Revell 1/72 Gato Class Submarine Build.

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Good luck with the shoulder.


Good job on the decks look great.


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The deck does look good, Gregg.


Yes, indeed it was a lovely day today!
 

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Knocking on with this now.


Got started on the area I have been putting off for a while, the 'Eduard' PE hull side plates.


First time I have tackled any PE this big, took 4hrs just to fold the starboard plates. & get them to lay without forcing.(double curvature)


Temporarily held on with masking tape until I can get some Cyano Gell (do you sell it John)


Some areas need to be trimmed to go around fixtures & holes for other parts.


Starting on the other side tonight.


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Cyano Gell glue turned up today, so hoping to make the PE side-plates secure this weekend.


Also couldn't resist getting a couple of cheap airbrushes off the net, £5.50 & £8.20 (postage included) to mess about with.


Although I have a Badger & a Miji used in my past profession, I still use hairy sticks on my models.


I will give these a try to see how they fair against my old ones.


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Just caught up on this one Gregg some outstanding work going on
 

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I thought once of doing a sub model after watching days boot ( yep I thought and I'm glad I kept it there) wow that's huge I mean huge for a kit. What you done to date is out of this world ( you seem to be putting so much detail into this it's going to be awesome when finished, just thinking with all that photo etch it's not going to be light either?


Fantastic Greg


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looking interesting ,what are the gears for ? sorry silly to ask,:rolleyes:


looking good so far,and liking it, ;)


see the pic of the AB,can i have some info on that one,


as if im thinking right your using it for under coat to cover more at once than a smaller AB,


and if possible a link to were from ta,appreciate any help. :smiling3:

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Nice work Gregg, looks superb so far. You're correct in making the diving planes larger, the Gato just dips and rises all the time if left with standard. I have heard that the Gato is a bit of a pig compared to the 1/72 U-boat when converting to RC, something to do with ballasting, of course I may have got this wrong.


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Nice start Greg I'll keep an eye out for this :smiling3:
 

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Thanks for all the comments guys & gals.


Monica: forget that airbrush, first time I pulled the trigger, the needle and adjuster shot out the back of the body :eek::eek::eek:


Not a silly question Moni, basically:


The gearbox is a two into one reduction drive. Basically one electric motor, will drive two propellers. However the gearbox will slow motor the revolutions down to a usable range.


Si : Your right, after speaking to others who have converted the Gato, it is difficult to ballast as it has such a large internal area that requires either flooding (my choice) or weighing down with ballast.


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looking good so far,


what a lot of work with the controls ;)
 

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Nice, this looks like a really interesting and enjoyable build. Good work so far
 

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Some really good work going into this Gregg.
 

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This is just astounding....... Such detail blooming fantastic


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Hoping to get back onto this after a very long break from modelling, medical problems and complete lack of mojo.
 

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cracking work mate, I built one of these a few years ago and gave it to a friend. Nice detailing work.
 
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