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Im thinking about Crazy Plum Purple with flames!!! And dual chrome curb feelers
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Quick - somebody start a new thread on whether it should be gloss or flat.
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Mine was pink. One of my gay friends offered me $200 for it!
You have friends? You mean you get out of the house?
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Of course one could paint a Gato Pink and claim it's from the movie "Operation Petticoat"
But then I digress - not exactly unheard of with this group is it!
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I'm confused John....is he or she happy or does he or she prefer people of the same sex?

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Regarding scale!
What we actually have here, is a model of a larger model.
Think about it!
This is a 39 inch version of a 17'3" shooting miniature! I'd guess that would really make the kit about 1/5th scale!
This is a model of a vessel that only exists in an old TV series.
This is a model of a vessel, about which even the "experts" disagree as to the size of the fictional "real Seaview"
I happen to be an aircraft modeler and I fully understand the concepts of consistent scale as applied to REAL airplanes or REAL cars or REAL ships! Seaview never was a real practical operating submarine at a 1 to1 scale!
Sorry to dwell on this, as it is becoming an increasingly wasteful distraction.

I hope that everybody who buys a Seaview kit enjoys building and painting it to whatever standard makes them happy!

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I guess its ok to obsessed about the color of the Seaview, but not the scale.

Obviously the Seaview is a fictional sub and there is tremendous debate about the actual size of the sub.

But in the research and planing of this kit, there must have been attempts at justifying the interior sets to the exterior dimensions.
Thus, including an interior of the kit with people, ties it to a real world scale.

Regardless of whos length is 'correct', the interior of the kit is scaled to 1/128 which also affects the diving bell, flying sub etc.

Its easy to paint the kit any color one wants, its harder to rebuild the interior.

For the sake of the color obsession discussion I'll try to get over the scale thing.
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^Well, ya can paint the sub any color you want, but there's nothing you can DO about the size of the kit. Unless you're trying to talk Moebius into scrapping everything they've done up to this point, eating the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent, and starting over.
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^Well, ya can paint the sub any color you want, but there's nothing you can DO about the size of the kit. Unless you're trying to talk Moebius into scrapping everything they've done up to this point, eating the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent, and starting over.
And your point?


I'm just thankful it's coming out, even if I have to add on to the house to accomodate it!!

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And your point?
Pretty obvious, I thought - there's no point in all the whining about the sizes Moebius chose for their kits that are already about 5 minutes from going into production.
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Here you go the build up of the first test shot......not award winning photography, but you can get an idea of how the finished model will look.

Happy New Year

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wow...I tuned in at the right time today. I think this is the first time I have seen this kit ASSEMBLED.

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I watched a couple of episodes of my Voyage season 2 DVD last night. Sure, the surface shot shows a clearly grayish brown Seaview (being wet darkens the color) but when it's submerged, you know, the stock footage, 3/4 beauty shot just off of the ocean floor? THAT's what I will be aiming for. That's what I fell in love with as a kid and that's why I'm gonna paint it blue. It's just a beautiful sub and I'm happy to have the chance to do it.
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Lovely! Thank you, Metz! Happy New Year to you, too!
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