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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:16:06 AM »
Hi guys

Following the first part of my P-38 trilogy, "Earth", comes the second part, "Water".

In this case in the form of a Rescue and Exploration Submarine called Nemo (not very original, I am afraid...:) )

This one also started as one of the fuselages of the original P-38 kit, but this time allied to one of the alternative "noses" that came with it.




That, and a few more parts from the spare box, obviously!


So, after some sanding, gluing and panel engraving, this is the result:


























And since it is an exploration craft, it has to be able to see everything well enough in all directions! :)







The base is a piece of wood cut with a Hole Saw, and the underwater ruin is a resin piece I found in my spare box, long time forgotten.


To be continued...

And thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 10:20:08 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 12:38:24 AM »
Excellent!
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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 12:39:02 AM »
Another case of “why didn’t I think of that”!!!!!!!!
Beautiful work, I love it.

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 02:00:44 AM »
Great imagination! And as usual great modeling skills!!!
Can't wait to see it painted!!!
 :-*

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 07:02:50 AM »
I can only admire the artistic vision that saw that lurking within a P-38!

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2019, 10:01:31 AM »
Construction looks good, can't wait to see what paint scheme you put on it. 


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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 10:30:06 AM »
Wow... great transformation

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 12:41:46 PM »
That looks really cool.  Awesome

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 01:30:49 PM »
If a person was not familiar with the P-38 it would be hard to tell it was part of an aircraft.

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 08:12:48 PM »
Interesting
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2019, 06:39:14 PM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 04:50:18 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

And now, for just one second, imagine that Jacques-Yves Cousteau had been sponsored by Disney...






































Yep. I told you the name of the ship was not very original :)


Anyway, the base paint was applied. Now it needs some detail painting and some retouches before the final weathering.


Thanks for watching!



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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 05:33:46 PM »
Beautiful!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Is the round dish on top is for oysters and seafood?
 :P

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 05:41:46 PM »
 ;D ;D 8) :smiley: ;D ;D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2019, 07:18:40 PM »
big tick from me too.

Terrific job

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2019, 07:28:16 PM »
Creative so different -- can't think zactly what to say.  :-*

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 04:18:08 AM »
That's one of the greatest finishes to come down the pike in a while, Antonio!

Most colorful and most excellent!

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2019, 08:19:17 AM »
Nicely done.  But it may now be an attractive snack for a megalodon.

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2019, 09:30:57 AM »
Somehow I was expecting a paint job like that and you did it brilliantly.  Is that dish on top a communications antenna or something else?

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2019, 12:53:04 PM »
This is brilliant! A great big helping of “wish I had thought of that “!!🥰

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2019, 04:09:20 PM »
Hi Guys


Thanks for the comments and sorry for the delay. Real life sometimes gets in between, and screws up one's schedule :)


But finally I got some time to finish this project. Please find below the usual pictures:











































Regarding the big disc on its back, it is just an array of electronic sensors, equivalent to the biological sensory organ known as "Ampullae of Lorenzini",
which allows sharks to detect variations of the electromagnetic field, temperature, etc. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampullae_of_Lorenzini)
In this particular case, I made it omnidirectional, essential in a vehicle of this kind.


This concludes the 2nd part of my P-38 Trilogy: "Sea".


Thanks for watching!

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2019, 12:27:14 AM »
Damn, that looks great in the final diorama.  You have a real talent for this.

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2019, 01:59:20 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2019, 04:14:04 AM »
One of my favorites of yours yet! The paint work is superb.

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Re: Nemo - Rescue and Exploration Submarine 1/350
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2019, 07:02:45 AM »
Absolutely stunning.  The P-38 is such a great basis for whiffing, but this is one of the best yet!