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Disney Nautilus model complete!

Postby Bob the Builder » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:38 pm

Well... its been a long trip, but I'm very happy to say that I've completed what I've termed my "SuperSub" build for a good friend up in New York. The finished project looks great and while I still have a few small things to address, it is basically in its final display form. This is a display model only.

This has been a huge learning experience for me and I was forced to engineer a ton of features that I had no idea how to tackle when I first started. Did they turn out perfectly? Well.. no, not all of them. But I am happy with the overall effect of everything, and it will be a great display piece for its new owner.

A couple of the features that I built into the model did not pan out as I'd hoped. Specifically, the breathers underwent some shipping damage when I moved houses this summer. The break occured internally, and unless someone knows of a good proctologist I will consider the damage irreversible. Scratch the breathers. Also, some of you may remember my operational spiral speed indicator. Worked great until after I got things sealed up and let it sit for six months. After that time the assembly seized and the internal belt popped off. Scratch feature #2...

Thankfully, the rest of the build has proved to be vastly more bulletproof and after a few weeks of constant operation and display in my home, it seems to be standing the test of time well.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykBjDmmwQnM
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Re: Disney Nautilus model complete!

Postby Sub culture » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:31 pm

Very nice!!

Too bad a couple of the features got banjaxed.
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Re: Disney Nautilus model complete!

Postby JWLaRue » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:29 pm

Bob,

As always, very nicely done!

Any chance I can entice you into writing an article for the SCR? I think folks would be especially interested in what's behind the "huge learning experience" and details around the engineering of "a ton of features that I had no idea how to tackle when I first started".

Including some details about the parts that did not turn out perfectly would also be of great interest.

...let me know! :)

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Re: Disney Nautilus model complete!

Postby Bob the Builder » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:48 pm

Yep.. there's a chance!

Let me see how my time does over the next short while. What is the deadline for the next issue?
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Re: Disney Nautilus model complete!

Postby Robert F. » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:18 pm

Bob,

it looks absolutely perfect! :!: :!:

I for one would be very interested in how you engineered the working salon iris and access hatch, so an article on this would be very nice indeed, in the next SCR issue or the one after that or...... well, you get the point.


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Re: Disney Nautilus model complete!

Postby JWLaRue » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:31 pm

Bob,

...Robert is correct. If not for the March issue, then possibly the June issue. (the deadline for the March issue is next week. :wink: )

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Re: Disney Nautilus model complete!

Postby Timothy Guest » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:49 pm

Fabulous. Bravo.
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