11 thoughts on “The Nautilus

  1. Absolutely gorgeous work, a truly unique take on a classic design. I’m quite curious, what materials did you use to make the model?

  2. Thanks for the compliment! The model was built from the plastic nose cones of model rockets, and the rest of the parts from various model kits, and sheets of plastic that I cut into shape. The final model is about 16 inches long.

  3. Thats the most intriguing interpretation of the nautilus iv seen. Awesome.

    Im a bit curious about the propeller; is there some historical background to it or is it just a figment of imagination?

    • There is a bit of an historical inspiration. I saw a design for a submarine from the 1880’s that had a propellor similar to that. It looked to me like a washing machine spinner, but it seemed to make sense in terms of possible propulsion. My version is meant to echo the tentacles in motion.

  4. Hey man,
    The book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is epic. I was wondering if you could give me some links of some good pictures or drawings of the Nautilus and the diving suits. I can’t seem to find anything I’m looking for on google or any image search engines. If you could that’d be amazingly appreciated. I’m building a massive piece of art based on the book and I’d like some more ideas than what I have already. And you seem to know what you’re talking about. Thank you.

    • Hi Jesse,
      Here’s a sight that’s dense with Nautilus designs, and good links on the home page:
      http://www.vernianera.com/Nautilus/Catalog/
      There are great images if you type “deep sea diving suits” in Google images, but for “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, you’ll get more interesting hits if you type in the original French title “Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers.” I stumbled on to a Jules Verne website awhile back that was jam-packed with great images, but I can’t seem to find it now. If I do, I’ll let you know.

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