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Formerly U-Brass, AMP produce accurate and well-researched detail sets and accessories to help make your models outstanding miniatures. Suggestions and feedback are welcome. Please contact us at: info@amp-modelparts.biz

We strive to serve the modelling community by freely sharing our research material with fellow modellers. This material can be found in our books section and on our discussion forum.

 

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Type IX U boat Decal Sets

18 February 2014  • 

Moving U 505
Moving U 505

Revell has released another fine u boat model, the Type IX in 1:72 scale. Perhaps the most famous Type IX is U 505, captured in 1944 and now restored and housed in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. (The exhibit, and the museum, are WELL worth the effort of visiting!)

WATERLINE - Our AMP decals are direct replacements for the inaccurate Type IX waterline decals on Revell kit RV050114. Each waterline number on the AMP design has one numeral, as per the real Type IXs, whereas the Revell kit decals have two-digit numerals.

waterline decal sheet Type IX
Waterline Decal Sheet Type IX

SHELL - The decal sheet for Revell kit RV050114 contains a U 505 shell emblem with a red shield. The red shield is entirely unsuitable for U 505. The AMP decal set (T9-SHELL-72) is a direct replacement, allowing modellers to accurately depict U 505 during her final patrol when she was captured by US forces.

U 505 Shell Insignia decal
U 505 Shell Insignia Decal

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Space Shuttle Window Set

22 April 2012  • 

AMP Flight Deck Shuttle Windshield
AMP multi-layer windshield

Flight Deck window sets (Windshields, Top and Cargo Bay) are now available for all 1:72 scale Space Shuttle kits. These are easy-to-glue PLASTIC sets, in white styrene with clear panes. They are multi-layer just like the full size real ones. Designed from the 1,160 page NASA document, Shuttle Crew Operations Manual

Compare to the standard kit windshield:

Original kit windshield
Original kit windshield
Real shuttle windshield
Real shuttle windshield
shuttle set parts
Shuttle Set parts

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TYPE II set back in stock

5 March 2013  • 

AMP’s 328 piece PE and Resin set for the 1:72 Special Navy Type II uboat. Make your model come alive with accurate parts and features and extras. 4th Production Run, back by demand. See FULL ARTICLE for info and photos.

72-01 Type II complete set

ORDER NOW: €54.95 + shipping

 

GATO BOW LIMBER SET

26 December 2012  • 

The Revell Gato is molded in the Electric Boat bow limber pattern, but there were 4 others, all variations of Portsmouth. Each 2-piece set (port/starboard) is plotter-cut from .010” (0.25mm) sheet styrene, making installation much easier than with photo-etch parts. Download GATO BOW LIMBER VARIATIONS to find what pattern your boat had (also available in BOOKS/USN SUBS). €7.95 + Postage

Bow Limber sets - EB sample

Bow Limber sets

 

U 201 SNOWMAN DECALS now available

20 May 2012  • 

U 201 (Type VIIC) wore many different isignia during her career. Decals are now available in 1:35, 1:72, an 1:144. For more details, download Dougie Martindale’s detailed article U 201 Remscheid & The Snowman, in the BOOKS section.

Snowman A insignia decal sheet
Snowman A Decal Sheet

 

Snowman B insignia decal sheet
Snowman B Decal Sheet

 

Snowman C insignia decal sheet
Snowman C Decal Sheet

 

Snowman 144 insignia decal sheet
Snowman 144 Decal Sheet

 

An Illustrated Guide to Uboat Research

16 February 2012

An amazing collection of original drawings, all meticulously researched and created by talented artist and researcher Simon J. Morris. If you want to build a full-sized uboat that is exacly as accurate as the real thing, download this book!

Available in the AMP LIBRARY / BOOKS section under “Uboats”.

download illustrated uboat research

 

1:350 scale FABRIC FLAGS now available

14 January 2012

The rich detail and texture of fabric flags are available in 1:350 scale. AMP now offer fabric flags for the major WWII navies: UK, USA, Germany, and Japan. Based on real sizes, these flags come in a set of 4 flags (4x 1 country) and are suitable for large battleships. See “1:350” in the flag tables on each relevant page.

1:350 fabric flags

 

GATO TORPEDO TUBE SET

7 August 2011  • 

“Open outer doors on bow tubes!” With the AMP Torpedo Tube/Torpedo Nose/Muzzle (outer) door set and the replacement torpedo shutters, you can stand by to sink some tonnage. Set includes the three major pieces. €9.95 + Postage

torpedo tube, torpedo nose, muzzle door

GATO DIVE PLANE (BOW & STERN) and RUDDER SET

1 June 2011  • 

The Revell kit bow dive planes are generally acceptable, but have two major problems: too pointy (wrong outline), and too thick (wrong pofile). AMP planes:

diveplane

diveplanes and rudder

NOTE: customer who purchased the Dive Plane BOW ONLY set can buy the rest (stern and rudder) for just €1.00 + Postage.

GATO STERN TORPEDO SHUTTER SET

1 June 2011  • 

Some Gato and Balao boats had stern torpedo shutters, others did not. The Revell kit does not come with any, so AMP offer a resin set, including hull pieces.

stern shutter

real stern shutter

For a list of which boats had shutters, visit our Library and look at the document: GATO TORPEDO SHUTTERS: The Major Types.

CURRENCY CHANGE

26 February 2011

Historically the US $ (USD) has been very convenient for international trade. But for over 12 months the USD has been so weak that it has hurt AMP. We have now changed to the Euro (EUR).

ALL PRICES ARE NOW IN EUROs.

We will maintain our reasonable prices for you, the modeller. Conversion rates are available at xe.com (also on the sidebar).

SAVE the SILVERSIDES

26 September 2010  • 

The USS SILVERSIDES, a highly successful and decorated WWII Gato submarine, a piece of history, is in danger. She needs to be dry docked for hull maintenance. It’s been 55 years since her last one, and now is the time to save her, before it’s too late. Find out how easy it is for you to help! FULL ARTICLE here.

DELUXE MultiMedia Set for SN Type II uboat

30 August 2009  • 

It’s here! AMP’s 328 piece PE and Resin set for the 1:72 Special Navy Type II uboat. Make your model come alive with accurate parts and features and extras. See FULL ARTICLE for info and photos.

72-01 Type II complete set

ORDER NOW: €49.95 + shipping