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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!
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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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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby ssn705 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:23 pm

Been a while...any progress out there?

Need more inspiration!


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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Ober Freak » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:15 am

I'm on a short stop, too, due to an other project that needed all the available time.
But I will continue soon.

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Ober Freak » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:33 pm

Ahoy guys,

Some inspiration for Dave:
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I got the plates above the mufflers laser cut by a friend.
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Today I finished the bow bulkhead ...
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... and snapped it into the forward wtc section for some playing.
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And finally I soldered the rear plane axle.
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So far from my yard.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Thor » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:22 pm

I'd like to join the party if you fellas don't mind? I have a Gato kit that is just screaming to be finished. The excellent work you guys are doing here is quite inspirational. I am not very Fleetboat savvy so I'd like to ask for your help and input on my project. I plan on building SS-250 FLIER. Photos are really tough to find but I have a few good ones of her that will be enough to get me started. So if you don't mind me asking lots of questions, I'd like to get started.
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby Ober Freak » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:32 pm

Hi Matt,

Welcome to the wolfpack. (Someone should start with some japanese targets :lol: )
A good choice with the Flier, as it was in the same flight with the Cobia there are no large modifications needed to the Kit. It was launched with a mod 3 sail and got a mod 4 sail in 45.
I didn't researched further into this configuration as my Gurnard had a way different one.

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby SteveNeill » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:09 pm

Wayne Frey sent me this boat as a gift years ago and it runs so well to this very day. It came with a Subdriver but I replaced all the seals with BigDave's and added his RCABS system and blew off the gas. Works great.

Thanks Wayne so much for this boat! It was partly built when I got it. The hull was together and the drains cut. I did the rest straight out of the box no mods or after market parts,

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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby salmon » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:56 pm

Thor, Yes! Please build it! Someday we will get a bunch of these running together!
Steve, maybe the next SubRonLA we can both run our subs!
Peace,
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Re: 1/72nd Revell Gato Wolfpack

Postby SteveNeill » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:46 pm

Well yes we could. Must bring 66 inch Nautilus and R-10. ;)
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