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Postby secrtwpn » Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:04 pm

Disney announced a 1/96 scale finished resin kit for release in March 2004 for the 50th aniv of 20k Leagues under the Sea. It will be available in the Disney catalog at that time. It's supposed to be 22 inches long and will/may have inside lighting...........Price unannounced......It is supposed to be the most accurate one yet, down to the exact number of rivets...........
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Postby Bob the Builder » Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:24 am

I can vouch for the authenticity, as I know that the master was constructed directly from AutoCad drawings of the actual filming miniature. The master patterns were cut directly from these drawings (by laser, I think), and then assembled like a kit.

The master modeller is a die-hard Disney Nautilus fan and put a lot of his own personal projects on hold so that he could complete this project for Disney in a very limited amount of time.

I hope like heck that it'll be priced well... Surely it will be an excellent feature piece for any 20K fan.
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Postby Scott T » Wed Jul 23, 2003 2:33 pm

Any chance the autocad drawings might surface for purchase? ???
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Postby Bob the Builder » Wed Jul 23, 2003 3:50 pm

I'd be the first in line, for sure.

I'd tend to guess that they'd be pretty pricey, as they are the result of hundreds of hours of measurement and inputting. Maybe it would be cheaper to buy a completed model from him...
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Postby jleslie48 » Thu Jul 24, 2003 3:14 pm

Well I got too tired of waiting for a Nautilus model so I designed and produced one myself, and its big, 36 inches.

I am offering it for sale, $59.99 plus S&H as a kit:

http://jleslie48.sohounion.com/nautilus/index.html

it's designed directly from the Disney blueprints and comes
painted with images taken from the 11 foot movie prop.

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Postby Wbnemo1 » Thu Jul 24, 2003 10:13 pm

Jon,
What's a measly 50 years(once released) among friends :)
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By the way neat sub!!!
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Postby jleslie48 » Fri Jul 25, 2003 8:16 am

glad you like it. I had fun making it. -jon
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Postby Wbnemo1 » Tue Jul 29, 2003 5:17 am

Here's a photo of the Nautilus Figurine
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Postby modelnut » Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:59 pm

William!!!

I will have to have one of those!!!

I just hope it will not be TOO unreasonably priced...

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Postby Bob the Builder » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:59 am

If they keep the pricing in the low hundreds (under $500), I think that they'll get a lot of interest. That would fall into line with some of the other replicas out there in this size range.

This one, of course, if far more accurate than anything else out there right now...




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Postby jleslie48 » Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:12 am

oh, I think mine is much more reasonable at $60, and I doubt that there's is 36" long. (shameless plug)
http://jleslie48.sohounion.com/nautilus/index.html

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Rumor has it that the models will go for between $200 and $300US.

Considering what you get, I think the asking price is very reasonable.
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Postby Bob the Builder » Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:58 pm

The cardstock Nautilus is definitely a very neat model, and a great conversation piece.

I suppose you've got to take into consideration that there are a lot of die-hard Nautilus fans out there willing to shuck the bucks for an ultra accurate version in larger scale.

I've built Sci-Fi's and TI's 31" kits, and both are excellent quality and very close in accuracy to the Disney film. There's nothing quite like being able to look into the wheelhouse and see the wheel where Nemo piloted the Nautilus in his quest for vengeance!

The paper model is a great project, and I am, quite frankly, in awe of your skillsl required to construct the Nautilus completely from paper, but you can't really compare your paper kit to a fully detailed resin one. They are two completely separate entities, appealing to two different kinds of people.

Just my thoughts...




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Postby jleslie48 » Wed Jul 30, 2003 2:10 pm

all good points on paper vs plastic vs resin.

could never afford resin, and quite frankly its my lack of skill that got me hooked on paper. I can't paint to save my life. With the paper, it's painted before I start.


btw, was someone looking for a seaview model? here's my 6" version:
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Postby Wbnemo1 » Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:31 am

Hi there, quoted!!! "I can't paint to save my life."


well great news then, this replica Figurine to be offered by the Walt Disney Gallery will be totally painted as well as lighted...i'm quite anxious to get one myself... length total is 22 1/4" long making it exactly 1/96 scale not too big and not too small .... just right,I think!
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Postby Wbnemo1 » Sun Aug 24, 2003 2:12 pm

just a bit of tidbits lol......
Keep in mind that this figurine is a first of it's kind.Disney has never actually sold a replica of the Nautilus themselves,this is quite an undertaking for a project. In order to do this submarine,no Disney plans were used. This model came about using only reference obtained through the years 9 or so for me and alot more so for Rich,to make the drawings to make the patterns to build this Nautilus replica. I strongly feel everyone who is a fan of the Nautilus will love this one!
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