RVS Tonmo

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  1. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    I am building a small ship for a commercial (just a backround prop) and since they wanted something non-warlike...we just HAD to build the "research vessel small, Tonmo"....Even has the logo in mural on the side of the bridge...should be done in a day or so...will send in the final pics. It is a real bugger scratch building 1/144 scale rubber launches...but now, I have it down to a science! (figured out a way to use rubber washers from the plumbing section of my nearby Lowe's)...Now, to assemble the masts and rigging...oh boy!
    greg
     
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    8) :thumbsup: :!: Long may she sail! Impressive work!
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Fabulous! Will the lifesize version hunt squid in the south seas?

    Melissa
     
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    But, of course! I told the agent for the studio that the RVS Tonmo is a dedicated cephalopod research ship, with remote vehicles and twin sets of drift nets...she just nodded, and asked when I was going to have it done, of course! :lol:
     
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    Note to self : do NOT attend a bbq with drinks and all on Sunday, all the while forgetting that your styrene winch system is soaking in thinner because you decided to change the colour.
    Scratchbuilt winch, anyone? I might as well make two...this piece is nothing but plastic jello now...
     
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    Well, of to drop off the finished ship today...will try to get a studio shot also, and let you know what commercial it will be in...last time, they used a sailing ship in a denture cream commercial, so don't get too excited!
    :D greg[​IMG]
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice model! How many hours did it take to make?

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  9. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Good swinging boom there to deploy fine-meshed ring nets off the bow (secondarily for loading the puppy with whatever she's carrying in that hold) - keeps the net out of the prop wash .... a major problem we're facing here right now. Next RV needs a stern ramp, swinging gantry and big-honking winches, so dredges and a larger RMT net can be deployed out back.

    Hope you get the prop back at the end of it all!
     
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    I absolutely adore her, Greg.

    :heart:
     
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    thanks! It is a rehash of a trawler design, made to fit the scope of research...scratch built bits and pieces all...took me about 16 hours to complete.
    Yeah, I hope I get it back too...sometimes they come back in chunks though...
     
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    Next RV needs a stern ramp, swinging gantry and big-honking winches, so dredges and a larger RMT net can be deployed out back.


    gotcha...there is a chance that they may want a larger version...can always make some good changes, right???
     
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    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Greg,

    That is hella-cool.

    Clem
     
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    Greg,

    That is brilliant, as ever! As the ship is the TONMO I think you should make a small captured Milliput Architeuthis for the deck!

    Top notch, old chap!

    Phil
     

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