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A Contrast in Subs

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  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
A Contrast in Subs
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:20 PM

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, June 27, 2021 7:12 AM

Well Now!

 I gotta Say, They're both beautifully done. Think for a minute. In the 18-19 hundreds the top one would have seemed to a sailor like a monster. The second one looks more like a living creature though!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:17 PM

I built that SeaQuest DSV back in the day with Roy Schneider(?) the captain. I had the DSV, Darwin and the Stinger. I think I still have the Stinger unbuilt in the stash.

I did do a Monogram Nautalis snap-tite kit that was based off of a kids' TV show version of the ship (young kids playing the main characters in the story). That was a very good model kit.

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:29 PM

Nice job on the Nautilus!  Great antiquing effect!  I always liked that sub, since I first saw the movie in its original release, many moons ago.  I wish someone would make a version half that size, it's just too big for me to display.

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:41 PM

Cadet Chuck

Nice job on the Nautilus!  Great antiquing effect!  I always liked that sub, since I first saw the movie in its original release, many moons ago.  I wish someone would make a version half that size, it's just too big for me to display.

Metal Earth does a PE metal one that is around $20-25.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/353345773264

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:50 PM

The Nautilus is about 18 inches, not too bad.  The others get a bit larger.

I just finished the Monogram Seaquest, I should take a picture of that one alongside this one, there's deffinately a size difference.  Then I have one that is abouit 5 inches.  It was produced in the early 90s by someone who was putting out allsorts of S.F. things, like the PPG and hand link from Babalon5, some Star Trek items and others.  The quality wasn't too bad but he forgot one little item, he didn't have permission to copy them.  Once work got out they were taken off the shelves and walls and never seen again.  I still have the sub but got rid of the DS9 Runabout.

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, June 27, 2021 5:20 PM

ikar01-

The only Nautilus I found were 3 feet and another even larger.  18" is not so bad.  Who makes that one, where did you find it?

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, June 27, 2021 5:50 PM

I picked up mine from Nautilus Drydocks a few years ago.  I just checked and they don't have the smaller scale, just the 1/77th and teh 1/48th.

I have hears that there are a cople places that carry a smaller scale kit but I'm not sure where they are.

The Seaquest is a bit over 3 feet but I just had to get one when I got lucky enough to have enough money.  At the moment it's out of stock.

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