One of My Creations

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Chuck Messer
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One of My Creations

Postby Chuck Messer » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:13 am

Here are some photos of a model I've built of Capt. Nemo's Nautilus. It's based on Verne's descriptions and the look of some real 19th Century submarines, such as the Hunley, the U.S.S. Alligator, etc.

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It's the first of five different Nautilus designs I've sketched up and am trying to render as scale models. The scale is 1/200 actual size.

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Re: One of My Creations

Postby Douglas Harrison » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:48 am

Oh, I want that! Well done, Chuck.

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Re: One of My Creations

Postby Tim Raven » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:35 am

Chuck, did you build that from scratch? That's very cool! You should move to Hollywood and become a model maker. My girlfriend Monica works for a production company and we got a tour of one of the model projects for a giant amusement park project, and they had a whole room of people making models just like that! I wish I had pursued that when I was younger, I was obsessed with models and special effects after seeing Star Wars in '77.

Chuck, we are a talented group, and you and Douglas are both solid members. We should all stay in touch after the boards shut down. You guys know my email address - timraven@gmail.com or the new one timraven@nevarraven.com. And this goes for Lori, Diane, Steve Evil, Finderdoug, Robert Nason, Keeney, Steve B., Mark T., Neon, and every other name that I've forgotten as I have a tendency lately of forgetting everything...and I don't want to forget any of you.


Thanks everyone!
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Re: One of My Creations

Postby Chuck Messer » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:52 pm

Tim, the hull was fabricated by using 2/3 of a U.S.S. Skipjack model and the other 1/3 is an Estes model rocket nose cone. The rest was scratched from white styrene plastic, with some resin parts from an inaccurate Hunley model, brass portholes and a metal propeller.

For those who don't know, my e-mail is chuck_messer@hotmail.com. Feel free to drop a line.

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