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Author Topic: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011  (Read 77173 times)

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2010, 09:25:54 AM »
Started a bit of work on the underwater base while I was waiting for the undercoat to dry on my landing craft last night. Thought I'd post it up to show where I'm going with it. It made from mounting and plastic card, blue foam for the concrete bases and acetate(right spelling?). This is just the passage way that will lead to a large dome/moon pool.







...with removable top.

What do you think?
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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2010, 09:29:46 AM »
Should you not be at work? ;)
Looking great :-* :-* :-*
I need to get one of those hole cutters now that I have given you, yours back.

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2010, 09:31:53 AM »
Its very, very good, a great start ;D
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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2010, 09:40:02 AM »
Holy interior design, Batman! :o Looking great. At the moment, maybe it looks a bit more James Bond than Charles Babbage, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with more rivets and brass paint!  lol

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2010, 12:33:06 PM »
This is me at work Colin. I go to work to relax after building models!

I put more rivets on for sure Chris. Don't know about the bronze colour scheme though! It might look too much like your sub! ;) Maybe some Victorian wallpaper and paintings hanging from the wall inside the corridor might make it look more Victorian?

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2010, 12:47:15 PM »

I need to get one of those hole cutters now that I have given you, yours back.


What are they? Like hole punches or compasses?


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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2010, 01:02:49 PM »
Compass type

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2010, 01:10:45 PM »
That looks great Andy  :-* :-*

What you need are some plush red velvet curtains and leather seats (the ones with the dimples in them, you know the sort I mean) and a few brass light fittings (with working lights of course  :D )

cheers

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #53 on: December 21, 2010, 01:14:39 PM »
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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2010, 01:20:59 PM »
Compass type

Ah. Got one of those. Not entirely happy with it.

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #55 on: December 21, 2010, 01:30:54 PM »
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Them's the ones  :)

Hammers, A small tip with those compass type hole cutters. You really need to take your time with them and go round five or six times and even then you might not cut through.

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2010, 01:36:34 PM »
Started a bit of work on the underwater base...

OH NOooo!

Here he goes again..   :o

I can only imagine what is coming next but I'm sure it won't fit in my closet!   o_o

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2010, 02:26:17 PM »
Looking good Andy. Silly question here but I take it you literally just bend the plastic into the shape you want and glue it in position?
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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #58 on: December 21, 2010, 03:33:26 PM »
Looking good Andy. Silly question here but I take it you literally just bend the plastic into the shape you want and glue it in position?

Not a silly question. I was wondering too.

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Re: Clash of the Aquanauts - an early stage project thread for BLAM 2011
« Reply #59 on: December 21, 2010, 03:48:45 PM »
Paul-those chairs look great and that site seems really cheap! £2.50 for 6 chairs! He's got a few good things on that site. I especially like the library set with the globe and bookshelves. I might try and build benches in the style of those chairs.

Neil-The plastic sheet is only the thickness of a sheet of paper. Easily bendable. The model gets the strength from the frame on the inside. As well as the circular framework there's also straight sections running the length of the corridor.

Hammers- as Jim says, just take your time with the cutter. Don't try and cut the circle out in one go. There's two cutters myself and Colin use to build things. Ones that compass thing and the other is a hole punch. I'll try and take a picture of it. I think we got it out of Millars the art store.
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