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  Building the Beast!
Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,182 posts
ModelGeek: 219 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 05:36 PM UTC
Hi All

In Matthew Quiroz (Red4) own words:
"This is the first naval subject I have attempted. I was so inspired after completing it, that I went out and picked up one of Revell''s 1/72 U-boats, and pre-ordered their 1/72 Gato boat as well. I am really pleased with how this project came out and the owner was delighted as well. It is something I am definately proud of."

Enjoy this first part of his adventure

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 2,169 posts
ModelGeek: 253 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 07:19 PM UTC

I loved reading part one of this build. I enjoyed the authors style of writing and presentation.

I can't wait to see part two.

Well done Matthew.

Plus I can't wait to see what he does to Revell's 1/72nd U Boat in the future.


Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
ModelGeek: 918 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 07:38 PM UTC
Thanks for the great Feature, Matthew, can't wait to read the following also...man, what a beast!
Kansas, United States
Joined: November 18, 2003
KitMaker: 2,242 posts
ModelGeek: 572 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 12:30 AM UTC
Great article Matt, Interesting about the glues not holding. Now for the $100,000 dollar question. Are you glad it's done and would you ever do another?
Colorado, United States
Joined: February 01, 2003
KitMaker: 5,221 posts
ModelGeek: 1,927 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 03:37 AM UTC
Great article Matt. Proud to have you as a modler in the 'Springs.

Guys I've seen this "Beast." No pictures can do it justice. Matt should load this puppy up and take her on the road and charge addmission to it.

California, United States
Joined: April 01, 2002
KitMaker: 4,287 posts
ModelGeek: 772 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 04:30 AM UTC
Thanks for all of the kind words guys. Steve, if I had the chance to build one again, I know where I would change a lot of things. Do I want to build one again...not no, but hell no. Just too large to handle. I had more near death experiences with this thing that I wanted. Its nice to have it under my belt though. If I hear somebody talking about it, I will know and feel their pain...lol. Glad you all liked the first article. Hope you enjoy the second installment. "Q"
England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: July 12, 2005
KitMaker: 757 posts
ModelGeek: 73 posts
Posted: Friday, January 06, 2006 - 05:53 PM UTC
good lord you must be mental :-) :-)

that is a really, really incredible project and a massive undertaking - It looks amazing what you've shown so far and I take my hat off to you !!

Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
KitMaker: 2,485 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2006 - 06:19 AM UTC
I really enjoyed part one of the article.

Now that is one AWESOME u-boat!