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Project MSV

seaview

Alphans
Hi Guys

Started a new Project the MSV in scale with the SPV i have
just finshed ,started to frame out, the main body of the vech, in mdf that i saved a lot of money buying of cuts in the scrap box in homebase, £1.60 p
enough to make the whole body .

The build should be straight forward , so looking at a few wks to pattern the parts , before casting photos soon ,R/C Macs car will be worked on inbetween .

another Project i was thinking of building though the summer if we get one , will be the MEV ? or a suprise model that has been on my list to build for age's,

From, the Fantastic Voyage around 3 ft long ?

photos
soon
Pete
 

seaview

Alphans
Hi Guys
Photos of the MSV build so far , had to stop the build to carry out urgent
repair work to my workshop , major construction work going on .


You can see by the photos the MSV is in scale with the SPV , the R/C SPV
is being fitted with the radio gear at present , the MSV will have r/c fitted as well .

Other news the R/C macs car has moved along since last update , motors have been fitted to the
inner wheels looks fantastic , shouldn't be to long now before the wing retracts can be built .


Pete
 

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Captain Sci-Fi

Commander
Hi Pete,

Good to see you involved in another project, the MSV must be easy compared to the models you have made recently.

Looking nice already mate, keep the images coming I always follow your builds with great interest.

What happened with the workshop? The only maintenance I've been able to manage lately is paint the doors with undercoat.

Bernie.
 

seaview

Alphans
Hi Bernie

The 2 trees behind our garden fence over the years have dropped there leaves inbetween my workshop and the garden shed there is about a inch gap , both sides of the end panels have got damp and caused the panels to rot , there is around 3 ft gap behind the garden shed so , i,m rebuilding
the garden shed and joining it with my workshop , cutting a doorway from my workshop into the garden shed , adding more room for storage of models etc.

ill add a false wall back into the garden shed retaining its normal size thus

having more room in my work shop , ? i hope.

that means my work shop would have been extended twice now , the only place left now is to add a second level .



The MSV is a nice little project after all those really hard shaped craft to build , when thinking about what to build next i wanted a model
that was easy to pattern , and would fit in nice with my collection .


i,ll pattern 2 or 3 models and leave those on the shelf , i did start Fireball XL5
about 5 ft long .

MEV is on my list , Crabblogger , sidewinder, intercepter ,Skydiver

loads its the room to store them all thats why the extension willl come in handy

will keep you posted when i start to carry on with MSV
best
Pete
 

seaview

Alphans
Nothin to do with MSV , but yesterday on the horror channel , a
episode of the New adventures of wonder woman , The Seaview Submarine,
is seen didnt catch the episode name .

Must of been some stock footage from voyage ?

on holiday from sat off to Portugal
udate workshop or new improved workshop nearly finshed , other news
R/C SPV is now fitted with radio gear, forward and reverse , and steering at present ,ill try and film the model in motion and add a clip on youtube just the lights to fit now .

More photos of MSV soon
Pete
 

Dave

Alphans
I remember seeing the Seaview on Wonder Woman back in the 70's! (did I just say that out loud...?)
At the time I remember thinking it looked like it was filmed in a swimming pool! Honestly, there wasn't much choice in what to watch back then, what with only 3 channels...
 

seaview

Alphans
Hi Guys
well its really been a while

Finshed the repair work on my work shop , and fitted out a new layout , also back to the MSV build here are some new photos plus SPV ,s on display
R/C version still needs to be fitted with lights , but that can wait until
next year now
In the mean time this morning been working on the rear profile of the MSV rear wheel arches etc that will be finshed off in shape as the build goes on

next job to create the flat asection that runs along the roof line

The extension to my workshop will be fitted out at some stage to have more models on display ,
until next time

best
Pete
 

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seaview

Alphans
Hi Guys
Here's some updated photos of the MSV build .

The basic roof wrap over section is balsa wood , then p38 over the top sanded to profile.


moulds will be taken later , and reproduce in glass fibre.

next marking out the windows and vents , and then lots of sanding around wheel arches etc panel lines

all the windows and vents will have small drop in sections that will just be glued into place , and filling any joints with more p38 car filler , this comes in handy on area's around the main windows on the MSV , i dont really want
to be drilling out large portions of the main body and lots of sanding again, once the pattern is cast , by removing the areas now and rebuilding small drop in sections it makes for a better and more tidy job .

so basicaly removing the areas from the pattern of the MSV creating flat indents

and rebuilding the missing areas in plastic card, car filler etc that then are moulded , and then these pieces are glued into place on the glass fibre body


more updates soon

Pete
 

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seaview

Alphans
Hi Guys

Update on MSV build.

Over the last couple of days been working on the arse end of the MSV , using the Dinky version as a guide , and ref photos , i have to admit this area of the model was a right headache , i was using a profile gauge checking both sides as i was sanding and refilling as i carried on untill i reached a point
that i was happy with , the back end is very flat on the ref drawing , the dinky version has a slight sunken middle section .

The front windows have now been shaped to there final size .

The rear panel has now been cut out and a sunken set back area formed ,
for the rear lights etc .

The top air vent next to the shark fin has been formed , all detail grill s willl
be fast cast drop in pieces .


the front indent areas around the front of the cabin were filed in .

The underside has now been started and just need to clean up around the wheel arches , and then lote of prep work for moulding .


The small resin drop in pieces ill fashin these in plastic card , and simple
rubber moulds taken , so getting near the end of the pattern stage

till next time
Pete
 

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Looking great already......

Despite appearing to be a simpler vehicle in design, the MSV looks no less challenging because of its many curves from front to back and from side to side. What you've achieved so far looks very very impressive and, from humble beginnings - MDF offcuts for £1.60, no less - it looks like the MSV is going to be a star when its completed. Please keep us updated because it's fascinating to watch......

Kindest regards

Patrick
 

seaview

Alphans
Hi Guys
Thanks for the great feed back .

Well here,s some great news i,ve finshed the MSV build , all the main patterns are built , and really apart from the main body just needing a quick two pack filler paint appllied and then a quick light sanding , she ready for moulding .

As for the build itself ,looking back , one of the hardest curved models to construct , shes looks easy even i said that at the start , but those curves , looking at the die cast model from dinky they really did do a great job on the patterns , and the rear end the area around the little inducts on the rear wings ,they even got them looking right . most of the models ive seen they seem to be rounded off ,but looking at the original phots ref i used on the forum ,rear view the area on top is in fact straight then it curves away around into the rear wheel arch .

other main headache area,s those large main windows , i,m only guessing here , but there must be glass set inside , so , when the model is cast clear plastic card will be added in the insert .

another area the top air intake looking at ref photos not one clear photo
so looking at ref dinky and model s that have been built before i settled on what i think the intake should look , kinda set back set at a angle and very slight raised lip either side .


The wheels are going the be the same as used on the SPV eight in all .

SO WHAT TO BUILD NEXT ?

Well i,m looking at the saloon car same scale i have photos ref already and drawing at the same scale , so this will i expect be a winter project , as long as it doesnt get to cold , the dinky version die cast is very good looking
model as well so this will come in handy .

Moulding the MSV i expect will be next year now .

best
Pete
 

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seaview

Alphans
Hi Guys

Well the weather has been pretty crap , cant complain as we did get a good summer , and i did finsh the MSV pattern , so what next to build , had a good long think about it and have started the SPC as this is going to be a winter project , those long dark nights its perfect , to work on , with the work shop heater on , tv in the back ground and best of all the wife looking after the kids , so rather than start a new post ill carry on from the MSV here,s a little taster to start with , im a lot further down the line from when this photo was taken , so plenty of photos already loaded up
till next update
Pete
 

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Former glory.....

Just fascinating, SeaView - to see the way you've used the most basic of materials again and started building away. Gazing appreciatively at photographs of finished models is one thing, but seeing how other people get their next project up and running is, in many ways, just as interesting.

We'll all be looking forward to your next post,

Kindest regards

Patrick
 

seaview

Alphans
Hi guys
Yes I will be casting the spc
The materials are very basic that's one
Thing I really learned at shepperton
Studios model works if your making
A plug that's the basic term
Or pattern built it as cheap as possible


Again the mdf are just off cuts a couple
Of pounds .


P:38 car filler is the most expensive
Item , in larger models like the spc

Your building up a skeleton frame
,and creating the basic shapes ,then
Skimming a layer of filler over the top
Areas that are curved , I work on once
I have the out line of the model


I first used the skeleton method
Of building models around 20yrs
Ago after I had built my first
Model tb2, I found that building
Solid balsa wood even back then
Was very expensive plus I always
Ended adding more filler because I sanded
To much balsa of.

I always start with a central out
Line , shape of the model.

Then build up my frame from ref drawings

By adding ref points on my central
Outline , I know I can't add any more height
Etc because I would be creating a different
Shape .

You'll see in my next photos post how
This works
Thanks for the great feed back
Pete
 
Pete's Tutorials - a devotee responds.....

Pete, thanks for the insight. Would never wish you to get bogged down in long descriptions about your techniques and processes but, honestly, I find all this kind of thing really interesting: respect is due. From the most basic of materials grow the most wonderful models and, while I and others may go off on different roads once we're up and running, I wouldn't mind betting that at least some of your tips end up in a few projects hereafter.

This is your thread and we'll gladly pick up whatever we can glean, but I for one am very grateful. Mind how you go, look forward to seeing more photos soon.

Kindest regards

Patrick
 

techno

Alphans
Pete,You've done a Top Notch Job! Hope to see Another Masterpiece from You,Stay Cool & Keep up the Superb Work! PS:Ever thought of doing the V-17 from the Captain Scarlet Episode 'Flight to Atlantica'? Dan
 

seaview

Alphans
Hi guys

Great feed back on these builds .

I have loads of models i my to build list , as always its a case of what really grabs yeah , the Crablogger is one but in a scale that is near to my tb2 , also the proteus sub fantastic voyage, Jupitor 2 lost in space , original viper battle star Galactica,

also Thunderbird 6 not the tiger moth but the design reject that has a very striking shape in silver blue .

Here,s another photo of the SPC , just to keep yeah all on your toes

best
pete
 

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