Y'know, that really WOULD be cool. I have several of the old Renwal kits in my collection; all unbuilt. SSBN's like the ETHAN ALLEN. Some are split vertically, and the opaque hull opens up clam-shell style to reveal the interior. On others, one half of the hull is clear plastic. For a NAUTILUS, I suppose either way would be cool, but I think I'd lean towards one with a clear clamshell half-hull. I'd want it to be BIG, too. Guess the clear hull half could be vacuum formed.
There'd be a problem making everything line up inside, though. My understanding is that the interior layout Disney specified for the NAUTILUS as seen in the film doesn't actually line up right inside a scale outer hull. But what the heck? "Close" would be cool with me.
One of these days, after I retire from building subs and diving suits, I want to make a large scale model of the NAUTILUS MINISUB; maybe GI Joe size in 1:6 scale. Trailer and all. The outer hull will be split vertically, and open outwards to reveal the inner pressure hull; which will also be split and hinged to open, allowing a view of the interior workings of the sub.
So many models...so little time...
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