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Moebius Seaview 1:350 scale WIP

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 30, 2018 9:40 PM

littletimmy
Sorry ..

Laughing, nice try. You know... my new crib looks so nice to me that I might opt not to use it. It's like being in a museum. I'll just stare at it, like it's a big model that I made. You guys have no idea how much of an improvement this is over what I had before. I can't get over it, I am in shock.

Hey Timmy, lets do a psychology test on you. What is the first thought that pops into your mind when you look at the wood saw hanging from the nail on the left? Come on? Tell the truth. What do you see?

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 30, 2018 9:46 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Hodakamax
I envision the Seaview in a diorama both above and below the waterline showing the full scale of Maxie the giant squid. A tentacle of such magnitude suggests a creature of great length, surpassing even perhaps, in scale, the length of the new bench.

 

( Do you think he will "fall for it" ?)

Ahem.... Yea .... A  full sized Squid.... yea ... that's the ticket.....

Hodakamax has the best idea's. you should try it.

Sorry .... just trying to get you to "mess " up the new workbench.... ( gotta get my $5 back...)

 

Max... I have to stop listening to your ideas. I'll be here working on this same project until my ticker stops, from old age. Zip it!

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, April 30, 2018 10:47 PM

Bakster
Hey Timmy, lets do a psychology test on you.

That could lead to me visiting "The nervous Hospital"....

Bakster
What is the first thought that pops into your mind when you look at the wood saw hanging from the nail on the left?

Ummmm.... It "could" be used to stop a charging Wildebeest.....  But my "First thought" was  " Hey !  I can use that to silence jerk's I meet in my neighborhood" !!!  But only one at a time....

Bakster
Come on? Tell the truth. What do you see?

I see a saw that shouldn't be anywhere near a  "modeling " workbench ! At some point you'r going to be working on something, and need a tool to cut two Cadillac body's in an "attempet" to make one  REALLY L O N G  Cadillac. With the saw so close at hand you will be tempted to use it for this "application" ...... I see a need for a box of "Band-aid's" hanging next to the saw.......... and two new Cadillac kit's.....

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

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 10:40 AM

littletimmy
That could lead to me visiting "The nervous Hospital"....

Lol...

littletimmy
But my "First thought" was  " Hey !  I can use that to silence jerk's I meet in my neighborhood" !!!  But only one at a time....

You haven't failed me. This is the responce that I expected. Good job! You pass the test. I'll send you the saw as your reeee-ward. LOL.

I think that I used that saw once--probably 30 years ago, and when I built my first bench. I came accross the saw when I was cleaning for this revamp. Not knowing what to do with it, I hung it up on the first nail that I could find. When I looked at the photo that I posted, I noticed it, and thought, "man, that looks odd. I wonder if Timmy will see what I see."  I just knew I could count on you to take it there. LOL. 

littletimmy
I see a saw that shouldn't be anywhere near a  "modeling " workbench ! At some point you'r going to be working on something, and need a tool to cut two Cadillac body's in an "attempet" to make one  REALLY L O N G  Cadillac. With the saw so close at hand you will be tempted to use it for this "application" ...... I see a need for a box of "Band-aid's" hanging next to the saw.......... and two new Cadillac kit's....

LOL... I will get a first aid kit installed pronto!

Buddy--you crack me up. 

Lastly--thanks for being a good friend. You are always willing to walk the plank with me. You are one of the few I know willing to do that. Yes

PS: What does the all seeing eye of Timmy think about the dustpan and broom to the right? LOL.

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 11:34 AM

Bakster
PS: What does the all seeing eye of Timmy think about the dustpan and broom to the right?

 I see two tool's that  I'm "Un-familiar" with .....

( They look brand new..... never used ? )

I am spending the day trying to get my Postimages acc. back up. I keep getting "ERROR" notification's . I can log-in, but can't access any of my picture's / gallery's.

I also got one notification that I was being "BLOCKED" because of a "VIOLATION OF TERM'S" ( I haven't ) so my compu... I mean my Rock with letter's on it.... is up to it's Shennanigin's again. AAARRRRGGGGG !!!!!

So, for the time being, I cannot post picture's. ( You will just have to wait for your "Prize for hitting 26,000 view's.)

 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, May 01, 2018 11:37 AM

Bakster
You are always willing to walk the plank with me. You are one of the few I know willing to do that. 

I was told "There will be Donut's" ..... 

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

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 2:23 PM

littletimmy
So, for the time being, I cannot post picture's. ( You will just have to wait for your "Prize for hitting 26,000 view's.)

I am crushed.

Buddy-- you need a new computer. I think we should start a, "Get Timmy a New Computer," drive. I will start the donations at $25. I figure I owe you that much for the entertainment that you provide. Not to mention some of the really good modeling advice.

I wish I had a spare to send you, cuz, I would. 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 06, 2018 12:24 PM

Not much to see with this update, but, for the sake of continuity, here it is anyway.

I have been working on drawing up waves against the hull. I nixed the idea of using cotton; I am using gel medium instead. As part of this process I mixed white paint into the gel medium. I did this so that I don't have to go back later and trim all that with white paint.

I still have a ways to go in this process. More detail work needs to be done with those waves, and the bow is slowly being sorted out. But--progress is being made. Once I get past this, the build should progress quickly. The latter part of things is pretty straightforward. 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 06, 2018 1:41 PM

Bakster
Hey Timmy, lets do a psychology test on you. What is the first thought that pops into your mind when you look at the wood saw hanging from the nail on the left? Come on? Tell the truth. What do you see?

Ok, before I read Timmy's reply, here's mine:

It looks like it's plugged in, being recharged. Big Smile

.....time passes, this post is edited.....

So I missed it, but I like mine too.

Is this the first pic of the giant squid wrapped around the Seaview? It looks really good!

A few pages back, you are showing us the squid on it's painting stick, every time I see it, it reminds me of a chef showing off at a sushi joint.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 06, 2018 6:11 PM

Greg
It looks like it's plugged in, being recharged.

Interesting... An electric wood saw could be handy! 

Greg
Is this the first pic of the giant squid wrapped around the Seaview? I

This is not the same image. In the new post you can see the waves next to the hull of the boat. On the previous image there were no waves there yet.

Greg
A few pages back, you are showing us the squid on it's painting stick, every time I see it, it reminds me of a chef showing off at a sushi joint.

Lol... Delectable isn't she.

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:49 AM

Luvit. Made me giggle for the first time this morning! Evolving project for sure! Carry on.

Maxie

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 07, 2018 8:53 AM

Hodakamax
Made me giggle for the first time this morning!

And that made me giggle too. Even though it's Monday, a slave to my job--I chuckled.

Okay--back to my depression.

 

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, May 07, 2018 10:09 AM

Nice work Steve.  It is coming together.  Very interesting and thought provoking scene.

Your hard work is paying off.  Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, May 07, 2018 2:44 PM

agree with the post above steve , you've put a lot of hard work into this , and it's paying off mate . can't wait to see the ocean colour go in .

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 07, 2018 9:21 PM

mmthrax

Nice work Steve.  It is coming together.  Very interesting and thought provoking scene.

Your hard work is paying off.  Yes

 

Thanks Mark!

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 07, 2018 9:42 PM

steve5

agree with the post above steve , you've put a lot of hard work into this , and it's paying off mate . can't wait to see the ocean colour go in .

 

Thanks Steve, I really appreciate the encouragement from you guys.

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 7:43 PM

I have found a way to sum up my week at w*rk so far:

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 1:12 AM

I would to see that at work LOL , I had one on a philips head screwdriver , darn thing got stuck on 10,000 rpm's .

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:30 AM

Lol!  I need one of them. What a hoot! I'd need one with a longer cord though. I suppose I could get an extension cord.

Now there is a subject. Why in heck do manufacturers insist on putting short cords on things. I just purchased an outlet strip for my bench and the cord can't be more than 3 feet. Really? You can't give me 5 to 6 feet? I had reconfigured my area just to accommodate the short cord. I almost returned the dang thing, on spite. But--I hate return lines, I made it work.

Misery loves company, Capn. I hope your week improves. 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:00 AM

Is Timmy in the house? Nope. Timmy's computer has been conscripted to The Dark Side of the Force.

Tim wrote me via email that his PC has officially rejected FSMs forum. He said Hi to everyone.

Taps at noon. 

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:42 AM

I think the engineers/designers are thinking "outlet extenders" when they make them. Drives me batty too, Steve.

-Greg

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:42 PM

Bakster
Why in heck do manufacturers insist on putting short cords on things.

UL & the insurance industry mandate those, actually.

Kitchen appliances used to have 6' cords because there might only be 2,3, maybe 4 outlets in an entire kitchen.  Appliances were special things, gotten out per use, rather than daily implements.  Easy enough to do when you only have three, mixer, toaster, and waffle iron or griddle

As the number of convenience appliances has increased, and their use has become closer to daily, the cord lengths have decreased, first down to 4', then 3', some now at 600mm (around 1'-10").

All of which are sustainable as NEC (National Electric Code) has increased the minimum number of outlets in a kitchen (36" on center, now).

The why of all this is in the long cords becoming a problem on countertops.  Of having them cross over ranges and the like.  Or of pleople binding the cords up too tightly with twist-ties and shorting the cords.  Which caused fires.  Or kids yanking on cords causing other, expensive, accidents.

So, there is method in the madness, if only a little.

Construction tools are starting to have extermely short cords.  There's a presumption that you'll need/want an extension cord anyway, so, put the connection up by the tool where you can mind it better.  (Also, a short cord tends to prevent you from sawing through the tool's own cord, and requiring a replacement cord inventory to produce.)

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:22 AM

That sounds right, Capn. I can understand counter appliances and tools having shorter cords, but I don't understand outlet strips. More than once I have needed one with a longer cord. The whole concept is to combine multiple devices into one power source, and often, those devices are not sitting right next to each other. Entertainment centers is an example. I have needed the strip closer to the devices to reach them, but because the cord was too short, I couldn't centrally locate it. Ridiculous.

As Walter Cronkite used to say, and thats the way is...

Well... progress continues on the SV. Had some issues arise but I think that I can correct them. Airbrush woes. I will update when I have more to show.

Thanks Capn.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:03 PM

 

That gremlin never gives up:

Okay folks... a call for advice. I was spraying some Testers Gloss Cote at the waterline when my AB decided to spit. I am learning that the Badger 200 needs more thinning than my Anthem. Irritating. My thoughts are to carefully sand that blob flat, then respray the gloss to match. Being a lacquer--this should work. Correct? Or will this make things worse? I have not tried this before. So--before I make a big mistake--advice is needed.

 

I applied a first layer of gel, today. This is to reduce the roughness of the clay. I will probably apply several coats before paint. Here again--this is a change in direction.  Why more than 1 coat? I am not sure, gut instinct says to. 

A shameless plug of my new work station; lighting is everything. 

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:29 PM

Just put some giant squid sucker marks over that blem. Who would know? Confused

Maxie

PS--That giant squid arm looks awesome!!!

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:28 PM

Hodakamax

Just put some giant squid sucker marks over that blem. Who would know? Confused

Maxie

PS--That giant squid arm looks awesome!!!

 

Egads. Lol.

And thanks.

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:45 PM

Love the lighting; jealous.

Also kudos--I can't imagine putting down gel as a base without color in it, if only to see it over a white base.  White on white takes great skill.  And great patience, too.  Bravo!

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:32 AM

CapnMac82

Love the lighting; jealous.

Also kudos--I can't imagine putting down gel as a base without color in it, if only to see it over a white base.  White on white takes great skill.  And great patience, too.  Bravo!

 

Thanks for the Kudos, Capn. And on the lighting... I think that I am an LED light convert. I bought the fixture off Amazon for about $50. It is nicely designed with an easy height adjustment. It gives off a clean bright white light, with low heat. Best $50 I spent in a while.

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:54 AM

I'd missed that you installed a good LED light. Good for you and good for Mac for recommending that.

I got my high output flourescent work fixture just before LED flourescent high outputs started showing up. Light is great, isn't it? I absoulutely know where you are coming from.

What happened with the blemish? I just had a wreck using Testors clear coat gloss is a rattle can so I hope you ended up ok.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:40 PM

Greg
Light is great, isn't it?

Big-time.

Greg
What happened with the blemish? I just had a wreck using Testors clear coat gloss is a rattle can so I hope you ended up ok.

Funny you should ask; I just came up from the dungeon. In lieu of any advice from the forum, I dived into it. I think that I can safely say that NO--it is not a good thing to sand it out. Why? Because... I had quickly sanded through to the primer coat. And, the splotch was not completely gone yet. What sanded through are the areas surrounding the defect. I tried to focus on the splotch, but at this scale--you can't avoid extending beyond it. So... there you go... it is another lesson learned.

Notwithstanding, I have fixed it. I had saved a color coat sample and I used it to repair the mess. It was a process though. Spraying over the area affected the weathering that I did with the powders. So, I applied some powder, and then filtered it with the color coat. Bang! It is fixed! Only in a certain light can you tell that something odd is there. The reason for that is that I stopped sanding when I noticed the primer coming through. In hindsight--I should have kept going with the sanding. Then... fix the mess on the back end. Though the answer is YES--it will make it worse, it is still fixable. Kind of like the old adage, it has to get worse, before it gets better.

To any newbies following this thread: Always  Always make extra of the color coat, and save it for contingencies like this. This is primarily true if you are mixing custom colors. In my case, I had. There is no way that I could have fixed this by trying to mix another color batch. It would never match, and the fix would look like garbage. By using the batch that I saved, it is a spot-on match. You can't even tell I was there messing with it.

Blah blah. Bakster is blabbering again.

So GREG--what happened on yours?

 

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