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My 1/77 Disney Nautilus build

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My 1/77 Disney Nautilus build
Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, October 05, 2018 11:36 AM

One of my all time favorite submarines, Harper Goff's design for Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Nautilus.:smile2:

 

Being the boring type, I built the 31" Model to reflect(as best I can), The 11' Hero Miniature. 

 

The lighting was based on the film, therefore NO overblown way too bright lights. I also elected to use soft yellow lighting. The Wheelhouse lights and the salon outside lights are independent of each other. NOTE... the wheelhouse lights are not green. They never were...ever.Neither were the alligator lights...never. I elected to not light the alligator lights because 99% of the time in the film...they aren't lit:wink2:

 

I also didn't pre shade the boat because...it looks like Pre Shading!

 

All the hatches work. the closed breathers are removable to access the salon lights switch .

 

The boat is weathered...but not overly weathered.The lighting rig is my own. The upper and lower hull separate to allow access to the electronics and are held tightly in place via the front spear and the rear screw.

 

 

 

 

 

These last two shots are "in camera" shots of the model.

 

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 07, 2018 4:54 PM

I really like the finish.  What colors did you use.

Thanks,

John

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 07, 2018 6:07 PM

Beautiful job as usual!!!

Love her!!!

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

 

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    January, 2005
  • From: Cave City, KY
Posted by Watchmann on Sunday, October 07, 2018 6:13 PM

She looks great!  Can we see some pics of the inside?  I'd like to know how you laid out the electronics and such.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 5:37 AM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:47 PM
I visited my local Hobby shop with my 31" Nautilus today!
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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:11 PM
Very cool build,impressive

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    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:38 AM

Score one for you!  Really good looking model Yes

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:36 AM

Hi;

 That's an evil looking creature ! Oh that's right , it's a submarine ! Verrry Nice ! ! 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:47 AM

Awesome!!! I'd love to see someone walk into our hobby shop with something this cool! 

Heart

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

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:53 AM

 

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, October 15, 2018 3:33 PM

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Posted by InternationalRescue on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:32 PM

My absolute favorite boat!  Great job on painting and lighting.  I only wish someone would make the Nautilus as an affordable kit.  Would love 31" but that's a lot of pocket change.  Thanks so much for sharing!

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:32 PM
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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:58 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, October 20, 2018 3:23 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, October 22, 2018 7:46 AM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, October 27, 2018 6:18 PM
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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:55 AM

I have added a full Salon interior to my build. The lighting operates independently of the other features on the model.

 

I have a Closed Iris if I want to close up the window. I also added raised breathers another display option which can be switched back to the closed position.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, November 01, 2018 1:31 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, November 03, 2018 6:38 AM

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