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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #100 on: February 20, 2012, 11:13:29 AM »

Despite that, the show must go on...
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #101 on: April 11, 2012, 06:16:28 PM »

One thousand one hundred rivets later and I am still as sane as before.."               -insert insult here-                        "
Photos to follow...
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #102 on: April 11, 2012, 07:38:46 PM »

thats riveting ! !
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #103 on: April 12, 2012, 05:56:36 PM »



Nautilus shown 'pre-rivets' at our recent show at Action Stations in Portsmouth, notice the mysterious green light emanating from all the empty rivet holes..






My rivets are mixed lead shot, this is pre-washed in acetone to de-grease everything, then to the patented rivet sizing tool ( pepper pot with big holes drilled in it! ), this sorts out the oversize from the more acceptable rivet sized shot. Cup of tea to keep me sane while applying, 30 minute Z-Poxy epoxy, thats 30 minutes working time and cured in 2 hours, Cyano Gel ( didn't use this in the end ), Cocktail stick for mixing and dripping glue into the pre drilled holes, tweezers for the placing of, and finally a hot air gun for the final little touch..




A long run of epoxy spots can be applied due to the longer curing time of the thirty minute epoxy, however, you notice when it reaches a 'pre-gelling' stage, at which it is still workable but now you need to get a move on! The rivets are placed on top of the epoxy, stopping them running off the model and on to the floor, then pressed home with the tweezers. The resulting bulge of epoxy is then sorted out with a quick blast from a hot air gun. This reduces the epoxy to a bit more of a liquid state, this then flows around the rivet in a satisfying manner while also encouraging the epoxy to cure that bit quicker.






Slight bodge up when I seem to have drilled the holes in the wrong place, one side of the model only, how? Anybodies guess, but I think its hanging round our club members too long!




 Finally the lighting strip illuminating the bottom of the model, apparently this stuff is waterproof! Anybody tried it yet?
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #104 on: April 14, 2012, 10:56:16 AM »

Lovely rivets and the lighting strip is very impressive. I see it is from Maplins. Waterproof or rainproof? I suggest a dunk test.

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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #105 on: April 14, 2012, 12:22:41 PM »

Its actually from Component Shop, comes with a JR/Futaba style plug on the end and cost about 8 for 500mm length, bit cheaper than the Maplins alternative. Also available from J Perkins, meaning I can get it to sell to you!!
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #106 on: May 05, 2012, 06:45:31 PM »

I may not have finished this Nautilus, however, I am still working out details for the next one. there are one or two images on here already of the beast, however i just thought i would show the Depron mockup and some other sketch ideas of MY Nautilus, coming soon ( not that soon ) to a lake near you...

More time building and less time on the PC painting, would have resulted in me having a plug, mold and model by now, ahh well..










The Depron foam mockup was built over about ten days, transferring the original design straight on to the foam, cutting and supergluing the whole thing together. When I first looked at this little 3D mock-up, i decided to do some modifications to the design, as what looked good on paper, didn't look good as a model.
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #107 on: May 05, 2012, 06:55:48 PM »













The design will be built around the submarines cigar shaped pressure hull, either round in cross section, or six, seven or eight sided like Goffs Disney version. On top of this will go the upper casing with cutters, an exagerated, french style ram bow, an upper deck promenade aft of the bridge structure, the ships boat stored under that in an aft facing boathouse. The 'skirt' was inspired by American Civil War Rams, and has featured on every design from 'A' through to 'G', this one. This bit will have the ornate victorian/steampunk style ironwork supporting it, plus lighting effects either under it or through the core of the skirt. Twin keels will alow the model to sit on the ground/bottom of the ocean without falling over.
The six exhaust pipes, well, water jets, CO2 jets, flames, breather pipes.....
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #108 on: May 05, 2012, 07:02:26 PM »



Diving bell? Well if Michael Caine can have diving bells on his Nautilus, why can't I?
Anyway, all this will someday come to pass...
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #109 on: May 05, 2012, 08:38:56 PM »

Looks good, I like that. Not too sure how the 'skirt' will pan out hydrodynamically, may cause some handling issues

I think you might want a bit more rudder area if you want it to turn though.

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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #110 on: May 07, 2012, 04:04:59 PM »

Looks good, I like that. Not too sure how the 'skirt' will pan out hydrodynamically, may cause some handling issues

I think you might want a bit more rudder area if you want it to turn though.


Its likely to be a bit of a 'dog' along with the vertical struts supporting it. However, it will be spending over 99% of its life out of the water, being looked at, so I think I will cope with any little problems!
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #111 on: May 08, 2012, 10:10:10 PM »


Diving bell? Well if Michael Caine can have diving bells on his Nautilus, why can't I?
Anyway, all this will someday come to pass...

that guys nautilas is awsome  i dare say a lot cooler than yours still would rather have your nautilas than no nautilas   and im pretty sure im spelling nautilas wrong  :} :}
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #112 on: May 08, 2012, 10:33:39 PM »

I saw this near Mare Island, California.
It was parked in a gas station during the refueling of the tow vehicle.
I ran as fast as I could, out of the Starbucks to get a photo as they were leaving.







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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #113 on: May 09, 2012, 09:24:58 AM »

And I just bought a Ford........... {:-{
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #114 on: May 09, 2012, 04:29:17 PM »

Sub-standard



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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #115 on: May 09, 2012, 05:47:55 PM »


Its been washed...surely that makes it more valuable?

I can see me with one of these, like a U-Boat commander, with my head sticking out the top, rolling uncontrollably into the nearest ditch...Dive, Dive, Dive :}
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #116 on: May 09, 2012, 08:57:46 PM »

and i would be paying for a lift  {-) :-)) :-))
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #117 on: May 09, 2012, 09:33:05 PM »

we can always rod your car for you , make it look like a nautilus ?
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #118 on: May 09, 2012, 09:35:27 PM »

Yes, strip the paint off it and leave it near the sea, soon look like a rusty old tub! :)

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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #119 on: May 16, 2012, 07:20:23 PM »

Time for a new stand. The old one would have knocked off my newly applied rivets. the new one needs to support the boat, while not touching it in too many places, also the old stand would fall over in the car alot, so wider as well :-))

Fairly standard design, not to outlandish?
I then proceeded to primer it, followed by spray painting with a mix of Humbrol bronze, a metallic steel primer from a new gaming company, and Chocolate Brown from B&Q. This needed ageing...






Using a water based acrylic Matchpot from somewhere, bought for the last Nautilus I painted as well as the bottom of HMS Dolphin. this is roughly stippled on, into all the nooks and crannies, wiped out and off with a dry cloth. dont use a damp cloth as I did. you end up chasing Aqua blue water droplets off the paintwork, they dry quickly, and then they are a "xxxxx" to get off!
The end result puts me in mind of the God Talos from the film Jason and the Argonauts, well his foot anyway!




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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #120 on: May 16, 2012, 07:50:38 PM »

just don't unscrew anything and let the sand out !! {-) {-)
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #121 on: May 28, 2012, 05:39:48 PM »

Submarine mated with new stand...KILROY WOZ ERE!





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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #122 on: May 28, 2012, 08:29:02 PM »

Looking good.

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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #123 on: June 01, 2012, 03:14:55 PM »

I saw this near Mare Island, California.
It was parked in a gas station during the refueling of the tow vehicle.
I ran as fast as I could, out of the Starbucks to get a photo as they were leaving.









http://fivetoncrane.org/projects/the-nautilus
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #124 on: June 01, 2012, 03:32:47 PM »

Very nice, pity it wont fit in my garage!
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