This is Italeris 1:35 scale kit of the German midget submarine “Biber” – German for Beaver. This kit has been in and out of my cabinet more times than I care to remember – not that it as such is a bad kit, but I think I made the mistake to begin with the torpedoes, and they are really annoying. So this presentation is without the torpedoes.
The boat as such is pretty straightforward except for a not so clever layout with the windows and the fiddly etched support for the siderails.
A full review by Julian Sallows [ GREMLIN56 ] can be found here - Review
This build was a contribution to the “big fish” campaign dealing with submarines from 1:72 and bigger. The base is scratchbuild and features 2 figures, one an older Tamiya figure without his bicycle and the other a Master Box figure from a German artillery crew set.
The Biber is painted in a style known from boats stationed in Norway and the title is a play with words over the limited success of these boats and the empty bucket of the fishing soldier.
Reference on this paintjob can be found in Uboot im Focus edition 5 from Luftfartverlag Start.