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To: Jeff Head

I am very glad you are up and going to get more done in your life!

I’ve enjoyed your books, and hope you would write more someday!

I certainly wish I had the patience and determination as you seem to have! I am retired at 76 and with 10 grandkids I have plenty to do so I have to get my ass in gear! LOL

Your documentations on the model building are fantastic and serve as a model for others to take some ideas how to structure or re-structure their lives.

I have long been long interested in the Navy warships and had built several models in the past. USS FDR, USS Enterprise. My brother was in the Submarine Service but so far to date I haven’t found the model of USS Bugara. I did find several website dedicated to her.

Great article and great models. Keep it up!

Sen Jack

33 posted on 03/16/2012 8:34:58 AM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (We have met the enemy and they is us!)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Thanks so much,

I will be posting others as I move along. More posts to this thread as I finish this one, and then other threads for the others.

The Balao was the follow on to the Gato subs of World War II. They built over 120 of them and thus they are the largest numerical class of subs ever built by the US.

There are a lot of Gato class subs out there for sale in 1/700, 1/350,1/200 and I believe there is a monster one at 1/72 scale as well.

Yankee Models makes a resin Balao in 1/350 scale. It’s retails at $60, but you can get it for $39.95 at Free Time Hobbies. Here’s a link:

Resin is a little different to work with, but it turns out fine.

I believe Robin Models also makes a 1/350 scale resin kit.

Hobby Easy has that one (as do other suppliers) for under $50 bucks. Here’s that link:

Hope that helps, I’ll look for a plastic kit too.

35 posted on 03/16/2012 9:00:29 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (
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