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Info on Scale shipyard Gato/Balao

Postby Adz131 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:50 pm

Hi all,

Looking for information on

Quality and if the hulls are 100% Accurate

Looking at the 1/48 scale Gato and or Balao.... Unless somone know's of a 32nd para Balao hull going about???

Thanks for any info or suggestions.

adam
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Re: Info on Scale shipyard Gato/Balao

Postby PaulC » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:16 pm

I have never owned one but have seen several -- both built and unbuilt. The quality is fine, they are solidly built. Are they "100% accurate"? No. They are a good representation which can be made considerably more accurate with a lot of extra work. Scratchbuilding is a major part of working up a hull kit. Many of our members have built fine boats from this hull.

The 32nd Parallel Gatos, one of which I did own, are even less accurate. And extraordinarily impractical. :D
Warm regards,

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Re: Info on Scale shipyard Gato/Balao

Postby Adz131 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:19 am

Thanks Paul.
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