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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, June 20, 2022 11:00 PM

Wornderful use of color to create mood. Besides Disneys movie was a long time ago so the color from it isn't really real anymore WinkPropeller

Steve

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

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:02 PM

PhoenixG
The hints of rust on the walls reinforces the idea the study is in a sea going vessel.  It creates an interesting contrast between the richness  of the wood colors and utility of the steel walls.  Hints of the comfort of home with the subconcious reminder you haven't left the confines of the ship.

You nailed it. Well said and I could not agree more.

Thanks!!

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:03 PM

DUSTER
Wornderful use of color to create mood.

Mood is the goal!  

DUSTER
Besides Disneys movie was a long time ago so the color from it isn't really real anymore

True!

 

Thanks Duster! 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:08 PM

Coming along fantastically Bakster! Yes

 

So does this Nemo get a cool sea lion pet like the Disney movie??? 

 

No????

That makes me depressed...

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:37 PM

Gamera

Coming along fantastically Bakster! Yes

 

So does this Nemo get a cool sea lion pet like the Disney movie??? 

 

No????

That makes me depressed...

 

Lol.  Good one, Gam! 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:57 PM

The organ is done. This is bad news because Nemo is playing it. Not a good sound... let me tell ya. He should stick to making seaweed soup. 

Anyhow, not much to say. As you know the wood was Vallejo. The seat cushion is Tamiya LP series red, the keys are MRP white. Keys are sealed with MRP gloss and the cushion MRP matt. 

Side note: I like MRP varnishes. The stuff is very durable.

Update: I forgot to mention I used a wash on the keys to make them stand out.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:41 PM

That looks fantastic Bakster! I expanded the image on my phone and it looks great even magnified!

 

BTW: I think Nemo's playing is what enraged the giant squid into attacking. Sammy the Seasick Sea Lion told me he wished Nemo had invented the record player instead of the submarine.

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:03 PM

"That looks fantastic Bakster! I expanded the image on my phone and it looks great even magnified!"

Thanks, Brother Gam. Next up, I think the Persian rug. 

BTW: I think Nemo's playing is what enraged the giant squid into attacking. Sammy the Seasick Sea Lion told me he wished Nemo had invented the record player instead of the submarine.


Lol.  I don't doubt that. His playing enrages me too! I might have to scuttle the boat.

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:26 AM

LOL, that's some great banter.

The Nemo's study is coming together nicely.

I think your idea to internally light the globe is great.  No idea how you would do it but I think it would be a cool effect. 

Can put a red dot on it to show where the Nautilus is. ;)

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:02 AM

Thanks, Phoenix G.

PhoenixG
think your idea to internally light the globe is great.  No idea how you would do it but I think it would be a cool effect

You know...as of tonight, I gave up on the idea. The main reason is I cant find what I am looking for. I need a clear pea size spherical piece. 

I went to HobbyLobby tonight and looked through their stuff, mostly beads and such, and I cant quite find what I am looking for. I know it's out there somewhere. Imagine giftshops that have pewter figurines of wizards holding crystal balls and such. I want something like those crystals.They are sourcing them from somewhere, so I know it's out there. Anyhow, your encouragement has me thinking to try harder.

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 4:59 AM

Just riffing an idea here, but have you considered making a mold of the kit's globe and casting it in clear resin? 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 23, 2022 8:52 AM

KnightTemplar5150

Just riffing an idea here, but have you considered making a mold of the kit's globe and casting it in clear resin? 

 

After my last post I searched the net finding that womens earings can come close to what I want, but not exactly. Most all of them are faceted, and I don't want that. Maybe if I keep searching it will present itself but I once again find myself saying, this is not worth the effort. I like the idea of doing the lighted crystal, but I don't love the idea. And that is why I quit so easily.

KT-- your suggestion is a good one. That might get me exactly what I want, and I am pretty sure I have everything I need to do it. That will be one tiny tiny mold. Lol. The not loving my idea part keeps nagging at me but your idea adds an element of enticement. It becomes, can I pull it off, and how will that pull it off look like? It would be a new casting challenge.

Long story short, great idea KT, and I will chew on it. Thanks for your input!

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:28 PM

KnightTemplar5150
and casting it in clear resin?

That sounds outstanding.  Casting an LED inside would skip a strp, too.

Mind, an image like this to decal the thing might be mete, too.

 

OR:

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:31 PM

Gamera
I think Nemo's playing is what enraged the giant squid into attacking.

If he would just lay off the Bach in Minor keys . . .Big Smile

Maybe some ELP, or, perhaps a spry Polka!

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:15 PM

CapnMac82
a spry Polka! Add Quot

Nothing like a polka to get a boat rockin. You know what they say: If  this boat is a rockin, don't come a knockin.

Wink

 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:18 PM

CapnMac82
That sounds outstanding.

Dang it, Capn. Now ya done it. Ya done enabled my obsession.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:17 AM

Bakster
Ya done enabled my obsession.

Best image search result I found was "globe skin" as there are any number of build-ti-yourself globe kits to "crib" off of.

Although, this is getting down to needing a microscope (like a Pontos 1/700 PE set)

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:59 AM

Thanks, Capn. I think I will try casting clear resin from the kit piece and modify from there.

And another rabbit hole we shall go...

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Posted by Back to the bench on Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:50 PM

Late to the party and what a neat project!
Don't know if this would help but these showed up on a search...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/400979383636

I am guessing at "pea size", it taxes my pea brain. These would have a pre-drilled hole that one of the micro LEDs might fit in, maybe secured with some UV cure acrylic cement. Perhaps the frosted finish might diffuse light effectively. I suspect other sizes are available as well. They showed up using "round clear acrylic beads" as a search term.A global search you might say (or not).

Sorry for the spam if this is not useful and give my regards to Captain Nemo and crew.

Gil

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:04 AM

Back to the bench

Late to the party and what a neat project!
Don't know if this would help but these showed up on a search...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/400979383636

I am guessing at "pea size", it taxes my pea brain. These would have a pre-drilled hole that one of the micro LEDs might fit in, maybe secured with some UV cure acrylic cement. Perhaps the frosted finish might diffuse light effectively. I suspect other sizes are available as well. They showed up using "round clear acrylic beads" as a search term.A global search you might say (or not).

Sorry for the spam if this is not useful and give my regards to Captain Nemo and crew.

 

Hey Gil-- it is great to hear from you! I have not seen you around the forums of late and I hope all is well in your world.

Thanks for the link! What you found is pretty darn close to what I am looking for. I think the size is right in there and you could be right about the frosted finish effect. I will keep this in mind for if my casting flops. Which, I have started making the mold. I poured the first half yesterday and so far so good.

Currently, my plan is to pipe light into the crystal using a tube of sorts. I am also flirting with using fiber optic. I don't want the crystal blazing with light but my guess is, fiber optic will go the other way and not produce enough. I could be wrong though, and I won't know until I try it.

Anyhow, as usual, I am blabbering.

Nemo sends his greetings to you. He said to tell you he can use another deckhand. So, if you enjoy sinking ships, fighting octopuses, eating seaweed soup, and exploring the ocean depths... then this is a job for you. Indifferent

 

 

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