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Revell Gato on ebay...?
« on: May 24, 2008, 06:54:13 AM »

Item number 250243886592 : Revell Gato submarine kits

I found this on ebay...I take it that these are kosher items and not some rubbish, old stock or water damaged kits? Anyone have any expierence of this seller and/or these kits? Just wondering before I buy one, 'cos they are going at a really cheap price.

Cheers,

Rich
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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 09:40:27 AM »

Antics is a reputable company with several branches.

The Gato is for sale on their web site and in their shops for 30

http://www.shipmodels.co.uk/561_1_2502607.html
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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 10:42:10 AM »

Antics is a reputable company with several branches.

The Gato is for sale on their web site and in their shops for 30

http://www.shipmodels.co.uk/561_1_2502607.html


Thanks Richard, time to flash the girlfriend's plastic methinks....


Cheers,

Rich
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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 12:33:16 PM »


They do look allright, don't they ?  There are three available on the site and 12 people have registered a bid !!!.

If it's over subscribed, I suppose the shop can provide more.  ;)

I might trip down to Antics and have a look.

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 12:41:53 PM »

Hi Tug Kenny ;D

It was nice chatting to you as i was packing up to go home yesterday.

I went to the Mayhem again this morning a few boats were out but the rain was shocking!  O0

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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 04:23:15 PM »


Yes, I was there last year and know by experience (now  ;)) what rain can do to a boat in trouble. I decided not to stay and went back home another 150 miles. I then crashed out and today feeling the strain. That's why I'm here enjoying myself.

It was nice to meet you and the other guys and put names to faces.

Cheers...Ken

ps    might go 'subbing' one day
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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 06:09:15 PM »

My local shop'Mr Models'is doing the Gato for 29.95p at the moment it looks like getting rid of slow selling item's O0
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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 07:33:33 PM »

But Kenny you allready been there and got the Tee Shirt O0



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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 07:55:46 PM »


     enough already           {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 08:48:25 PM »

OK, the required funding has been raised and I'll be ordering my Gato from anticsonline tomorrow. Thank you gentlemen, for all the assistance you've given me about the sellers and the boat itself....I appreciate it all very much.

Cheers all,

Rich
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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2008, 02:32:54 PM »

Anyone planning to convert their Gato to a just a surface runner?
Might be a good boat for straight running when SteamboatPhil is around.....

.... so how do you convert is to surface only?

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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2008, 02:50:15 PM »

You make it float Martin  ::)
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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2008, 05:19:21 PM »

Mine is just going to be a surface runner Martin when i get to build it i shall be using MFA 385 motors on 7.2v buggy pack.
Personally i think it looks better as a surface runner then a fully diving sub but each to there own.

Got a few days off work so may make a start on it 2moro if im not too busy fitting the running gear into my Battleship.

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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2008, 07:39:51 PM »

Hi Jay,

How are you going to make a water tight compartment?
Is your lifeboat on standby??

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Re: Revell Gato on ebay...?
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2008, 02:04:53 PM »

Ok ive started to build my Gato as a surface runner.
For those who are building thing model im going to try and help with the fitting of running gear into the sub.

What i have done to fit my M2 shafts is fix very lighty part numbers 15 & 16 in place then draw around the shaft exit on parts 5 & 6
now file the hole out until the M2 shaft fits nicely into the hole.
For those that may be wondering i have chosen to build the hull in 2 halfs as this makes it a lot easier to fit everything in before sealing her tight and im still owndering on wheither to fix the rudder and have steering on the motors or try and have the rudder working???

Pics to follow on when i upload them.

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