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1/72 Revell Gato - Would I buy if built?

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1/72 Revell Gato - Would I buy if built?

1. I would definately buy one.
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51%
2. I would buy two.
20
22%
3. I will wait to see how scale it is.
9
10%
4. Maybe I'll buy one.
8
9%
5 Not interested in one.
7
8%
 
Total votes : 90

Postby Wheels » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:42 pm

Stone..Here's your poll. :D
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Postby Tom Dougherty » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:56 pm

Does "Would I buy if built" mean would I purchase a model that was prebuilt by the manufacturer (or someone else) or does it mean, "Would I but the kit if Revell made and sold it"? I suspect you mean the latter...

One must be clear on these things, James.... Too much time being rattled around in the P-3s.....
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Postby Wheels » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:53 pm

Tom....
You let out my secret....I want to hunt and kill all the submarines......the world will be a safer place. Submarines are not manly...real men fight face to face, like in the real Navy....LOL

Jim :p :p :p
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Postby Stoene » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:22 am

Yes thanks Wheels. Now just need a couple of thousands more votes saying we want this sub.
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Postby Boss subfixer » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:53 pm

Well I myself would have to get two. One for myself and one I would build for my wifes uncle as he served on fleet boats.
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Postby Tom Dougherty » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:47 pm

Now just need a couple of thousands more votes saying we want this sub.


That will be a bit tough, as we have just under 1000 members and only a portion of that number visit online. Guess you'll have to use the old Supreme Soviet method: "Vote early and vote often".
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Postby jaschwink » Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:18 am

Yes, I would buy a fleet boat kit if produced by Revell.

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Postby Mylo » Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:52 pm

Me like Gato......me want Gato.


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Postby Slats » Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:43 am

Yes I have voted, but can someone please tell me if Revell will
1- note the interest (votes)
2- act upon that interest and actually produce it?
Please advise
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Postby Mkeatingss » Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:59 pm

Hi, Slats. Yes, Revell has noted the interest. But not so much from us, here, as from phone calls and emails. They've even talked to me.
AND, YES!!!, they announced, at a some model convention, that the model is planned for release at the end of 2006.
It seems that it will be based on USS Cobia (SS245), located in Manitowoc. WI.
For the information and edification of the "Sub Nut"s, who (like me) have carried, their fascination with submarines, from the sublime to the rediculous, here's some info on Cobia.
Cobia is a Gato Class, Drum Variant, built at EB, in Groton, CT, in1943. She was commissioned on 21 Apr 1944.
There are three other Gato-Drum museum boats.
1]USS Drum (SS228) is in Mobile. AL.
2]USS Cavalla (SSK-244) Guppy, Hunter-Killer configuration, in Galveston, TX
3]USS Croaker (SSK-246), similar to Cavalla, in Buffalo, NY
4] USS Flasher (SS-249), WWII conning tower only, Groton CT.
I find it interesting that, of the four survivors, of this Class, and Variant, three are sisters, 244, 245, 246.
It is assumed (and hoped) that those members, living near one of these boats, will go take lots of pictures and notes. And will share them with the rest of us.
Now. All you super detailers: go to church, burn a votive candle and gives thanks, that these boats had welded, not riveted, hulls.
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Postby KAGNEW » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:19 pm

i would buy at least 2 too start.
then when the aftermarket people start making parts, would need more kits
i have bought 3 Revell 1/72 U-boats and 2 1/72 atali resin U-boats
just got 2 1/72 type XXIII U-boats. 1 from IPMS show. 1 from TriDent.so bring them on Revell :p
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Postby Chuck Chesney » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:06 am

Would I buy one? Is this a trick question? Of course I would buy at least one, and probably several, over time. Most of us grew up building Revell models, and now they are manufacturing models of a size and quality that appeals to a broad spectrum of model builders.
For the R/C set, they are the right size and price for conversion, and for the static modellers they hold the promise of a model that can sit on a mantel or in a display case and not look like a toy. They did it with their Cutty Sark, Thermopoly and Constitution. I'm glad that they are doing it with more contemporary ships.
Bravo to Revell !
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Postby roowalker » Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:40 pm

I pushed the wrong button,& didn't get my "vote"
entered,but I will definitely buy one,& most likely Two.
If Revell does'nt give us enough bits for at least two
optional builds,I'm sure the Aftermarket Wizards will
properly entice & confuse us within a matter of weeks
after the release.
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Postby Diane Paterson » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:58 am

??? I definitely want one!! I'm DROOLING for one! Only problem for me is the size. I live in a two bedroom apartment and finding space for such a large display model might be a problem. Wish they had done it in 1/96 scale.
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Postby Stoene » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:32 pm

Reads Diana's post with wide eyed horror!
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