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Hmmmmm; Do I really want that version of the " Nautilus" ?

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Hmmmmm; Do I really want that version of the " Nautilus" ?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:41 PM

There is this;

      A very nice looking "Nautilus" from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! From Atlantis! The problem for me is this. I was raised up with this movie and Harper Goff's creation. This one is totally different. It has two " Eye " looking Ports surrounded by the iron instead of the Conning tower with " Bubble" ports in it. Yes, it looks good with the Stand and Squid. 

     Somehow it just doesn't ring the same bell, But it is so intruiging looking. Although Not what Mssr. Verne described it is still very good looking. By the way None have been accurate to Mssr.Verne's description. This is evident if you know anyone that speaks "Old" French. They will tell you the translation differs from what is in the Original French edition!

     Although not perfect to that, its still a good thing. It does look the part in all other aspects though!

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Posted by rob44 on Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:03 PM

Having built it I have to say it was a lot of fun. I detailed the main cabin and lit it with leds. I like it!

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, March 26, 2021 8:15 AM

GREAT model!  I antiqued mine in tones of brass, bronze, copper and rust.  It turned out to be a striking display piece.  One of the best models I have ever turned out.

I too, would like the Disney version, but the only one I have found is very large, resin, and very expensive.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Friday, March 26, 2021 9:48 AM

I'll always take the Disney version.  It's the one I was raised on with the exception of a old b/w silent movie where someond was held prisoner inside the volcano base of Nemo.  The models were cheaply made as well as the scenery but it was a interesting movie to watch.

I have one of the kits from Nautilus Drydocks in a smaller scale, about 1/177th I think and it was well produced in rasin with metal and plastic parts.  In my case a few of the supports for the stern had to be replaced  with little effort.  The bridge eyes and observation dome were vacuumed and the exterior lights were made up of small craft eyes that had to have the backs either cut or sanded off to get the little disks removed.  

Some people didn't like the paint job because they said it didn't have anywhere near enough rust on it but I checked the movie and it was not all that rusty.  RTemember it wasn't in service all that long before it sank.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, March 26, 2021 12:43 PM

I think most people would prefer the Disney version.

Ugh - I can't believe I just typed that!  Sorry, bad memories of the last three Star Wars sequels just boiled up like bile from an all-night burito binge.  Ick!

But the Pegasus kit is nice and can look fantastic - this was an entry in the 2015 IPMS National Convention:

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, March 26, 2021 3:07 PM


      That's what I was talking about! It ain't Harper Goff's vision. BUT darned it it is so intriguing. I mean whod'a thunk? I guess I will pull the trigger when I  get Stimulated -Maybe!

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Friday, March 26, 2021 3:52 PM

Well, it that's what it takes to get you going into a build, who am I to say?

I heard the Disney design was based on a gator and a dolphin or possibly a shark.  Either way it has a predatory look to it.

I may have to look into your design for the Nautilus.

As long as we're on Verne, Sometimes I think about doing a model of the Albatross from "Master of the World".

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    September 2020
Posted by Trim Tab on Friday, March 26, 2021 5:55 PM

Real G;

Your Nautilus project is absolutely stunning.

I am planning on building the same in the near future. I am constantly in awe of all the talent that I see in the pictures on this forum.

If not too much trouble, can you please give a brief description of how you acheived such a beautiful finish?

Thank you.

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Posted by Space Ranger on Friday, March 26, 2021 6:52 PM

Disney at one time offered a downloadable paper model of the Goff Nautilus. It may still be available.


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