Steel, Metallic Brass, Silky-Matte Light Gray, Matte Carmin Red, Matte Anthracite Gray, Silky-Matte Green, Metallic Aluminum, Matte Tank Gray, Matte Grayish Blue)
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"challenging, rewarding, a bargain."
as with all my revell builds, i found this kit a blast to work through. although a basic, simple construction, care should be exercized throughout the steps to keep all completed sections aligned properly. using the complete hull half (not the windowed one) as a jig to hold each newly built section to the last while the cement sets assures the completed interior fits well inside the joined hull halves. i found joining the halves together to be the most challenging part of the build., so be aware of that. all in all, the kit was fun and informative as to what your basic submarine looks like inside. how authentic it actually is isn't really important to me, just that the model works for me visually, and this one definitely does. i thought weathering was necessary to jazz up the outside, but left the interior pristene, as a contrast to make it pop. i love this kit and look forward to building revell's other u-boat with interior model, which is already in my stash. i highly recomend it to modelers with some experience. building this one, i felt like i grew as a modeller, and that's as good as it gets! p.s.: be ready for some serious decal time, because this interior has hours of tiny decals to apply in challenging places. very rewarding,though.

"Attention! Amazing model alert!"
I cannot explain to you all how much fun I had building this model. From each room, to the airbrushing, to assembly, it was fun at every moment. The pieces all fit well, and nothing required trimming. This piece looks AMAZING as a book shelf topper, a centrepiece, or just sat on the shelf on your desk. With all the mixing of yellow, green, and grey internally this model is sure to catch the eye of any beholder, and break the ice of any person who may enter your house. Every decal fit relatively well and was NOT prone to tearing or ripping. I’m a relatively new model builder (only made maybe 5 or 6, with only 1 fully completed) and I had virtually a stress-less experience building this model. If you’re looking at the screen right now thinking “should I buy this model? I don’t know...” all I suggest to you is 100% yes. You won’t regret it.

Can't wait to build, this will be my first time doing a sub.


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.