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I think they did that with that kit too. Not just the Skipjack.
Nope, Aurora did two Photoscope subs, the Skipjack and the Nautilus. You're probably thinking of the Revell George Washington that had the removeable side showing a detailed (by guesswork as the actual sub's interior was still classified at the time) interior. I think Renwall did a Polaris sub too.
Interesting tidbit on those Photoscope subs, the slides included were of the interior of a WWII sub, possibly the U-Boat in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
Last edited by Aurora-brat; 04-19-2012 at 09:45 AM..
I must have been thinkng of the Nautilus then. I knew there were two subs with the Photo-Scope feature and I do recall building the Nautilus kit too. I also had the Polaris sub with the cutaway interior. I got it for Christmas. It was under the tree for weeks; even wrapped, I knew it was a model because of the noise it made when I shook it.
Last edited by Trekkriffic; 04-19-2012 at 12:02 PM..
I saw the built. unpainted Skipjack today in Orlando at the Moebius table and it is VERY impressive. They had the new movie Seaview there too. The Skip dwarfs the Seaview visually. It looks to be a very nice model.
It wasn't unbuilt parts/sprues but the whole sub built up. I did not take any pictures (no camera). But the thing is huge. The diameter of the sub is like the size of the manta nose of the much skinnier Seaview.
it wasn't unbuilt parts/sprues but the whole sub built up. I did not take any pictures (no camera). But the thing is huge. The diameter of the sub is like the size of the manta nose of the much skinnier seaview.