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U.S. Gato Class 1943
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 07:13 AM UTC
Russ Amott [ RUSSAMOTTO ] brings us this informative review of a 1943-fit USS Gato. He finds it to have very nice, crisp detail, and good fit of upper and lower hulls. His only complaint, "I can''t get to the build right away".

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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 01:39 PM UTC
Thanks for your help, Fred. These Gato subs could get really addicting, like Shermans and Thunderbolts. There's a big story behind each one.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 07:34 PM UTC
Thanks Russ for a wellwritten and interesting review - having build one of AFV´s offerings I agree on your finds.

Personally I´m not that fond of the etched railings, as I find the missing bottom rail annoying, making fitting the railing unnecessarily cumbersome.