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My 1/35th, 66" long Disney Nautilus

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  • #46
    Originally posted by trout View Post

    I agree with Bob, it is really a cool look. For whatever reason, it fits the Nautilus theme. It has a Steam Punk look and feel to it. If the frame is painted an antique bronze it will be eye candy on the inside. Steve, you are doing.a great job on this submarine.
    Thank you sir. I am such a newbie at this. I like to experiment and try new things though. I replaced the wheelhouse and salon windows and am working on vacuum forming new lenses for all the lights around the salon windows now. My receivers will be here tomorrow and the running gear is progressing well. It won't be much longer and she'll be ready to get wet.

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    • #47
      I think the lighting in the wheel house is spot on. And it helps me as does your painting of the boat and the Vallejo rust I did know about. I ordered their entire compliment. Starting my smaller Nautilus today that replaced the boat you now have.

      Did you ever see how life started for this boat? Ran over by UPS and the whole in a million pieces the client ordered another one for me to build. He told me to keep this one and when I finished and shipped his boat I started piecing it back together like a gig saw puzzle.

      This is a fitting end to my old friend for many years at the pond!


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      • #48
        Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
        I think the lighting in the wheel house is spot on. And it helps me as does your painting of the boat and the Vallejo rust I did know about. I ordered their entire compliment. Starting my smaller Nautilus today that replaced the boat you now have.

        Did you ever see how life started for this boat? Ran over by UPS and the whole in a million pieces the client ordered another one for me to build. He told me to keep this one and when I finished and shipped his boat I started piecing it back together like a gig saw puzzle.

        This is a fitting end to my old friend for many years at the pond!

        I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate these pictures. It is incredible what you had to work with and even more so what you managed to do with it. Really helps me to appreciate all the more just what I have. Thank you so much for making the effort to repair it. Because if what you did, I am now able to realize something I had only dreamed about and quite honestly was starting to feel would never happen. When was it that this occurred?

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        • #49
          I think about 2010. But I cheated. 40 plus years on movie effects and making things for producers that had to work and in record time prepares you for things like this. Some times things would just get destroyed on set my idiots. You had to fix it and have it working the next morning. So making the impossible possible has always been my job. ;)

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          • #50
            I had an opportunity to talk subs on the Merry Boozers RC show tonight. I hope I was able to promote The Nautilus Drydocks and the hobby overall. I am certainly no expert but this big boat has gotten the attention of many in the RC community.

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            • #51
              That was great, Steve! I watched the whole thing. You do a great job explaining things and you're a great ambassador for the hobby!

              Thanks for sharing!


              Bob

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              • #52
                Well done, Steve. And your care to site attribution as to sources and assistance is much appreciated. An excellent presentation, sir.

                David
                "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                • #53
                  Nicely done. It was nice to see you and hear you. You have the it. I know what is the it? This is an expression that my old actor friend Gary Lockwood told me about when he was first discovered. His agent told him he has the "it". He then went on from there to the successful career we know him for today. Well you have "it"! ;)

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
                    Nicely done. It was nice to see you and hear you. You have the it. I know what is the it? This is an expression that my old actor friend Gary Lockwood told me about when he was first discovered. His agent told him he has the "it". He then went on from there to the successful career we know him for today. Well you have "it"! ;)
                    Thank you sir. "It" is nice to know.

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                    • #55
                      Working on a giant squid for static display. This is the aluminum armature that will be covered with Sculpey clay.

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