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Pegasus Hobbies Nautilus (Completed)

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, September 8, 2022 9:10 PM

Greg

That latest round of pics are doing your work some justice, Steve. Good idea using the HDR. Really looking good. YesYes

 

Hey Greg.  Yeah for in camera HDR processing, not too terrible. It does push the reds though.  I'd probably do better taking bracketed images and process them on my PC. But for this purpose, it did Ok bringing out the weathering and some of the red tone. Albeit, a bit too much red.

Thanks, my Friend.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, September 8, 2022 9:16 PM

CapnMac82
 "Shutters" suffices.  Brass would be good, but  mt reflex would be bronze with a copper or brass wash.

The doohicky at photo left is clearly meant to be a windlass o some sort.  It can be near any metallic color.

The "springs" might be coils of wire rope (might be).  Could be anything you want them to be.  I'm thinking an oily black with a silver or titanium wash.  Perhaps a clear brown oil wash over that (or greeen) to look like it had been submerged a few times. 

Hey Capn, that is some good advice. I like the copper/wash idea. The rest is good too. I will see what I can do.

I appreciate it!

Thanks, my Friend.

 

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 9, 2022 5:04 AM

Well, look what just arrived! 

Love the new photos Bako. The finish on the chains and brass is fantastic.

Dodgy

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 Friday, September 9, 2022 7:04 AM

Hot Diggety, Gold Plated Dingy!

       Now, That's what I am talking abouy! The Reddish tinge is Gorgeous. That baby is coming along Fantastically! Speaking of Ned land, C'mon guys They are in the transitional times between steam and sail. It's Hardtack and Beans and Salt Beef and Pork, still on many ships, Especially Whalers and the like. 

       Now on Nemo's "Machine", the food was way better, more like the normal food ashore. What's wrong with Bacon and Eggs from the sea? It's out there if you know to look. Can't tell it from it's land based Counterpart.

      Back to the "Machine: The reels on the side Far left are indeed Cable reels. Intended to draw the old girl up into smaller waters to hide! The overall presentation is awesome. Now, that said, What kind of base are you entertaining thoughts of? Don't want it too plain, but don't want it to overwhelm the "Machine".

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, September 9, 2022 7:15 AM

Okay! Dodgy!

          It's yer turn. let's see what ya got. I still cain't fit er in my Budget Yet!, But we's gittin there! If I can sell some stuff at the next train show(October), she may wind up in my harbor too. I'm still trying to figure out the  Great White Shark. Do I put the diver in the cage or in the shark's mouth? Plus I have NEVER worked with this Vinyly and Resin stuff before. I don't even know what to use for a filler! I do know you use C.A. for the resin. But what do you use for the filler around the soft parts and hard parts on the body of the shark?

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 9, 2022 12:10 PM

Dodgy

Well, look what just arrived! 

Love the new photos Bako. The finish on the chains and brass is fantastic.

Dodgy

 

Awseome! Enjoy it, Ferg!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 9, 2022 12:21 PM

"Back to the "Machine: The reels on the side Far left are indeed Cable reels. Intended to draw the old girl up into smaller waters to hide! The overall presentation is awesome. Now, that said, What kind of base are you entertaining thoughts of? Don't want it too plain, but don't want it to overwhelm the "Machine"."

 

Interesting info, TB. Thanks for sharing that. That is what I love most about WIPs. It is what we learn from peoples knowledge. Second to that, the comradery. 

I am keeping you in suspense about the base. It will be a drip drip of revelation. With all the drips, good thing it is a submarine. Stick out tongue

Stay tuned.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 9, 2022 12:28 PM

"Hot Diggety, Gold Plated Dingy!"

Nemo likes extravagance. It's like Emmit Brown in Back to the Future: "I figured, if you are going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style!"

Kind of the same deal here. Wink

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, September 9, 2022 5:18 PM

Bakster
The rest is good too.

Well, you are posing a question as a modeler, so, I'm tailoring my answer to that end.

And, having some experience of picking over bottles & tin & pot of paint, and sweating out which wash to use, I try to give a good 2¢ worth.

  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Sunday, September 11, 2022 1:44 AM

The new pics are great Bakster!

I like the Vallejo washes as well.  I've a got several different colors and use them regularly.  I've found them to be quite versatile as washes, glazes, and even for airbrushing.

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, September 11, 2022 9:31 AM

 I try to give a good 2¢ worth.

 

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Yes u do and I appreciate it.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, September 11, 2022 9:34 AM

PhoenixG

The new pics are great Bakster!

I like the Vallejo washes as well.  I've a got several different colors and use them regularly.  I've found them to be quite versatile as washes, glazes, and even for airbrushing.

 

Thanks, PG.

I have not tried ABing it. Interesting thought.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, September 12, 2022 8:46 PM

Tanker-Builder
Back to the "Machine: The reels on the side Far left are indeed Cable reels. Intended to draw the old girl up into smaller waters to hide! The overall presentation is awesome.

Shutters are painted with copper, darkened some with wash and paint, then gloss coated. Paints used are Alclad copper, MRP black, Vallejo wash, and MRP clear gloss.

Cable reels are painted with black craft paint, dry brushed Vallejo silver, and then darkened some using Vallejo wash.

I also added more rust to some areas using an old jar of Model Master paint, I think Burnt Umber. I also added more black wash to the grate just aft of the hatch.

Painting the shutters and cable reels dressed things up. Not so unfinished looking as before.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, September 12, 2022 8:54 PM

Bakster
am keeping you in suspense about the base. It will be a drip drip of revelation. With all the drips, good thing it is a submarine.  Stay tuned.

Previous post was drip one. Below is drip two.

Let your imagination run wild. More to come as it progresses.

PS: Excuse the mess. Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 12, 2022 10:31 PM

She's coming along very nicely- kudos Bakster!!! The base looks really neat too! 

Dodgy- congrads! I'm tempted to pick one up myself. Read the novel and saw the Disney movie back as a wee tyke- love them both! But I've got some much stuff on my plate right now I need another project like I need another hole in the head. And if I buy it I know I'll end up starting on it. 

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:51 AM

Hi!

 I don't think I would want that to go near my sailing ship. Thank goodness it is passing under and not into! Gorgemous, Fantabulous job! I love it! The Columns do not deter me from saying this. She, When totally finished, will be awesome!!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:19 AM

Tanker-Builder
Hi!

 

Hi back!

Tanker-Builder
I don't think I would want that to go near my sailing ship

LOL. So true, TB! This is before sonar and that's the irony of it. Nemo builds his luxurious weapon of war, and it is nearly taken out of commission by a passing artifact! Needless to say, Nemo learns his lesson and he is more careful when skimming along the ocean floor. Wink

Tanker-Builder
The Columns do not deter me from saying this. She, When totally finished, will be awesome!!

Thanks, TB! That means a lot. I am nearing the finish line now and in a few more weeks this project will be done. The next phase of this will be precarious, but fingers crossed.

Thanks for following me with this project and all your support.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:01 PM

Hi!

      Hey, even if you don't always build like this, I will support your efforts. I like your Style of building and your Ability to share comments -Good or Bad. A true modeler for sure! You never seem to be put off by sincere and helpful comments and Questions. This makes you a better modeler than some I know.

     Thank You for letting me follow you and hearing my comments. Sometimes, an off site comment can make Us see what we don't(You know the old "Forest and Trees thing.) I'm Waiting for the explosive finish, Don't you dare blow that fine Craft up now, or sumpin lyke dat!

    

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 4:04 PM

Tanker-Builder
You never seem to be put off by sincere and helpful comments and Questions.

Heck no! That would be foolish of me. I appreciate the help! If the advice is something I don't want to do, I don't do it. No muss--no fuss. 

Tanker-Builder
Sometimes, an off site comment can make Us see what we don't(You know the old "Forest and Trees thing.)

THAT is so TRUE, TB!  It has happened to me many times. That is why I share the good with the bad. More than once a complex problem is solved by another poster. And that is why I go to such detail with my posts. It may help others, and it may help me too. In fact-- here is an example of an innocent comment that you made that helped me: 

You made the comment about building this kit and putting it in an aquarium type structure. Remember that I said my idea for a base came to me in the middle of the night? It was a night of sleeplessness. So --I decided to use the time to ponder about the base. In a moment of inspiration an image popped into my mind. The image was of the Nautilus passing by ancient columns. I thought, wait a second... I really like this idea. Then I thought about how I can make or buy the columns. My very next thought was what you said, about an aquarium. Then I thought. Wait a second... I am sure I can find an ornament already made.  And guess what? I did. What I purchased is for aquariums and it is EXACTLY what I envisioned for the base. 

So there you go. Even side comments spark inspiration. 

Or how about when you asked about the dome structure on the deck? That came out of left field. I am thinking ... yeah. What about that?

That is another GREAT example of something I might have missed. My mind was so deep in the weeds of the build that I was not thinking about that. You brought that to the surface and man-- I am SO GLAD that you did. 

I am sure there are other things I have already forgotten. And I really appreciate you encouraging me on. There are times when the build becomes monotonous. Hearing your and others enthusiam pushes me through some of those dark periods. More than once you posted and it revitalized me.

So you keep on commenting. I appreciate it. 

Tanker-Builder
I'm Waiting for the explosive finish,

It will be a grand finale of fireworks. LOL

Tanker-Builder
Don't you dare blow that fine Craft up now, or sumpin lyke dat!

Heck no. Not intentionally. Just praying the gremlins don't get at me in the end. Angel

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 4:24 PM

Hi!

      Don't worry.There is, waiting in the wings. a solution.It's called the Don't Worry, Be Happy ad Infinitum BlasTer brought to you by your very own Stick-Tuit-Iveness! I see that it is loaded and ready to protect this WORK of ART!!

     Plus I should've recognized those columns. I have duplicated them in LEGO many times for LEGO events.(I am into what is called MOCS(My own Creation) Mine are usually tied to Underwater events or happenings.That's where I got the idea----So I just passed it on!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 4:33 PM

Tanker-Builder
  Don't worry.There is, waiting in the wings. a solution.It's called the Don't Worry, Be Happy ad Infinitum BlasTer brought to you by your very own Stick-Tuit-Iveness! I see that it is loaded and ready to protect this WORK of ART!!

I hope you are right! Keeping the faith!

Tanker-Builder
That's where I got the idea----So I just passed it on!

Ha! Too funny. Good job, TB. 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:39 PM

I am pleased with this aquarium piece because it has the dimensional scale I wanted, it has good detail, and it is hollow. Being hollow makes it easier to run wires, install switches, and hide the battery. Thank goodness it is hollow. I think that this is the first of any of my dioramas where I didn't have to go through major gyrations to route and hide all that stuff.

Below: You can see here that it has a hollow core. And holy smokes, I can even fit a 9 volt battery in there. The metal clip is a simple 9 volt battery holder for another project, for another time past. If anyone would need a few, let me know. I have too many. No charge.



Below: I decided to use a different brand epoxy to mount the battery holder. I usually use  5 minute hobby stuff and more than once the bond has failed me. I have seen folk recommend JB Weld, and that is what I am trying. Fingers crossed for a better result because the holder will take some stress with removal of the battery.

I also drilled holes for the switches and they are installed for test-fit. 


One switch for the side floods, one for the parlor lights, and one for the bow light.

BTW. I plan to repaint the aquarium piece. Though they did a decent job with it, it is not the look that I want. Secondly, the color is far too similar to the Nautilus. 

From here I need to sort out how I will mount the Nautilus. And then I can begin painting it.

End of update.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:49 PM

Very cool.  The electronics alone are super fun.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:10 AM

 Ah mate, I'm hanging to see what you do with this.

Dodgy

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 Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:42 AM

See!

    I knew you would figure this out!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:32 AM

Tanker-Builder

See!

    I knew you would figure this out!

 

Hey TB-- this was the easy part! LOL. But thanks for the enthusiasm and the faith! Stick out tongue

 

The hard part will be attaching the boat to a column. I am attaching it to a column so that the attachment won't be seen from the viewing side. The boat will appear as if floating. I will use a tube to anchor both the boat and the column, wires fed through the tube and down through the column. Gluing the boat and column in a way that it won't sag, holding its own weight over time, and doing so that it is aligned the way that I want it. Then-- flip the whole thing over and solder wiring to the switches. And all this... without anything breaking. It will be a delicate dance! For sure... some of this will be done in stages, but it will be precarious. 

I have ideas and plans that should solve all the above, but I will need to be extremely careful and lady luck must be on my side too! Beer

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:34 AM

I'm digging the columns, it's "on theme" for so mny of the depictions to Nautilus.

The recognition ought to be near-instant, too.

To those tht are you as well as those of an age to flashback to Ray Harryhausen movies.

Double-handy got housing switches, too.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:36 AM

Dodgy

 Ah mate, I'm hanging to see what you do with this.

Dodgy

 

Thanks, Ferg! If I get through it without disaster-- it should be cool!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:47 AM

CapnMac82
I'm digging the columns, it's "on theme" for so mny of the depictions to Nautilus. The recognition ought to be near-instant, too.

Yea! I am glad you agree with my madness! Wink

CapnMac82
To those tht are you as well as those of an age to flashback to Ray Harryhausen movies.

Oh, I remember. As a kid I wanted a movie camera so bad. I wanted to make my own stop motion movies. Unfortunately-- I didn't have the money for a camera and that would been out of the question for my parents budget too. In my mind-- I made many fantastic animations. Wink  

  • Member since
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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:52 AM

keavdog

Very cool.  The electronics alone are super fun.

 

Thanks, John!

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