A FANTASTIC MODEL OF JULES VERN'S SUBMARINE NAUTILUS
This kit is as visualized by Harper Goff in the 1954 Disney film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Based on circa 1868 technology, and 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.
Of 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 found 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 Vern's Novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and 1860's Victorian engineering practices.
Many interior and exterior photos of the 1954 movie Nautilus are included for use in creating the correct color finishes, textures, and details.
For model builders interested in the challenge of building the ultimate interior model of the Nautilus, this kit offers all the basic information.
These kits are custom hand made by Lee Seiler in Oregon. His work has received awards including the 1983 Television EMMY for best technical achievement in a local show. Lee's Dinosaur sculptures appear in many museums world wide. The kits will normally be in stock, but as they are individually custom made, and the demand is great, wait could be 2 to 4 weeks.