NAUTILE

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  1. mikezax

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    NAUTILE

    Scale: 1:? (estimated about 1:50)
    Author: L.Jakubčo
    Source: Book "PAPIEROVÉ MODELY"

    Nautile is a manned submersible owned by Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea. Commissioned in 1984, the submersible can be operated at depths of up to 6 km (3.7 mi).Nautile is capable of housing three people. She has a length of 8 m, still imaging cameras, two colour video cameras, and a number of flood lights. She is fitted with two robotic arms to allow remote manipulation. Nautile can stay under water for up to eight hours at a time. Two ships can act as mothership to Nautile: Pourquoi Pas? and Atalante. In its early days Nautile was launched from RV Nadir.
    The vessel has been used to examine the wreck of the RMS Titanic and to search for the black boxes from Air France Flight 447 (source:wikipedia.org)

    ...photo of an unfinished submarine:
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That is so cool!! What a history too!! :)
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    Thanx, it will have functional lighting, but lighting wil be outside of the submarine (on the frame). I have to fix this...;)
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    Can't wait..! :)
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    Thanx ;)...I reworked the front of the submarine, made a frame, added lights, cameras, basket of items...
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That looks ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
  8. mikezax

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    Thanx :)
    The submarine is finished, I added some details. I made the protective frame around the radar, the hanging eye, the antenna...On a functional beacon with frame I used a LED from a tombstone candle that blinks red...now I'm going to make a pad.
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    MARVELLOUS!!! This is a beauty!
  10. mikezax

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    Thanx :)

    I've finished the hatch under which the submarine will be...;)

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    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    What a clever idea!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Your reworking of the model really brought it to life. ;)
  13. mikezax

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    Thanx :)
    ...Indoor lighting is solved:
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    ...accessories on the pad ;):
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    The parts for your diorama look really good!!!
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    Man! You really rev'd up this model! Looks great!
  17. mikezax

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    Thanx :)

    ...I finished the wreckage. I used the putty and spray with rust effect. I used fine wood sawdust as a sand.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    WOW!
    Those look FANTASTIC!!!
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    Thanx :)
    ...support for the submarine:
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    ...I made the bottom with a modeling material that dry in the air:
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    ...I finished the submarine floor:
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    ...I made the photos in complete darkness:
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    ...finished model :):
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    ...video: