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Postby FX Models » Thu May 15, 2003 6:52 pm

Hi guys..

I had put some shots up before but wanted to show the final rendering of hull number 1 for our client. It is displayed on a simulated ocean floor base with lights from NR1 simulated with paint on the base.

The model is quite accurate, down to rivet patterns and panels etc..

If anyone has any comments please feel free. We REALLY enjoyed mastering this project up for production.

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Closeup of stern area, showing zincs, rear thruster gratings, rudder antenna mount, props,etc .. Also visible is the tiny little brass etched stern light protective cage right on the stern tip.

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Closeup of bow as finished. Many lighting and other details are visible in this shot. Note the cow-catcher looking device, etched from the brass just below the starboard midline of the boat forward.
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Postby AntoineL » Sat May 17, 2003 1:47 am

Really fantastic !
Would you consider a bigger production ? Id be interested in a hull.

Congrats

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Postby FX Models » Sat May 17, 2003 11:47 pm

HI Antoine,

We already have a hull about 4 feet long for NR-1 and are considering taking it further and getting it ready. Heaven knows we KNOW that boat now!

I am pretty excited about it as it is a definite UNIQUE hull form...

Thanks for checking it out...

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Postby Carter » Thu May 22, 2003 7:44 pm

Looks great!
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Postby AntoineL » Fri May 23, 2003 3:19 am

Hi Marc

I sent you an email

have you received it ?

bye

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Postby FX Models » Fri May 23, 2003 2:15 pm

Thanks Carter!

Antoine! I received it but cannot reply yet. My power supply on that computer failed and I had to order another one from Dell. Dell's power supplies are PROPRIETARY to DELL and you cant just go into Comp USA and buy one. I tried last night.

UGH.. I should have the new Power Supply tomorrow though . I will be sure to get back to you...

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Postby Casey Thrower » Sun May 25, 2003 9:32 pm

How did you make the grates on the seawater intakes? Also, what kind of paint color and brand did you use? Nice looking boat.



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Postby JWLaRue » Mon May 26, 2003 12:46 am

Hi Casey,

Are you referring to those circular-shaped grates?

Those, along with other parts, are photo-etched brass. The circular grates are actually made from two separate parts that have been glued together to more accurately represent the original grates.

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Postby Casey Thrower » Mon May 26, 2003 1:59 pm

JWLaRue wrote:Hi Casey,

Are you referring to those circular-shaped grates?

Those, along with other parts, are photo-etched brass. The circular grates are actually made from two separate parts that have been glued together to more accurately represent the original grates.

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Where can I get some of these grates in 1/96?
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Postby FX Models » Mon May 26, 2003 3:48 pm

HI Casey,

Jeff speaks truly. On the real boat, the grates are actually rebar, welded over a slightly elliptical (when projected onto the hull) ring. We reproduced this the same way via etched brass. As such, the extra relief does MUCH to enhance realism. Jeff LaRue is actually who did the etched brass for us to answer your question. too by the way.

Thanks Casey,

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Postby Casey Thrower » Mon May 26, 2003 5:23 pm

FX Models wrote:HI Casey,

Jeff speaks truly. On the real boat, the grates are actually rebar, welded over a slightly elliptical (when projected onto the hull) ring. We reproduced this the same way via etched brass. As such, the extra relief does MUCH to enhance realism. Jeff LaRue is actually who did the etched brass for us to answer your question. too by the way.

Thanks Casey,

Marc

What brand and color paint did you use? I like it and would use it on my Permit.
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Postby AntoineL » Mon Jun 02, 2003 3:02 pm

Hey Marc !

I still have not received any news from you !
Have you forgotten me ? :p

If you lost my email (with you PC problems) I can resend it

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Postby FX Models » Wed Jun 04, 2003 9:50 pm

Hi Antoine!

Please DO resend! I am sorry. We are doing a Navy project that took me into limbo for a while but I have some breathing room now...

Please go ahead and resend! Looking forward to talking to you, and I DO vaguely remember that you had some questions about NR-1..

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Postby AntoineL » Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:35 am

I just resent you the email. LMK if you receive it.

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