A fantastic detailed model for the ultimate in Victorian Submarines!
Verne's Submarine Nautilus as visualized by Harper Goff in the 1954 Disney
film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Based on circa 1868 technology.
kit is based on the Goff visualization built by Tom Scherman Hollywood
set designer and Lee Seiler Hydrodynamic model ship builder at the Department
of Naval Architecture University of California Berkeley Model ship towing
tank. A dream that spans nearly half a century of work and study has
now become a reality.
the Disney version Nautilus kits available today, this one is unique
in that it has been designed as if the Harper Goff submarine was
a real operational vessel built in 1864. Every mechanical and structural
part foud in actual Victorian era Submarines are found in this
Kit. Over the years beginning when the 1954 Disney film was released
the kit builders have researched Victorian engineering and marine Iron
Clad construction practices of the 1860's. This kit, while being completely
faithful to the original Goff design, also addresses the original Nautilus
submarine described in Jules Verne's Novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,
and 1860's Victorian engineering practices.
The above 4 photos are of an actual client-built model
detailed Exterior hull w/display stand templates in 1/72 scale (32 inches
'weathering' kit, to produce the finish seen here with no paint required!
sized interior compartment layout plans in Side, top, and section views.
sketches of all interior compartments and mechanical parts…..
system/wet and dry/connections/pumps
Pressure air system/ Air induction and storage/ Ventilation/pumps
wiring/lamps and heaters
Power system/ Steam power system/Mechanical drive parts
water system/waste water systems/Bilge pumps Rudder/dive planes -
controls and mechanical parts - and much more
interior and exterior photos of the 1954 movie Nautilus are included
for use in creating the correct color finishes, textures, and details.
a straight display, model construction is easy requiring only a few
hand tools and glue.
For model builders interested in the challenge of building the ultimate
interior model of the Nautilus, this kit offers all the basic information.
Includes Full sized plans. Kit offers the only complete detailed compartment
interior drawings of the Nautilus ever produced for the modeler.
Note: The still set photos are NOT movie stills - they are actual
set photos taken before the film was shot.
submarine-boat over the years has been so famous as the first iron submarine
boat NAUTILUS, built and captioned by Captain Nemo from his secret isolated
island base Volcania.
kit offers the only complete detailed compartment interior drawings
of the Nautilus ever produced for the modeler.
Available. A fully assembled and primed Nautilus Victorian Age submarine
designed by Harper Goff. The model offered, developed and built by Lee
Seiler, with thanks to Tom Sherman, long time friend and contributor
to the acrylic master model, includes exclusive hull Rusting kit.
Models are built to order only. However, Lee is unable to take new orders at this time Please check back soon!
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Expedition from the Nautilus
No scale model of Harper Goff s Disney Nautilus would be complete without
1:72 scale cast resin figures.
figures are complete with "The free diving suits" (self contained)
and shipboard uniforms. Originals carved and cast by hand. Figures are
ready to paint and mount or can be further detailed to suite. Color
painting key included.
Read a collection of testimonials from Nautilus owners!
The assembled Nautilus with display stand.
Model completed by Lee:
Shown with unfinished display stand.