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1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby salmon » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:53 pm

That looks like it will come out nice!
If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby JefftyToo » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:17 pm

Breathtaking, I'd say. Sure wish I had the skill to go in that direction with my own boat.

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Ober Freak » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:28 am

JefftyToo wrote:Sure wish I had the skill to go in that direction with my own boat.


Which "skill"? This is my first injection molded kit since years, the last was a 350th Missouri with RC conversion in 2006 i think. In the mean time where card models only.

The main "skill" for the planking you need is time!
The first plank was glued with an ruler taped to the deck for alignment an cured over night.
The following planks where attached with a spacing jig (small .010 strips on a .080x.080 stripe interfering with the deck spacing) and the said ruler to get them straight as possible.
Need aprox. 15 min per plank.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby JefftyToo » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:55 am

Sure sounds like skill to me. :) And Extreme Patience!

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Ralph --- SSBN 598 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:09 am

Sounds like one of those projects that you do two pieces per day.
One on each side of the already finished pieces.
Keep at it until all is completed.

Yep....takes skill and patience.
I seem to have both but not at the same time or even the same week.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Ober Freak » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:51 pm

Not really that slow Ralph, it's more in the eh 2 or 3 piece per hour range. :roll:

And after a vacation and some other projects, a "little" :D update on my planking excursion.
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Are there any news of the other yards?

so far, Marco
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby JefftyToo » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:16 pm

Those planks are absolutely AMAZING. BZ, Mr. Ober!

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