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Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby modelnut » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:41 am

http://pegasushobbies.net/catalog/Model-Kits-Model-Sci-fi-Kits/c44_47/p2/%239120-1/144-The-Nautilus-Submarine-Kit/product_info.html?osCsid=056cdhqhni7onbt675qibu6mn7

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There are way too few models available of Jules Verne's NAUTILUS. So this one will be very welcome even if it looks a bit odd.

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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby brucethebrush » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:05 am

Would rather see a model kit of yours, Leelan. Some are just strange thingies with "Nautilus" attached. IMHO
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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby modelnut » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:23 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

No, I don't think so. My pockets aren't that deep.

Years ago I sculpted a prehistoric whale ( look here. ) Many people encouraged me to make a kit out of it since there are damn few models of Basilosaurus to be found. So I did. I sent the sculpture to the premiere dinosaur model caster in the business. Cost me $500 to get the mold made. Then more to cast each kit in quality white resin. I advertised in Prehistoric Times. I needed to sell five to break even. Eventually I sold two --- but only after I cut the price by more than half. I lost my shirt. :evil:

So no more kit making for me. Until I win the Lottery.

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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby modelnut » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:28 pm

I know what you mean though. Here is another design which I know was offered as a kit many years ago.

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Not for me, thanks. I'll stick with either Verne or Goff.

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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby modelnut » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:28 pm

Here is another view of the Pegasus NAUTILUS:

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Here is the NAUTILUS' successor, the NARWHAL.

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This last is a card model that you can purchase here.

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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby modelnut » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:47 pm

Here is another made of metal and rigged for RC:

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The builder made a maquette out of paper before going on to metal:

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Here is his site, http://subalien.free.fr./, but you will have to do a lot of clicking to see anything. Lots of teaser pages.

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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby kurt250 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:05 pm

modelnut, that sub you made is great. thats a model you should produce in 1/72 or 1/40 scale. would look really great with lights. kurt250
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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby modelnut » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:50 pm

I haven't made any of these subs. I just found them and posted them for inspiration.

BTW the NAUTILUS kit that started the thread was delayed until the first quarter of 2013. I like the Victorian look of her. But the "frog eyes" . . . They just won't work as windows for the pilot to see out of --- except to port and starboard. I will have to change that when I buy the kit.

And the ram looks a little delicate.

And the Salon windows a little frou-frou. But WTH. :roll:

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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

Postby OldNoob » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:58 am

I built the Narwhal. i loved it
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Re: Different NAUTILUS kit to come out May 2012

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