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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby JefftyToo » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:06 pm

Oops, forgot: Eventually I'll be checking to see if one or more of the Evergreen corrugated styrene sheets (like I used for Seaview's non-skid/safety track) might be employable as 1/72 wood decking to replace the areas Paul brought up as being too much metal for particular boats.

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Scott T » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:54 pm

Not my boat but cool. Might get some Ideas from this guy, "Channell".

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=106287&start=20
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby PaulC » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:41 pm

That guy has a super looking project going, Scott!

Status Report: Been up to my elbows in SCR work and new school year. However, I did steal a few moments here and there to scribe Flasher's MBT openings (don't tell LaRue). Pics to follow when I get a chance. Harder (Porteous) is busy accumulating aftermarket parts for his build and doing research. And doing work on his fleet as is Trigger (Kisler) to prepare for Sun N Fun 2012.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby JWLaRue » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:00 pm

PaulC wrote:However, I did steal a few moments here and there to scribe Flasher's MBT openings (don't tell LaRue).

hmmm.....there are probably enough folks in this SC wolf pack build to justify developing a PE set of items for this kit. (different than the Eduard PE kits)

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby PaulC » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:18 pm

I think a portsmouth/Mare Island limber hole set with rivet detail, ala the Eduard fuselage panels, would be gold. An early war metal upper deck wouldn't be bad either.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby salmon » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:10 am

JWLaRue wrote:
PaulC wrote:However, I did steal a few moments here and there to scribe Flasher's MBT openings (don't tell LaRue).

hmmm.....there are probably enough folks in this SC wolf pack build to justify developing a PE set of items for this kit. (different than the Eduard PE kits)

Any interest?

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby PaulC » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:01 am

AMP was developing a Portsmouth limber hole PE set several years ago but dropped it. Maybe they would be willing to share what they worked up?
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Kerry Addington » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:39 am

I assume you guys are aware of this resource?

http://nautilusmodels.com/GATO.htm

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby PaulC » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:57 am

Absolutely. Great stuff. Tom already has their Silversides set which he's modding to represent Trigger.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Scott T » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:28 pm

Working on some torpedo door activation. Started with some paper and now cutting up a
milk jug to make the arms.
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Pull the arms to the rear to rotate the doors.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby salmon » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:26 pm

Way to go Scott! I love it! What are your thoughts on how you are going to make them work?
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Scott T » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:32 pm

I haven't invented that part yet. Was thinking of glueing magents in to the end of the arms
that is pulled by a servo rod. The magnets should give it a littlt play I hope.

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby wlambing » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:23 pm

Someday, USS Hake, SS-256 will be added to the fleet. She finished the war as a Barge Buster, 2 5"25s, twin 20mm fwd, 40mm aft. Loaded for bear!! Minimal mods required, as she was an EB boat. Pride in the company, as it were!

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby PaulC » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:45 pm

Cool, Bill. that should be a very unique look. I got the first complete pass on scribing the MBT floods done and am opening up the proper ones that didn't have the door. Will try to post a pic. She looks much better with all the business on her bottom.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby PaulC » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:31 pm

Here's a shot of the scribing and drilling of the MBT floods, etc. I used the Nautilus "Pre-War/Early Gato" template to mark the holes then used the plastic stencil as a guide.
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