The Flying Sub hull that I have made is 24 inches across the wings and is 1/18th scale, based on the studio blue prints and numerous shots of 3 different studio models as well as hours of watching Voyage, pause, rewind, play, pull hair out!
As with all my models I make molds so copies can be made. The material of choice is fiberglass because I like too get my models wet and radio control them and fiberglass is much more sturdy than vacuform. I took me a little over a year working on and off on the master too get it too where it looked correct .
David Merriman is making the detail docking collars and hatches for my hull at his shop D&E miniatures and as many know David is the submarine model guru as well as effects miniatures for the movie industry.
I had some help from Joel Tavera in the research dept. who has done some fine work on the lunar models kit detail pieces as well as David’s invaluable help.
To get a good looking model you need too research ,and study every scrap of info you can find and then bug the crap out of the wife for a different perspective as you go bug eyed from staring at it .