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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 15, 2022 7:03 PM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friends guys! Thankfully I haven't had a pet pass in sometime. 

Great work on the Nautilus Bakster. Good idea to blank off the fragile areas. I'd have put a thumb though the window myself... 

 

PS: I'll change the name of Sammy the Depressed Sea Lion. Didn't know you'd lost a cat with the same name. I heard a Sammy Kershaw song on the radio and just grabbed the name from that. My apologies... 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 15, 2022 10:42 AM

Tanker-Builder
 In ze case of da sobmarin, Youse is got the touch, dude! She's looking Rad! Yer ryte aboot the Contours fer sure!

Lol. Right on, Bro.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 15, 2022 10:41 AM

Hey Capn-- I am glad to see you have Jill. That will help. Manx passing in his sleep is a blessing. With both my pets I had the agony of putting them down. I know the latter is most common, so I am not the only one.

I went cold turkey after Cobi and Sammie passed and it was not easy on me. For the most part I adjusted but being single and living alone-- a pet helps a person BIGTIME. I am nearing retirement (near but not near enough) and I would like to travel some. For this reason, I am holding off getting another pet. I would not have anyone to take care of them while gone and I don't care to store them somewhere. I don't have the heart for that. If it not for that issue-- I'd have gotten another pet not just tomorrow-- not today-- but yesterday. That said-- if God drops a cat in need into my lap-- I won't turn it away. Already, I have volunteered to take one from a family where a family member has an allergy issue. The cat may have some health issues and that has pretty much stalled things. But last I heard-- the cat got a clean bill of health. I suspect the delay is they are struggling to give up the cat. Which-- I can totally understand. If they keep him-- even better. The animal won't get traumatized by the change.  We shall see. It's in God's hands. 

It sounds like you have a good system backing up data. I have an external hard drive, I just need to get serious about it.

And LOL. Yeah. No zits, warts, warps, and angry mobs of apes. Wink

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, August 15, 2022 8:27 AM

Funny!

     I guess that Cat Breed has a standard pattern somewhere? He could be a dead Ringer for MAX! Appears to be the same weight Max was too! A Head Butting fool though! Handsome Boi!! Jill looks like she's a live wire too. Precious little dog!

 In ze case of da sobmarin, Youse is got the touch, dude! She's looking Rad! Yer ryte aboot the Contours fer sure!

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, August 15, 2022 1:36 AM

Bakster
Give pooch a petting for me. What is he/she's name?

This is Jill

She's in the Kitchen "helping."  We got her just before the Couf hit, which puts her right about three y/o.  She is a nut.  She's still not quite comfortable gouing outside by herself now the Jack is gone.

We are all coping, as best we can.

My Manx Loki, made it to 16 and passed quietly in his sleep in 2016

 

As to computers, I picked up a GoFlex external drive years and years ago (four desktops ago if quibblign were wanted).  Weekly backups are written there.  Along with a System Image, too.  Normally recovering a System Image will fix many woes, but, in this last case, I needed a full O/S repair, which wiped the O/S slate clean.

Now, it saves all the existing files in an "mmm old"  Dierctory, which preserved a ton of stuff from My Pictures and My Documents and the like.  Also some critical Produc Numbers and Activation Keys.  The working software was not affected i nthe Repair, but the "installations" were wiped away.  So, some of it was just finding what to link the Shortcut to.  Others, needed new downloads.  It's been a mix.

Mostly, the larger headache was in losing the browser configuration and permissions files.  To include a whole pile of embedded p/w.

The important thing, though, is that Nautilus is progressing.  Has not developed zits, nor stirred up any apes so far.  That has to be worth something.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:40 PM

The more I work on this the more I appreciate the beauty of its design. Looking back from the bow creates an interesting look. The facets give an almost modern stealth look to the boat. 

Tonight, more gaps filled. I learned something new as well. TB, you might appreciate this. Though, you probably already know this trick.

So, I used sprue-goo to fill some gaps. I sharpened a hobbystick to a fine point and used that to apply goo. But, as hard as you try, it can look a little gloppy. Here enters the tip. Using the brush of Tamiya Extra Thin cement I dab extra thin cement over the goo. The cement melts the goo further causing it to self level. You can use the brush to coax it smoother too. I can hardly tell that filler was used. It comes out looking conformed.

Below: I also started work on the bowsprit/spear assembly.

Lastly, I made a handle out of sprue and secured it to the belly of the beast. It will serve as a handle when I am painting it. After paint I can snip off the sprue. When I attach the belly assembly the ugliness will be covered.

You may notice I made cardboard plugs for the parlor. This serves to keep sanding dust out as well as my fingers. I don't need an errant finger to break something.

 

And that is it for this weekend.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:13 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi!

       Yeah, Sam is still with me. When she crosses that bridge that room in which I sleep and Build models will seem very empty indeed. The landlady's daughter just Adopted a new Kitty His name Dr.Pepper shortened to Pepper. He's a real slick little guy. She said Max moved over so "Pepper" could have a nice home instead of the alternate!

 

That is awesome, TB. You are a good man, Charlie Brown.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:33 AM

Hi!

       Yeah, Sam is still with me. When she crosses that bridge that room in which I sleep and Build models will seem very empty indeed. The landlady's daughter just Adopted a new Kitty His name Dr.Pepper shortened to Pepper. He's a real slick little guy. She said Max moved over so "Pepper" could have a nice home instead of the alternate!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 14, 2022 9:50 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Backster!

         Yeah,You don't realize how dear they are to you till there's a void. Like I said Sam is 12. She sits in a model Boxtop.The same one she started doing that in five years ago. She watches every move I make. Maybe that's why I got so many started ones in my room. They's funny too. I gave her a bigger, deeper boxtop and she knocked it down and went and got in the old one. Oh Well! She has never picked up a part that I know of.

          First day I had the ORE FREIGHTER unboxed, she tried it for size when I went to lunch. She decided it was to Narrow I guess!

 

So you had two cats? Max just passed and Sam is still with you?

Yeah. Cats love to sit it in boxes. If your Sam has a favorite, best not to upset the applecart. Lol. 

My last cat was a tabby, also named Sam, short for Sammie. I tried setting up a box for him on my bench but it didn't fly. He didn't like it. It is funny. Both cats I had would not sit in my basement with me while I worked. Theyd both sit at the top of the steps and wait for me to finish. They didn't know each other. After one passed the other came into my life. The point is, they both had the same mind about it. Their litter box was kept down there so maybe they equate the basement with their toilet! Lol. "Why is he sitting in my toilet!" Hence, why I call my work area the dungeon.

Sammie had a habit of waking me for work. If I resisted his efforts, he would walk around my head. If that didn't work, he'd walk over my back. Which by the way, I liked. It was like a back massage. If only I could have trained him to do that more. If that fails, he'd stick his wet nose in my ear. If that didn't work, maybe a nose bump to my nose. Usually, by then, I would relent. "Ok Sammie. Ok. I will get up." Which made him happy because that meant me going downstairs to make coffee and he goes and eats his nibbles.

Aside from a box, they love tissue paper. Lay a sheet or two on the floor and watch them walk straight up and perch on it. I never figured that one out. They had not seen the stuff before but they somehow knew it's good stuff, go to it.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:05 AM

Hi Backster!

         Yeah,You don't realize how dear they are to you till there's a void. Like I said Sam is 12. She sits in a model Boxtop.The same one she started doing that in five years ago. She watches every move I make. Maybe that's why I got so many started ones in my room. They's funny too. I gave her a bigger, deeper boxtop and she knocked it down and went and got in the old one. Oh Well! She has never picked up a part that I know of.

          First day I had the ORE FREIGHTER unboxed, she tried it for size when I went to lunch. She decided it was to Narrow I guess!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:14 PM

"Our Manx, Max crossed that same bridge four days ago. I didn't know about it till my Landlady and her daughter told me the following morning. As cats he was old! Fourteen! I will miss his Forehead Bumps ( no Fistbumps for him) look ya straight in the eye and Bump your forehead before you knew what he was up to!"

 

Sorry for your loss too, TB. The two pets I lost were cats too and I still miss them dearly. I might be adopting another one but the jury is still out on that.

Updated: That sucks, TB. Hang in there as well. I feel for your loss. 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:09 PM

 

"Went over the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday, not quite reaching 16 years"

Holy hell, Capn. I totally missed this in your message. I thought you were posting a picture for the sake of sharing your pet. i didn't see he/she passed. I am SO SORRY for your loss. 16 years is a long time and that only makes it harder. I have been through two of these in the last four years and both were around 18 years old. Man... it was heart wrenching. I won't say more. Just that I am sorry, and hang in there. Time will make it easier. It takes time.

You DID have a bad week.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 13, 2022 8:36 PM

Hey! Backster! 

         I am sure you have heard about LONDON and BERLIN.The Thames is drying up and they are on water restrictions, meanwhile, the Rhine river is so low a lot of shipping traffic is no go, what does is only a third loaded. Here in New Braunfels,TX. we are on Stage Three water restrictions. Don't water your lawn at any time! When your number (Based on addresses) comes up, you have forty five minutes with a garden hose only, No sprinklers, Period! Ours partially died out thirteen years ago and except the occassional handful of seed just before a rain that's all we do. If the H.O.A. doesn't like it, they can pay, to re-sod our lawn! at least it's a greenish brown because of the invasive native grasses!

        Now getting back to the Nautilus! She's looking okay for sure. You've got a lot stuffed in there! Wouldn't it be funny if someone came across a design that had a top fin like a Megalodon or a very,very, Big Whale! Considering what Nemo did with her I guess Megalodon would fit!

        Our Manx, Max crossed that same bridge four days ago. I didn't know about it till my Landlady and her daughter told me the following morning. As cats he was old! Fourteen! I will miss his Forehead Bumps ( no Fistbumps for him) look ya straight in the eye and Bump your forehead before you knew what he was up to!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 13, 2022 8:03 PM

1. I found an LED that matched color and intensity. The problem LED removed and replaced with a better one.

2. All lighting was tested followed by installing the decking. For best fit I glued and clamped in sections.

3. Cleats, panels, housings, and whatnots, attached. 

4. I started work filling gaps.

5. I won't attach the spear assembly until just before painting. Until then it will be too easy to break.

6. I mentioned possible changes to PE. I may explore that not because it is too hard to install PE, or anything along those lines, but that flat metal does not always project well for things like cables and such. I think on some of this stuff they would have done better to mold styrene pieces. I am shooting from the hip on that though because I have not taken a hard look at it yet. 

7. I will install the chains, screw, belly assembly, and gator housings once everything is painted. Doing so mostly for ease of painting.



Nemo shouts, "Slow but sure, sailor."

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 13, 2022 2:07 PM

rob44

I lite the parlor and the "motor" room. The only grief I remember is placing the LEDs and making sure the light did not leak out of where I wanted it to. The PE "Stabilizer" cables in the rear were very finicky also. I used magnet wire (extremly fine) to connect from the sub to the power supply.

 

Yeah I suspected the PE might be a pain. I might do some scratch building with some of that. We shall see. 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 13, 2022 2:04 PM

Hey Capn, a few days back I noticed NE Texas got rain. I was not sure how you fared. Thanks for letting us know. Glad you got some but sorry to hear it was not more. The weather is a bit goofy. I heard Las Vegas had major flooding again and parts of Arizona as well.

Oh man. That is not a good week. High temps and your PC went Amber Heard. Rebuilding a PCs software is a major pain in the tail. I have done it a few times. Particularly all things MS Windows and their endless updates. I dread the day mine goes kaput. I'd probably just get a new one. Its old. You are inspiring me to do some backups.

Give pooch a petting for me. What is he/she's name?

Glad you found solace in my rats nest! Surprise

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:14 PM

Bakster
It is quite the rats nest.

Might be a rat's nes, but a cool one, none the less.

It finnaly rained at my house.  Perhaps a pint and a half.  Other areas in our Connecticur-sized metro area had several inches of soaking rain.  Not so much here. 

The cool front has broken the temperatures though, not expected to get to 100°F until Monday.
Been a tough week.
This fellow

Went over the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday, not quite reaching 16 years.
Been tough on the whole house.
Then, my desktop decided to Amber Heard the bed.
Wound up with a ful O/S restore, which was a major pain putting back all the things storeed in backups, but after reinstalling almost all the software, too.

So, a successful rat's nest is inspirng and motivational, and ust the tonic this week has needed.

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:41 AM

I lite the parlor and the "motor" room. The only grief I remember is placing the LEDs and making sure the light did not leak out of where I wanted it to. The PE "Stabilizer" cables in the rear were very finicky also. I used magnet wire (extremly fine) to connect from the sub to the power supply.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 13, 2022 8:54 AM

rob44

As for the hull color. I used a rustoleum spray paint that I decanted I believe it was oil rubbed bronze. I really liked the finish

 

 

 

Yes! Very nice, Rob. I like the paint finish too. That looks good. I see you lit the parlor too. Looks good! Nice work all around. Excellent work!

Was there any part of the build that gave your grief?

Thanks for sharing your build!

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:23 AM

Wow Rob, that's great!!

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 12, 2022 7:42 PM

Yeah, ohhhhhhh that looks awesome Rob!!! Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Friday, August 12, 2022 7:32 PM

Tanker-Builder

Robb44

   That Sir, is a nice rendition thereof! Thanks for Sharing!

 

 

Thank you for your kind words!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 12, 2022 5:04 PM

Robb44

   That Sir, is a nice rendition thereof! Thanks for Sharing!

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Friday, August 12, 2022 4:50 PM

As for the hull color. I used a rustoleum spray paint that I decanted I believe it was oil rubbed bronze. I really liked the finish

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 12, 2022 1:24 PM

Okay!   

         Now that is just too much. Really? a 30cm sammich? Hmmm, So that means the Pizza slices are about 30 to 45cm long from tip to crust. Now thats a slice of heaven!

      But see, now, I like my Ship models like my pizza slices - Fully Loaded!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 12, 2022 10:27 AM

Bakster

 

 
Tanker-Builder

Okay!

     I have to ask, How long is that sub?

 

 

 

Hey TB, a rough estimate, it will be around 14 inches long once all the appendages are added. 

 

 

So a little longer than the submarine sandwich I had the other day???? Smile Burger

 

Which begs the maybe stupid question- do you call them 15cm and 30cm sandwiches outside the US???

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 12, 2022 9:33 AM

Hey TB. Can you post a link to the papercraft sub? I would like to see it 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 11, 2022 3:38 PM

Aha!

   I thank you sir!

 I have a papercraft sub, and surprisingly it too is about thirteen and three quarters of an inch long. The only difference in it's shape is a drill looking thing for the forward third! and it doesn't have the side windows.(Those could be added) It is one from a site that you buy them and download them. They have a regular "U"boat too.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 11, 2022 11:32 AM

Tanker-Builder

Okay!

     I have to ask, How long is that sub?

 

Hey TB, a rough estimate, it will be around 14 inches long once all the appendages are added. 

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