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(Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)   My friend, you have no idea what modelmaking is until you've seen this 1/48 scale Seaview submarine with interior wood paneling and teeny control panels   (fxmodels.com) divider line 149
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2009-05-16 01:54:10 PM  
-nice.
 
2009-05-16 01:58:36 PM  
Bauer: -nice.

...and disturbing....
 
2009-05-16 02:00:31 PM  
Nice! God I feel old.
 
2009-05-16 02:05:04 PM  
Weaver95: Bauer: -nice.

...and disturbing....


{Googles to she what the hell a "Seaview" is}


Yup, very disturbing
 
2009-05-16 02:05:26 PM  
Just think. Your typical modern cell phone has more computing power than that whole submarine. If the boat was real, of course.

Damn nice model ;)
 
2009-05-16 02:10:54 PM  
Airfoilsguy: Googles to see what the hell a "Seaview" is

Again, my lawn, can I pay you 15 bucks to cut it.

Loved that show when I was a kid.
 
2009-05-16 02:16:01 PM  
If you like that, and yes it's pretty amazing work, you'll love the guys at Fine Art Models. Just have a very large bank account ready if you want to buy something.
 
2009-05-16 02:31:05 PM  
VTTBOTS was a cool show back when I was a kid. I had the Remco Seaview with the mini sled. Cool toys.

yeah I'm old.
 
2009-05-16 02:45:09 PM  
Next up: Major Matt Mason discussion. (Pops)

Oldsters Untie!
 
2009-05-16 02:52:10 PM  
spinstopper 2009-05-16 02:05:26 PM
Just think. Your typical modern cell phone has more computing power than that whole submarine. If the boat was real, of course.

Damn nice model ;)


so you're saying we didn't go to the moon?

-exactly.


i was referring to the seaview "being long, hard and full of SEAmen"...when i said "nice".

-it's a southpark thingee, i guess.

nttawwt, of course.

my mind...a gutter, it is today.
 
2009-05-16 03:11:15 PM  
What the hell is Seaview? *Googles* Interesting. He should have done something cool, like a show I like. This is just stupid because I don't know about it.

/Fark nerd flamewar on!
 
2009-05-16 03:27:17 PM  
GAT_00: /Fark nerd flamewar on!

Fark nerd Junior/Professional flamewar on!

Get yer lunch box packed. Lol. Partridge Family to the right!
 
2009-05-16 03:28:29 PM  
I'm not that impressed. Yes it's well done, but nothing that most Farkers couldn't accomplish or nearly accomplish if they would give 100+ hours to the real world.
 
2009-05-16 03:39:23 PM  
notmtwain: I'm not that impressed. Yes it's well done, but nothing that most Farkers couldn't accomplish or nearly accomplish if they would give 100+ hours to the real world.

Still feeling superior because of that log cabin you made out of popsicle sticks back in 3rd grade, eh ;)
 
2009-05-16 03:43:05 PM  
vossiewulf: If you like that, and yes it's pretty amazing work, you'll love the guys at Fine Art Models. Just have a very large bank account ready if you want to buy something.

Not that I could afford anything there, but the few models I looked through seemed very reasonably priced for the amount of skilled work that went into them.
$16K for a detailed 4' model in archival materials? Hell, yes.
Impressive stuff.
 
2009-05-16 03:43:42 PM  
notmtwain: I'm not that impressed. Yes it's well done, but nothing that most Farkers couldn't accomplish or nearly accomplish if they would give 100+ hours to the real world.

Where, until recently, I worked there was this wonderful model of a Frigate. It was carved and assembled out of dinner bones. The man who made it was a Prisoner of War during the Revolutionary or 1812 War. I forget which.

It is magnificent! A few years ago, they surveyed it with a tiny camera. It is accurate down to the appointments in the interior. It is a joy to look at and behold. The prisoner lived on a prison Hulk. As I recall.
 
2009-05-16 03:58:19 PM  
farc'd
 
2009-05-16 04:00:44 PM  
The site's been sunk to the bottom of the sea....
 
2009-05-16 04:02:47 PM  
I finally got it to load. It was worth the wait.

+1
 
2009-05-16 04:02:55 PM  
SpinStopper: notmtwain: I'm not that impressed. Yes it's well done, but nothing that most Farkers couldn't accomplish or nearly accomplish if they would give 100+ hours to the real world.

Still feeling superior because of that log cabin you made out of popsicle sticks back in 3rd grade, eh ;)


Well, it did have the macaroni roof shingles. And the gold paint.
 
2009-05-16 04:03:55 PM  
It is a fine piece of work but I have seen better.

My hometown is also the home of the incomparable Tommy Dean, who is to model aircraft what DaVinci was to portrait painting.

The man is superhuman.

When he wanted to build a plane, he spent $300 on factory blueprints, and copied the whole thing right down to the rivets---and I mean that literally!

He took a block of aluminum roughly the diameter of a Heineken can, and machined it to a perfect facsimile of a 9-cylinder radial engine block. Then he goes and machines the heads, then he goes and machines the valve covers---which are little pieces of metal the size of a grain of rice, mind you! Then he constructs a tap and die set so he can stamp the name of the manufacturer into the grain-of-rice-sized material, and finally he screws it into place with tiny little screws, all to scale. When he builds a plane, he copies it right down to the rivets.

Next he goes for the brake system, so he bends and shapes all his hydraulic tubing, then manufactures a hydraulic cylinder the diameter of a pencil---which actually works, you push the pedal and the brakes activate. He said he nearly went nuts trying to find a liquid which would flow in such a small diameter tube.

And of course, in the cockpit all the instruments are 1/12 scale---and actually work.

I could go on but I think you get the idea. The man wins the National championship every year he enters, smart people don't even bother to go off against him, he is that good. They call up and find if he is entered that year (it takes him about 3 years to finish a plane) and won't even show up.

I could go on and on but you get the idea.

He never married-----there were no perfect women.
 
2009-05-16 04:04:41 PM  
It'd be more disturbing if they had made a 1/48 scale model of Seaquest DSV.
 
2009-05-16 04:05:06 PM  
Model thread? Eh...why not. Here's my latest: The USS Enterprise CV-6 in 1/350 scale.

i6.photobucket.com
i6.photobucket.com

/yes, I have no life
 
2009-05-16 04:07:23 PM  
Site too sloooooooooooow. Came to see the flying sub thing-a-majig. Leaving disappointed.
 
2009-05-16 04:07:50 PM  
fbxrd
 
2009-05-16 04:08:56 PM  
Link is farked already?
 
2009-05-16 04:09:01 PM  
vossiewulf: If you like that, and yes it's pretty amazing work, you'll love the guys at Fine Art Models. Just have a very large bank account ready if you want to buy something.

No plugs for your own work? You're tremendously talented.
 
2009-05-16 04:10:08 PM  
I know a milwright in Coos Bay Oregon who makes working steam locomotives that are 4 or 5 feet long. Each one takes years to build and is as exact a replica of the originals as he can muster. For example he makes his own rivets to rivet the thing together.
 
2009-05-16 04:12:59 PM  
hosted on a 1/48th scale webserver as well it seems.
 
TJT
2009-05-16 04:15:20 PM  
Link Farked!
 
2009-05-16 04:15:38 PM  
There is a shop in Branson Missouri which sells itty bitty steam engines which actually work. I believe their website is tinypower.com, but I don't remember for sure.
 
2009-05-16 04:18:51 PM  
Farked this link is.

I'll bet it's cool, though. Every time I'm in DC, I head to the US History/Technology museum at the Smithsonian, and go straight upstairs to the ship models. I can spend hours just marveling at that stuff.

darkeyes: Model thread? Eh...why not. Here's my latest: The USS Enterprise CV-6 in 1/350 scale.

Nice! I looked at the airplanes and flight deck equipment and was thinking, huh, he's got them arranged on a coffee can lid or something ... then I saw that it's a quarter. Sheesh!
 
TJT
2009-05-16 04:21:02 PM  
Fear_and_Loathing: Next up: Major Matt Mason discussion. (Pops)

Oldsters Untie!


Woo hoo Major Matt Mason.

/That's right he worked on the moon
//Could totally kick GI Joe's arse
 
2009-05-16 04:21:03 PM  
Lowell Mather's zeppelin approves.
 
2009-05-16 04:23:24 PM  
someone have pics saved? Site went buhby
 
2009-05-16 04:24:10 PM  
Very nice! I also respectfully submit my latest model to the judgment of Fark.

1/48 Kawasaki Ki45kai Toryu ("Dragon Slayer")

i217.photobucket.com


i217.photobucket.com
 
2009-05-16 04:24:14 PM  
SpinStopper: notmtwain: I'm not that impressed. Yes it's well done, but nothing that most Farkers couldn't accomplish or nearly accomplish if they would give 100+ hours to the real world.

Still feeling superior because of that log cabin you made out of popsicle sticks back in 3rd grade, eh ;)


You're right. I wasn't that good but I had a lot of fun building models as a kid-- including the whole balsa wood, tissue paper and dope thing. I made a nice Messerschmidt and Spitfire and a bunch of smaller models and model rockets and I haven't been able to convince my kids that it's something worth investing 20 or 50 or 100 hours in. It's just not that hard but it takes a lot of patience.
 
2009-05-16 04:28:06 PM  
Wow... Just watched that movie again the other night. I've been on a cheezy octopus / squid film kick because of that awful Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus movie.

/ Wishes he could sound as stentorian and didactic as Walter Pidgeon.
 
2009-05-16 04:32:59 PM  
Fear_and_Loathing: Airfoilsguy: Googles to see what the hell a "Seaview" is

Again, my lawn, can I pay you 15 bucks to cut it.

Loved that show when I was a kid.


Make it 25 and I'll trim your hedges too


/unemployed college grad
 
2009-05-16 04:33:35 PM  
darkeyes: Model thread? Eh...why not. Here's my latest: The USS Enterprise CV-6 in 1/350 scale.


/yes, I have no life


Crashdown: Very nice! I also respectfully submit my latest model to the judgment of Fark.

1/48 Kawasaki Ki45kai Toryu ("Dragon Slayer")



Nice! looks nothing like the gluey runny painted mess I created when I was younger. I keep thinking it would be fun to try now a days but something keeps telling not to bother.
 
2009-05-16 04:34:28 PM  
heh heh. The thing that always comes to mind when I think about that show is that poor guy "Kowalski". Whenever there was a horrible monster or a some face-eating alien disease it would be Kowalski that was on the business end of it.
 
2009-05-16 04:35:16 PM  
Link is Farked
 
2009-05-16 04:37:02 PM  
Fark link is farked. :(
 
2009-05-16 04:37:38 PM  
It is like having a better HTTP server host. And I have read it as modeling, not model-making (because modelmaking ain't a farking word). And I felt fat and worthless.
 
2009-05-16 04:39:10 PM  
notmtwain

I'm not that impressed. Yes it's well done, but nothing that most Farkers couldn't accomplish



"I Could" is never as convincing as "I Did"
 
2009-05-16 04:41:05 PM  
OMG! That's awesome! I love tiny things.

/miniatures rock
 
2009-05-16 04:42:02 PM  
good-lookin' nick, crashdown.
 
2009-05-16 04:42:29 PM  
Newt13: OMG! That's awesome! I love tiny things.

/miniatures rock


Well, then. i've got something to show you that you would likely be very impressed with.
 
2009-05-16 04:44:18 PM  
crashdown and darkeyes----very nice, congrats
 
2009-05-16 04:46:51 PM  
Newt13: I love tiny things.

How YOU doin'?

.......Wait.
 
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