Type XXVIIB Seehund (Seal) mini-sub 1/72

Type XXVIIB Seehund (Seal) mini-sub was a small two-man design used by Germany in the last months of WWII.  It could carry two torpedoes.  Its small size and quiet propulsion systems made it a difficult target for Allied ASW forces, but it had a limited endurance and diving depth.  35 were lost on operations but achieved the sinking of nine Allied merchant vessels while damaging three more.

This is the ICM kit in 1/72 scale.  The wooden stand was built from Evergreen stock.  The model was weathered with oils, I wanted to simulate the contrasting look of a battered and worn submarine with two new shiny torpedoes.  Another small subject and a quick, enjoyable build.









2 thoughts on “Type XXVIIB Seehund (Seal) mini-sub 1/72

  1. It’s a simple kit and not a difficult build at all. I did cast a clear piece for the transparent dome, it is molded as a standard plastic piece in the kit. The rudder assembly is delicate and needs a little care when building to get the alignment right. You will need to fabricate something to make it stand upright when you’re done, I just went with the simple wooden stand you see here.


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