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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 1, 2022 10:44 PM

BTW: I think Clapper's reign of terror is beginning again. 

Seems Sammy's favorite pool float had a giant hole bitten out of it. Somehow I think Clapper's somehow responsible...

Needless to say Sammy's depressed again...

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1:08 AM

Nice spotlight build.  I thought it would be easier than trying to modify the kit part.  I would have used a plastic mechanical pencil body.  Big Smile

Gary

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:43 AM

Just awesome old mate! I love the way you meet all the challenges and keep coming up with invocations. 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 7:29 AM

Your scratchbuilt spotlight is friggin' awesome!!!

YesYesYes

-Greg

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:06 AM

Hi!

      Now, when you figure out the back I guess you'll be " Spot On"Eh? Nice job, by the way! Did you see that?  Someone should feed that poor Seal? Sea Lion? A nice juicy fish! He/She? is looking pretty sad.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:51 PM


Hey Gam, you crack me up man. 

Sammy DOES look depressed. I know how we can cheer him up. I'll ask Nemo for a new pool float. Heck. Maybe, we can even throw in a pool noodle and beach ball set. Yes

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:20 PM

GAF

Nice spotlight build.  I thought it would be easier than trying to modify the kit part.  I would have used a plastic mechanical pencil body.  Big Smile

Gary

 

Hey Gary... great to hear from you. Thanks about the spotlight build. The consensus here is I should have gone for the scratch build from the start! Ah well... a learning moment.

Hey, a short story. Remember the Redstone I built for your Race Into Space Group Build? Just a few days back I set it up on my work desk. I hid it in a closet all this time because I knew my cat would get to chewing on it. Well, my cat passed late 2021, so it hit me that it is time to enjoy it. And here is the point of this story. Of the models I have built, that Redstone is probably my favorite. Why you may ask? Smile I think the nostalgia of that era but also, it was that model when model building seemed to gel for me. And it was your GB that inspired it. That was a great GB. I enjoyed the great models that came out of it.

I will stop blabbering now.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:22 PM

Dodgy

Just awesome old mate! I love the way you meet all the challenges and keep coming up with invocations. 

 

Hey Ferg, thanks my friend. You are too kind sir.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:25 PM

Greg

Your scratchbuilt spotlight is friggin' awesome!!!

YesYesYes

 

Thanks, Greg! I am looking forward to seeing it lit. 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 10:27 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi!

      Now, when you figure out the back I guess you'll be " Spot On"Eh? Nice job, by the way! Did you see that?  Someone should feed that poor Seal? Sea Lion? A nice juicy fish! He/She? is looking pretty sad.

 

Thanks TB.  Regarding Sammy... it's Gameras job! He seems to have the pulse of his moods! Lol.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:07 AM

I'm with greg , that spotlight is awesome .

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:16 PM

Bakster


Hey Gam, you crack me up man. 

Sammy DOES look depressed. I know how we can cheer him up. I'll ask Nemo for a new pool float. Heck. Maybe, we can even throw in a pool noodle and beach ball set. Yes

 

Thanks Bakster, I'm sure one of Nemo's pool floats would help, and noodle and a ball would be even better. 

TB: Sammy likes cod, lightly salted with a peach Nehi... Wink

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 5, 2022 5:51 AM

Hey Bako, my last post was supposed to read 'innovations', not 'invocations'Embarrassed Invocations are something the darker side of Nemo might get into. And as for Sammy getting gifts from Cap'n Nemo...... yeah right.

Cheers

Dodgy

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

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:32 AM

steve5

I'm with greg , that spotlight is awesome .

 

  Thanks Mate!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:54 AM

Dodgy
Hey Bako, my last post was supposed to read 'innovations', not 'invocations' Invocations are something the darker side of Nemo might get into

Hey Ferg-- thanks for the clarification. I will put away my wizard stuff.  Wink

Dodgy
And as for Sammy getting gifts from Cap'n Nemo...... yeah right.

LOL. You know him too well. 

Update: I have the spotlight wired and for the most part sorted out. I hit a wall for a few days figuring how I will hide the solder joins and such. Finding the right end piece to use was the crux of the matter. I can now move towards painting the housing. Barring any bad drama--I hope to have it done this weekend and to post an update.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 5, 2022 10:01 AM

Bakster

 

 
Dodgy
Hey Bako, my last post was supposed to read 'innovations', not 'invocations' Invocations are something the darker side of Nemo might get into

 

Hey Ferg-- thanks for the clarification. I will put away my wizard stuff.  Wink

 

 
Dodgy
And as for Sammy getting gifts from Cap'n Nemo...... yeah right.

 

LOL. You know him too well. 

 

Update: I have the spotlight wired and for the most part sorted out. I hit a wall for a few days figuring how I will hide the solder joins and such. Finding the right end piece to use was the crux of the matter. I can now move towards painting the housing. Barring any bad drama--I hope to have it done this weekend and to post an update.

 

 

Awwwwww, I think that face would scare even a trunk monkey like Clapper!!!

 

Looking forward to the update!

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 5, 2022 10:10 AM

Gamera
I think that face would scare even a trunk monkey like Clapper!!!

There is a reason for that face. I will invocate Clapper away from the house! Stick out tongue

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 5, 2022 2:20 PM

Gamera!

 Don't laugh. When I volunteered at San Francisco Zoo, they had a two year old Female Seal that would follow me everywhere when I worked their enclosure. She loved Root Beer! Even putting her mouth on you , she was a gentle as a labrador retreiver!

 Plus, she loved when you swam in the tank with them. She would push you all over the place if you put your feet together! Naturally though, she suffered from a very bad case of Fishotosis!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 5, 2022 2:23 PM

Oh Boy! Backster,  That Cat will get even with you .When you least expect it too!

  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 5, 2022 11:03 PM

Wow TB, I would so like to read your life story.

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

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:46 AM

Ah Dodgy!

     Nuthin ta read. I just always believed in being involved in my Community and doing more than one job at the time. I don't think after I got out of the service, Except my Maritime Career that I worked just one job a day. I usually worked 16 to 18 hours a day because of six and then five mouths to feed. I didn't have time for modeling except when the weekends rolled around, the weather was crappy at home or I just took some time off. Or I was at Sea.

      Remember wages were smaller back then and to cover the costs when only Parent was employed it took more time to keep finances balanced. For instance, I drove the wife's car one day and mine the Next. When three years rolled by the money had been saved, The car and  saved cash would go to the dealer and a new one come home. I usually managed about 40,000 miles a year. Besides, like with the seals, I liked working and volunteering with unusual creatures. I also had an understanding with the Fish and Wildlife locals, I catch nice healthy specimens and they would swap my live fishes for tropicals they had seized if they had too many, and the Zoos or Acquariums didn't have room. I always worked just at the edge or outside the Box.

      My children grew up around strange critters in the yard and house back when Rescues didn't exist , that's just what we were. Caring folks. I think My Wife's tribe and their beliefs rubbed off on me.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:49 AM

Dodgy

Wow TB, I would so like to read your life story.

 

Good then that this is not my cat. Took it off the net. Wink

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:59 AM

Tanker-Builder

Oh Boy! Backster,  That Cat will get even with you .When you least expect it too!

 

My post about the cat was meant for this comment. I am sitting outside and can't see the phone well. 

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:13 AM

Bakster
. I am sitting outside

Did Nemo leave you stranded on an island? Smile

It's a milder day, today, it's only 90°F at 1111CDT and onlyexpected to get to 100-101°F today (was 105°F yesterday) . . . it's no time to be outdoors.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:39 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
. I am sitting outside

 

Did Nemo leave you stranded on an island? Smile

It's a milder day, today, it's only 90°F at 1111CDT and onlyexpected to get to 100-101°F today (was 105°F yesterday) . . . it's no time to be outdoors.

 

He did!  I have spent the day trying to crack a coconut open. I am thirsty. Indifferent

Oh a cold wave for you.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:21 PM

Spotlight is done, I guess.

Below: 

1. The LED chip was mounted to a plastic rhinestone that I sanded flat and sized so it fits into the light housing. I chose the rhinestone because it is already round, close in size to the housing, and the plastic is rugged. I drilled a hole in it's center so that the LED chip can shine through. The LED assembly was then pressed into the housing and for good measure a small amount of CA is added to secure it.

2. The conical piece is something I found in my stash and it is exactly what I was hoping for. I could not believe my eyes when I found it. I had looked through the box a few days earlier with no luck. I tried this and that... and I was coming up empty in how to close the back of the spotlight. But more than that, have the light seat properly to the boat and in a way that makes it look like it belongs there. Going through the bits box one more time I found exacly what I hoped for.  I sized it and it fits the assembly perfectly. Btw. That piece was a spare I had from my Redstone rocket kit. It goes onto the top of the capsule.

Painted and mounted. I chose the same aged brass as I did with the windows.



Lighted...


So from here I need to finish soldering both the gator eye and spotlight leads to the main wire trunking. After that... I can start decking which then closes the boat.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:59 PM

Bakster

 

 
CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
. I am sitting outside

 

Did Nemo leave you stranded on an island? Smile

It's a milder day, today, it's only 90°F at 1111CDT and onlyexpected to get to 100-101°F today (was 105°F yesterday) . . . it's no time to be outdoors.

 

 

 

He did!  I have spent the day trying to crack a coconut open. I am thirsty. Indifferent

Oh a cold wave for you.

 

 

Hey Capn, Death Valley stole your rain.

https://youtu.be/KCww02FxL8Q

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 7, 2022 7:44 AM

You Know!

       I have watched this whole build up to now. You have certainly done an outstanding job! I have watched or stood by and watched others build from a distance.You sure do take the Cake!The attention to the details has taken what I considered a Knock - Off of the Goff design and put it levels above. As we all know, Goff designed to what Disney wanted. Although Walt tried to come across as everyman he was a bear to work for. I would imagine there were many subs that wound up on the Cutting Room floor.

       He only showed up once while I worked night Maintenance at the original Park, on the Submarine Ride while Stationed(Home Ported)in Long Beach! He didn't like the way the colors blended with the water. Total re-paint then was called for. The second in a year. So we did what was asked and still weren't pleased with what he came up with. I am beginning to think your sub definitely comes closer to the book, as a matter of fact I am sure of it!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 7, 2022 12:55 PM

Hey TB, thanks for the kind words, the commentary, and for following. I really appreciate all that. I hope the final product lives up to your expectation! Stick out tongue

If my buildup is in line of Goff, it may be serendipitously so. I would give credit to the model kit. Anything I have done thus far is drawn from what speaks to me. I don't have any goals in mind other than to follow that creative spark and do it as best as I can, or as close to best as I can. Impatience can be my worst enemy.

It is a fun build. I look forward to seeing what you do on yours! Also, I know there are other guys building this Model, I wish they would share what they have done. Variety is the spice of life.

THANKS again, TB.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 7, 2022 1:59 PM

Impatience!

      Oh, that is a good model's killer!. Don't let that get you now. You will be guided by what is building in the back vaults of your brain. Rust and Corrosion as is typical of a cast sheet iron Vessel not seeing regular yarding, but still kept maintained by Vigourous Wire Brushing while at the Island base! So shades of rusty iron ,Slightly colored to show the blue cast of clean iron with rust in areas to hard to clean without disassembly. Smooth but not pristine.

      You want what I call a "Victorian Patina" Remember that was supposedly the era where "Wooden Ships, Iron Men" gave way to "Iron Ships and Stern Men" Driven by the causes of war from the late 1800's to the end of World War One! There were many men who, if they could've would have stood against war of any type. They wanted peace .There is a problem with that as we all know. Sadly in all fields including Civilian Behaviour  men were always driven by Ego, Greed and the rest. There were those that were driven by Science. They would've had the upper hand if they could've.

      Thankfully, that didn't happen either. Again Ego would've entered and caused upheavals the likes of which we couldn't have recovered from. So we have dreamers. Jules Verne was one as was E.E.Doc Smith and Isaac Aasimov and the list goes on. The Vessel you have is actually closer to Verne's vessel but still not quite there. His vessel was somewhat Plain and typical of the vessels on the boards of many visionaries of the day. Just look at the real subs that came Before and After his book, like the Hunley! "Doing it Justice you are, My Padawan", I believe is what "Yoda" would Comment.

        As you know I am doig a GREAT LAKES FREIGHTER for a client. Were it mine it would be a super detailed and lighted version of the Queens of the Lakes that sailed back in the Late Thirties, Early Forties. I have a thing for Oil Lamps, Kerosene Stoves and Lamps and Coal fired ships. One of the most Beautiful vessels I have built was a paper Model of a Tug that was owned by Flagler of Florida, Rail and Road Fame. She was fired by hard Coal she she burned clean enough the vessel was all white and stayed that way for her whole career.The "Three Friends" Was and Example of what I like. Riverboats of Note, Like the Natchez, J.M.White, Sultana and of course the Robt.E.Lee. and the Sacramento.The last although a Missippi/Missouri boat, beat around the Horn and Finished her career many years later on Northern California's river of note! So a Submarine from then is right up my alley I hope that the future will allow me to pull the trigger. If not I will get a set of plans drawn up on my board and build my own. Keeping all the Victorian splendor and "Steampunk" like Science as well! Build Well, my Friend!

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