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Old 03-01-2010, 01:55 PM
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My Gato kit came this morning!
I am getting a Big Dave Unit next month.
Hope to have this baby in the water by May.
Its my biggest sub yet at 52" and I am glad to have it in dry dock.
For some reason I got charged a fee this morning.
All my other models always come duty free....oh well, $12 stolen by the government.
Old 03-01-2010, 03:59 PM
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darn, I got two right sides....missing a left side hull, LOL
Called Revell, its on its way.
Old 03-30-2010, 03:16 PM
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That is one big boat. Long son of a gun, is'nt it?

Old 03-30-2010, 08:24 PM
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Nice shot of the Fleet coming together.





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I have a Gato WTC from Mr Dave Welch coming my way in a few days.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~bwelch/gato.htm
It comes with a DVD that explains how to do the conversion, so pictures to come soon.

I am very excited. After getting my Seaview cylinder, I know who I like to make my WTC's.

Thanks Dave.
Cheers
PS
I also got three Gatos now, all with complete hulls.
One is going to be for my son as a birthday gift.
Old 06-17-2010, 12:14 PM
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Well my Gato WTC kit came today in the mail.
I was in perfect condition and I am very excited to get this build underway.
Pics to come.

I must say this is a very robust unit and that any person who picks one up will be very happy.
Cheers
Old 06-17-2010, 02:44 PM
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I like the fleet, even though the Seaview is a fictional character. Which "flat top" is that? Looks like either a Kitty Hawk, Enterprise, America or Nimitz class, though I'm leaning toward the "Big E"
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Yes that is the Big E....good eye.
Old 06-24-2010, 05:27 PM
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Looks like you need a bigger carrier to match the scale of the Gato. Maybe a Yorktown or Essex class to stay in the right era
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Originally Posted by junglelord View Post
My Gato kit came this morning!
I am getting a Big Dave Unit next month.
Hope to have this baby in the water by May.
Its my biggest sub yet at 52" and I am glad to have it in dry dock.
For some reason I got charged a fee this morning.
All my other models always come duty free....oh well, $12 stolen by the government.
Hi , is Big Dave still making wtc? i wrote him and no reply so far. Thanks for helping a beginner.
Old 01-09-2021, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by chillmoon View Post
Hi , is Big Dave still making wtc? i wrote him and no reply so far. Thanks for helping a beginner.
Sadly, Big Dave is no longer with us. He passed away just a few years ago.
What sub are you wanting to build?
peace,
tom
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Oh, sorry to hear that.
i am doing the 1/72 revell uboat VII, thx for your help!
Old 01-12-2021, 05:38 PM
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I have a big Dave dive system, if you are interested pm me.
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tom

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