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ME TOO 1/72 GATO

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  • ME TOO 1/72 GATO

    Ive been toying around with getting another Gato. I had one 5 or 6 years ago but I lost it in a Divorce, amongst other things. It was outfitted with a Post war Guppy sail and chin mounted sonar dome. Well tonight I ordered a new kit. This Gatos claim to fame will be that I hate the kit supplied sail. Im going to finish it as a pre-war Gato with a Wahoo type sail and degausing cables. I need to get the Subdriver for it before the 31st while its still on sale. I noticed also that Caswells got photo etch kits for it. Cool!
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    Last edited by greenman407; 01-01-2016, 07:48 PM.
    IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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    You lost it in a divorse?!
    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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    • #3
      Geeez, greater hate hast no woman lest she take a bloke's submarine!!!!

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      • #4
        I married an island-girl. She assured me, in a divorce, I would loose more than my submarines. She put it this way: "You gotta sleep some time, round-eye!"

        Consider yourself ahead of the game, Mark.

        M
        Resident Luddite

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        • #5
          That and all my HO scale stuff was among the minor things that I lost. Her idea was to take all the things I like in order to hurt me the most. Happily I was able to save all the other Hobby stuff. As far as the MAJOR stuff.....................that was a tragedy of Epic proportions. I just smile and go about my life. Live and learn
          IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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          • #6
            Also we will be needing a fittings kit and a template for the drain holes. One question we will get answered soon enough is whether or not the snorkle valve will fit the new sail, or should I more correctly say conning tower.
            IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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            • #7
              Ok so these photo etched deck pieces. Do you just glue them on top or do you cut out and recess them flush?
              IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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              • #8
                Guess what I just got, and its not from Santa either? My Gato. The art work on the box is different but everything else seems to be as before. Same as last time, I am impressed with its large size.......52" long. I ordered the last 2.5" Subdriver in stock and itll be here in a couple of days. Come Monday, I am ordering the fittings kit, the construction DVDs, the ballast and foam kit, the photo etch kit for the deck and the drain hole templates.
                IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                • #9
                  Dave, how can I get a hold of the WIPs for the Gato?
                  IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                  • #10
                    http://support.caswellplating.com/in...-cabal-reports
                    Resident Luddite

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Dave, extremely helpful. I printed out all of them. These, along with the DVDs will make it much easier. Aggravation prevention. Itll be well worth the effort.
                      IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by greenman407 View Post
                        Thanks Dave, extremely helpful. I printed out all of them. These, along with the DVDs will make it much easier. Aggravation prevention. Itll be well worth the effort.

                        The only reason I tolerate you and some of the other Bum's who frequent this board is this: YOU ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING WITH THIS STUFF. Now ... enough talk. Go forth and assemble/build something (and God forbid, be it something that guzzles oil doped hydro-carbons!).

                        M
                        Resident Luddite

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                        • #13
                          At this very moment I am putting the finishing touches on the Type 23 lower hull so that I can get some paint on it. See.................you got yourself all worked up into a tizzie over imagined transgressions.
                          IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by greenman407 View Post
                            At this very moment I am putting the finishing touches on the Type 23 lower hull so that I can get some paint on it. See.................you got yourself all worked up into a tizzie over imagined transgressions.

                            I'm philosophical about meeting out undeserved ass-kickings: I consider them money-in-the-bank for the times I didn't catch ya!

                            M
                            Resident Luddite

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                            • #15
                              Today I received my 2.5" two motor Sub-Driver, designed specifically for the 1/72 Gato. It is a Gem. Heres a few pictures.
                              IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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