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Pegasus Hobbies Nautilus (Completed)

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:05 PM

Hmmmmm!

    Verry interesting!. Personally, I won't rain on anyone's parade for whatever reason. Suffice it to say, if that is what she believes, I leave her to it!

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:50 PM

Don't know if I believe it, but it's a lovely thought. Funnily enough, I had good cobber , a Navy Korea War vet, who firmly believed that, when he died, he would be reunited with his dog Twisty. Johno has passed now and I really hope that he and Twisty are together again.

Dodgy

 

 

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

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 5:04 PM

Dodgy

Don't know if I believe it, but it's a lovely thought. Funnily enough, I had good cobber , a Navy Korea War vet, who firmly believed that, when he died, he would be reunited with his dog Twisty. Johno has passed now and I really hope that he and Twisty are together again.

Dodgy

 

 

 

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That is a good and fair statement. Amen my friend.

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 5:05 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hmmmmm!

    Verry interesting!. Personally, I won't rain on anyone's parade for whatever reason. Suffice it to say, if that is what she believes, I leave her to it!

 

Also a good and fair statement. Amen!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:48 AM

Nope not going to get caught up in a religion discussion but I did see a video a few months ago about a guy who woke up in a beautiful meadow on a perfect day and his dog came running up to him wanting to play. Then he remembered his dog had passed away years ago.

Then he woke up again on an operating room table and a rather disturbed doctor told him he was glad to have him back- the guy had been clinically dead for a minute or so. 

 

Did it really happen or just a story- darned if I know...

On to less controversial topics- so sorry to hear about your beautiful dog Dodgy and the Nautilus is coming along amazingly Bakster.

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:28 AM

Gamera
Nope not going to get caught up in a religion discussion but I did see a video a few months ago about a guy who woke up in a beautiful meadow on a perfect day and his dog came running up to him wanting to play. Then he remembered his dog had passed away years ago. Then he woke up again on an operating room table and a rather disturbed doctor told him he was glad to have him back- the guy had been clinically dead for a minute or so. 

Gam-- thanks for sharing that. There are many accounts along this line. It sure makes one think.

Gamera
Nautilus is coming along amazingly Bakster.

Thanks my friend!

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:27 PM

So. Bako old mate, with all this attention to Cap'n Nemo's sub, has he started getting in your ear about his gold wagon? Because we all know how much he loves gold..........

Dodgy

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

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:23 PM

Dodgy

So. Bako old mate, with all this attention to Cap'n Nemo's sub, has he started getting in your ear about his gold wagon? Because we all know how much he loves gold..........

Dodgy

 

Hey Ferg, you must be psychic. Nemo has been drubbing on and on about bullion and that he needs more. He says that material costs are exceeding budget estimates. I tell him, "Sorry Captain Nemo, I'm not the one buying Persian rugs and such."

Oh, he did not like that one.

But Ferg... are you planting a bug in my ear about the Bullion Express? It's probably a good idea because if I don't get some arm twisting I might jump over it again. So, if you guys want me to start that one up after this one... please bug me about it at the end of this project. Because I tell ya... I lost my motivation for it. That said... nothing motivates me more than keeping my good friends happy. Leaving it up to you guys. Otherwise, I will eventually get to it.

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:02 PM

Ok, more PE work done. The supplied PE is nice. It cuts from the sprue easily, it is malleable, and it is easy to form. If there is a downside, the softness of the metal makes it  delicate. But, it is what it is, and I am not complaining.

Aside from some self induced confusion of what railing goes on what side, they went on easily. The buggar was the stairs. It is not my best work, slightly wonky, but not terrible. I will work to improve them a bit.


Todays work is not glued down. I will paint them off model aged brass and then install later. I'd rather paint them off model. 

End of update.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 19, 2022 8:02 AM

Slightly Wonky?

            Where? And besides something not perfect in something of that nature gives it character which enhance it's patina of Age. Well Done my Friend! P.S. What is that large rounded thing  almost at the Aft of the upper deck? Is that a Skylight? Nother question! Where's Nemo Gittin his getus! Dis guy has to have a stash somewhere. Is it still in his Wagon?

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 19, 2022 8:19 AM

Looks awesome to me Bakster- good show sir!!!

If I'd tried to put those rails and stairs on the Nautilus she would be looking like she'd fought the Kraken and lost... Bang Head

And yeah, I'd love to see more of the Bullion Express. She was coming along so well. But I understand how it is to lose interest in a project- done the same too many times.

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 19, 2022 8:49 AM

Tanker-Builder
Slightly Wonky?             Where?

If I took a tighter image of it you'd see it. But your point about nature and age is a good point.

 

Tanker-Builder
Well Done my Friend!

Thank you my Friend!

Tanker-Builder
P.S. What is that large rounded thing almost at the Aft of the upper deck? Is that a Skylight?

You know... I have no clue. I always assumed it was some sort of outcrop for some sort of internal mechanism. Looking at it closer-- it could be a skylight? Instructions don't label things,we are left in the dark. I really wish they'd label things like they did many years past.

But if a person were to wing it-- a skylight is a good guess. It is something for future builders to consider. It would be cool to put something clear in those panes.

Tanker-Builder
Nother question! Where's Nemo Gittin his getus! Dis guy has to have a stash somewhere. Is it still in his Wagon?

LOL.  Yeah, that is partly right! In the timeline of things-- Bullion Express precedes the Nautilus. It is Nemos cash cow! Stick out tongue The issue here is that Nemo is outspending its throughput. The Express can't mine it fast enough. You need not worry--I am advised another shipment of bullion is in route. Cash flow is "floating" along. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 19, 2022 8:56 AM

Gamera
Looks awesome to me Bakster- good show sir!!!

Thanks, Brother Cliff.

Gamera
If I'd tried to put those rails and stairs on the Nautilus she would be looking like she'd fought the Kraken and lost.

Funny!  But I am sure that is not true.

Gamera
And yeah, I'd love to see more of the Bullion Express. She was coming along so well

  I expected you would be a yay vote. You mentioned it before you wanted to see more. I have you marked as a yay. Wink

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 19, 2022 9:16 AM

Bakster
Tanker-Builder P.S. What is that large rounded thing almost at the Aft of the upper deck? Is that a Skylight?

You know... I have no clue. I always assumed it was some sort of outcrop for some sort of internal mechanism. Looking at it closer-- it could be a skylight? Instructions don't label things,we are left in the dark. I really wish they'd label things like they did many years past. But if a person were to wing it-- a skylight is a good guess. It is something for future builders to consider. It would be cool to put something clear in those panes.

Hey TB-- you know... thanks for bringing that up. I think what I will do is treat it as such. I will paint the frame aged brass and probably just blacken the windows. Or should I use another color to simulate backlit glass? I know people use blue but I don't think that wouldn't apply here. Yellow? White? Or play it safe with black? Then glosscoat to simulate glass.

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, August 19, 2022 9:59 AM

Sorry to hear of your losses, know how painful that can be to lose a long time pet.

Ours made it to twenty, she would come up to me when I got home meowing and I would say "No, they did what; yes that was naughty" my daughters faces were a picture when they were little with their mouths wide open. She was named Buffy the mouse slayer. On a lighter note it’s been fun catching up with your progress Bakster.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 19, 2022 12:58 PM

Hi!

          What I usually do with Skylights is this. Take Two medium sized drops of Teal or dark Turquoise and One medium drop of Natural pearl. Mix well, then Bob's yer Uncle! perfect color for the offset light Cast from a Horizontal Flat or Curved window.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 19, 2022 1:57 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi!

          What I usually do with Skylights is this. Take Two medium sized drops of Teal or dark Turquoise and One medium drop of Natural pearl. Mix well, then Bob's yer Uncle! perfect color for the offset light Cast from a Horizontal Flat or Curved window.

 

Hmm. Sounds like a good recipe. I may even have the base colors, or close to it. It won't be exact to your recipe but I will mix up what I can. I think I know what you are going after.

Thanks TB!

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, August 19, 2022 2:59 PM

Bakster
You know... I have no clue. I always assumed it was some sort of outcrop for some sort of internal mechanism. Looking at it closer-- it could be a skylight? Instructions don't label things,we are left in the dark. I really wish they'd label things like they did many years past

Having recently re-watched land of the Lost, that version had no skylight there, at least on the stand-upon studio prop.

My (admittedly cursory) check of movie stills is inconclusive for 20KLUtS.

In Victorian engineering practice, it would be wholely appropriate to have a skylight over the main Enginering space.

But, we could surmize that Nemo might want armored shutters to protect a vulnerable location like that.  So, blacked-out windows would be apt.  Especially as there are no guard bars over the top.

Still, it looks good.

We had rain, alomost 12-13mm worth!  And threats of ran over the w/e.  With an actual Cold Front--as in highs of only 80° on Monday.  WooHoo!

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 19, 2022 3:30 PM

CapnMac82
In Victorian engineering practice, it would be wholely appropriate to have a skylight over the main Enginering space.

Good input!

CapnMac82
But, we could surmize that Nemo might want armored shutters to protect a vulnerable location like that.  So, blacked-out windows would be apt.  Especially as there are no guard bars over the top.

You may have sold me on the blacked out windows. That was my first instinct and now you have given me a viable reason for it.

I appreciate the input you guys are giving me. This is really good stuff.

 

CapnMac82
We had rain, alomost 12-13mm worth!  And threats of ran over the w/e.  With an actual Cold Front--as in highs of only 80° on Monday.  WooHoo!

I watch mostly YouTube now a days and they are driving videos my way about flooding. They showed parts of Texas having flood issues and they noted the cold front too. I was thinking of you and that there should be a celebration in the land of Capnville. Wink Beer

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 19, 2022 3:34 PM

Bakster
I was thinking of you and that there should be a celebration in the land of Capnville.

PS: Don't tell Clapper if you are having a celebration dinner. He'll show up unexpectedly. 

Just an FYI on that.

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 19, 2022 3:44 PM

Est.1961
On a lighter note it’s been fun catching up with your progress Bakster.

Glad to hear it my friend. 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:21 PM

Yeah!

         You got that blessed rain, all we got was that earthy of imminent rain without even a spurtz. Just that glorious smell of nature and dark Clouds. But the Skylight would be uncovered, The Salon Windows are, soooo--- Besides, it would break up a large area of steel, iron and rust? Colors, on top!

          Oh, just to let you know, based on my money thingies, $25.00 and I can pull the trigger. The lights fell into my lap from a model railroader! I have to budget, even down to the taxes on a subject and shipping. You oughta see these lights.  they ain't as big as a half grain of long grain rice!, Red, White, Yellow and Blue! I think they are for H.O. Scale Emergency vehicles and there's two long paired strips of Clear white ones. About a foot maybe. The colored there at least four of each. 

          There is a programmable switch for the colored lights from a Police/Ambulance type flash to a wave type effect? I dunno, never worked with them before.

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 20, 2022 7:09 PM

Hmmm, I like both ideas for the skylight both TB and the Captain. 

Cheers Captain- glad you finally got some rain. 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 21, 2022 9:59 AM

"Hmmm, I like both ideas for the skylight both TB and the Captain."

Same here. Will be a tough call.

More work being done on the PE. The rungs are removed from the sprue, cleaned up, and secured for paint. The railings are secured and ready for paint as well. I will start painting them today. When that is done, move towards painting the boat.

My path for the base is still unclear. I may just mount it to a base via brass posts and call it done. The sea creature thing is just not speaking to me. We shall see I guess.

Btw Gam. I had to open the orange bomber box last night looking for something, aka the Bullion Express. It saw the light of day. Like in the movie the fly, it was saying, help me. Help me.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 21, 2022 3:33 PM

This was tough to photograph a good color rendition but it is what it is.

Regarding paint. I used the same paint and process as used on the parlor windows. 

Few things to note:

1. TB is right what he said that it will be a dark boat. To mix things up a bit, as you can see, I painted the railings, steps, and even the foot rungs in an aged brass. With that said, I didn't want it tinsel looking. Instead, I want the pieces to blend, subtly. Thus the dark brass.

2. Don't ask me what the pieces to the left are. I have no clue what their function might be. These get mounted to the hull, one on each side of the parlor windows. I thought they looked plain and odd, so, I added domed structures to them. At the least it makes them a little more interesting. This was why I had to go into the Bullion Express box. What I needed was in there. 

So... I will leave the railing in a safe place and until the end of the build. With all the handling yet to come, I'd for sure accidentally mash them if installed sooner.

Well... I think from here it is time to start masking the hull.

End of update.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 21, 2022 7:01 PM

Hmmm, that's interesting- looking forward to how it goes! 

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

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 21, 2022 7:18 PM

Ahoy!

     They could be spots to shine across the windows thereby Blinding the Sea Life from Seeing in. Pointed across the glass they would, To Sealife, Create a fog!

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Posted by Greg on Monday, August 22, 2022 10:28 AM

She really looking great, Steve. Yes Really like the pic a page or two back taken from the stern, it's cool.

I've come to like the look of unpainted PE on unpainted models. Must be from looking at so many sales/promotional pics from Eduard and so forth.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 22, 2022 11:56 AM

Tanker-Builder

Ahoy!

     They could be spots to shine across the windows thereby Blinding the Sea Life from Seeing in. Pointed across the glass they would, To Sealife, Create a fog!

 

Ahoy back! 

You might have something there in that it might represent additional lighting. Good thought.

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 22, 2022 12:00 PM

Greg

She really looking great, Steve. Yes Really like the pic a page or two back taken from the stern, it's cool.

I've come to like the look of unpainted PE on unpainted models. Must be from looking at so many sales/promotional pics from Eduard and so forth.

 

Hey thanks, Greg. Good to hear from you. I have been loosely following your work on the Formula 1 GB. There is nice work being done there. I like what you did on the engine. That looks really good how you have it built up and painted. 

If I wasn't so tied up with things I would have joined that one too.

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