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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2013 11:37 a.m. PST

Remember the serie?
Those two are great models.












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For translation you can used.

Hope you enjoy!.


Mr Canuck16 Aug 2013 12:42 p.m. PST

"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" was a great series! (for me, as a kid anyway)

Very nice models! (always loved the Flying Sub!)

A Quinn Martin Production Inactive Member16 Aug 2013 12:43 p.m. PST

Now that takes me back. Admiral Nelson, Captain Crane, Kerwolski?

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2013 3:44 p.m. PST

"Now that takes me back. Admiral Nelson, Captain Crane, Kerwolski?"
The giant underwater monster of the week, of course!
Anyone ever do a study on how streamlined/functional a full-sized Seaview would actually be?

Lion in the Stars16 Aug 2013 6:30 p.m. PST

Overall streamlining doesn't look bad, and the X-shaped stern planes are actually more functional than the usual cruciform pattern.

The windows are a critical weak-point. IF you could make a clear window strong enough to support 44psi per hundred feet depth, it would be round, not square. Second issue is that you wouldn't be able to see very far underwater, anyway. The deep-diving minisubs and ROVs have a visual range measured in feet.

Also, the very bow of a modern sub is usually the sonar sphere and ballast tanks. There's a good 40-50 feet from the tip of the sonar dome to the pressure hull.

The synthetic imaging used in Seaquest DSV is much more realistic. (see also acoustic daylight imaging)

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2013 6:46 p.m. PST

I remember when they 'sent a charge through the hull' and Chief Kowalaski was taking a shower…

Personal logo Dances With Words Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Aug 2013 6:53 p.m. PST

actually, the INSIDE of the 'set' NEVER really matched the exterior…..the conning tower/periscope, etc….and then between the 1st/2nd season (nose window got blown out in first season!), they changed the 8 windows from movie/season 1 to 4 vertically rectangular windows…which should have extended DOWN to the 'flying sub's hanger'….which replaced the lower 'observation lounge'…..and they kept switching footage of the movie/1st season and 2nd season…but it was still a cool show! Then there was a pilot sequel for 'City Beneath the Sea'….TWO versions…one in 67 and another in 71!!! Mwah-hah-hah!

Zephyr116 Aug 2013 8:03 p.m. PST

I used to adjust the balance and buoyancy of the 1/72 Flying Sub and "glide" it pretty far underwater in my pool. (By taking the propellers off, I could get a 1/48 B-17 to "fly" all the way across in the same way.) If I'd had tiny working engines (prop & jet) I would have invented a new modeling hobby…. ;-)

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member16 Aug 2013 9:34 p.m. PST

Damn funny show when you look back on it though.

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2013 5:58 a.m. PST

I saw the movie once on TV. I think the model looks really cool, especially with those "Cadillac" tail fins.



spontoon17 Aug 2013 8:24 a.m. PST

Bad as some of the 60's TV shows were, ( and re-watching Man from UNCLE on You TUbe, it was pretty bad!), they are light years ahead of the current listings of Hillbilly Donkey Bonkers and Toilet Training and Tiaras!

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member17 Aug 2013 9:35 a.m. PST

I can still hear the active sonar pings.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2013 10:57 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it boys!.
And bring you good memories too!.


Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2013 5:56 p.m. PST

One of my great joys was watching Voyage to Bottom of the Sea

Legion 417 Aug 2013 8:37 p.m. PST

Great looking models ! I liked the show when I was still just a young'n !

Flying Glove 155617 Aug 2013 8:41 p.m. PST

I grew up watching this and "Lost in Space"!

"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" is being re-run on METV! Check your local listings.

Servo3000 Inactive Member23 Aug 2013 10:16 a.m. PST

Always wanted the Flying Sub.
Not the model.
The real Flying Sub which exists out there in some alternate universe along with the Jupiter II and……..Judy Robinson, ahhhh.

Redmenace23 Aug 2013 11:24 a.m. PST

That also means Dr.Smith and the giant lobster man are out there as well…
So just be careful.

Pyrate Captain20 Sep 2013 5:31 p.m. PST

Last time I was in San Diego I saw the actual diving bell on top of a dive shop roof.

Pyrate Captain20 Feb 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

I have pictures of the diving bell on top of that dive-shop roof.



Now to make one in 1/56th scale. I'm on my way to the sports department of Walmart.

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