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1/350 AFV Club USN Submarine Gato 1941

First ship model since a U Boat a few years back. This kit has good detail but with a number of fiddly parts like the handrails, propellers, and propeller guards at the tail end. This hull of the kit can be assembled full or waterline. The below water piece did not marry up well with the upper hull which required a lot of filling and sanding for a kit this size. A nice finished kit buy not one for a novice.

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5 responses to 1/350 AFV Club USN Submarine Gato 1941

  1. Very nice, Dennis! I’ve admired subs and sub models for all my life. I’ve been in the U-505 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago several times. That’s quite a life! Those guys of all nations were / are really courageous. I’m not claustrophobic (much) but I’m not sure how much I’d like living in a tube for months at a time. My best friend’s Dad was a submariner right at the tail end of WWII and several years after. He was assigned to a captured German submarine after the war, so the science and engineer types could evaluate the German subs and learn from them. I only got to talk to him a little about it and sadly, he’s passed.

    By the way, what is the German sub in the next-to-last picture? @dmeyers

  2. Excellent work! Nice comparison between the two subs.

  3. Awesome work, Dennis. You’re the man!

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