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Postby Wayne Frey » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:36 am

Steve Neill just finished out this nice example of a Gato kit.
This is another one where we both worked on it (but mostly Steve).
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Last couple of pictures are actually before weathering.
I thought the weld lines were a little out of scale,so I removed them, and smoothed out the prop guard locations. Steve's solution was to represent the weld lines in the finishing of the weathering stage of paint.
Nicely done Steve!
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Postby Wayne Frey » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:31 am

A little more.
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Here is some of the boat nearly ready. I am really liking how the paint effect came out after I sanded off the weld lines and Steve put them back on. Nice trim.
Great work Steve!!
http://wavelit.com/media/1225/Gato_subm ... rst_tests/
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Postby junglelord » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:49 am

Thats very sharp looking, nice trim and initial test.
Thanks for sharing.
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Postby U812 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:39 am

Thanks Wayne.

Here's part 2. She goes to the lake next.

Steve

http://wavelit.com/media/1226/Gato_tests_day_two/


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Postby U812 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:36 am

Sitting a bit higher on the water line. Good enough. Nice thing is with all the ballast lead I have in here she doesn't try to lean over at all. Rock solid.

Ready for the lake. Last tests were today.

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Postby STARK » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:18 pm

Nice work guy's!!

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Postby U812 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:12 pm

Thanks Brian!

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Postby junglelord » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:38 am

I was just looking at those models on ebay.
I want to make one.
What size WTC did you use guys?
Does Big Dave or someone sell a kit for this?
Thanks
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Postby Phin » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:03 am

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I was just looking at those models on ebay.
I want to make one.
What size WTC did you use guys?
Does Big Dave or someone sell a kit for this?
Thanks
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You can get all the stuff you need for one from Caswell i think.

http://www.caswellplating.com/models/index.html[/url]
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Postby junglelord » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:09 am

Thanks, I found the cabel report this morning.
Thats one fine boat.
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Postby U812 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:51 pm

To answer your question.

You can buy the Revell Gato at any local hobby shop in the plastic model section and I've seen them as low as 69 dollars.

Yes BigDave makes a cylinder kit for the Gato with an RCABS system.

Mine was a gas system cylinder that I converted to RCABS which I prefer.

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Postby junglelord » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:46 pm

Thanks Steve, I see a Gato with a Big Dave cylinder on the subswap.
Just waiting for my income tax refund. Hopefully for me I get it.
:D

But if someone beats me to the bunch, thats the price of putting your son through college on a pension.
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I think the Sub Gods may smile on me...after being told one Seaview is good, get another sub....I started looking and it was the size and the type of sub that attracted me to this boat. Really excellent time to be getting into the hobby....man am I jacked.
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Postby U812 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:55 pm

You bet Dean.

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Postby STARK » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:12 pm

Dean, ask the guy if you can put a down payment on the set up to hold the modle till your TAX check comes in? Just a thought!

And I wish you would build and post some more Steve, you did motovate many to build pal!!

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Postby U812 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:37 pm

Brian these are hard times and the it will be awhile, except for customer builds, before I build anything new.

I'm good for now. This Gato topped me off good.

Thanks,

Steve
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