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Old 15-07-2012, 01:28 AM   #61
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White glue (PVA) using a syringe is the usual method, if the glue forms a "peak" when applied, leave until it is starting to set and using a dampened paintbrush smooth the top into the round shape you are looking for.

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Old 15-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #62
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Thanks Bernie.I'll give it a go, but why in a syringe ?
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Old 15-07-2012, 11:36 AM   #63
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Really enjoying watching this build ( hiccups and all !) . Great work on an unusual subject .
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Old 16-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #64
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Thanks Bernie.I'll give it a go, but why in a syringe ?
It makes the application as uniform as possible especially if you use a little fine bore tube in the end of the syringe.

One other technique presented itself, I buy materials from a super store called Hobby Craft. They sell a lot of shapes used to "bling" home made greeting & special occasion cards and for making your own jewellery (yes really) including self adhesive hemisphere's. This things come card mounted down to less than 1 mm in diameter and best of all the are relatively cheap. They also make google eyes for puppet and doll makers in several sizes.

It would be perfectly possible to stick a bunch to a bit of sheet styrene and take a plastercine mould from them. Cast them out in PVA glue and use superglue to stick them in place. I will try to find some in my bits box and upload an image.
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Old 16-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #65
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It makes the application as uniform as possible especially if you use a little fine bore tube in the end of the syringe.

One other technique presented itself, I buy materials from a super store called Hobby Craft. They sell a lot of shapes used to "bling" home made greeting & special occasion cards and for making your own jewellery (yes really) including self adhesive hemisphere's. This things come card mounted down to less than 1 mm in diameter and best of all the are relatively cheap. They also make google eyes for puppet and doll makers in several sizes.

It would be perfectly possible to stick a bunch to a bit of sheet styrene and take a plastercine mould from them. Cast them out in PVA glue and use superglue to stick them in place. I will try to find some in my bits box and upload an image.
I also frequent Hobbycraft for some odds 'n'sods . They do a range of split-pins or "Brads" which are perfect for rivets . At about 3-4mm they might be ideal for the job . I use a pin-drill to bore a hole and then simply fix the "rivet" with a drop of super-glue .

( Here they are on the shoulder armour of my w.i.p 12" Space Marine )

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Old 05-10-2012, 02:34 AM   #66
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Just finished the aluminium handrails for my Warlords diving bell. I bent them with a mini pipe bending kit I've had for year ( great fun )


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Old 05-10-2012, 02:55 AM   #67
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The diving bell parts ready to be sprayed

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Old 05-10-2012, 03:03 AM   #68
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I've nearly finished this now.
The paint scheme I've settled on is a mixture of these two


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Old 05-10-2012, 07:56 AM   #69
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Wow ! The work that's gone into this really shows . Excellent piece , looks like a studio miniature . Fantastic stuff .
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #70
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That looks bloody fantastic - great film too, although I kinda liked the Mole from At the Eath's core. That would make a great build.
I love the paint effect you've achieved with this, and the rivets look just right.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #71
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Thanks for the nice comments peeps.
Mission accomplished ..





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Old 23-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #72
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Fantastic... Well interesting loved that fact you visited the original ;-)
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Old 23-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #73
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Well Darkview....
After seeing the film years ago and always wanting a model of the diving Bell I found the actual prop while on holiday (it was a water feature in a marina ), I took a few pictures but this was before the advent of digital cameras and a lot never came out very good.Fast forward a fair amount of years (probably 10-12) to when I actually think about starting the build, it had gone, the habour got a re-vamp and it was sold or trashed (no one knew). Fast foward more years,I finally found it on ebay.
So after talking to the seller I was on my way to see the actual diving bell prop used in the film.So after a 250 mile round trip I got loads of reference pics and was ready to begin.......
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That is brilliant Neo, well done!!
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Old 25-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #75
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That is indeed a beautiful model, and I love the attention to detail. Fantastic work, and nice to see one of the more unusual and obscure film props being created. I've followed this build with interest.

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