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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #150 on: February 05, 2013, 07:07:22 PM »

The 'new' Nautilus donor hull has arrived, thanks to Andy at Models by Design, little does he know what I have in store for it!
Meanwhile 'old' Nautilus is close to completion so time for the paint job. This is an abridged version of the last three days!!
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #151 on: February 05, 2013, 07:10:28 PM »

Many coats of dissimilar acrylic paint later and it looks 'amazing' {:-{
This, however is just the base coat..
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #152 on: February 05, 2013, 07:12:59 PM »

Then you do this...
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #153 on: February 05, 2013, 07:14:13 PM »

Prop and clear bit next...
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #154 on: February 05, 2013, 07:19:12 PM »

And that sums up about 10 hours of work and looks like this...
I shall go into more detail in the 'weathering a submarine' page next week.http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=38072.0
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #155 on: February 05, 2013, 08:29:07 PM »

Love that Prop!
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #156 on: February 06, 2013, 11:21:31 AM »

Fantastic colour and great weathering looks realy nice
 
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #157 on: February 06, 2013, 01:40:03 PM »

Thank you both. The prop is a resin one, originally painted with a brass colour from a rattle can. I used Rub-n-Buff antique gold on it, got covered in the stuff and probably got carried away buffing it. The corrosion effect was simply a match pot of pale blue emulsion brushed into all the nooks and crannies, then removed with a dry cloth almost immediately. Seems to work.
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #158 on: February 14, 2013, 04:16:11 PM »

I told you it would ubn %)
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #159 on: February 14, 2013, 05:08:53 PM »

I bow down before your almost fourteen years of experience being on this planet :-))
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #160 on: February 14, 2013, 05:48:04 PM »

superb work  :-))
 
im highly entertained  :-)

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« Reply #161 on: February 14, 2013, 10:10:05 PM »

superb work  :-))
 
im highly entertained  :-)



Almost 14 I'm almost 15
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #162 on: February 15, 2013, 10:52:14 AM »

your quoting the wrong guy... :police: ....young buckeroo  :-))

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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #163 on: February 15, 2013, 12:23:24 PM »

There is no need to claim my work as your own, when you have a decent looking half painted U-Boat which you have been painting. So start posting some photos of that instead. Also... paint the other side ok2
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #164 on: February 15, 2013, 04:10:00 PM »

I know I'm just taking the this is a family forum  :-))
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #165 on: February 15, 2013, 04:40:32 PM »

There is no need to claim my work as your own, when you have a decent looking half painted U-Boat which you have been painting. So start posting some photos of that instead. Also... paint the other side ok2

Should have painted  the lower half.
Can't see the underside of a boat.
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Must have had an old PJ/X number and ate corticene armies

Ask him :D

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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #166 on: February 15, 2013, 04:49:07 PM »

??????????? {:-{
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #167 on: February 15, 2013, 05:09:14 PM »


Don't listen to anyone who calls an Akula sail a Conning Tower.




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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #168 on: February 15, 2013, 05:32:33 PM »

perhaps somebody on the design team thought they could save fuel having a sail instead of the conning tower ! haha

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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #169 on: February 15, 2013, 05:35:47 PM »

How'd we get on to akulas and painting the bottom of boats and akulas are nuclear arnt they ?
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #170 on: February 15, 2013, 05:40:29 PM »

How'd we get on to akulas and painting the bottom of boats and akulas are nuclear arnt they ?

Thats for us to know and you to wonder about...stop looking at my post and start taking pictures of your U-Boat, concentrating on the conning tower.........
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #171 on: February 15, 2013, 06:07:55 PM »

What's so special about the conning tower all that has is some badly painted men
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #172 on: February 15, 2013, 09:01:07 PM »

wont the men drown , being glued to a conning tower ?

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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #173 on: February 15, 2013, 09:18:04 PM »

They hold their breath probably why the look so bad  ok2
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Re: Jules Verne Nautilus
« Reply #174 on: September 17, 2013, 07:18:39 PM »

Between U37 work and displays at the local lake, I have found a little time for some minor surgery to Nautilus. The salon window is flanked by a number of illuminated globes, these I had fitted with glass Grain of Wheat bulbs, lovely light but not necessarily the best for underwater use. Being prone to blow due to the cold of the water, also introducing a fairly high current drain of 60mAh per bulb, with about sixteen bulbs in use, it was suggested I fit LEDs. However I knew better and ignored this advice %) .
February I was at a show, looking at a stand selling LEDs. He had warm white ones as opposed to the usual nasty looking blue white ones. I stocked up.
Last weekend I set myself the task of removing the glass bulbs from the hot glue I had potted them in. Using a hot air gun to warm everything up, I carefully removed the loom of wires and brass buzz bars, leaving the salon ready to receive its shiney new LEDs.
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