Joel Tavera’s 1997 20,000 Leagues Nautilus with lights
This was originally featured in On The Bench.
I once built one of these Revell Monogram models for a client and always liked the way it looked but noticed that it was lacking some detail that I was able to glean from the Hallmark Entertainment movie. I thought that I would work another one and add what I could to make it a bit more interesting.
Some of the things added was a propeller guard made from a military kit jerry can, clear parts for where lights would go as well as a green search light and the sail window. LEDs were strategically placed in areas for illumination. I liberated three figures and a earth globe from a Space:1999 Moonbase Alpha kit to add to the visual flavor of the inside of the boat. Additionally I used Plastruct Fluorescent Rod for the inner top beams and the lower hull running lights. Each LED had a 220 resistor and all is powered by a single 9 volt battery.