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post #371 of 381 (permalink) Old 06-23-19, 12:13 AM
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Not to take away from the Herculean task of the Emperor titan but is there a chance you can show off that wonderful miniature of the "Nautilus", that was tantalizingly caught in the photograph
I'll take some pictures tomorrow.
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Take your time and many thanks

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Oh Gawd Old man; I owe you some pictures...... Busy, busy, busy!!!!

Hard To Find Time In the Summer:

With all the outdoor activity it's hard to knuckle down and make headway on these projects. Thanks for rainy days.....

Began the Superstructure Breast Works this week and finally managed to finalize the size of the Cathedral decking. I was off by about a centimeter overall but which will be easy to compensate for.

Below are two images from the basic half finished deck breast works....

https://i.imgur.com/wI1EYEF.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/gmwVCUL.jpg
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The year was 1954 and I was visiting my Grandmother and Aunt for the Summer when 20K Leagues Debuted. I was 10 years old and had fallen in love with the Harper Goff Nautilus. The story was incidental other than the battle with the squid.....

The line (queue) to see the movie stretched around the block so disappointed as I was I saw (with a bit of coaxing) the folly of waiting in that line that clearly out numbered the available seating. It wasn't until the following week I saw the Film.

I had already read the Jules Verne novel years ago and his vision of the Nautilus was described Prof. Arronnax as an unadorned spindle shape with overlapping plates resembling scales and two retractable protrusions on the upper hull; the bridge and the powerful search light.

The Goff version had a clearly Victorian appeal that captured the imagination of my 10 year old mind.

This model which I built in 1980 was my first experience with resin models and the upper hull was warped about a 1/4 inch longer than the lower hull and I had not an inkling of how to remedy the problem. Ultimately I ran a hot bath and heated the hull and attempted to bend it into a compatible match for the lower hull component. I was successful to a degree and rather than run the risk of damaging the hull I opted to file the beak the remaining couple of millimeters to match the lower hull. You can sitll see the discrepancy which continues to vex me to this day...

https://i.imgur.com/9Jik9yb.jpg


It's been so long since I handled this model that I clean forgot the bridge had an interior. I'll use my recently acquired skills to upgrade the interior

https://i.imgur.com/5IuvHRI.jpg


I also should upgrade the paint work. :D

When I get the time
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Splendid old boy, that movie was a regular Sunday matinee over here when I was a kid. I loved James Mason as Nemo.

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Dribs and Drabs:

But in these Summer months it's hard to not take advantage of the wonderful pool weather. Much too nice to be indoors working on plastic models.


But here's a few images to tide over until the rains return.

https://i.imgur.com/NIksL45.jpg


First the superstructure deck now has forward battlements and the blocks are the beginnings of the center corner towers which do not seem to have any offensive capabilities.

https://i.imgur.com/LxtL1cI.jpg


Extending the deck allows for spacing the "Firestorm Redoubts" and also gives room for the fifteen meter tall statues on the Citadel base to be seen more clearly.

Finally;

https://i.imgur.com/STQutPo.jpg


A bird's eye view of the Firestorm quad Laser Cannons base

It's all coming together just as if I actually had, Some kinda Plan. Ha!
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Dribs and Drabs:

But in these Summer months it's hard to not take advantage of the wonderful pool weather. Much too nice to be indoors working on plastic models.


But here's a few images to tide over until the rains return.

https://i.imgur.com/NIksL45.jpg


First the superstructure deck now has forward battlements and the blocks are the beginnings of the center corner towers which do not seem to have any offensive capabilities.

https://i.imgur.com/LxtL1cI.jpg


Extending the deck allows for spacing the "Firestorm Redoubts" and also gives room for the fifteen meter tall statues on the Citadel base to be seen more clearly.

Finally;

https://i.imgur.com/STQutPo.jpg


A bird's eye view of the Firestorm quad Laser Cannons base

It's all coming together just as if I actually had, Some kinda Plan. Ha!

"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."
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Secondary Towers:

The more I study the image of the Emperor Deck the more detail stands out on this marvelous 3D image by Joazzz2. I was aware of the smaller towers on the superstructure deck but I did not perceive there were ten of them until this week.

https://i.imgur.com/NIksL45.jpg


What was going to be a minor exercise in tedium has suddenly become a major pain in the arse.

https://i.imgur.com/JgqhDUZ.jpg[


https://i.imgur.com/lgMG9De.jpg


Doubly so because I really hate doing these tiny pyramidal end caps.

https://i.imgur.com/gFX0ksH.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/1U79qzG.jpg
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Rediscovering the Wheel:

Before I found the rear view of this version of Joazzz2's Emperor Titan I modeled certain components of the superstructure deck including the corner hanging bastions or turrets. I made only two and while quite successful on completion I'd forgotten how I actually built them :p

Hence the title of this entry.

When I obtained the back view I found I needed two more.

https://i.imgur.com/4qFJy2Z.jpg
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Moment of Truth

This is going to be Interesting.

I've learned a lot building this model.

It's the largest project I've ever tackled and I've had to innovate a lot of new techniques.It's been a year and a half since I made the first pair of turrets.

These new turrets so far are put the old ones to shame and it'll be interesting to see how they top out.

https://i.imgur.com/smVvP40.jpg
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