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U.S.N. Seaview "Voyage to the bottom of the Sea"

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Not  sure how this will pan out,Its one of those crazy Japanese "toy like" kits .

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The flying sub(see illustration above) needed a re-model as it looked like a different craft altogether.(also note the size of the crew in the Seaview!)

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Replaced the conning tower fins as they were too narrow

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No interior at all so knocked up a couple of decks,this is the eight window Seaview as seen in the original movie.

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The Seaview hull has a bow under the windows so had to alter the shape slightly

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Starts humming theme tune :)

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The window frames replaced with thicker spars,the original clear window was a very murky dirty yellow so binned and replaced with clear plastic styrene.

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A homemade base was next up

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Seaview (Well the main bit) next to the base

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Wow, but this brings back memories, we were so much less critical back then. ;) :D 

Its looking really good.

Steve

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Cool, really love that base!

 

4 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Wow, but this brings back memories

Definitely! Voyage to the  Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants, Lost in Space and The Invaders all just make me think of sunday lunch with the TV on! :)

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On 10/9/2018 at 5:24 AM, stevehnz said:

Wow, but this brings back memories, we were so much less critical back then. ;) :D 

Its looking really good.

Steve

Its true that it has not "Aged Well" 😉 but the Seaview is a fantastic design that ive loved since I was a kid.still got my Annual from about 1968,(Big thank you to Dad who doesnt like to throw owt out)

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Base ready,with obligatory fridge magnet sign

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Quick lighting test

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Well done.  Those old Paramount/Midori/Doyusha kits can be a lot of fun and with the addition of your improvements and base, you have made this one look really good.

 

David

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On 10/9/2018 at 5:24 AM, stevehnz said:

Wow, but this brings back memories, we were so much less critical back then. ;) :D

We didn't really have a choice, and frankly, were glad that someone had actually made a kit; it wasn't likely that there was going to be another one (the idea that there might be, somewhere else in the world, was simply outside of most people's experience).

 

Some of these toy/kits were worse than others, The Seaview doesn't look too bad -- is it me, or is it a bit on the short side? My idea of what a model should look like comes from the old Aurora model, so it could be out just as much.

 

Regardless, you're doing a good job here and I look forward to seeing that excellent base with the Seaview on it.

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The kit is slightly anachronistic. The Flying sub didn't appear until season two, when the Seaview was modified to the single row of Windows to accommodate the hangar. 

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On 10/13/2018 at 11:34 PM, Tarkas said:

We didn't really have a choice, and frankly, were glad that someone had actually made a kit; it wasn't likely that there was going to be another one (the idea that there might be, somewhere else in the world, was simply outside of most people's experience).

 

Some of these toy/kits were worse than others, The Seaview doesn't look too bad -- is it me, or is it a bit on the short side? My idea of what a model should look like comes from the old Aurora model, so it could be out just as much.

 

Regardless, you're doing a good job here and I look forward to seeing that excellent base with the Seaview on it.

its definitely on the short  side 😉

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Its finished,thanks for looking in.

 

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