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Author Topic: Victorian Submarine 'Le Nautile'  (Read 1561 times)
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« on: September 05, 2016, 02:16:45 pm »

Just finished this Victorian Steam Submarine 'Le Nautile'.

I happened across an aluminium vase, at a local charity shop, which was the perfect shape, it had been formed from two conical vases welded together, with a hole cut where the coning tower now resides. As soon as I spotted it I thought what a fine airship it would make, so I decided to create the submarine!.

I wanted to use only Brass and Aluminium parts which I had collected, these parts included candle holders, old clock parts, a pair of crab claw crushers, and parts of an old plug.

It is a heavy piece and large at 67cm long. I wanted to keep it simple, but elegant!.





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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 03:05:28 pm »

That is a very nice piece of work. Wouldnt know it was a vase in a former life. I came across a large brass tankard in a charity shop which I'm turning into a ... I'm thinking of posting a picture of it to see what people would make from it. Then show my little project. Your submarine has lovely flowing lines. Well done.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 04:14:29 pm »

Elegant indeed, nicely done.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 07:34:12 pm »

Lovely!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 07:50:48 pm »

I love it!

It's simple, it's elegant, it looks like it would actually work, there's no gratuitous decoration detracting from the clean lines of the design, the workmanship looks second to none... and that's me out of praise. 

Beautiful. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 07:57:08 pm »

That is lovely - I do like its organic lines; it appears as if a whale which has been transformed into a mechanical device

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Miranda.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 12:47:03 am »

Beautiful! Simple lines, and the understated elegance ... - lovely! My kind of submarine!
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 08:04:30 am »

Graceful execution.
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 10:21:24 am »

Beautiful, sir.

I suspect if you look at it upside down, you'll see an equally beautiful airship. Try it!
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2016, 01:23:17 pm »

Beautiful, sir.

I suspect if you look at it upside down, you'll see an equally beautiful airship. Try it!

Thank you, and yes, should the funnel and periscope be moved she does indeed make a very pretty airship.  On finding the vase, this was my first thought, but, Le Nautile is what transpired.
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 06:50:30 pm »

It is outstanding, either way up!

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2016, 05:07:37 pm »



Your dirigible is truly spectacular
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 02:14:35 pm »

I join with my friends with elegant, spectacular, graceful, beautiful and outstanding.
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2016, 02:27:14 am »

Why does a "Victorian" submarine have a French name? Maybe this is a Belle Époque submarine.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2016, 12:29:05 pm »

Simply brilliant, love it!
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2016, 08:54:43 pm »

Why does a "Victorian" submarine have a French name? Maybe this is a Belle Époque submarine.

Not sure if you're having a slight dig or not Grin.  I use the word Victorian as a period in time, rather than suggesting it is a British submarine with a french name.  Perhaps 'Victorian Era Submarine' should have been the title, I do note however that Victoria called her daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, quite french, so, why not 'Le Nautile'?
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2016, 12:42:14 am »

Victoria had a German mother and her descendants married into multiple European royal houses, but the French royal line ended at the guillotine, so none of her descendents could marry into that house, but she did exchange visits with Napoleon III.
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2016, 04:03:34 am »

Why does a "Victorian" submarine have a French name? Maybe this is a Belle Époque submarine.

It's not French, it's Norman! Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2016, 01:55:19 pm »

Actually, it's built from parts all found in Brittany, so it's Breton  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2016, 03:36:47 pm »

It's not French, it's Norman! Tongue
So now we are naming things? Looks more like a Berty than a Norman to me.

I like to think the wonders created by our Mr montrehomme 50 are more often ghoulish than gaulish.

Francly the original title fits just perfect. Just my 2 bobs worth. (or should that be centimes)  Wink Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2016, 03:40:19 pm »

It's not French, it's Norman! Tongue
So now we are naming things? Looks more like a Berty than a Norman to me.

I like to think the wonders created by our Mr montrehomme 50 are more often ghoulish than gaulish.

Francly the original title fits just perfect. Just my 2 bobs worth. (or should that be centimes)  Wink Roll Eyes

Thanks, for the voice of reason!, I just build 'em and give them a name that I think fits.
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2016, 03:48:12 pm »

Thanks, for the voice of reason!, I just build 'em and give them a name that I think fits.
And dont you ever stop posting them here my good man. You do it so well and make truely unique objects of art.
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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2016, 04:10:13 am »

Very Nice!
I do love the simple elegance.
And to think it runs on crushed crab claws!
Cheers! - g
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2016, 12:08:35 am »

Wonderful piece of ad-hoc sculpture. It's like all of those pieces coalesced into the object they should have always been Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2016, 01:20:45 am »

Considering that the Nautilus as a submarine was written about by Jules Verne, who I believe was French, Smiley, I think naming it in French is entirely reasonable.
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