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Pegasus Hobbies Nautilus (Completed)

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, July 22, 2022 1:38 PM

Tanker-Builder

Wowzer!!!

   That's a lot of tiny windows. Now, have you tried the Liquid masks at all? I use to use the early "Pink" colored liquid mask on Planes!

 

Maybe I am the odd duck out here with liquid mask but I dislike the stuff. I don't get clean edges and I find that if you leave it on paint for more than 12 hours or so, it attacks the underlying paint. I have seen serious lifting of paint with it. Of course, that paint being acrylic. Not sure how it would react to a lacquer based paint. My guess, better. 

I still use the stuff but it's relegated to filling gaps over tape masks and such, and only when it is not in direct contact with paint. But... all that said... that is just me.

Indifferent

 

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, July 22, 2022 1:40 PM

"And, then I'd be so mentally strung out, I'd just sit in my chair with the dog and an adult beverage wondering how a week had elapsed . . . Sigh."

Lol

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, July 22, 2022 1:54 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hey!

 This little animated Old looking sketch, reminds me of the kind of windows A strange looking model of the Nautilus has. I think it is a "Snap" kit! It came along as a part of a trade in a model show! The side windows are more oval and smooth and look like shallow observation Bubbles on a coast guard Aircraft to me!

 

You know what is funny? TCM had a couple of Nemo movies on recently and I DVRd them. One was called, Captain Nemo and The Underwater City. I don't recall the other one just this second. I watched the aforementioned movie last night. Chuck Conners was in it and Nemo was played by Robert Ryan. In my opinion, not a great movie, but it entertained me enough to where I didn't turn it off. Though, I did fast forward a long section of underwater diving and such. That was overdone and boring to me.

They had a window in the movie more oval. I am still looking for the one that opens and closes like a camera lens shutter. Maybe that will be in the other movie I have not watched yet.

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, July 22, 2022 3:10 PM

Yeah.

      I think that the Best Captain Nemo was definitely James Mason. His facial expressions sold me on a man with deep hatreds and little patience. Plus I believe he was supposed to be some kind of Overlooked Engineering Genius who was definitely Anti War with maybe a mean streak!

      I have seen Robert Ryan act and to me a better choice would've Lorne Greene! At least he had the look! and the Facial motions too!

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, July 22, 2022 4:36 PM

"I think that the Best Captain Nemo was definitely James Mason. His facial expressions sold me on a man with deep hatreds and little patience. Plus I believe he was supposed to be some kind of Overlooked Engineering Genius who was definitely Anti War with maybe a mean streak!"



Well said, TB. Mason is a great actor. You'll know it's a good movie if he is in it. 

BTW. Speaking of talent. Have you seen Bill Haders Impersonation of Mason? It's a hoot. He impersonates a number of actors, really well. This guy is talented. I tried to find a video that takes you right to the Mason impersonation, but no luck. If interested, see the video below and advance it to the 7:38 mark.

https://youtu.be/LH_-9hD2xBY

 

 

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, July 22, 2022 10:55 PM

I used Alclad Brass for the base coat. Out of the bottle the paint is extremely bright, and not the look that I want. So, I grunged it. I applied a dusting of MRP black. The black gave me a sort of antique brass, and that is what I was looking for. The whole thing then was sealed with MRP Semimatt. 

The masks for the most part did ok. There were a few that pulled up a bit. I feared that because the adhesive is not all that good. For that reason, I made sure to not flood the piece with paint. Dusting it on was the order of the day. The nice thing about these masks is the stiffness of them. It made removing them a fairly simple task. Speaking of adhesive, there was cleanup to do on the glass. 




So, those are done and I guess it's back to lighting. I need to sort out the remaining lights. 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:21 AM

Uh Oh!

 There's a smudge on the upper left forward pane on the Starboard side. Wow!! those look GREAT !! You made a wise choice the way you did them.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 23, 2022 12:21 PM

Tanker-Builder

Uh Oh!

 There's a smudge on the upper left forward pane on the Starboard side. Wow!! those look GREAT !! You made a wise choice the way you did them.

 

Hey thanks, TB!

PS: regarding the smudge. I guess I should hire a window washer.

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, July 23, 2022 12:34 PM

Bakster
Have you seen Bill Haders

Hader is incredible.  Most of my experience with his talent was through Venture Bros and ATHF But, where he really caught my attention was in Barry.  (And a series with Steve Root and Henry Winkler starts off pretty good.)

Those windows came out really nicely.

And without needing these

To supply this:

Or a fifth of malt whisky :)

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:37 PM

Capn, good to hear you are a Hader fan. My exposure is mostly from YouTube and from when he was on Saturday Night Live. The man is dang talented. I will need to search out the work you mentioned.

Thanks about the Windows. And yes, no swivel blades or alcohol! 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:26 PM

Sorry Capn, it is pouring rain here tonight. I hope you get some soon.

I worked on the exterior lighting and the assembly that they go into. 

Testing this and testing that I decided to use the kit supplied lenses and mount LEDS behind them. I flirted with not using them and have the LED act as the lens. In the end, I decided it would not look good.

You can see that I again used Evergreen tubing as the LED holder. It works great because it melts nicely to the kit assembly. Not shown in the images I have painted light blocking black as well. I am using craft paint for that. 


The gator eyes at the bridge will use green LEDS. I am thinking to use green in these as well. My thought is to have them on the same circuit through a switch that can be toggled on and off, separate from the parlor. The gator eyes glowed green when in the attack mode, and I thought it might enhance the boat having the exterior lighting glow green as well. If would differentiate them from the parlor lighting.

So, I just need to solder and install the LEDs, feed the wiring through the hull, and then glue the assemblies in place. After that it's off to Nemos bridge. 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:24 PM

Bakster

 

 
Tanker-Builder

Uh Oh!

 There's a smudge on the upper left forward pane on the Starboard side. Wow!! those look GREAT !! You made a wise choice the way you did them.

 

 

 

Hey thanks, TB!

PS: regarding the smudge. I guess I should hire a window washer.

 

 

Hey Bako, you got the same bloke who does our dishes! Didn't know he does windows as well.Big Smile

This build is awesome mate. I've picked up a few sub kits lately, including the Seaview, but I'm going to have to get me a Nautilus. Then I'll send it to you for the build!!

Cheers mate,

Ferg

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 24, 2022 11:20 AM

 

"Hey Bako, you got the same bloke who does our dishes! Didn't know he does windows as well."


Lol. Good to know he does dishes too! He is a hard worker but as you see in the video, he misses a lot of spots.  Indifferent

 

"I'm going to have to get me a Nautilus. Then I'll send it to you for the build!!"

My Friend, if I knew it would not get destroyed in shipment... I'd send you mine when done. 

"I've picked up a few sub kits lately, including the Seaview"

Do tell! What did you all get? And which Seaview did you get? 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:59 PM

Bakster
Sorry Capn, it is pouring rain here tonight. I hope you get some soon.

No such luck. But, I can put "rain" videos on a loop on YT Smile

That's buildingup nicely.

I wonder if the "gator eyes" ought have a modulating green effect (that might be a bridge too far).

Does gring to mind the movie scene where Nautilus is semi-surfaced and attacking ships like a gator cutting through the waves . . . (I really should not watch either minibricks nor thassalo modeler videos)

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:41 PM

Actually, Bakster!

       Your sub would probably have more of that Gator Quality in a forward incoming view. The Harper Goff Design might've required some photo trickery because of the conning tower. I think that was done that way because they thought folks were too stupid to realize Nemo's machine was a sub!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:45 PM

Cap'n Mac! 

      Is that your post about the Swivel blades? I bought the one that doesn't swivel here, In New Braunfels, But no one short of Micro - Mark carries the replaceable Blades! I mean, If you're gonna sell a product with replaceable parts, Sell the parts too! Is that too much to ask?

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 24, 2022 4:00 PM

Hey! I caught the clip!

    Hader was great in that! I am just sad it took so long to get that little bit. But, I did get James Mason through that! The most I ever got for Audiences was a long run in the city where I lived, Community Little Players, as Don Vito Corleone, but, unlike Brando I didn't need the Cotton Jowls.

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, July 24, 2022 5:52 PM

your attention to detail,is something else steve .

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 24, 2022 7:59 PM

steve5

your attention to detail,is something else steve .

 

 My good mate, Steve. That is calling the kettle black. Take a look at what you do on your ships. I wish I had your skills! But thanks, Mate!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:02 PM

"No such luck. But, I can put "rain" videos on a loop on YT"

Sorry to hear that, Capn. Let us know when the heavens finally open for you.

 

"Does gring to mind the movie scene where Nautilus is semi-surfaced and attacking ships like a gator cutting through the waves . . ."


Good memory. That is correct.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:13 PM

For grins I pulled the Disney movie and I found some interesting things...

 

Duh. The iris was in the Disney version all along! 

It was in the attack scene when I got the idea of the green light.

The lighting is much more green on the TV screen. The camera knocked it down.

Based on what I found, the green lighting I had in mind is in line with the Disney version. Not that it matters following a loosely based connection to it.

 

 

 

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, July 25, 2022 6:41 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Bakster

 

"Hey Bako, you got the same bloke who does our dishes! Didn't know he does windows as well."


Lol. Good to know he does dishes too! He is a hard worker but as you see in the video, he misses a lot of spots.  Indifferent

 

"I'm going to have to get me a Nautilus. Then I'll send it to you for the build!!"

My Friend, if I knew it would not get destroyed in shipment... I'd send you mine when done. 

"I've picked up a few sub kits lately, including the Seaview"

Do tell! What did you all get? And which Seaview did you get? 

 

Can't remember the brand, but it's only 1/350th. I've just been on an internet shopping spree, so i hope to have lots of goodies ariving next week

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:39 AM

Can't remember the brand, but it's only 1/350th. I've just been on an internet shopping spree, so i hope to have lots of goodies ariving next week

I know the one. I built that kit a few years back and it's a fun build. There are some fit issues but nothing that can't be overcome. 

Enjoy your goodies!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, July 25, 2022 10:35 PM

Exterior lights are wired and the assemblies are glued to the hull. Next up are the gator eyes. After that, I can close her up.

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    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:05 PM

Bakster
Exterior lights are wired and the assemblies are glued to the hull. Next up are the gator eyes. After that, I can close her up.

Two words, fog machine.

With the lighting on it, using fog to act like murky water and give the lights something to diffuse into would make a cool action shot. Smile

On the Bench:

Bandai Starblazers 2202 Garmillas Zoellugut

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:29 PM

PhoenixG

 

 
Bakster
Exterior lights are wired and the assemblies are glued to the hull. Next up are the gator eyes. After that, I can close her up.

 

Two words, fog machine.

With the lighting on it, using fog to act like murky water and give the lights something to diffuse into would make a cool action shot. Smile

 

I like your thinking! That might make for a great photo. I will consider that for the final reveal.... Yes

PS: Would have to make my own fog... maybe dry ice or something. 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:01 PM

Tanker-Builder
In New Braunfels, But no one short of Micro - Mark carries the replaceable Blades!

Driskill Art Supply used to be a go-to in Austin (nowing that's a long drive rom N.B.)

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:07 PM

Bakster
I will consider that for the final reveal.

Hmm, five-sided plexi box with the top for the surface of the sea, then dry ice would fog under the box nicely.

Would have to be easier and cheaper than 4 liters of resin Smile

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:31 PM

Bakster

 

 
PhoenixG

 

 
Bakster
Exterior lights are wired and the assemblies are glued to the hull. Next up are the gator eyes. After that, I can close her up.

 

Two words, fog machine.

With the lighting on it, using fog to act like murky water and give the lights something to diffuse into would make a cool action shot. Smile

 

 

 

I like your thinking! That might make for a great photo. I will consider that for the final reveal.... Yes

PS: Would have to make my own fog... maybe dry ice or something. 

 

Or on the cheap I guess you could just blow cigerette smoke in front of her. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:31 PM

Bakster

Exterior lights are wired and the assemblies are glued to the hull. Next up are the gator eyes. After that, I can close her up.

 

That looks soooooooooooo cool!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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