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Pegasus Hobbies Nautilus (Completed)

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  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, August 22, 2022 7:19 PM

Howdy !

I have been following along, but silently hiding in the corner ... over there .... by the "bullion express"  parts box...

She's looking GOOD Baxter, can't wait to see her in full paint.

I know I have been absent from this build thread. I "wanted" to say it's because I wanted others to have a chance to voice there thoughts without all my Fantastical ,thread derailing input....

But, in reality ( someplace i'v heard of but never been there ) I have been tied up with work, and helping  my wife. She broke her wrist a month ago and I find myself getting up earlier than normal to help with her projects before I go to work.

I'm. Tiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrreeeeeddddd !!!!!

I promise I will check back in every few days, .... Instead of months ...

 

 

 

 

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

  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 6:49 AM

Good to hear from you, I run silent when busy also and I'm very easly led away from reality.

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, August 25, 2022 4:19 PM

Nautilus progresses!

Sunday night & Monday were interesting.  We went from around a half inch of monthly rainfall to the "second wettest August" on record, with 10.47" falling at the airport. 

(SE Dallas about 25 miles away got 15" of rain--we had near continuous flash flood warnings until abotu Noon, Monday.)

So, the 10.47 is the second highst daily rainfall recorded, and beat the previous record, 10.43 from October 2018.

There was some standing water in the yard on Monday, but, by four in the afternoon the parched earth had absorbed it all. 

I was wondering if I was going to need a submarine.

Jill still does not approve of thunder.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 26, 2022 9:45 AM

CapnMac82

Nautilus progresses!

Sunday night & Monday were interesting.  We went from around a half inch of monthly rainfall to the "second wettest August" on record, with 10.47" falling at the airport. 

(SE Dallas about 25 miles away got 15" of rain--we had near continuous flash flood warnings until abotu Noon, Monday.)

So, the 10.47 is the second highst daily rainfall recorded, and beat the previous record, 10.43 from October 2018.

There was some standing water in the yard on Monday, but, by four in the afternoon the parched earth had absorbed it all. 

I was wondering if I was going to need a submarine.

Jill still does not approve of thunder.

 

 

Capn, that is a ton of rain you guys got in such a short period of time. I had seen flood footage in Dallas. It looked pretty bad. Feast or famine! 

Poor Jill. This reminds me of a story. My parents had a dog that liked to bolt out of the yard. So, they got an electronic fence. On a visit there my brother was telling me that the dog was going crazy during a lightning storm. They had him in the garage and he tells me it was so bad that the dog was jumping on top of stacked boxes. I am thinking... THAT does not sound right. Then it hit me. I wonder if the electrical storm induced the dogs collar to shock. My guess? That is exactly what happened. Told my brother... take the collar off during storms. Beer

Back to flooding. Joe Rix lives in Moab. Moab had a bad flood event too. Wondering if anyone has heard from him on that. I'd write him myself but the PM function is STILL BROKEN! Shaking my head.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 26, 2022 11:04 AM

Well... the next step of masking is done.

Here is a tip for when masking the exterior lights. I found that a 6mm drink straw worked perfect for masking. It slips over the glass and seats into the groove between the lens and the housing. There is a slight tension with it though, so I had to hold it in place, then work a small amount of liquid mask inside the tube. Maybe 5 minutes and I could let go. Then, I  work a bunch more LM for final masking.

It might sound like too much work but working tape into that groove and with the tight quarters, it was near impossible, and my best efforts gave poor results. Using the straw should produce a clean and consistent demarcation. Anyhow, that is the plan. 

 

So, some final join filling, cleanup, and review, then I can paint. With luck, I might get primer on it this weekend.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 26, 2022 3:35 PM

Yeah!

 You guys and gals in that part of the state got the good stuff too fast. Ours was delayed and came down actually gentler! But, our yard still looks like the bottom of a parched earth lake. The rain couldn't soak through the hard, sun baked soil fast enough. That's your flash flood makers. Ours just ran down in the cracks and dissappeared altogether, I imagine the Edwards Aquifer here is low too!

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 26, 2022 8:23 PM

littletimmy

Howdy !

I have been following along, but silently hiding in the corner ... over there .... by the "bullion express"  parts box...

She's looking GOOD Baxter, can't wait to see her in full paint.

I know I have been absent from this build thread. I "wanted" to say it's because I wanted others to have a chance to voice there thoughts without all my Fantastical ,thread derailing input....

But, in reality ( someplace i'v heard of but never been there ) I have been tied up with work, and helping  my wife. She broke her wrist a month ago and I find myself getting up earlier than normal to help with her projects before I go to work.

I'm. Tiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrreeeeeddddd !!!!!

I promise I will check back in every few days, .... Instead of months ...

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Tim, Howdy.

Sorry to hear about your wife's wrist. Hope it gets better soon.

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:19 AM

Total no sequiteur:  Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is on FX just now.
Walter Pigeon, Robert Sterlng, Peter Loire, even Frankie Avalon and Barbara Eden . . . wow.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:01 AM

CapnMac82

Total no sequiteur:  Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is on FX just now.
Walter Pigeon, Robert Sterlng, Peter Loire, even Frankie Avalon and Barbara Eden . . . wow.

 

Lol. Good one.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 27, 2022 1:20 PM

Mr Finishing Surfacer 1500 applied. It went swimmingly. Next a very light sanding to knock the grain down some. Though, it's not too bad as it. Then it's onto color.

Maybe I should leave it white. It can be an albino Nautilus. Funny thing is I was gonna make the squid a menacing albino. I have pretty much decided I won't be using the squid. I mocked it up and I am not feeling it. 




That's that.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 27, 2022 4:07 PM

Hey,Backster!

     Yeah, I understand where you're coming from. I had a model of the Machine from Lost in space(The large one) I just couldn't clutter a nice model with the Monster and Rock! Like right now, I am in a different model mode on the side. The Shark model. Can't bring myself to add the Diver and the Cage! Unless, I put the diver's legs sticking out of the shark's mouth? Hmmmmm!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 27, 2022 5:31 PM

"I just couldn't clutter a nice model with the Monster and Rock."


You nailed it, TB.

 

Now all I have to do is navigate what I will do instead. Indifferent

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 29, 2022 5:23 PM

G'day Bako, sorry I haven't stopped by for a while. I've been a bit busy with life the universe and everything.

The Naughto is looking awesome. (See there I go, typical bloody Aussie, shortening everything and whacking an 'o' on the end).

I love your builds mate. They are just so inspiring, as is the subject matter. Your imagination and creativity levels are through the roof fella. Definitely looking forward to more on the bullion bus when you have wrapped this one up.

Dodgy

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, August 29, 2022 9:17 PM

Dodgy
G'day Bako, sorry I haven't stopped by for a while. I've been a bit busy with life the universe and everything.

No worries, Ferg. I know how that is!

 

Dodgy
The Naughto is looking awesome.

Thanks, Mate!

Dodgy
I love your builds mate. They are just so inspiring, as is the subject matter. Your imagination and creativity levels are through the roof fella.

You sir-- are too kind. I wish we didn't live a world away because I can see you'd be a good friend to have around. I think we'd be up late telling many a yarn. 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 29, 2022 9:19 PM

Dodgy
Definitely looking forward to more on the bullion bus when you have wrapped this one up.

  PS:  That is two votes fot it. You might make me revisit the orange bomb! Wink

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 29, 2022 10:10 PM

Remember this image? 

That is what I was shooting for...

 

1. Like TB and I said-- it will be dark, and it is dark. It is what I wanted and even the movie prop is dark under bright light.

2. The glass window is there just for show, at this point.

3. I took Capn's advice and used a sort of hull red for the base. I didn't have any good paints to buy as such, so, I mixed my own.  I used Tamiya Dull Red (LP-18) and Tamiya Brown (LP-25). It came out pert near a 1 to 1 mix. That produced a nice hull red that leaned towards rust.

4. The magic came when I used Vallejo Dark Gray Wash. I at first tried to selectively apply the wash over plate joins but I quickly learned doing that left it looking like I seletively applied wash to the plate joins. Removing the excess puts you at risk of rubbing through. I then applied a generous helping over the entire model. That was the ticket. That took the rather bright orange base to a nice brown rust. The images are close to reality but not entirely. But-- it is close enough and the maybe 10% tonal difference doesn't skew it that terribly. 

5. I sealed the model with MRP gloss clear; applying it so as not to make it too too shiny. Once again-- a shout out to the MRP product. It sprayed like silk straight from the bottle and the gloss builds up slowly allowing you to get the finish you want.

6. Using the straws for masking worked like a charm. I had to do a little bit of touchup  in a few spots, but it was minimal. Mainly for where liquid mask leached under.

I will work on installing the gator eyes next.

I guess that is that.

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 4:17 AM

Awesome colour mate!

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

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:10 AM

HmmmPH;

        Now! Said the Stuntman! That is as good as it gets mate. BoB'S Yer Uncle on that! Totally great job. Luv it! T.B.

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    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:01 PM

Wonderful color!

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    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 4:32 PM

She's coming together beautifully.  Can't wait to see the setting you come up with as her final display.  Even standing alone it's a stunning piece.

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:28 PM

Hey Ferg, TB, Rob, and PG... thanks for the kudos and your support! Cheers!

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5:31 AM

Mate it won't be like yours, but I've just ordered the kit.

Dodgy

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 Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:45 AM

Way to go, Ferg. Whatever u build will be its own creation and awesome on its own. It doesn't need lights or a fancy parlor to look good. A curbside model would even be awesome. Looking forward to seeing yours!

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, September 1, 2022 3:53 AM

I've now got the Seaview and the Nautilus is on its way. They will be a great pair. Lots of fun to look forward to.

Dodgy

 

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 Thursday, September 1, 2022 7:50 AM

Dodgy

I've now got the Seaview and the Nautilus is on its way. They will be a great pair. Lots of fun to look forward to.

Dodgy

 

 

Smiling over here. Yes

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 2, 2022 9:27 AM

Bakster: The paint and washes look perfect! Great job replicating the film!!! Heart

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, September 2, 2022 1:47 PM

Bakster
That is what I was shooting for...

That's incredible.  And despite how the camera can wash subtle details away.

  • Member since
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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, September 2, 2022 1:51 PM

Bakster

You sir-- are too kind. I wish we didn't live a world away because I can see you'd be a good friend to have around. I think we'd be up late telling many a yarn. 

 

The tricky part is not the comparing the scars, it's in not attracting Bruce to come crash the party Big Smile

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 2, 2022 8:01 PM

 

"The tricky part is not the comparing the scars, it's in not attracting Bruce to come crash the party Big Smile"

 


Lol..  Good one Capn!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 2, 2022 8:15 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
That is what I was shooting for...

 

That's incredible.  And despite how the camera can wash subtle details away.

 

Thanks, Capn. I took a look at the model last night verses the pics and boy, the camera dropped more data than I thought. You don't see a lot of rust in the images, if any. And the color is skewed a little towards red. I will put more effort into imaging it at the final reveal. I think the only way I will get closer is if I shoot it in RAW, maybe HDR, and go from there. Thanks again for appreciating it!

PS: I may have come up with a plan on how to display it. If it works, like I hope, it should be cool. Hopefully, more on that in the near future.

The idea came to me in the dead of night. Surprise

 

 

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