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  • trout
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    Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
    Incredible inspiring work David. You guys were a great team.
    Were? She is still looking over his shoulder and calling him an evil round eye!

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  • SteveNeill
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    Incredible inspiring work David. You guys were a great team.

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  • redboat219
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    It's got that Tarantino patented, 'looking up from the trunk' vibe to it. If only we could have got Mr. White, and Mr. Pink into the shot, it would have been perfect!!
    5 seconds Clipped by Romel Costa Original video "Trunk shot compilation (Q. Tarantino and others)" by Hans Bomers

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post


    Eyeball One. Lol.

    Nice photo of you and Ellie.
    It's got that Tarantino patented, 'looking up from the trunk' vibe to it. If only we could have got Mr. White, and Mr. Pink into the shot, it would have been perfect!!

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  • redboat219
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post












    Eyeball One. Lol.

    Nice photo of you and Ellie.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
    David & Steve,

    For sure, one of my most favorite Sci-Fi movies of all times. "When Worlds Collide" That art work you did "After Worlds Collide" is fantastic David! What a vision you had. Someone needs to do the original movie again and add your vision as to how it all could have ended. Wonderful work David! You are and have always been a visionary for sure!!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat."
    Von Braun and Geroge Pal shared two tenents they adhered too when presenting a technological challenge: That the science of the machine or concept was well understood; and achievement of the goal could be done without any significant advancements in the 'state of the art' as it stood at the time of invention.

    Von Braun's giant Cargo Rocket, space station, moon ships, and Mars ships were all possible within the state of the art as it stood in the late 40's.

    Pal's LUNA, the Ark of space, and his ships of, The Conquest Of Space were all movies that presented hardware that was within the capabilities of any company, country or nations willing to fund and build them.

    Ellie and I had the opportunity to build models of some of those concepts. Some of our happiest times!

























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  • rwtdiver
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    David & Steve,

    For sure, one of my most favorite Sci-Fi movies of all times. "When Worlds Collide" That art work you did "After Worlds Collide" is fantastic David! What a vision you had. Someone needs to do the original movie again and add your vision as to how it all could have ended. Wonderful work David! You are and have always been a visionary for sure!!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat."

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  • SteveNeill
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    OK, Steve. Sorry for the delay. Here's the story:

    From age ten I knew I was going to build models professionally for the movies; just about every free moment of my life -- through school and a career in the Navy -- was spent studying and practicing the Craft.

    One vital aspect of the discipline is learning how to draw, both technical and sketch type work; stuff you can work from and stuff to tickle the creative juices of you and the client alike.

    One such exercise was to draft a very famous SF movie spacecraft, 'The Ark of Space', and make the presentation in an ersatz 'general arrangement', three-view, orthographic format. Complete title-block, technical authentication blocks and listing of associated drawing numbers. Very official looking. That project done during off-hours aboard the USS YOSEMITE on a Mediterranean half-year deployment -- something to add to my ever-expanding resume; my door-opener for the day Ellie and I would march into Burbank and demand a high-paying model-builder's job.

    Later, I added axillary views to illustrate suggested model building techniques -- all that condensed into an article for one of the many model magazines I was contributing to at the time.

    Professionals either publish, or they perish! Mom taught me that. And she was right.



    Much to my surprise, that drawing recently found its way into the pages of Bill Warren's magnum opus of SF movies, KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES. I don't know if he's aware that the drawing is merely a work of fan-art and not from the Parmount files. Well... cat's out of the bag now!



    And in time we did get some movie and TV work -- and that portfolio, featuring sketch, conceptual, orthographic, and story-board work got us the jobs. A life well planned.





    I love seeing this. And thank you for taking the time. I especially love the drawing of the ark after the landing. Genius.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Ken_NJ View Post
    Looks like another Skipjack? How many times have you built the same boat over and over? And they always come out different each time and always looking great! And I learn something each time seeing it.
    Oh, Christ!... now I have to be nice to you???!!!!

    OK. I'll play. Just talking the 1/96 D&E Miniatures ones, mind you:

    Total -- Ellie and I assembled (most of them no farther than primer gray) -- at least a hundred. Most of them kits we sold before associating with Mr. Caswell. I would say at least twenty of those assembled, fully completed, functional and painted -- most of those weathered. Several turn-key jobs, some for friends, and the rest I ran till someone made me an offer I could not refuse.

    Each model submarine from the 90's on became a test canvas for painting and weathering studies. It never ends -- only gets better (with the occasional goof... but we won't talk about those!).

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  • Ken_NJ
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    Looks like another Skipjack? How many times have you built the same boat over and over? And they always come out different each time and always looking great! And I learn something each time seeing it.

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  • rwtdiver
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    Thank you very much David! Your advice is always the final word, and it is most appreciated!!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat."

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  • redboat219
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

    What purpose does the brass tube serve anyway?

    "Firemen can stand the heat."


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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
    David,

    I am sorry for jumping your build blog! But I do need your advice on my 2.4 MHZ receiver.

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    Do I need to install a 3/16"X 1" brass tube on coaxial cable install? Or can I eliminate it and just follow your photo that is listed below. None of my receivers have the button clip, so I need to solder my coaxial cable to the receiver as the photo above shows. Curiosity! What purpose does the brass tube serve anyway?

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    Thanks for your help and advice on this David.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat."
    I know not the function of the brass tube. I've operated systems without it, and the radio link works.

    Proceed as I've instructed.

    David

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  • rwtdiver
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    David,

    I am sorry for jumping your build blog! But I do need your advice on my 2.4 MHZ receiver.

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    Do I need to install a 3/16"X 1" brass tube on coaxial cable install? Or can I eliminate it and just follow your photo that is listed below. None of my receivers have the button clip, so I need to solder my coaxial cable to the receiver as the photo above shows. Curiosity! What purpose does the brass tube serve anyway?

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    Thanks for your help and advice on this David.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat."

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