Concept Design: Nautilus Rebuild 4: Reworked Continued

Reworked


Nearing the end, closer and happier with the new detail, hand on heart I cannot say its worth the time but, carrying on here are the latest test renders..

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Concept Design: Nautilus Rebuild 3: Reworked Rivets

“Nautilus Rework”

These designs seem to take me longer to complete, was it always so, but the exterior has been reworked minus textures, I may not bother doing it for this build but I will see once I have finished the interior and this time I mean to finish it, in 2018.

Here are some new images, reworked the nuts and bolts, though I did say I’d never do them again, alas I could not leave well enough alone and they have all been redone, a real time consuming effort, boy am I a grump today.

Overall the design is the same but with tweaks that I think improve the look a little more, the scale is the same, hatches except for a new forward hatch is the same, I need to tweak the salon window, I think its too large and needs some structural elements.



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Concept Design: Nautilus Rebuild 2: “Nautilus Redo”

New rivets and oblong window on the Nautilus, taking cue’s from the illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou for the novel.  I was not intending to rework the exterior, but what can I say, I am a fan.

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Concept Design: Nautilus Rebuild 1: “Reworking Interior Plan”

Reworking Interior Plan


Reworking the forward section of the Nautilus, I added a forward hatch just behind the wheelhouse, I was never happy with the cut I made through the upper section of the Salon.

With the cut gone and only having one entrance, finding Nemo would descend the steps turning aft and travelling back through a short corridor and the a stairwell, heading down to the main deck (2) (there are 3 levels) then turning forward walking through the dining room, library, salon and right hatch through the corridor to the next stairwell to the wheelhouse. So I decided to add a second one 

I am also thinking of adding oblong windows to the Salon removing the current setup.

Its fun but time consuming working out these details..

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Concept Design: Jules Verne’s Nautilus 8

Nautilus Version 2 Completed


This is my latest post with this model in WIP or Work in Progress stage and the UV map is done to my satisfaction. “UV mapping is the 3D modeling process of making a 2D image representation of a 3D model’s surface”.

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Concept Design: Jules Verne’s Nautilus 7

Concept Design: Jules Verne’s Nautilus


At last I have completed the texturing of the Nautilus and its UV-mapped too, while I am still in the process of understanding it I am happy with the result

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© Gerard Duffy

Nautilus 7

© Gerard Duffy

Mobilis in mobili Part 4

The Nautilus


A change of direction in the colour scheme.

With the Hull Plates closed over the Lounge window with the sliding hatches slid back to reveal the lounge porthole.

Side view with characters there to help illustrate the scale, if your wondering why some guys looking like they are taking it easy, They represent the location of the dingy that can if my memory serves hold a dozen crew.

 


 

Mobilis in mobili Part 3

The Nautilus


Some new images, the hull plating is modelled and I will look at textures soon.I retained the Disney Nautilus look around the helm control area. I just did not want to use a box shape that’s implied in the book.

I have also added the lounge windows with sliding panels that move to the side to reveal.

 

Mobilis in mobili Part 2

The Nautilus


Some new images, slightly longer than 70 meters as I planed to model and wider. almost ready to detail the model. I am happy with the progress of the design and perhaps even Jules Verne would think it OK

 

Mobilis in mobili Part 1

The Nautilus


Its been a while since I posted anything of interest, my interests have diverted from Star Trek and modern Sci-fi to the older era, The Jules Verne stories in particular, specifically in this case 20000 Leagues Under the Sea and the Nautilus, as a child I first discovered the story in Disney´s excellent and entertaining film in the 1954 film of the same name.

If you have not seen or read it, I highly recommend it.

Mobilis in mobili is the motto used to describe the Nautilus by Captain Nemo (or Prince Dakkar) as he reveals himself to be in a follow-up book by Jules Verne called “The Mysterious Island”.

Its described as been 70 meter long and 8 meters wide and I am been building the model to that scale or as close as I can get….. no height is given so I have a free had there…. The Nautilus is also meant to have Hydroplanes to the side somewhere to rise and lower the sub as needed like modern subs.

It’s hard to move away from the fantastic design used in the Disney film, designed by Harper Goff who was inspired by the Shark and Crocodile for his approach and very Victorian in feel, I think it works very, very well.

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Non the less, This is my design so far. where my only real Harper Goff ref is the curved spar used to ram any ships, serving the need to protect the control room from directly hitting the bottom of a ship’s keel. I also built a small platform which i slightly curved and in the centre of that a small boat position. my problem is making a simple cylinder interesting ….. not that easy …..