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There seem to be several different Seaview kits out there.

Anyone have a thorough list of them, including Garage Kits?

Links would be appreciated if anyone has any...
 

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Links he wants! I hate links…but having way too much time on my hands:



IN PRODUCTION KITS



$998, 58” Deboer Hulls Seaview (running gear extra)

http://www.deboerhulls.com/Seaview.htm



$10,000, 58” one of a kind remote control Seaview (presumably an assembled version of the above)

http://www.monstersinmotion.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/5327



$150, 24”, 1/400 TV version Seaview

http://www.monstersinmotion.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/2347



$124.95, 32” Movie version Seaview

http://www.monstersinmotion.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/2347



TV conversion kit for above

http://lunarmodelsonline.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=L&Product_Code=SF019



32” “one of a kind” (assembled) Seaview (presumably an assembled version of the Lunar Models kit)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1193&item=5928180218&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW



6” Resin minikit

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1193&item=5928174432&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW



And of course the Aurora/PL kit. I’ve also seen a to-be-released, preassembled 24” ( I think) Movie version, whose link I’ll have to pull from my files and post tomorrow



OUT OF PRODUCTION KITS



Lunar Models used to have a 24” vacuform, I think it was…don’t recall if this had a Movie/TV variation or not



Masterpiece Models Seaview (solid cast resin – originally TV, later movie, according to 2nd reference)

http://www.masterpiecemodels.com/projects/scifi/sf01.htm



and



http://www.vttbots.com/models_page_3.html



(this link also shows the Lunar Models 32” box art)



Midori Models Seaview

(often seen on Ebay)

a small, somewhat inaccurate Japanese kit, that actually (according to Ebay’s pix) seems to have included TWO kits, one larger than the other – I’ve seen this at least twice)

This kit was a reissue of, or was reissued by, another Japanese company



There was also another Japanese kit of far less accuracy – looked more like a spaceship, and was in fact shown on the boxart flying past Saturn…



Additionally, I’ve seen pix of a large (8’?) Japanese garage kit – I’ll post links to this tomorrow also



UNKNOWN



This site features a dead link whose “title” makes reference to Draco and ONI Seaview models – I’ve heard of neither of these

http://users.senet.com.au/~jammer/voyage/voylinks.htm



Anyone have others to add?



David Winfrey





 

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There's also a very interesting resin kit originally done in Japan by Wave I think which has been recast a lot on e-bay lately. It's the TV version, the contours are different from a lot of the other sub models but it looks nice--might be closer to the 17 1/2 foot "surface" Seaview miniature than some of the other releases.

I'm still waiting for an accurate Seaview, and Flying Sub...
 

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Addendum:

IN PRODUCTION

Beboer hulls Seaview buildup article
http://jimschultz.home.att.net/sub/sub.html

Rebellion Creations TV nose modification kit (for PL kit) (includes flying sub)
http://groups.msn.com/InfinityReach/rebellioncreations.msnw

(or actually, to be found on:
http://groups.msn.com/InfinityReach/rebellioncreations.msnw?Page=2

http://home.cshore.com/bucwheat/repl.htm

Skyhook Models TV nose mod kit (for PL) (includes flying sub)
http://skyhookmodels.com/seaview.htm

TO BE ISSUED

25 & 1/2 inch, 1/192 scale builtup, prepainted with digital “ping”
This is to be a model of the 17’ SFX version – TV nose – with operating flying sub bay doors, detailed interior and a 2 & 1/4 inch flying sub. Done digitally from original props. Eventually to be found at
Highliners.org
(so said by Super7, on which board I’ve forgotten, sorry)

OUT OF PRODUCTION

A quote from Issue 1 of Frederick L. Barr’s fanzine Seaview Soundings

“None of the Japanese kits were as accurate as the Aurora kits. Midori released an entire series of models of the Seaview in many different sizes. the first kit, no. 004, was twelve inches in length and was battery operated with a tiny Flying Sub that fit into the observation nose. A larger kit, no. 022, sixteen inches in length, and motorized, also featured the Flying Sub. Two smaller kits – no. 089, eight inches in length, and no. 099, six inches in length, were rubber-band powered. Another Japanese company, Union, re-issued the twelve inch and the six inch kits together in one set in 1987; this kit is still widely available [NOTE: ON EBAY]. Midori’s kits were out of proportion and the emphasis, as with so many Japanese kits of this sort, was on action features rather than accuracy.

Yet another Japanese company, Kogure, brought out a series of Seaview model kits. These appear more inspired by the REMCO toy submarine [NOTE: OF THE 1960s...BIG, FAT AND YELLOW] than the original sub. In fact, the kits look exactly like the toy! One...was ten inches...the other thirteen...The box illustration for the larger kit is highly amusing, featuring two figures in the observation nose who are so large that the Seaview appears tiny in size.”

Barr also mentions a garage kit by OzShop in Japan, which he’s never seen (nor have I), and “tiny die-cast models of the Seaview and Flying Sub in white metal” by Comet Miniatures of England.

The space-ship like “Seaview” I mentioned the other day was by Doyusha of Japan. Don’t know its release date or size; box text is all in Japanese. It comes up from time to time on Ebay, and looks quite nice...but NOTHING like the Seaview.

David Winfrey
 

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Federation Models also sells a 23" TV-version resin kit in his Comet kit section, at $165. Not sure if it's one of the above-mentioned.

 

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My favorite Seaview is the one-off Ed Miraeki / FX Minatures 8-1/2' TV version that featured a lite control room. Been waiting for that one to show up on eBay
or a PIH auction.

Sometime ago I did see a recasted 24" Lubliner Seaview on eBay
. What's funny is that I traded emails with the auction winner and found out that the "recaster" casted up the observation nose girders for this kit but left the nose solid.

Also note that a recasted OZ Shop Seaview kit was a fixture on ebay for many years.
 

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Interesting how all you have to do is type the word ebay here and it automatically links to ebay, even if you're not intending it to link to ebay or any particlular ebay auction that might be on ebay. ebay. ebay.








ebay.





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What about weBay, what does that do?

... Nothing, apparently. Hope Hank is getting a penny or two from eBay every time we type eBay or eBay is really getting a lot of free publicity!
 

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John P said:
Dinsdale.
If this is the obscure reference I think it is ...then, I've nailed my head to the coffee table.


ebay



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You guys mention a oz shop seaview. well myself and my xpartner did have an oz shop seaview as well as a few other things from oz shop like baby wheems from Batteries Not Included....anyway the oz shop SV is 24" long four window, with interior ,flying sub and bay, and remarkably, it resembles the seaview later offered by a certain garage kit retailer/manufacturer.

Then there is the little 6" seaview my xpartner sent off to another model maker to build as I already had too much on my plate....thing that made me mad is that my xpartner gave him all the credit for the piece. The other guy assembled it and added windows, and should have been credited as well.
My xpartner still sells em on WeBay with alot of other recasts...wish he had a better set of morals.
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^^^ Sorry to hear that William. :(

If all that was recast, you could always sell some yourself and undo a little of the damage...
 

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A long time ago, I was sent the pattern parts of a 6" Seaview, that this other modeler was supposed to do, to finish and detail. I threw out everything but the clear acrylic tube for the body. Then I re-sculpted all of the other pieces, which is simply and totally true.

What irritates me is this other guy, who made the original discarded pieces, still insists on taking credit for the model wherever he can. Even though he has plenty of fine work in his own portfolio and doesn't need to take credit for mine.

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Carson Dyle said:
My favorite Seaview kit remains the one produced by ************* back in the early 90's. Here are a couple of shots of mine...
If one was trying to locate the Paul
Lubliner Seaview kit what was his
company name and where would be a
good place to look for it?

Fortress
 
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