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My custom Seaview "rebirth"

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My custom Seaview "rebirth"
Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:43 PM

My personal Voyage to the bottom of the Sea Seaview build. This model WAS a limited edition resin kit from Paul LUBLINER in the 1990’s. It WAS the eight window movie version.The model was severely damaged so instead of throwing it out, I grafted on an injected molded TV version nose, also by Paul LUBLINER. I also added four more missle hatches,extended the walkway between the missle hatches to the rear escape hatch, hand cut NEW limber holes, filled in and sanded smooth the dead lights on the sail, added scratch built items on the rear wall of the interior while retaining and modifying the kits supplied photo etch interior braces ,updated the lighting and weathered and painted the model as it was seen during the production of the series per the 17’3” filming model, not as it is now after several “restorations”. The model is 26.3” in length. While I don’t know exactly how many kits were originally produced by Paul, I know this is a one of a kind build now and a treasured part of my Irwin Allen collection.

 

 

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:46 PM

...With a scale Flying Sub...

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:02 PM

Hi,

That turned out great.  It's nice to see that you were able to not just slavage, but actually maybe even improve the model after your unfortunate mishap. Smile

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:03 AM

OOOOOH ! 

 Dats beautimus ! Great job in the re-build . Love the interior lighting !

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 29, 2018 9:57 AM

Superb! I hope you saved the other nose, it would make a nice shipyard diorama.

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, July 30, 2018 8:30 AM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, July 30, 2018 12:15 PM

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:38 PM

Oh wow I think I'd have a heart attack if I had something that I'd spent that much work on fall to the floor!!!

But the TV Seaview looks magnificent!!! Love her!!! Heart

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, August 06, 2018 12:22 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, August 06, 2018 12:47 PM

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, August 06, 2018 10:26 PM

Great work!  Now for the giant octopus... Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 12:03 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, August 10, 2018 10:34 AM

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 10, 2018 11:03 AM

Okay ! I have a question .

How did you keep the tropical fish out of the picture ? Photoshop ? LOL. Looks great ! T.B.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:27 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, August 11, 2018 4:05 PM
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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, August 13, 2018 3:05 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:47 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:19 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, August 27, 2018 10:43 AM

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