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Moebius Seaview 1:350 scale WIP

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  • Member since
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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, February 11, 2018 8:57 PM

steve5
my wife was looking over my shoulder and laughed , with a no way jose , might have to work on her a bit there ,

Bring her along ! I will teach her my "Mind control" trick, and the two of you can "RULE" Australia !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:01 PM

she just said , now you know why we aren't going , mind you I can hypnotise yabbies , wonder if i can use something their .

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:10 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Bakster
Hey Timmy. I am gonna beat you to the punch. This WIP turned 20k. This begs the question. Do I get anything?

 

Ok ...   OK .....

I "opened" the cage ..... your on your own.

 

For some reason when I think of this, I see this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qCU1qQ0cw6U

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:11 PM

steve5

she just said , now you know why we aren't going , mind you I can hypnotise yabbies , wonder if i can use something their .

 

That's a hoot. 

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, February 12, 2018 10:11 AM

Hey Steve. Model show in place. Check it out above under General Modeling Discussion/Taking the Collecton to Town.

Max

Wow, the Seaview looks sinister in gray and creepy running lights! Cool!

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 12, 2018 3:13 PM

Hodakamax

Hey Steve. Model show in place. Check it out above under General Modeling Discussion/Taking the Collecton to Town.

Max

Wow, the Seaview looks sinister in gray and creepy running lights! Cool!

 

Hey Max-- I found your thread. I don't know how I missed it. Very cool...

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 12, 2018 4:07 PM

Bakster
Thanks Tim. I am pretty happy with how the model came out, BUT, I am far less hopeful about the seascape. I am not very happy with it.

I have a little story to tell. I wrote the above a few days ago primarily because of something that I noticed happening. The base had become seriously warped. I had noticed a slight warp a few months back but I wrote it off as the frame being warped, and I never noticed it when I bought it. When I looked at it the other day, it was much much worse. I knew then that something else was going on.

When you look at it from the side it arched downward in both directions, like a bow, from the center of the frame. I was mystified. That frame is pretty dang strong and I could not understand why it would warp like that. I deduced that it had something to do with the epoxy, and or, the glues that I used. The plexi had a bow to it too. On a whim--I started pressing down on the plexi. As I did that, I could hear a cracking sound. I figured what the heck, I have nothing to lose at this point. I moved around the plexi doing the same, and getting the same reactions. I thought, "Hmm. Let's see what happens now."

Within 24 hours the frame returned to its original orientation. WOW! I never would have seen that one coming. The model gremlins almost did me in with that. There is no outward damage that I can see. Time will tell if the gremlins have another card up their sleeve.

My best guess is the epoxy that I laid somehow caused the glass to warp, causing it to pull on the frame. See below where I laid the epoxy. I didn't think to image the warp before I messed with it.

Suddenly--I have more optimism for the base.

 

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, February 12, 2018 4:44 PM

Good for you steve . Knew you would figure it out

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, February 12, 2018 9:43 PM

steve5
looking over my shoulder and laughed , with a no way jose , might have to work on her a bit there ,

Careful, Like Baldrick, I often have a cunning plan . . .

Except, see, I have a secret weapon:  Joe T Garcia's.  Legendary TexMex, and the wait for a table is much assuaged by a pitcher of the equally famous Margaritas.

Oh, and don't tell anyone, but Gruene ("Green"), Texas is home to culture, antiques, river tubing, of and a wine tour or six.  Oh, and you have to drive past near a half-dozen wineries just getting from the Austin airport down to New Braunfels.

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:28 AM

Hey Captain! And years ago, a great breakfast when passing through New Braunfels on my way South! Nice country!

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 18, 2018 5:33 PM

Update 2/18/18:

I am loosely following Chris Flodbergs process of painting seascapes. He applies a layer of mint green paint to mimic the subsurface churn created by a ship. He uses different paints than I used, and this is where we begin to diverge. I have no reason for this other than paint availability, and what I like to work with. In my case, I used a touch of Tamiya clear green mixed with Tamiya white. I used maybe three drops of green to get the shade shown below. It does not take much. 

Below: Here is how I laid it out. I see some areas that I might adjust. I will probably wait until after I lay the next layer. This is where I diverge from Chris too. If you recall, I am adding a layer of Tamiya clear blue over the base of blue. In testing this had added some depth to the water. I thought that it might be cool to try applying the mint green below the top layer of clear blue. This may add some interesting depth. Then--I might add touches of mint green on top of clear blue. Afer that, I will apply the rayon fibers to simulate the sea froth. That is how I see this going. 

Oh--you will notice that I added mint green around the border of the frame. I plan to simulate waves breaking against the frame too. 

 

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 19, 2018 1:24 AM

Really cool Bakster.  I think I can see where you are going as you have described it.  Should be very realistic.  Keep up the great work.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 19, 2018 9:29 AM

mmthrax

Really cool Bakster.  I think I can see where you are going as you have described it.  Should be very realistic.  Keep up the great work.

 

Thanks, Mark. It is still in the rough and I don't know if I have the "Right Stuff" to pull it all together. THAT--is the journey. BeerPizza

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, February 19, 2018 5:12 PM

Speaking as someone who has only done Turf / Foliage / Dirt / Treee's , I can't offer any "usable" advice on Water.

But I do know : Darker color's first. Followed by lighter color's. That's what give's you the "Illusion" of depth. I believe you're on the right path.

( all this talk of Mint Green makes me think of Mint Jelly .... which makes me think of roast Lamb .... which remind's me that I get seasick . So "Apperently" Mint Green paint makes me seasick.)

Can't wait to see where you go with this. I am still taking note's.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 19, 2018 5:42 PM

littletimmy

Speaking as someone who has only done Turf / Foliage / Dirt / Treee's , I can't offer any "usable" advice on Water.

But I do know : Darker color's first. Followed by lighter color's. That's what give's you the "Illusion" of depth. I believe you're on the right path.

( all this talk of Mint Green makes me think of Mint Jelly .... which makes me think of roast Lamb .... which remind's me that I get seasick . So "Apperently" Mint Green paint makes me seasick.)

Can't wait to see where you go with this. I am still taking note's.

 

Hey Tim Haney... I can always count on you for some good advice, encouragement, and humor. Thanks for being there. You are a good Joe... even though you sent that screaming lady over to my house. She's stressing me out man!

Btw. I can't wait to see where I go with this too! Won't I be surprised when I get there. Lol. Ah well. I do have a plan. We'll see how it works.

Hey... it has been awhile since I last asked. Are you ready? Here it comes...

Did you run power to that luxury box of a mans cave yet?

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, February 19, 2018 6:12 PM

Bakster
Did you run power to that luxury box of a mans cave yet?

( sniffiling like a blubbering idiot... )    No, not yet.  However the wife has decided that she need's to help ( translation: give me some time to myself.) so she bought me another power strip, a light fixture, AND   (drumroll please) a new bench from Harbor Freight that comes with a light and another powerstrip! So I will have a total of 18 outlet's in "LittleTimmy's House Of Miniature's"

We will be "going to town' next Saturday to pick it up.

Watch.... she will figure out a way to make me stare at it, in it's box. for the next month.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 19, 2018 6:56 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Bakster
Did you run power to that luxury box of a mans cave yet?

 

( sniffiling like a blubbering idiot... )    No, not yet.  However the wife has decided that she need's to help ( translation: give me some time to myself.) so she bought me another power strip, a light fixture, AND   (drumroll please) a new bench from Harbor Freight that comes with a light and another powerstrip! So I will have a total of 18 outlet's in "LittleTimmy's House Of Miniature's"

We will be "going to town' next Saturday to pick it up.

Watch.... she will figure out a way to make me stare at it, in it's box. for the next month.

 

Buddy... it sounds likes she is all in. Or...she is torturing you. I will go with all in. She is outfitting your luxury cave with some good stuff. I expect to hear more good news soon, when it's all set up. Please update here when it happens. I'll have my fingers crossed for Saturday.

I have two more questions for you. For the record, you don't have to spend your night replying, just whenever. 

1. How did you come out with your computer? Did you get new squirrels? New computer?

2. I hope I didn't ask this already. What is the backstory of the sub image? Cool looking. Did you build that in a GB? She is a beauty. Sorry if I asked this already. The mind is a terrible thing to waste. 

 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, February 19, 2018 8:48 PM

I dont sit at the computor that much . Usually after dark when there's no point in being outside ( or in my "DARK" shed.) I come online from 5 PM till around 8 PM. This will change when I harness the power of electricity in the shed.

( I'm not waiting for anybody .... I'm just here. ) What ... You dont like being "Stalked" ?

As for my comp ....er ... Rock with letter's on it, I did manage to figure out a way around my issue. For now.

Bakster
What is the backstory of the sub image?

That sub U-217 mean's a lot of thing's to me.

1: It's the first model in a long time that turned out "perfect" the first time. ( I have NO IDEA how I pulled that off !)

2: In my reasearch on the subject I fell in love with the "splinter camo" she wore. It just looked right. 

3: It was the first sub in a long line of sub's that I have built (15 so far) and I plan on building all 760 Type VII sub's that saw combat ( I will be done sometime in the year 2368)

Not a GB project, however. I do plan on doing a Revell 1/72 scale "Flakboot" for the next sub group build ( whenever that happen's .)

Bakster
The mind is a terrible thing to waste. 

I keep mine "pickled" in a jar .... for future kit - bashing project's.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 19, 2018 9:21 PM

littletimmy
That sub U-217 mean's a lot of thing's to me.

I thought so and thanks for sharing all that. Very cool! It looks excellent. Is it going with you into your luxury man cave? 

littletimmy
Bakster The mind is a terrible thing to waste.  I keep mine "pickled" in a jar .... for future kit - bashing project's.

LOL. Good place for it. Don't lose it because you might need it someday. Do you have it labeled? Such as, A B Normal? Whistling

 

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:54 AM

Just checking it to catch up and say thanks for the page and 1/2 of entertainment over coffee.

That's weird about the cracking base.

When did you do the waves? What was I, asleep????

Stay indoors Stevie, there be cougars about.

Is that screaming lady Marianne's sister?????

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:07 PM

Greg
When did you do the waves? What was I, asleep????

Hey Greg--yeah a long time ago. You must have been taking a nap. Wink

Greg
That's weird about the cracking base.

Yeah, I tell you what. I think that the plexi was warped from when I tried to bend things with heat. So, when I glued it down--it warped the frame. You might recall I tried to create a bow wave by heating the glass, and that is when the glass cracked. This is my theory. If you don't like that one.. I have all kinds. Propeller

PS: The cracking sound was the epoxy fracturing. 

Greg
Stay indoors Stevie, there be cougars about.

No kidding. Poor thing will probably get shot at and I'll be in the line of fire. I was told that it migrated all the way from South Dakota, and they have been tracking it. Something about that little story does not sit right. But--who knows.

Greg
Is that screaming lady Marianne's sister?????

I am a little confused with this but I will just say, YES. It must be! Beer

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:16 PM

Bakster
Is it going with you into your luxury man cave? 

No. The sub's will have a place in the living room..... as soon as there is a living room.

Bakster
. Do you have it labeled? Such as, A B Normal? 

Yea ... it's labeled.

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 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:19 PM

Greg
Is that screaming lady Marianne's sister?????

Yes.  But she didn't get stuck on the Island with  "All the rest".

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:37 PM

littletimmy
{  CANNED CRANIUM }

Good one.  

littletimmy
No. The sub's will have a place in the living room..... as soon as there is a living room.

Maybe I got you figured all wrong. Maybe you are more like Mr Douglas. He was in perpetual remodeling mode. I remember the closet doors that more than once slid off their tracks, flopping to the floor. They should have had Arnold Ziffel fix it. He was the smartest of the lot. Not to impugn your intelligence, sir. 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:12 PM

B ut how doe's Arnold order part's ?

I dont think he can climb that pole to use the phone.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:01 PM

littletimmy

B ut how doe's Arnold order part's ?

I dont think he can climb that pole to use the phone.

 

Arnold can supervise. Zeb can climb the pole.

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:20 PM

Greg

Just checking it to catch up and say thanks for the page and 1/2 of entertainment over coffee.

That's weird about the cracking base.

When did you do the waves? What was I, asleep????

Stay indoors Stevie, there be cougars about.

Is that screaming lady Marianne's sister?????

 

Steve! I think Greg was talking about the other cougar, the one over 50! We place warning signs around the Farm during our annual Wine and Wildflower walk. Be carefull out there, it's a jungle!

Maxie

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:03 PM

Hodakamax
Steve! I think Greg was talking about the other cougar, the one over 50! We place warning signs around the Farm during our annual Wine and Wildflower walk. Be carefull out there, it's a jungle!

Hey Max. Well I'll be switched. I should have known. That Greg, he is a sly one. Lol.

That is a hoot, Max. Thanks for the laugh!

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, February 25, 2018 8:16 PM

Bakster
Did you run power to that luxury box of a mans cave yet?

 

                              LET THERE BE LIGHT !!!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 25, 2018 11:00 PM

Timmy... I looks good! Giddy up!

 

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