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Custom Replicas Nautilus Completed!

Postby Bob the Builder » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:18 pm

Finally! Plugging away a bit here, a bit there... it took about six months, but she's finally completed:

The model has four circuits: Interior Lights, Exterior Floodlights, Green Attack Lights, and Propulsion Screw. Lighting is full LED throughout. I went for more warm lights in the salon through the use of a combination of white and yellow LEDs there.

80% complete salon interior with full cast crew. Salon parts were 100% scratch built aside from the crewmembers. All hatches are functional and have ladders descending into the sub.

Here is a short movie showing the finished product!:
[youtube]http://youtube.com/v/FZVboveW6y0[/youtube]

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Lots more info and pics on my website at www.rc-sub.com


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Postby Mylo » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:17 pm

6 Months to build ?? ......Bob.....now come on.......there is no need to lie.

AMAZING !


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Postby TMSmalley » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:23 pm

Wow - A work of art, Bob. Congratulations.
Hope you documented it for an SCR article!
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Postby JWLaRue » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:54 pm

Bob,

Where do you hide the dive module?

But seriously, that is an excellent build! Please do follow-up with an SCR article.

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Postby Scott T » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:10 pm

Excellent work on the nautilus and interior.
I enjoyed the cinema production, music and all.

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Postby Bob the Builder » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:05 pm

I got more done on the Water Effects Lighting Unit for this model. This is the middle section that I hope replicas the look of water rippling from above. I think it turned out great so far. I will also be adding additional blue LEDs to better wash the entire top portion of the hull.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/v/y65FBX-IrD4[/youtube]
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Postby modelnut » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:12 am

Bob!

Great work! :D

Where did you find the figures to fit your NAUTILUS?

I am having a devil of a time finding figure to fit my ~72nd scale boat. The best I have found are WWII German U-boat crew that will have to be bashed to fit the period.

Yours look too good to be extensively bashed. How did you do it? :shock:


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Postby Bob the Builder » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:31 pm

Custom Replicas has a great set with all the main characters in 32nd scale.

www.customreplicas.com

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Postby modelnut » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:41 pm

32nd? Rats! I need 72nd. :cry:

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Postby SteveUK » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:41 pm

Fantastic model Bob. Thanks for sharing.
Appreciated the Bach's Tocatta & Fuge in the vid too. :)

I like your "Green attack lights" idea. One thing that I often notice is that people use the upper set of lights as night time lighting for their R/C models when the film version clearly has the green light coming from the main viewports (and the top lights are actually extinguished during collision attacks).
This idea of swithching the interior lights to green for collision runs is quite believable, in a similar manner to subs having "Red light" conditions. Also it has more of a sea monster look with the the viewports glowing green - and that was the whole point..a clever deception.

Now are you gonna build another one of these puppies for sailing :?: :D
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Postby Bob the Builder » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:42 am

Well... I've already built a 1/32 Nautilus for RC from scratch (http://www.rc-sub.com/disneynautilus.html). I'm in the middle of superdetailing the hull and adding new lights right now.


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Postby SteveUK » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:23 pm

Ahhh so I see. Thanks for the link. Excellent build! From one Nautilus captain to another ..I salute you sir.
(My Nautilus has been stuck under Vulcania for the last 10 years - "alas she can never take to the sea again".
Her retirement is broken only with 'dry' visits to model shows. ..but we did have some fun. :)
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