Revell 1/72 Gato Class Submarine Build.

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Made a start on this today, and the first thing needed was to work out how to get the very large box, into my small modelling cupboard.:confused::confused:

After a lot of thinking and very careful surgery ;) , needing delicate cutting with a large pair of pinking shears. I managed to separate it into two reasonable sized containers, taped up with only the best quality cellotape ;)

Wonder if I can patent this idea to pass on to other modellers, it might just catch on. :smiling3: :smiling3:

There is a 20 page fully illustrated instruction book, 21 Grey plastic sprue's, 1 Clear plastic sprue, 12 Small metal steps, Cord, a Multi colour transfer sheet and a large sheet of assorted flags.

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Couldn't fit all the pics on the first post, maybe because this is the largest part of the kit.

Remember there are still the bow & stern mouldings to attach to these sections.

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How long will it be completed?!

Looks like plenty to keep you busy!

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How long will it be completed?!Looks like plenty to keep you busy!

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Well if my previous build (Schnellboote) is anything to go by :confused:----------- Oh I got it now, :oops::oops: 53" :smiling3: :smiling3:
 
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Well if my previous build (Schnellboote) is anything to go by :confused:----------- Oh I got it now, :oops::oops: 42" :smiling3: :smiling3:
Nice!!

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nearly bought one of these about 2 years ago......glad i didnt cos its flippin huge!..........hope you have somewhere to put it when its done :P

look forward to seeing it go togteher
 

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1/72 scale Sub! Was wondering if we would see someone on here tackle this kit,looking forward to seeing this buiold out!
 

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Had an hour to spare this evening.

Not worked out how to tackle the hull yet, so started on the conning tower structure.

Had to remove several areas where photo-etch parts are going to be attached in their place.

Marked off the areas to be removed so as not to make any mistakes.

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Good work so far, will be an interesting build.

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I always get nervous whe I have to start hacking into the plastic for PE replacements. Good idea about marking the area to remove. I do it when working with wood, but not plastic for some reason. I will start doing that from now on with plastic
 

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Gregg, I had one of these to build, but when I saw just how big the final sub would be, I passed it on to our mate Andrew (Phalinmegob) when we met at Cosford earlier this year......

Good luck with it. I'm sure you'll do 'Gato' justice.
 

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Great start Gregg I will watch this one
 

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I have decided that I won't be using all of the masses of PE I purchased.

After several attempts to do some of the items and failing abysmally, I was getting so frustrated that it was spoiling any enjoyment.

I am just going to use the larger parts I can see & manage.

Carrying on with the conning tower build, I prepped the deck area for the PE additions.

Before fitting I tried the two 'CT' sides for fit etc., only to find that there was a little warpage and they didn't line up properly when attached to the decking.

The only way to overcome this was to clamp one side to the completed deck area, when this has set I will clamp the other side to this.

Not the way I wanted to go, but 'Hey Ho' !!!

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This is a great looking build, I built this before I left England OOB and loved it.
 

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Using the moulded all in one kit propshaft/A-frame for measuring purposes, I mocked up for correct shaft alignment using carbon tube of the same diameter of the shaft I would be finally using.

Having got one side aligned properly, and the hole through the bulkhead at the correct angle. I made a paper copy to transfer to the other side so it would be symmetrical.

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