Revell 1/72 Gato Class Submarine R/C Conversion!

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #31 by Kiwimav
enjoying the sub build Gregg...quite detailed isnt it?...i'm liking this very much :woohoo: :ohmy:
wishing ya all the best with the arm and op
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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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4 years 8 months ago #32 by Bishop
Still can't believe you're doing this all with one good arm. I couldn't do this with 10

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4 years 8 months ago #33 by grover

ojays wrote: Thanks for asking, struggling but getting there.
Still waiting my operation date, so getting as much as possible done while I can.
Gregg


Hope you get a date soon and all the best when you do. Steal some of those latex gloves at the hospital, they are great. ;)

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4 years 1 month ago #34 by ojays
Happy New Year to everyone.
Getting over the medical problems, but complete lack of mojo for modelling for a while.
Hopefully getting back on board this new year, as although not been modelling I have still been buying more kits !!!!!!!!
Need to get on with this so I can get into the new ones.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #35 by ojays
Finally back on board, some medicals out of the way and mojo back on line.
Had a long time to think about the build, and realised that when finished it would not fit in my car.
I have decided to break the hull down into 3 sections, that will fit into the car easily and be reassembled at the lake side.
Stern control runs and shafts integral with the stern section, bow control runs integral with the bow section, and the motor/servo's
in the WTC in the centre sections.
To keep the cost down I'm only using whatever I have in my spares box.
The hull joints are made using extra strong magnets to secure them together, the control rods will be linked by screw connectors and
the shafts by normal connectors.
Hopefully the photo's will be self explanatory.
















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3 years 5 months ago #36 by grover
Cool that you're back into this. I was looking forward to seeing this built up and after seeing one of these kits in the flesh at gary's, I realise what you mean about fitting in the car. She's not a small boat at all.

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3 years 5 months ago #37 by Bishop
I'm glad to see this going again too.

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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #38 by ojays
Following on from the previous uploads.
Not having cemented the main (centre) hull together, I separated the halves to help in the lining up of the prop shaft
intermediate shafts.
This required the gearbox being lifted slightly, as in the photos.




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3 years 4 months ago #39 by Bishop
Just loving the engineering skills and the attention to detail

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