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Old 02-25-2015, 12:07 PM
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Default Revell 1/72 Gato Class Submarine.

Having been unable to try out my Italer Schnellboot because the local recreation authorities decided to drain the local pond for the first time in 25yrs.


I have moved on to my next project as per the title.


Building only as a R/C dynamic diver, as using 2.4 Ghz radio gear which doesn't penetrate below the surface.

Main hull has been cut open to provide access to the interior.


Using the kit moulded locating pins & bosses, I cut the bosses in to a 'C' section so that I would get a slide/locate/click attachment of the forward deck area.
I strengthened the hull side plates as they would be regularly handled (opening/closing) for access.



More to follow.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:36 PM
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Hello Ojays,

Found your Gato Build Log...
I'll be watching.

It'll be a while before I start my Gato build.
Haven't even broken the seal on the box yet...
Have quite a few builds ahead of it, RC Tugboats, RC Battleships and RC PT Boats.
Hopfully by the time I get to the Gato I will have amassed the Knowledge and Skill to Build the Beast.

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Old 03-01-2015, 07:47 AM
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Augustus, What type of RC Battleships do you plan on building?? I have the 1/200 Arizona and the KM Bismarck to build.


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Old 03-01-2015, 08:22 AM
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Hi 1sgt,

I have a Tamiya 1/350 Prince of Whales, a Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck and plan to pick up a Trumpeter 1/200 Rodney.
Also have a (Standoff Scale) in 1/144 of a Bogue Class Escort Carrier, laser cut Frames, Decks and Keel, it's a Garage Kit...

It will be a while before I start on these kits as I'm still learning how to build and finish before I start in on the more Complex Builds.

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Old 04-27-2015, 11:51 AM
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A little progress over the last few weeks.
Prop shafts secured, stern dive planes modified, WTC trial fitting in hull for fit.

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Old 05-17-2015, 01:16 PM
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A little work done over the last couple of weeks,
Not much as am waiting to have a shoulder replacement, so struggling basically one handed at the moment.


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Old 05-28-2015, 03:07 PM
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Recent progress on the gearbox to main prop shaft, using a secondary shaft linking them.


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Old 06-25-2015, 10:17 PM
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Gregg,
Looks great!
My favorite sub, hands down.
Peace,
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:36 PM
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Just managed to get back to this build, as life just got in the way for the past year.
Realising that when fully assembled the hull would not fit inside my car, I have broken the hull down into 3 sections.
Bow/centre/ stern, to be joined using very strong magnets and aligning tubes.
Also made some inroads with the WTC, drilled out the end cap and inserted the prop shaft module.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:29 PM
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What is the update?
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Gato.Submarine View Post
What is the update?
Unfortunately nothing done for a while, life has just got in the way.
A mixture of my wife and I moving into a care home, and 5 deaths in the family in the last 12months, meant having to prioritise.
Hope to get back to it in the new year.
New Year, New Start!
Thanks for asking.
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:17 AM
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You have your priorities right! Very sorry for all that you are going through, I can wait.
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