Beyond The Sprues

Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Scifi and Fantasy => : Dr. YoKai March 04, 2014, 03:45:41 AM

: Dagon Bubbles in the Bath
: Dr. YoKai March 04, 2014, 03:45:41 AM
 Rev. U.S. Willmanarth of the Science Pirate Syndicate built this novel submarine about 1880~81. This is it's earliest incarnation - it
 was rebuilt in 1889 to add a pair of 14 inch torpedo tubes to the nose. Its peculiar structure was derived from the Reverend's
 intimate knowledge of the seafloor. ( He's part Deep One on his mother's side ). The massive jaw, shown here about to chomp
 down on the Transatlantic Cable, was originally constructed to dredge methane clathrates from the sea bed, process and compress
 the gas internally, and project it out of the 'snout' on the bow, typically in the path of an oncoming merchant ship, which would
 then drop like a stone into rising froth. The Reverend's crew of largely amphibious Innsmouthers would then swim out and loot
 the sunken wreck. After a couple of harrowing near-misses when "Bubbles" * was nearly crushed under a descending victim,
 the boat was used to tap or cut the increasing number of telegraph cables littering the Ocean floor.



 This has been nearly complete for several months - I just had to finish off the base, and give the whole a spray coat of Alclad
 'burnt metal', which looks like a tolerable shade of brass to my eye. The bulk of the hull is the inverted fuselage of a 1/48 scale
 Revell AH -64, with the bow snout coming from a 1/1000 scale Starship Enterprise ( the engineering hull, I think they call it. )
 The base is from the 1/20 Seaquest DSV 'Stinger' kit, with kelp fronds sculpted from Aves epoxy putty, to disguise the doubled
 curve of heavy copper wire ( pounded fairly flat on the garage floor ) that supports the build.

 I'm calling it 1/72, more or less :)
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: GTX_Admin March 04, 2014, 06:44:27 AM
Brilliant! :)
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: ed s March 04, 2014, 07:18:30 AM
Great model. A terrific concept well executed.

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: taiidantomcat March 04, 2014, 11:02:53 AM
Steampunk shark submarine built from an apache?! (

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: Frank3k March 04, 2014, 12:10:30 PM
It looks great! I love the cable cutter, too. Don't want to awaken Cthulhu with telemarketer phone calls! The big shark fin looks perfect for slicing through surface ships, too.
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: Camthalion March 05, 2014, 03:34:46 AM
Very cool idea.  Looks great.
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: Daryl J. March 05, 2014, 07:40:08 AM
Excellent!  ;D :) :)
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: Old Wombat March 05, 2014, 10:48:06 AM
Very cool, Doc! 8)


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: Brian da Basher March 07, 2014, 09:10:02 AM
Wow Doc you've really done yourself proud with this wonder of the deep!

I really like how the front hatch resembles a snout. Most excellent!

Brian da Basher
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: Story February 01, 2018, 06:53:14 AM
Reminds me of a Lensor from the Riddick series.

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: TimJ February 02, 2018, 01:04:58 AM
A great idea well executed. Liking the Lovecraft references too.  :smiley: 
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: apophenia February 10, 2018, 07:55:05 AM
Brilliant! :)

What he said! Love it  :smiley: