Robert O'Shaunnessy shares some photos of his 1st model build, Revell's 1:72 scale Gato submarine. Robert inherited this kit after his father-in-law passed away; before he had a chance to build this model. He served aboard three US Navy submarines and was an avid sailor who loved the ocean.
I built this kit in his honor. ~ Robert O'Shaunnessy
Robert started the build in 2012 and worked on and off for about 1 year. At the time, he had no knowledge about photo etch parts. In addition, Robert tells us, I did try my hand at weathering this kit. Robert added CMK's Gato Sub Crew and using a .011 gauge guitar (E) string for my railings instead of the thread provided. He used the decals provided for 291 which was the USS Crevalle and, even though it was not a Gato class sub, it was one of his father-in-laws's boats that he served upon.
I later had the chance to visit the USS Drum in Mobile AL and even meet up with Tom Bowser, one of the Drum's major volunteers, who also served aboard the USS Crevalle. ~ Robert O'Shaunnessy
Model Shipwrights would like to thank Robert O'Shaunnessy for providing photos of his 1/72 scale USS Gato!
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