Revell 1/72 Gato Class Submarine Build.

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I hope to see more of this too. I built a really small Gato sub (Sea Monkey) with a lot of molded on detail and perusing your build here answered a lotta questions I had about these subs I couldn't find answers to anywhere. Thanks!
 

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Finally got some mojo back, but with it comes a serious rethink.


Large model submarine, very small car. Hmmm! this isn't going to work.


Out comes the fine razor saw & electric multi tool.


I have decided to section the hull into three separate parts, bow/centre/stern to be connected using very strong magnets.


Having used magnets on my previous build (S100 Schnellboot) I know just how strong a connection can be made.


Hopefully the photo's will be self explanatory.

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Bow Bulkhead (3).JPG

Main Hull Bow Bulkhead.JPG

Stern Section Pilot Holes.JPG

Stern Section Control Runs.JPG

Stern Modual.JPG

Main Hull Cut Outs For Magnets + Hole Centres.JPG

Main Hull Rear Bulkhead.JPG

Bulkheads.JPG

Bow Bulkhead Magnets.JPG
 

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As the main hull is still not cemented together, it has made realigning the gear box intermediate shafts a lot easier.


The gearbox needed to be lifted quite a lot as in the photo's.

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Great work on getting this all together Greg, really like how youve done up the prop shafts. 
 

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Outstanding master class in RC coversion and detail work!! O.o B|
 

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As with all my builds, on hold at the moment as life has just seemed to get in the way recently.
Made a bit of progress on my Corvette as and when I get the time.
Hopefully back soon.
 
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