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1:300 SeaQuest - New kit from the Nautilus Drydocks

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  • #31
    If you look on the outside border of the Seaspeeder,you will see the bioskin webbing pattern and its coloring. Bob, this was a detail I just recently noticed, could help with painting. It may also have dramatic lighting applied for underwater effect
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    Last edited by Wbnemo1; 03-28-2017, 04:35 AM.

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    • #32
      This is a cgi rendering of ilthe dsv, this the colors I always thought were accurate
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      • #33
        This may help as well. It shows more of the colors envolved and lighting effects too...note, the dsrv targets are dimly lit as well
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        • #34


          Originally posted by Wbnemo1 View Post
          Ooo sweet!Dave, I'm glad you got one of these...you're gonna rc it???...where's your build blog, I'll be glued to it....lol. gonna paint it too??? I'll try and help a bit...model was scanned off my series maquette, so shape is dead bolts accurate...we had to do a ton of research on all the details and such to finish up the master set of parts...can't wait to see how you do on this...
          Will
          I have a lot of production and development work ahead of the SEAQUEST vehicle, but I will get to it -- a real challenge to get this beast working credibly in the water. Knowing you were involved in the development of this kit put it over the top in my book, Will ... you're a detail nut of the First Order. And when I get to it I'll be sure to camp out at your door for finishing dope.

          Check my reasoning here, Will: I'm going to clobber the bioskin at the seams were I work them with abrasives and fillers. I was thinking of pulling a thin, rubber 'texture pad' off the model and use that to impress (re-establish) the bioskin texture at areas rendered smooth by such work. Make sense?

          David
          Last edited by He Who Shall Not Be Named; 03-28-2017, 07:55 AM.
          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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          • #35
            Or... I could just send you a bit of the vinyl that we used to create the webbing in the first place... ;)

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            • #36
              Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
              Or... I could just send you a bit of the vinyl that we used to create the webbing in the first place... ;)
              Perfect, Boss. Send me a slab with my next order. I'll see how it stands up to Bondo and laminating resin. If not, I'll pull an RTV rubber texture pad off the surviving material.

              Leave me alone!! .... or I'll never finish these SD's.

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

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              • #37
                I'm thinking I'm going to use the ole' sandpaper-less technique I employed for the 50th Nautilus boat masters, using laquer thinner (or nail polish remover) nitrostan or other glazing media, a rag, and a brush to get seaming done without removing detail, basically, no sanding required

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                • #38
                  One steerable eyeball in the crotch and use tenticul as a speed brake or 4 small bilge pumps with a flexible tube too each tentcul for a longer moment arm

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