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Verne-style NAUTILUS almost done!!!

Postby modelnut » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:51 pm

It has been a long time since I started this one. Maybe more than two years --- I don't know.

Anyway. The NAUTILUS has been an obsession of mine since the 4th grade and that is THIRTY SEVEN YEARS! A long time to dream of building what I imagined in my head.

Here is where I started:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/modelnut/X1.jpg

This is what I did a few years ago:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/modelnut/NautBeginsA.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/modelnut/NautBeginsBow.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/modelnut/NautBeginsStern.jpg

Here is what I have today:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/modelnut/Naut01.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/modelnut/Naut03.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/modelnut/Naut04.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/modelnut/Naut05.jpg

All I need to do now is paint it!
And make the base look good . . . OI! :shock:


Wish me lucK!
-Leelan

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Postby hakkikt » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:09 pm

Luck : )

I have a 1/350 Verne Nautilus in the works myself, based on two drop tanks from a 1/48 C-130 Hercules kit.
I see you have chosen the "ram higher than centreline" path based on the location of the hole in the ship and Nemo's tale of the event... I have disregarded that part, I am doing the classic centreline ram.
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Postby modelnut » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:01 pm

I have a 350 in the works also:
http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForum/modeltsar.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=1299
I will get back to it after I finish this one.

Since this is a kitbash it is a random scale. The NAUTILUS' diameter of 8 meters combined with the diameter of the X-1 kit made this bash a 187 scale model.

I just installed two anchors fore and aft yesterday. They were never mentioned in the novel and hardly mentioned at all in connection with submarines but we all know they have them.

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P.S. Good luck with yours as well!!! :D
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Postby Scott T » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:26 pm

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ModelNut I attached images from links in your post.

If others want to attach images to there post then:
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This should copy most pictures to your post if hosted on the web.

Your model looks great. :wink:
Glad to see you have acomplished this build.

Can you define Oi for a dumb Okie? :?:

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Postby modelnut » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:19 pm

Sorry. I mispelled it. :roll:

Oy or OY may refer to:

Oy vey, a Yiddish exclamation of dismay or exasperation


I ain't Yiddish. But sometimes the word just fits.

Did you ever see "The Frisco Kid"??? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079180/

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Postby Scott T » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:16 pm

Just curious about the word. I remember a
actor with a Australian accent always saying
"Oi" in a action TV series (series had cool
vehicles, Helicopter-semi-truck combination)

Nope never seen the movie "The Frisco Kid".

I like your Nautilus.

I'm thinking about working on the one I started.
Which is still two large chunks of pink foam. Oy vey!
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Whishing you good progress on your painting.

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Postby modelnut » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:12 pm

Thank you, Scott! I am probably going to need it. :roll:
Haven't actually started painting yet. I've been sick. No Thanksgiving for me . . .

For any of you interested but unfamiliar with the minor detail that hakkikt just mentioned. Here is a quote from Mike Crisafuli's excellent site:

The hole punched in the Scotia's hull is described as two and a half meters below her waterline, but Nemo says he was traveling two meters below the surface when the collision occurred. This would place the NAUTILUS's centerline more than six meters deep.


Happy modeling!

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Postby hakkikt » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:05 pm

Here are photos from my effort - as you can see, it is a work still very much in progress. You can see where I joined the two Hercules drop tanks to form the cigar hull.
Still to do: screw, rudder, panorama window, boat, diveplanes.
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Postby modelnut » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:00 pm

Cool! :D

How are going to do the Salon window?

I found a PVC pipe with the right inner diameter and shoved it through the hull. Once I had it where I wanted it, I glued it in with CA and covered the seam with putty and sanded it smooth. I have a couple of "Google" eyes like the sort glued onto Teddy Bears that are just right for the windows. Once I get the model painted I will glue them in and call it done.

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Postby modelnut » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:06 pm

Just refound a neat site about all things Vernian: http://www.nemotechnik.com/jules%20verne/accueiljulesverne/julesverne.html There are great shots of a great model of the NAUTILUS as well as Robur's machine and much, much more! :shock: If you are into Victorian SciFi or steampunk, then this is the site for you.

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Postby hakkikt » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:26 pm

This is cool stuff, thanks for the link! People, dont be discouraged by the French text, the models are great.

As to your question above (sorry to be so late in answering), I plan to cut rectangles from the hull, fill them with windows from 2 mm clear polystyrene (got a big sheet from a gardening store once) a little larger than needed, sand & polish to shape, and hide the border between transparent/nontransparent styrene below the hull paint. My only concern is that 2 mm might not be thick enough to cover the hull curvature.
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Postby modelnut » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:29 am

You might try placing a thicker piece of plexiglass where you want the windows and sanding them curved.

At 350 scale I figured transparency to be "guilding the turd" so I just laminated squares of plastic card together. The top three or so had the window cut out of them which put the window "pane" at the right depth. Then I sanded down the laminated blocks to meet the curve of the hull. Voila! I have the Salon windows just where I want them.

For my 187th scale N, I was lucky to find ready made materials. When I finish (haven't started yet . . . :roll: ) painting, I hope to put a figure or two behind the windows to give a sense of scale. There will be no lights inside so I won't both bother with a lot of detail which won't be seen anyway.

Good luck, fellow Nemo!
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