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Toy Construction #157: Nautilus 20000 thousand leagues under the sea #5 1/2

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Blog entry by htl posted 10-12-2017 08:16 PM 3001 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Getting close to the end of this project and man have I loved figuring this baby out.
All that is needed is a rudder and screw guard I think.

Building the prop was quite interesting [it’s so small.]


Getting it all glued up after a ton a sanding and buffing.

The project pictures are here.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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#1 posted 10-12-2017 08:27 PM

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#2 posted 10-12-2017 08:39 PM

I love this project and blog….thanks. (any chance you have made some templates or plans?)

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#3 posted 10-12-2017 09:26 PM

If I remember right, you still missing a giant squid! Or was it an octopus?!

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#4 posted 10-12-2017 10:24 PM


If I remember right, you still missing a giant squid! Or was it an octopus?!

- Derek Oliver


We strive for realism here!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 10-12-2017 10:38 PM

Way cool!!!
Thanks ducky but you better stay out of the water.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#6 posted 10-12-2017 10:45 PM


I love this project and blog….thanks. (any chance you have made some templates or plans?)

- Redoak49


Sorry Redoak I thought about tracing out the sail wings today for a later build but got busy and forgot about it.
There are blue prints or plans all over the place for this, check out here for all things Nautilus.

Or just search Nautilus plans, it’s where I got my start on this.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#7 posted 10-13-2017 02:06 AM


I love this project and blog….thanks. (any chance you have made some templates or plans?)

- Redoak49

Sorry Redoak I thought about tracing out the sail wings today for a later build but got busy and forgot about it.

- htl

#4, what is the dimension of your little tadpole (from bow to stern)? I found a good Sketchup model of it. I can resize it (it’s currently “full size [hundred feet or so]” and make it available if anyone is interested.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 10-13-2017 02:10 AM

Dandy project

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 10-13-2017 03:01 AM

Ducky it’s 20” from tip to tail, 4 1/2 high, and 4 1/2 wide.
That’s the sub with out stand.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#10 posted 10-13-2017 03:12 AM

Redoak49
If you really interested I can take some straight on pictures side, top, front and back all from the same distance, then all you’d need to do is print them out and then shrink or enlarge the pictures to what ever size you want to build it.
That’s how I build all my scratch builds.
In fact this model was just a blow up of this plan on the net.
Really it’s easier from this plan there’a just enough info to get er done.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#11 posted 10-13-2017 03:36 AM

I found a good Sketchup model of it. I can resize it (it s currently “full size [hundred feet or so]” and make it available if anyone is interested.

- LittleBlackDuck

Ducky I think I found the one your talking about and really like it, is this the one.

I hadn’t thought to check out Sketchup.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#12 posted 10-13-2017 04:53 AM



Ducky I think I found the one your talking about and really like it, is this the one.

- htl
Bingo in scuba gear!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 10-13-2017 11:09 AM

Thanks HTL, I am adding this to my list of projects to consider…......a rather long list.

This is a very unique and awesome project.

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#14 posted 10-13-2017 03:40 PM

So flippin’ cool.
Looks great and almost certainly a one of a kind build.
Well done.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com

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#15 posted 10-13-2017 09:45 PM

Just love you imagination and creative clever building skills Bruce….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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