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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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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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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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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:24 PM

 

The carpet, couch, organ, and shown bookcases are installed.

About the carpet: I captured an image off the net, and followed that with some digital cleanup using photo software. The image is then printed to decal paper and sealed with lacquer.

I didn't want to apply the decal direct to the floor because too much of the floor relief might show trough. Though well-worn carpets can show underlying relief, I felt this would be too extreme. That said, I applied the decal to Evergreen .005 clear styrene. There is no real reason for using this styrene other than it is thin and it is the closest to scale that I could come with. Then the decal was sealed with MRP matt.

I used tacky glue to secure the carpet to the floor. The tacky glue smells and looks suspiciously like Elmers. I hope the stuff holds.

Lastly-- I just finished pouring the second half of the rubber mold material. Fingers crossed. 

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Monday, June 27, 2022 2:50 AM

Everything looks like it just belongs there.  Exceptional job bringing it all together like that. Yes

I'm pretty sure you must have been Nemo's interior designer in a past life.  Big Smile

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 27, 2022 9:27 AM

Thanks PhoenixG. Sadly the camera is skewing the colors some on the whole assembly. Grays look black and red looks pink.


I'm pretty sure you must have been Nemo's interior designer in a past life.

The big helper is MR Seal. You know the one? It's the seal Gamera was chiming about. Mr seal has an eye for it. I mean literally, one eye. The other eye was put out by a shark.

So, any wonkyness to this assembly is Mr Seals fault. Lol. Stick out tongue

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Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, June 27, 2022 11:35 AM

Bakster

 

 
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  

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

 

Thanks Bakster, things have just been very busy (mostly good stuff though) and we have been out of town some as well. As always life often interferes with hobbies. Your project is looking awesome and your ideas for fiber optic lighting are great. Hope your casting endevour goes well. It's always way more rewarding to making your own parts and so much more is learned in the process.

I have for a long time had the idea of some day incorporating one of these in some type of Nautilus build. They are available in a variety of sizes. A hidden servo for operation and some music from the movie would be fun to integrate into the scene...

https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Aperture-Diaphragm-1-5-25mm-Microscope/dp/B0829QVLY4/ref=asc_df_B0829QVLY4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475739861994&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=415878556445147766&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1021054&hvtargid=pla-1073251816950&psc=1

This is one of the many ideas that will likely languish in the back of my mind until the neurons finally quit flickering lol.

Nemo's offer of adventures on (or under) the high seas sounds tantalizing. As a landlubber who grew up in the high desert my qualifications are strong in the human ballast or human anchor area.

 

Gil

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:31 AM

Back to the bench
I have for a long time had the idea of some day incorporating one of these in some type of Nautilus build. They are available in a variety of sizes. A hidden servo for operation and some music from the movie would be fun to integrate into the scene... https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Aperture-Diaphragm-1-5-25mm-Microscope/dp/B0829QVLY4/ref=asc_df_B0829QVLY4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475739861994&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=415878556445147766&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1021054&hvtargid=pla-1073251816950&psc=1 This is one of the many ideas that will likely languish in the back of my mind until the neurons finally quit flickering lol.

 

I like it! That would be so cool to do. 

 

Back to the bench
Nemo's offer of adventures on (or under) the high seas sounds tantalizing. As a landlubber who grew up in the high desert my qualifications are strong in the human ballast or human anchor area.

LOL. It IS a tantalizing offer isn't it. I forgot to mention the nugget of being able to work for a tyranicle genius.  

I will soft-pedal your decline for emplyment. Nemo doesn't understand things like this. He thinks everyone is jumping at the chance. Don't tell him I said so. Wink

I'll tell him you are currently indisposed. Yes

 

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:41 PM

For some reason, I lost track of this entertaining thread, it looks like since June 6. Not quite sure what happened.

Backtracking (a lot).....

Steve, on your further questions about brush painting Vallejo Model Color, ironically I've been doing some (uh, trying to) lately and having much the same trouble as you. Messing with it, and will address your question if I figure anything out.

Much great progress since I lost track. Really nice work on various interior details. Yes

Almost every comment I typed about the organ came out so wrong on so many levels. It looks great and I really like it. There, that's it, that worked. Just gotta keep the adjective "your" out of the sentence, and all is well.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:25 PM

Steve, on your further questions about brush painting Vallejo Model Color, ironically I've been doing some (uh, trying to) lately and having much the same trouble as you. Messing with it, and will address your question if I figure anything out.

Please do.

Almost every comment I typed about the organ came out so wrong on so many levels. It looks great and I really like it. There, that's it, that worked. Just gotta keep the adjective "your" out of the sentence, and all is well.

Lol.

And my every rebuttal puts me in danger of sensorship. So, I will just say, thank you.

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:11 PM

PS: The mold is done and the cast sits in my pressure pot waiting for a full cure. The resin I have takes a good 48 hours where I would trust to demold it. So, I am in a hold pattern. In the meantime, and for conversation sake, I am doing something I don't do well. And that is, I started work on another model. I don't do two models at a time very well.

 



I found a build video on this model and it peaked my interest. What I like about this kit is its size. It's small enough to display easily, and yet, it is just big enough to appreciate some detail. As well, I hear it is fairly accurate to the movie prop.

As a kid both my brother and I built several Enterprise kits. Much fun was had with them. Those were larger kits. This kit would have been perfect for a child's hands.

This kit boils down to basic build skills. I will paint it and such, but pretty much OOTB. And that suits me fine. I have no interest in lighting it. I just want a nice clean build that I can display.

So, build skills it will take. From what I have learned there are large gaps and some poor fits. A review of the sprues reveal a fair amount of flash, as well. I also just learned that the instruction sheet has an error with the upper dome. The kit allows a person to build the pilot episode ship or the production model. The instructions give the wrong details on which to use. Fortunately, I learned this before I made that crucial mistake.

I started work on the saucer and I had to glue and clamp. There is some warpage between the two clams. It is nothing that patience, clamps, and glue can't fix. 

Anyhow, I am enjoying the start of it.

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:14 PM

Hmmmm;

     I wonder. Could I make my Living Room resemble that? That has turned into some DO NOT HIDE type of work!!

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:34 PM

Tanker-Builder
Could I make my Living Room resemble that?

 Smile Same for my home.

Tanker-Builder
That has turned into some DO NOT HIDE type of work!!

Thanks for the kind words TB.

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