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Pegasus Hobbies Nautilus (Completed)

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, October 2, 2022 2:07 PM

The finale to this build:

 

Fate Plays a Role


A dark mass glides past and it disappears into blackness. Alarmed by this, the seaman communicates to Nemo what happened whereby the order is given, "All stop!"

The boat is turned and in short order the culprit comes into view.

Before them are the remains of an ancient city. The crew stand transfixed at the nearness of their demise.

Nemo dispatches divers. What is reported back beggars the imagination. The city is mostly intact, but more importantly they find artifacts of solid gold.

Over the years more treasure sites are found, mostly galleons. It is more treasure than Nemo can use, and most is left in place. Although--Nemo creates a detailed record of their locations. I mean... who wouldn't!  Stick out tongue

 

Some fun stuff

I don't recall who suggested it but it was thrown out there to use a smoke machine. Then Capn suggested making an enclosure for it. While airbrushing -- it occurred to me that I could use my booth for imaging purposes. The top of the booth has a clear piece of plexiglass I can shine light through. I purchased some colored glass to place on top of the booth and then I place a light on top of that. Initially, I tried burning incense in the booth to smoke it up. It somewhat worked but not great. Then the answer hit me. I have some colored wrapping film that I taped to the front of the booth. I then took the image through that. That gave me the deeper distortions and depth that I as looking for. 

Nautilus Goes Stealth

The image below is a happy accident. I like this one. I forgot to turn the models lights on. This image was taken using the overhead light, incense for effect, and no film.

Lastly, a GIF of the engine room.

Thanks to all of you that posted to this thread. You made it a fun WIP.

 

THE END

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 2, 2022 4:08 PM

Very awesome build, I'm impressed.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, October 2, 2022 7:57 PM

Rob Gronovius

Very awesome build, I'm impressed.

 

Thanks for saying, Rob. And thanks for viewing.

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    September 2022
  • From: South Carolina
Posted by Omni Yomni on Sunday, October 2, 2022 9:50 PM

This is superb. The 'stealth' pic is especially good, has a very natural effect about it. Great work on this build, thanks for sharing.

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    April 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Monday, October 3, 2022 12:41 AM

Congratulations on your build, Bakster. There's a lot of great eye candy in the details you've put into this project. For example, and I may be a bit biased, your casted globe really seems to catch the light in the photos to give it a really nice, soft glow. Thanks for taking all of us along for this one - like every one of the builds you share, t's been fun to follow. 

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, October 3, 2022 6:00 AM

Amazing craftsmanship, Bakster!  The stealth pic is my favorite as well...looks like it was actually taken underwater.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Monday, October 3, 2022 6:07 AM

Very well done; great pictures

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, October 3, 2022 8:41 AM

Attention,Attenzione,Attencion!

        Behold! The Work of a Patient Master. My hat is off to you Backster! This build shows the scope of your knowledge in quite a few areas. I am awed by the results. Congratulations my friend, It's been a Voyage of discovery for sure! T.B.

        P.S. I do like the Stealth shot for sure. Awesome, And this shows it!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 3, 2022 9:15 AM

Omni Yomni

This is superb. The 'stealth' pic is especially good, has a very natural effect about it. Great work on this build, thanks for sharing.

 

Omni-- thank you for the kind words, for posting, and for viewing.

The stealth image is one of those things that one might initially cus about. Like, "Dang it! I forgot to turn on the lights!" In the end-- it was a silver lining. Having the lights off allowed the scene to appear natural. It is as though sunlight is breaking through the water illuminating the scene. With having the lights on everything took on a green cast and no matter what I tried, the light gets blown out. It's not a terrible thing really. I still like it. It appears deep in the ocean and blown out lighting is not out the scope of reality. But for sure-- the stealth image is my favorite.

Just musing all that.

Thanks again!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 3, 2022 9:21 AM

KnightTemplar5150

Congratulations on your build, Bakster. There's a lot of great eye candy in the details you've put into this project. For example, and I may be a bit biased, your casted globe really seems to catch the light in the photos to give it a really nice, soft glow. Thanks for taking all of us along for this one - like every one of the builds you share, t's been fun to follow. 

 

Lol about the globe. My friend-- I want you to stand up and take a bow. It was your idea to cast it and I wholeheartedly agree that it catches the light nicely. It adds a lot to the scene. Your suggestion is just another example of how all of you contribute to the success of our builds.

And you are welcome. Thanks for enjoying it!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 3, 2022 9:23 AM

Eaglecash867

Amazing craftsmanship, Bakster!  The stealth pic is my favorite as well...looks like it was actually taken underwater.

 

Hey thanks, Eaglecash! Thanks for viewing and posting!

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 3, 2022 9:24 AM

Est.1961

Very well done; great pictures

 

Thank you sir!  Thanks for viewing and posting!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 3, 2022 9:29 AM

Tanker-Builder

Attention,Attenzione,Attencion!

        Behold! The Work of a Patient Master. My hat is off to you Backster! This build shows the scope of your knowledge in quite a few areas. I am awed by the results. Congratulations my friend, It's been a Voyage of discovery for sure! T.B.

        P.S. I do like the Stealth shot for sure. Awesome, And this shows it!

 

Thanks for the kind words and for your faithful encouragement, following, suggestions, and posts! I enjoyed the journey with you guys...

 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, October 3, 2022 10:57 AM

Nicely done! Congratulations on a beautiful model.

--

Timothy Kidwell
Editor
Scale Model Brands
Kalmbach Media

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, October 3, 2022 11:25 AM

Steve,

Commenting on this is difficult.....becuase it is so crazy good.

I'm amazed at what you did with the Nautilus. And before I forget, the pics are awesome too, especially the 'stealth' underwater one, as folks have commented on.

The display is brilliant and adds so much. I somehow missed how you came up with the ruins and how you accomplished bulding them, so when I have time I look forward to back-tracking a bit and checking.

YesYesYesYes

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 3, 2022 12:38 PM

Excellent!  Excellent!  Excellent!  Your display idea came out perfectly.   Great pics and love the model lighting.  Thanks for the great build thread as always.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 3, 2022 2:24 PM

Tim Kidwell

Nicely done! Congratulations on a beautiful model.

 

Thank you, Tim. It was a labor of love for sure. 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 3, 2022 2:26 PM

Greg

Steve,

Commenting on this is difficult.....becuase it is so crazy good.

I'm amazed at what you did with the Nautilus. And before I forget, the pics are awesome too, especially the 'stealth' underwater one, as folks have commented on.

The display is brilliant and adds so much. I somehow missed how you came up with the ruins and how you accomplished bulding them, so when I have time I look forward to back-tracking a bit and checking.

YesYesYesYes

 

Hey thanks, Greg! I survived another one! Phew.  Wink

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 3, 2022 2:38 PM

keavdog

Excellent!  Excellent!  Excellent!  Your display idea came out perfectly.   Great pics and love the model lighting.  Thanks for the great build thread as always.

 

Thanks, John! Your input is always appreciated. And thanks for following and participating in this build!

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 3, 2022 4:35 PM

Simply superb my friend. All the photos are wonderful, but the 'stealth' shot is so wonderfully moody. An astounding example of model building and a wonderful, informative and fun filled journey along the way. Going to try and save the stealth shot as my screen saver.

Of course now that Cap'n Nemo has lots of treasure, he can afford the work on the Bullion Express!

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, October 3, 2022 5:53 PM

Ferg... thanks my Friend. I guess this was one of them builds that was meant to be. Everything clicked. I am so glad you all enjoyed it with me. I will look back at this one when all the stars aligned.

Dodgy
Of course now that Cap'n Nemo has lots of treasure, he can afford the work on the Bullion Express!

Dang it! I thought I was out of the woods. Then you set a hook and yanked it. Wink

I guess that settles it. It is time to finish the BE. 

Btw. I have to correct you on one small thing. In this Nemo timeline, the BE precedes Nautilus. BE is the cash cow of funds to build the Nautilus. Now that Nemo has more treasure than sence, he decommissions the BE. BEs output  is a pitance compared to what Nemo finds with Nautilus.

That said, the chapter of Bullion Express remains to be written and must be written or Nautilus can't happen.

And that is that.

Thanks Ferg.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 3, 2022 7:09 PM

BAKSTER!!!! You knocked it right outta the park!!! 

The Nautilus, the base, the lighting everything is perfect!!!!!!

 

HeartHeartHeart

Bow Down

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Monday, October 3, 2022 11:48 PM

The final reveal was superb.  It's a work of art worthy of being the centerpiece of any collection.  You should consider submitting it as an article for the magazine!

Enjoyed following this build from start to finish.  Thanks for letting us join you on the journey!!Smile

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

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    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:17 AM

What a tour de force in the art of model and display. The photography is too bad eatherWink

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:05 AM

Bakster

Ferg... thanks my Friend. I guess this was one of them builds that was meant to be. Everything clicked. I am so glad you all enjoyed it with me. I will look back at this one when all the stars aligned.

 

 
Dodgy
Of course now that Cap'n Nemo has lots of treasure, he can afford the work on the Bullion Express!

 

Dang it! I thought I was out of the woods. Then you set a hook and yanked it. Wink

I guess that settles it. It is time to finish the BE. 

Btw. I have to correct you on one small thing. In this Nemo timeline, the BE precedes Nautilus. BE is the cash cow of funds to build the Nautilus. Now that Nemo has more treasure than sence, he decommissions the BE. BEs output  is a pitance compared to what Nemo finds with Nautilus.

That said, the chapter of Bullion Express remains to be written and must be written or Nautilus can't happen.

And that is that.

Thanks Ferg.Devil

 

I stand corrected. Whipped, beaten and repentant....... Oh, is this the slave dungeon site, or have I made a mistake.????? DevilDevil

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

dlh
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 6:56 AM

This build is magnificent.  I've followed from start to finish.  Love your display; much more than the cracken.  I now have to wait until I fininsh mine to say, "Release the Cracken".  I've learned so much from watching your build.  I still consider myself a beginner.  Thanks for sharing your build.

Dave

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:29 AM

Fantastic! 

 

The best shot was the one with the lights out on the Nautilus and the overheads beaming down. Amazing!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 9:46 AM

Gamera

BAKSTER!!!! You knocked it right outta the park!!! 

The Nautilus, the base, the lighting everything is perfect!!!!!!

 

HeartHeartHeart

Bow Down

 

Play ball!

Thanks Cliff!

Btw. Cornelius and DR Zeus think I built this thing to send them home. Not sure where they got that idea. Probably Clapper. That Dude likes to mess with them. Hehe.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 9:48 AM

PhoenixG
Thanks for letting us join you on the journey!!

Thanks PG. You are too kind sir. 

PhoenixG
Thanks for letting us join you on the journey!!

You are welcome!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 9:50 AM

Dodgy

 

 
Bakster

Ferg... thanks my Friend. I guess this was one of them builds that was meant to be. Everything clicked. I am so glad you all enjoyed it with me. I will look back at this one when all the stars aligned.

 

 
Dodgy
Of course now that Cap'n Nemo has lots of treasure, he can afford the work on the Bullion Express!

 

Dang it! I thought I was out of the woods. Then you set a hook and yanked it. Wink

I guess that settles it. It is time to finish the BE. 

Btw. I have to correct you on one small thing. In this Nemo timeline, the BE precedes Nautilus. BE is the cash cow of funds to build the Nautilus. Now that Nemo has more treasure than sence, he decommissions the BE. BEs output  is a pitance compared to what Nemo finds with Nautilus.

That said, the chapter of Bullion Express remains to be written and must be written or Nautilus can't happen.

And that is that.

Thanks Ferg.Devil

 

 

 

I stand corrected. Whipped, beaten and repentant....... Oh, is this the slave dungeon site, or have I made a mistake.????? DevilDevil

 

Uh-oh. Um yeah. I think you are on the wrong website.  I am not into whipping either. LOL.

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