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1/200 submarines, Riich USS Gato & Nichimo IXC UBoat

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  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
1/200 submarines, Riich USS Gato & Nichimo IXC UBoat
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:43 PM

I dropped off the big Victory for a while to build the Renwal 1/200 Ethan Allen with an interior. Then I got a couple WW2 1/200 kits. Here are pictures of my Riich USS Gato  & Nichimo IXC U Boat. Really nice kits. 

  The regular small subs are very easy to build & a lot of fun. I built the IXC in 5 days & the USS Gato in a week. I still have a little to do on the Gato. Did it have any aerial wires?

   I really like the size of the 1/144 subs better as they are bigger & easier for me to work on. Revells VIIC 41 is a beautiful kit & builds up nicely.

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:06 AM

I just finished a Bronco 1/200 Russian Kilo sub that Nino gave me . That makes 4 for my 1/200 display. I will go to 1/144 next. I do like to build subs & they are a nice break after sailing ships.

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:26 PM

Very nice as always Gene.

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:57 PM

Most of the Gato's had antenna wires from either side of the fairwater to a mast back toward the stern, about where you light gray ends at.  They were on tripod standoffs on each side of the fairwater.  Rear masting was a tubular upright with a short "T" on top.

Quite a few photos of the setup on various boats on NavSource.

 

Nicely done on all 4 of them, makes a good break from a big sail build.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:30 AM

That is some very nice work and a nice display Gene.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:47 AM

Hi Gene !

 I like your display .BUT , it doesn't have the classic look of your avatar ! LOL.LOL. Great bunch of subs ! T.B.

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:22 PM

Thank you all for all the compliments. Tank, I don't know if I ever told you that i scratch built that 1911 Marmon Wasp from plans I got at Indy. I carved it from a block of Bass wood & made the details & used O rings for tires. There is a man that makes Indy decals & they are nice. 

         Here are 2 pics of it.

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, March 15, 2019 4:51 AM

you are a wonder gene  , love to have your skills .

 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, March 15, 2019 8:13 AM

Steve, You are a much better, finer modeler than me. I am just faster. Model building has just kept me happy for 78 years.

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