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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:34 PM

Dodgy

 

 
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

 

Oh great, reminds me of Clapper trying to clean my windows with a hammer. Little jerk, I'm glad he's gone... 

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:53 AM

"Oh great, reminds me of Clapper trying to clean my windows with a hammer. Little jerk, I'm glad he's gone... "

Too funny because Clapper stopped by last week. The first thing out of his mouth was, "I am hungry! Got any bananas?" Not a hey, how ya doing! Or a, wassup! No. It was feed me.

I guess all that clapping makes a person hungry.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:56 AM


"That looks soooooooooooo cool!!!" 


I think it came out cool too. It looks better in person.

I started work on the gator eyes last night. It presents an interesting challenge. More to come.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:59 AM

CapnMac82

 

 
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

 

That is a good thought, Capn. I am storing it for review once there. We shall see how ambitious I am. I might just want to exit ... quickly. Wink

Yeah, resin. It would be cool but I am not that brave. Too many pitfalls. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 9:03 PM


My approach to lighting the gator eyes, aka Nemo's bridge. The images are I think, self explanatory. 





Also, the windows are masked and ready for paint. I will paint them tomorrow...maybe.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, July 28, 2022 3:35 PM

So, did you see the FSM review on "wireless LEDs" (up ^ there under Videos)?

An intriging notion.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:26 PM

CapnMac82

So, did you see the FSM review on "wireless LEDs" (up ^ there under Videos)?

An intriging notion.

 

Yes I did. Intriguing notion is true. Looks like they work through induction. So, they still use wires, but through a base or a coil loop. They are not hard wired, which opens the door to some applications. Cool technology.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:50 PM

Oh My!

 And Hot Diggity Dog. That's bright! Are you going to blacken the inside edges to make sure the frames stay visible?

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:39 PM

Tanker-Builder

Oh My!

 And Hot Diggity Dog. That's bright! Are you going to blacken the inside edges to make sure the frames stay visible?

 

Heyl TB. Yes siree. I shall blacken it as you say. But don't let the image fool you. The camera is blowing out the LED. It is overexposed. It is bright, just not THAT bright. 

BTW. Mysterious Island is on TCM right now. Watching it. I believe the Nautilus shows up later in the movie. 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, July 29, 2022 7:48 AM

You Know!

         Watching you do this is creating a hankering deep down inside that says "Buy This" Do you have any idea what you've done? Given me lots of enjoyment, that's what!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, July 29, 2022 9:57 AM

Tanker-Builder
Watching you do this is creating a hankering deep down inside that says "Buy This"

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.  Lol. Wink

Tanker-Builder
Do you have any idea what you've done? Given me lots of enjoyment, that's what!

You know TB-- no greater compliment can be said to me than what you just wrote. I do these WIPS not because I am good, or that I want to brag. Heck no... because I am not, and I wouldn't. I do them because I enjoy the hobby, and my hope is that in sharing my journey I can encourage others to enjoy it too. THAT is why I do them. Life is hard. We need to carve out joy for ourselves. Let's just have fun.

And to you TB I say, do you have any idea what you have done? You just gave me a big shot in the arm to keep going with it. Thank you, sir!

Let the fun continue!

 

Steve

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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Friday, July 29, 2022 3:08 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. 

 

 

Wow your masking efforts on all of that victorian glass paid off big time! Combined with your lighting and detail work this is going to be one of those builds that people want to stare at many times over.

Captain Nemo would feel right at home staringing intently out of the salon windows.

Regarding the possibility of a display box with some fog or smoke. I wonder if the little smoke generators that the model railroad community uses might be a possibility. It seems there are quite a few to choose from. I have never used one but maybe Tanker Builder with his model railroad background might be able to shed some light on that subject.

Although I haven't been able to stop in much I am really enjoying your buildYes. Thanks for sharing the adventure with us.Big Smile

 

Gil

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 29, 2022 10:34 PM

I like where you're going with the bridge lights! Looking forward to seeing how this works out. 

 

BTW: Yeah sounds like Clapper. Make sure you're tested for monkey pox, I think he's a carrier... 

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 30, 2022 8:01 AM

My, My!

          I spoke to my Bank yesterday. The advisor said That by December, my account will have MORE discretionary funds in it because certain items will be paid for. I'm, Pullin the trigger on this. All thanks to you. I have a friend whose going to do the lighting and I am building the fish tank she's gonna sit in. The KRAKEN will be an air operated Bubbler!

        The Fish Tank will be  shaped like the outside pattern of the side Windows outline. That way it will draw the eye. Plus I think I will add U.V.Highlights to the coral and ship edges that will highlight it when the regular room lights are off. The Coral WILL be artificial. I shouldn't call it a fish tank though It won't be watertight!, Besides I only keep Fancy Guppies or Siamese fancy fighting fish now. And only during the winter. I give them away to folks who want them. Then start over next year.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 30, 2022 9:41 AM

 


Hey Gil, thanks for all that. I appreciate your input whether a little or a lot. I am most glad you are enjoying it. And ... YOU are welcome.

That is an interesting thought about the MRR smokers as well. Something to consider as well! 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 30, 2022 9:47 AM


I like where you're going with the bridge lights! Looking forward to seeing how this works out. 

Thanks, Gam. Slow but sure as they say.

 

BTW: Yeah sounds like Clapper. Make sure you're tested for monkey pox, I think he's a carrier... 

Oh just great. He takes my food and in return gives me the pox. Nice guy. Tongue Tied

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM

Tanker-Builder

My, My!

          I spoke to my Bank yesterday. The advisor said That by December, my account will have MORE discretionary funds in it because certain items will be paid for. I'm, Pullin the trigger on this. All thanks to you. I have a friend whose going to do the lighting and I am building the fish tank she's gonna sit in. The KRAKEN will be an air operated Bubbler!

        The Fish Tank will be  shaped like the outside pattern of the side Windows outline. That way it will draw the eye. Plus I think I will add U.V.Highlights to the coral and ship edges that will highlight it when the regular room lights are off. The Coral WILL be artificial. I shouldn't call it a fish tank though It won't be watertight!, Besides I only keep Fancy Guppies or Siamese fancy fighting fish now. And only during the winter. I give them away to folks who want them. Then start over next year.

 

Holy Kraken, Nemo. Wow! THAT is an ambitious project that I got to see. It sounds cool!

And now, this is not up for debate. When you finish this I must see a picture of it. No ifs ands or buts. I know you have issues with posting images but we must find a way. When the time comes... PM me and I will send you my email. You can email it to me. And if you'd' want, I can post it for you too. 

Very cool, TB. I am excited to see you do this. Yes

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:38 AM

So ... TB. Below is a better image of the bridge lighting. This image is closer to how it actually looks. It is not blown out like the first image I posted. And in this image all the light blocking has been applied.

Things to note...

1. The glass panes have been painted. Painted first with MRP black, then with Alclad brass, and then sealed with MRP clear. 

2. The outer housings have been light blocked using craft paint. These will not get installed until the hull is painted. If I install them now, there is no good way to keep paint off the glass as I process the exterior.

3. At this point, I need to solder the wires and then I "could" start closing up the boat.

BUT... I have noticed something. Looking at the box art it shows a spotlight at the front of the bridge. I thought, "oh ok, cool. One more light to do." I look for the clear part... and find no clear part. I look for the spotlight, find it, and then realize the piece is molded in solid gray plastic. So... if I am gonna light this thing... I'll have to do some fancy fabricating. Jury is out on that one.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:43 AM

 Okay!

     What kind of shape do you have for the light? If it is enough alike a Model car headlight you could use a light and lens from a Model "A" and call it done. It would not be hard to antique the beast to match the sub!

 I would seriously check that out. If not, Let me check My Chotskie drawer of model ship stuff. Maybe I would have something you could use?

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:33 AM

I don't have a lot for spare parts so I know I won't have anything. BUT... looking at this closer now, maybe not so hard to modify what I have. If I cut it in half, cut openings for an LED chip, and just maybe, I can open up the louvers by cutting material from the backside. Intricate and delicate work but possible. 


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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:52 AM

Bakster
BTW. Mysterious Island is on TCM right now. Watching it. I believe the Nautilus shows up later in the movie.

Ooh, a reason to use Dinosaurs instead of Sea Creatures Big Smile

 

If these builds were not entertaining "to us" they'd not go quite so many pages . . .

Find us a recent Bakster build that is only the one page . . . QED

We Are!  We Are!  Give Us More!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:03 PM

Here's my take!

          Cut the louver ring off the body. Drill out the back till you can see it getting thin. Then turn it over and open up the spaces between the louvers. Now do a replacement Back out of the Sprue That's directly above it. Chuck the sprue in Your Dremel tool and sand to the pyramid shape. Then take the Drill bit you used originally to to hollow it out partially, Then leave enough material to hide the Led. Or Use Clear sprue and create a Fibre optic type light assembly ! Either option should work,I t will just take some time.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:26 PM

THAT............. was...............AWESOME!

And I like that movie too!

Thanks for the support, Capn. It's everyones support like yours that adds to the multi page threads, and the fun. 

Thanks for the laugh! 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:42 PM

Tanker-Builder

Here's my take!

          Cut the louver ring off the body. Drill out the back till you can see it getting thin. Then turn it over and open up the spaces between the louvers. Now do a replacement Back out of the Sprue That's directly above it. Chuck the sprue in Your Dremel tool and sand to the pyramid shape. Then take the Drill bit you used originally to to hollow it out partially, Then leave enough material to hide the Led. Or Use Clear sprue and create a Fibre optic type light assembly ! Either option should work,I t will just take some time.

 

Hey TB, THAT is an excellent approach to the back. I would have cut the piece down the middle, or closer to the louvers. Doing it your way keeps the main body intact, thus, no cosmetic repair. That is true, hopefully, unless I slip! I will look at doing that approach.

Thanks for the help!

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, July 30, 2022 5:53 PM

Bakster
And I like that movie too!

I have a love/hate relationship with the movie. 

Which likely comes from having read Gibbon at an early age, and learning Latin in a later age . . .

So, havinga main character given three adjectives for a name,rather than anyof Proper Nouns in Latin (or even the adopted Greek names) will annoy.

As "faux history" itwas more historical than, say, Master & Commander.

Mind, I'm presently feeling more ctritical than Critical Drinker about movies, having recently sat down with Pork Chop Hill, an outstanding movie (even if Gregory Peck and Martin Landau are both about 20 years too old to be 1LTs; their acting skills more than made up for it).  There are a whole swath of people whowould later be famous in that movie, too.

(Ok, and I'm still sour from having seen the Jason Momoa remake of Conan the Barbarian, which appeared to have been written by some one who had never even seen the Cliff Notes of Conan . . .)

I'm picky about my entertainment.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 30, 2022 7:03 PM

Well, when I say like, I don't mean love. For me, some of drama was over the top and a bit sappy. For the most part, it entertained me. Tongue Tied


I'm picky about my entertainment.


Lol. You like what you like. Yes

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:50 AM

Bakster;

     I learned to do that on many of the ships I have built for Museums that wanted to be able to light them. So I had to pretty much build a finished shell in even the details, which they would then Light. I didn't start lighting my own till the Golden gate Model Yacht Club..

       Then as a member I did a 1/24 scale Tug and had period carpet in the wheelhouse with what appeared to be kerosene lamps on Gimbals in the Wheelhouse and Cabins. They were Grain of rice bulbs with a chandelier or wall sconce, built on the bulb! I would use 1931 and 1932 Ford Model Auto headlights for the Spots. That way I had the Chrome inside for Reflectors.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:56 PM

Tanker-Builder

Bakster;

     I learned to do that on many of the ships I have built for Museums that wanted to be able to light them. So I had to pretty much build a finished shell in even the details, which they would then Light. I didn't start lighting my own till the Golden gate Model Yacht Club..

       Then as a member I did a 1/24 scale Tug and had period carpet in the wheelhouse with what appeared to be kerosene lamps on Gimbals in the Wheelhouse and Cabins. They were Grain of rice bulbs with a chandelier or wall sconce, built on the bulb! I would use 1931 and 1932 Ford Model Auto headlights for the Spots. That way I had the Chrome inside for Reflectors.

 

 

Sounds really good, TB. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, July 31, 2022 1:58 PM

Well... mixed results on the spotlight. 

I have a few small dremel bits but this job required something tiny. I had recently seen a video where drill bits are used as cutters. I gave it a whirl and it worked fantastic. A new technique is learned. 

That said, the process was not without its problems. Accessing from the front, I could not fit my blade between the louvers. That left trying to cut openings from the backside, and that was not an easy task. Ultimately, I had resorted to using the cutter to try and get the plastic paper thin, then maybe, I could cut it from the back. This lead to eventual burn through. And once the drill breaks through, it catches, and drives the bit clear through. Thus, damaged louvers. 

I tried to repair them using sprue-goo and with marginal success. See below. I might have been able to clean it up some once cured, but my impatience got the best of me. THAT, and when the shell of the piece cracked clean through, it sent me in a new direction. 

From a distance the sloppiness probably would not be seen, but I can't settle when there is a better way. I thought about doing this to begin with but I will always first try the "percieved" least path of resistance. In the end, the latter is the least path of resistance. And what is the latter? The latter is to scratch build it.

I made the piece from Evergreen tubing. The size used was near, if not, an exact match in diameter. It was a lucky strike. The louvers are Evergreen flat stock. For the lens I used a plastic rhinestone. I reduced its diameter to fit it. I left the facets as is and in keeping with the window facets. You won't see the lens much but it might produce an interesting visual when lighted. 




And now I must sort out mounting the LED chip, and the wiring. It will probably require diverting from the original design. In my mind, that is not an issue for me. It will be close enough.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 1, 2022 10:42 PM

The spotlight looks good Bakster!!! 

I was thinking when I first started reading that it would probably be easier to build a new spotlight than trying to modify the kit part. Happy to see you had luck with it. 

 

 

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

 

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